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India not among Front-Runners for 2015 World Cup: Stephen Fleming 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 20:52
Former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming says that he feels, title holders India is not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.Fleming's logic for leaving out India from his list of Cup favourites...
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ADB and government sign agreement for clean energy loan 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 20:45
The Asian Development Bank and the government yesterday signed the first tranche loan agreement of a two-part 300 million dollar loan to scale up the use of clean energy and cut the country's reliance on costly petroleum oil for electricity...
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Kenya bus attack near Somali border leaves 28 dead. 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 20:43
Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab have killed at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya today.Gunmen took the bus off the road and separated out those they thought were non-Muslim before killing...
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We would welcome back the ones who left us - says Minister Basil Rajapaksa opening the Presidential Election Operations Office in Kollonnawa 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 20:14
Minister Basil Rajapakse extended an invitation to the group that quit the government to rejoin the government.He made this statement while inaugurating the Kollonnawa Presidential election coordinating office.Kollonnawa electorate,...
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BBS in talks with JHU 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 21:07
The Bodu Bala Sena Organisation states that it is discussing with the JHU regarding which candidate they are going to support during the forthcoming Presidential election.Meanwhile, General Secretary of the JVP Tylwin Silva states...
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A new political culture will be created; says Opposition Leader. 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 19:31
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramansigha states that a new political culture will be created in the country.Opposition Leader made this statement participating at a District level meeting held in Kegalle.
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We do not insult or take revenge; says President. 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 19:28
President Mahinda Rajapakse states that it is not the policy of the government to insult or take political revenge.President stated that the objective of the government is to gather everyone and develop the country.He made this statement...
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No obstacle to the vote bank or the victory; says SLFP. 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 19:30
The SLFP states that the exit of the General Secretary will have no impact on the vote bank or the Victory of the President.A media briefing was convened today at the SLFP Party headquarters with the participation of the new SLFP General...
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Water levels in many Raja Rata lakes increased. 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 19:34
A number of lakes have reached spill level due to incessant showers during the past four days.According to the Met Department Rajanganya, Angamuwa, Tissa lake, Mahawilachchiya and Thuruwila are among the lakes that have reached spill...
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BJP leader seeks to ban birth anniversary celebration of slain LTTE Leader 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 13:41
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy urged Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran, who was responsible for killing...
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Ministerial security of Common Candidate Maithripala removed 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 13:10
The security provided for former Minister Maithreepala Sirisena - who will be contesting as the Common Candidate - has been reduced.Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana stated that they have taken steps to reduce the security entitled...
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Whom to support? Muslim Congress to decide tomorrow: TNA to meet on Monday 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 13:11
The Executive Council of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress will convene tomorrow to discuss on whom to support at the forthcoming Presidential election.National Organizer Shafeek Rajabdeen stated that they regret about having supported...
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Awissawella Police Inspector admitted to hospital after assault 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 13:12
Awissawella Police Inspector has been admitted to Awissawella Hospital after he was subjected to an assault in Awissawella town last night.Three persons who arrived in a jeep attempted to assault a group of persons including 3 women...
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Billy Joel To Set Record For Performances At Madison Square Garden 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 10:25
Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden when he plays his 65th show, scheduled for this summer.The 65-year-old piano man will surpass the record set by his former tour mate Elton...
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Ban Ki-moon says Ebola outbreak can be ended in 2015 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 9:50
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that the deadly Ebola outbreak can be ended "by the middle of next year" if the world speeds up its response.But he warned that although the rate of new cases was slowing in parts of West Africa,...
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Update : Anura Yapa appointed as new General Secretary of SLFP: new Organizer for Polonnaruwa 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 8:39
Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa has been appointed as the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.Presidents Media Coordinating Secretary Wijayananada Herath confirmed the appointment.This is after Maithreepala Sirisena...
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President speaks of Maithree -Video 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 8:35
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that what happened to Sarath Fonseka who contested the last Presidential election will also happen to Maithripala Sirisena this time.The President expressed these views at a meeting held at Temple Trees...
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Let's commence the battle: a statement from UNP -Video 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 8:36
UNP General Secretary Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake stated that all political parties and organizations are ready for the Presidential election.He expressed these views at a media briefing held at Sirikotha yesterday.
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Need a list of the Police: JVP requests elections commissioner 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 8:24
The Elections Secretariat says that the Presidential election will be held on the 8th of January.Accordingly nominations will be called on the 8th December.Attorney at Law Sunil Watagala who represented the JVP stated that they requested...
