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Learn from Mahatma how to handle long questions

May 12, 2014 at 12:19 am

May 11, 2014, 12:00 pm

The Island front page headline on May 08, ‘Speaker in a huff  threatens walkout revealed that Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa had lost his temper in  Parliament when members spent too much time during question session and did not  abide by the standing orders.

Musaeus College Triathlon a mammoth success- Follow the light

May 12, 2014 at 12:12 am


May 11, 2014, 9:22 pm

The Musaeus College Triathlon 2014, held on May 3, featured  walkers, runners, cyclists, riders on horseback, trucks as well as a vehicle  parade of vintage and classic cars.

Two cops doing female MP’s household chores transferred

May 12, 2014 at 12:05 am

May 11, 2014, 9:55 pm

By Pradeep Prasanna Samarakoon

Two police personnel who were alleged made to work like domestic  servants in the house of a female UPFA parliamentarian, though they had been  detailed to provide security to her, were transferred with immediate effect to  Gampaha and Nugegoda police divisions on the orders of the IGP.The two policemen  had complained to the police top brass of the harassment they suffered at the  hands o the woman politician in the Gampaha District.

SL must join hands with India in investigating Hussain’s case’

May 12, 2014 at 12:03 am

May 11, 2014, 9:52 pm


Former parliamentarian M. M. Zuhair, PC, yesterday said that the  he Government of Sri Lanka should engage immediately with the Indian authorities  for a top Sri Lankan police team to visit Chennai and join in the investigations  underway into the case of Sri Lankan national Zakir Hussain, who was arrested in  Chennai on 29 April under India’s anti- terror laws.

Police make breakthrough in abduction and killing of cop

May 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm

May 11, 2014, 9:50 pm

By Chaminda Silva

The police have identified one of the persons believed to have  been involved in the killing of a police constable in the early hours of last  Tuesday at Kurunegala after abducting him and another on traffic duty.

The suspect was a member of the gang responsible for the killing  of the constable, the police said.

Expolanka may change hands soon -nation.lk

May 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Japan-based Sagawa logistics group has bought a 30 percent stake in Sri Lanka’s Expolanka Holdings Plc an official said with the firm expected to take its share up to 51 percent.SG Holdings bought 586 million shares at 10.70 rupees a share Friday. Group chief executive Hanif Yusoof said with the entry of the Japanese investor Expolanka would become a truly global company.Founding family members of the group, including Osman Kassim, Sattar Kassim, Shafik Kassim, Farook Kassim and chief executive Yusoof, were among the sellers.

Sampanthan absent at rally -nation.lk

May 11, 2014 at 10:24 pm

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) refuted speculations of internal rift within the alliance following its Parliamentary Group Leader, R. Sampanthan’s non-participation in TNA’s May Day rally which was held in Batticaloa.TNA Spokesperson and Jaffna District Parliamentarian Suresh Premchandran told The Nation that Sampanthan had, in fact, gone to India for medical treatment. “There was no other reason for his non-participation. He did not boycott,” he said.

Geneva resolution not going to help Lanka – nation.lk

May 11, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Parliamentary vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Seiji Kihara who is in Sri Lanka for an official visit said that Japan realized at the very beginning that the resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council will not help Sri Lanka. “With that judgment, we decided to abstain from voting at the vote,” said by Japanese vice Minister Kihara at a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday. Vice Minister Kihara assuring the Japan’s continued support to Sri Lanka said, “We are not ready to accept biased reports prepared by international bodies. We are confident that Sri Lanka is capable of solving its problems one by one. What is needed is to engage the international community.”Presidential Secretariat in a statement said that President Rajapaksa suggested him to tell that truth to the world. However, the President also had emphasized Sri Lanka will implement all demands made by sponsors of the resolution except for an international inquiry. South West Asia Division Director of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Makoto Matsuda and Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka Nobuhito Hobo accompanied the vice Minister Kihara to the Temple Trees. –

CANSO impressed by GOSL’s aviation approach – Mattala facilitates to make SL aviation hub – By Rukshana Rizwie – nation.lk

May 11, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Good connectivity and expansion of airport infrastructure is vital if Sri Lanka is to capitalize on strategic location to make it an aviation hub, inferred Prasanna Wickramasooriya, Chairman of the Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka. He cited that the Mattala Rajapakse International Airport (MRIA) which has had over 2,000 aircraft movements within the first year alone, adds capacity to the airport infrastructure by ensuring that there’s not only an alternative runway but it enables landing of the largest of Aircraft, the Airbus A380.

Management compelled Lakbima editor to resign -By Deepal Warnakulasuriya – nation.lk

May 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Former editor of Lakbima Sinhala newspaper, Saman Wagaarachchi stresses that his resignation from the post was not a sudden or pre-planned decision, but he was compelled to take such a decision by the company management. He said that his ‘removal’ had opened the eyes of media personnel who are wishing for a discourse on a meaningful media freedom.

He said that the two incidents which are spoken of and still spreading in the media as well as in the society as the reasons for his ‘removal’ are just only two incidents which were noted by the general public. Wagaarachchi said that during his short period, he had to run the paper on a number of occasions where the articles were removed, changed, planted or thrown into the dustbin as the management or the ownership wanted. “That is nor media freedom,” Wagarachchi said.

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