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SLFP urges govt. to reactivate development work in provinces

March 5, 2015 at 10:10 pm

DDCs not summoned since January 08

March 5, 2015, 9:32 pm
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By Dasun Edirisinghe

The SLFP has urged the government to summon District Development  Committees without further delay as all development activities coming under them  had ground to a halt during the last 50 days.

Govt.,SLFP agree to hold general elections after constitutional reforms

March 5, 2015 at 10:07 pm

President Sirisena discusses electoral reforms with EC,  stakeholders

March 5, 2015, 9:29 pm
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by Zacki Jabbar

The government and the SLFP, have agreed that the next general  election be held after constitutional reforms are introduced.

Ketagoda won’t step down for Fonseka

March 5, 2015 at 10:05 pm

March 5, 2015, 9:29 pm
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By Saman Indrajith

DNA Parliamentarian Jayantha Ketagoda said in Parliament on  Wednesday (March 4) that his appointment as an MP was legal and it was not a  position he had grabbed from someone else.

Second UPFA rally demanding MR as PM today in Kandy

March 5, 2015 at 10:02 pm

March 5, 2015, 9:28 pm

By Dasun Edirisinghe

The second rally under the theme, ‘The country is in danger and  prepare to win the challenge!’ organised by UPFA allies MEP, NFF, DLF and  Pivithuru Hela Urumaya will be held at the Central Market in Kandy today.

The organizers said that the rally would demand that former  President Mahinda Rajapaksa be nominated as Prime Ministerial candidate of the  UPFA at the forthcoming general election.

Prasanna unable to attend Kandy rally today, speaks his mind from Australia

March 5, 2015 at 9:57 pm

‘I will attend all other rallies after my return’

March 5, 2015, 9:28 pm
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By Dasun Edirisinghe

Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday  told The Island from Australia that he was unable to attend today’s rally  in Kandy to campaign for former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the UPFA’s prime  ministerial candidate at the next general election, but his stance on bringing  back Rajapaksa was remained the same.

UPFA forum of members of PCs and local bodies to defy ban on attending Kandy rally today

March 5, 2015 at 9:54 pm

March 5, 2015, 12:00 pm
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by Cyril Wimalasurendre

The Forum of the UPFA members of the Provincial Councils  and Local Bodies will attend the ‘Bring Back Mahinda’ rally in Kandy today (06)  in defiance of the ban imposed on SLFP elected members attending such meetings.

Supporting LTTE a criminal offence in UK – HC spokesperson

March 5, 2015 at 9:52 pm

 Tiger protest opposite US embassy in London

March 5, 2015, 8:18 pm
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by Shamindra Ferdinando

The British High Commission in Colombo says that supporting the  Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is a criminal offence in the UK.

Colombo Port City Project suspended

March 5, 2015 at 9:49 pm

* Chinese contractor asked to submit approvals within two weeks

March 5, 2015, 12:00 pm
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by Zacki Jabbar

The Cabinet has decided to suspend the USD 1.5 billion Colombo  Port City Project (CPCP) pending an examination of approval obtained by the  Chinese project proponent.

JVP opposes shocking proposal for 100 Cabinet, state and deputy ministers

March 5, 2015 at 9:45 pm

March 5, 2015, 12:00 pm
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by Shamindra Ferdinando

The JVP has opposed special provision for a 45-member cabinet  and 55 deputy ministers/state ministers following the next general election to  facilitate the formation of a national government.

India rape film: Leslee Udwin rejects Delhi legal action

March 5, 2015 at 9:30 pm

Indian girls take a pledge to act towards stopping atrocity on women on the second anniversary of the deadly gang rape of a student on a bus in Delhi, in Ahmadabad, December 16, 2014 The 2012 gang rape was regarded as a watershed moment for India’s attitudes towards the crime

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