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Former Divisional Councillor of Beruwala who was lighting crackers shot: Critical in hospital -Video 
Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 8:21
Our correspondents stated that people in several parts of the country lit firecrackers after SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithripala Sirisena announced that he would be contesting as the Common Candidate.Meanwhile, Police stated...
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Angelo Mathews Wants Settled Sri Lanka for England Series 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 20:29
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted in a woeful tour to India in which his team lost all the five matches.Rival...
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Kerry seeks breakthrough in troubled Iran nuclear talks 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 20:28
Troubled Iran nuclear talks enter the make-or-break endgame) as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart seek a breakthrough just days ahead of a deadline.Meeting in Vienna in a final round of talks between Iran...
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SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena nominated as the Common Candidate.Executive Presidency and 18th Amendment to be abolished within 100 days; Ranil to be appointed as the Prime Minster. 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 19:32
The long awaited common candidate unveiled today when SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithreepala Sirisena said that he would contest for the forthcoming Presidential election.Minister Sirisena announced his candidacy during a special...
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People have already decided about the next President; a statement from UPFA. 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 19:29
The UPFA convened a media briefing this afternoon in Colombo to announce the decisions about the Presidential election.Addressing the media, UPFA General Secretary Minister Susil Premajayantha said that the UPFA working committee decided...
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UNP working committee endorses Minister Maithreepala; JVP still undecided; 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 19:30
The UNP Working Committee met this afternoon at party headquarters Siri-kotha in order to take several decisive moves with regard to the Presidential election.UNP’s G-20 Committee appointed to handle election operations submitted...
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Ministers Maithreepala,Duminda Dissanayake, Rajitha and DM M.K.D.S. Gunawardana removed from positions. -Video 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 19:11
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to remove Ministers Maithreepala Sirisena, Duminda Dissanayake, Rajitha Senarathna and Deputy Ministers M.K.D.S. Gunawardana from their ministerial positions.President’s Media Unit stated...
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Presidential election on January 8th 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 19:19
The Election Secretariat stated that the Presidential Election will be held on the 8th of January.Accordingly, nominations will be called on the 8th of DecemberMeanwhile, the Elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya met political...
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Chandrika, Rajitha, Arjuna, Rajeeva, M K D S and Dumindha Dissanayaka join Maithripala 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 16:29
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Ministers Dumindha Dissanayake, Rajitha Senarathna, Deputy Minister N.K.A.D.S. Gunawardana, MPs Rajiva Wijesinghe, Arjuna Ranatunga and Wasantha Senanayake also participated in the...
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Minister Maithreepala Sirisena says he is common candidate 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 15:42
Minister Maithreepala Sirisena says he would contest as the common candidate in the forthcoming Presidential election.Minister Sirisena announced his candidacy during a media conference being held at this moment at the New Town Hall...
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Only the people of the country have the mandate to form a government: President 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 14:30
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that only the people of the country have the mandate to form a government.Addressing a gathering of Rubber Small Holders at Temple Trees this afternoon, the President said his government is ever ready...
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Maithripala - the Common Candidate. UNP G20 Panel Decides. 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 14:06
G20 Elections Committee of UNP has chosen Maithripala Sirisena as the Common Candidate & final decision at the UNP Working Committee: UNP Sources.
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Election Commissioner in a special meeting on Presidential Election: Meets party secretaries as well. 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 13:17
The Election Commissioner is having a meeting at this moment with all assistant district election commissioners and receiving officers to discuss matters with regard to the Presidential election.During this meeting being held at the...
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Rajagiriya principal and Richmond student are still missing 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 13:25
Rajagiriya Hewawitharana College students, parents and teachers staged a protest in front of the school today demanding to find the missing principal of the said school.They stated that despite 72 hours have passed, there is no information...
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Decisive meeting on the common candidate to be held tonight 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 13:10
Democratic People’s Front Mano Ganeshan says that a final decision over the common candidate will be taken during the meeting to be held at 7 this evening.He added that representatives of Opposition parties and civil organizations...
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Power is not to protect power and make money but to serve the masses: says Minister Maithripala. -Video 
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 12:55
Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena says that political power should neither be used to shield power nor to make money, but it should be used for the wellbeing of the masses.Participating in a ceremony to hand over letters of appointment...
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Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 19:31
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramansigha states that a new political culture will be created in the country.Opposition Leader made this statement participating at a District level meeting held in Kegalle.
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