Category: Local News

Sajith faction cranks up pressure on PM

Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to select Minister Sajith Premadasa as the UNP presidential candidate.

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Fuel price hike from midnight today

The government has decided to revise the price of fuel according to the fuel price formula. The new fuel prices will be in effect from midnight today (13).

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Fuel Price Revision committee meets today

The price formula committee is scheduled to meet this evening for the monthly fuel price revision, the Finance Ministry said.

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PM: will Gotabaya seek pardon for sins of Rajapaksa regime?

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday asked whether SLPP Presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa would seek pardon for all the sins committed by the previous Rajapaksa regime.

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Not ready to go to cemetery with UNP – Mano Ganesan

Minister and the Leader of the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) Mano Ganesan said that he is not ready to go to the cemetery with the United National Party (UNP) if they do not take a correct decision.

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Sajith confident he will be Prez come November

UNP Deputy Leader and Minister Sajith Premadasa says he will rule the country adhering to the Dasa Raja Dharma if he is elected President.

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Gotabaya lacks financial discipline – JVP

The JVP charges that Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was named as the Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, lacks financial and management discipline.

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Manager of renowned salon clubbed to death

A 47-year-old manager of a popular salon in Slave Island, Colombo had been murdered at Muttiah Road in Slave Island last night, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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Over 90,000 projects implemented under Gamperaliya – Minister

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera says that nearly 90,000 projects in the country are being implemented successfully under the Gamperaliya program.

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Harin’s ‘Sajith Enawa’ rally kicks off in Badulla today

The rally organised by Minister Harin Fernando under the theme Sajith Enawa will be held today (12) at 3:00 p.m. at the Badulla Municipal Grounds with the participation of the UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, to announce Sajith Premadasa as the UNP Presidential Candidate.

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Former Sri Lankan strongman’s brother to run for president

Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was a livewire in Sri Lanka’s military campaign to end a long civil war but faces allegations of human rights violations, was nominated Sunday as the opposition’s candidate for the presidential election scheduled for later this year.

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Gotabaya named SLPP’s Presidential Candidate

The former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been officially announced as the Presidential Candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) by party leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Sri Lanka and Cambodia pledge to promote Theravada Buddhism

Sri Lanka and Cambodia should work together to spread teachings of Theravada Buddhism throughout the world, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

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Mahinda to announce SLPP’s presidential contender today

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to announce the long awaited presidential aspirant of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) after formally taking over the party’s leadership at today’s maiden national convention in Colombo.

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Many Sri Lankans want a strongman leader, and that favors Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lankans, angered by the government’s inability to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people, want a strongman back in power who can guarantee their safety and bring back economic growth.

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Sri Lanka risks losing debt market access if future government policy changes

Sri Lanka could lose access to global debt markets if a new government shifts away from the country’s current fiscal policy that’s aimed at shoring up the economy and managing inflation, a central bank official said on Friday.

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