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UNP internal crisis: State Min. Range Bandara resigns as Anamaduwa organizer

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source: newsfirst State Minister Palitha Range Bandara has tendered his letter of resignation from the post of UNP organizer of Anamaduwa. Range Bandara handed over the letter to UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim earlier today (February 18). The reason He had expressed his concern, saying the election victory that was gained in Anamaduwa through many sacrifices, has been disregarded and …

UNP accepts defeat; admits people have sounded a warning

We bow our heads and accept the decision delivered by the people at the 2018 Local Government Elections, General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Kabir Hashim says. Issuing a statement today as the results of the local government election came to an end, he said that the people have given them a warning through the results of …

First super blue moon lunar eclipse after 152 years

First super blue moon lunar eclipse after 152 years

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –For the first time since 1866, three lunar events will coincide on the same day – A blood moon total lunar eclipse, a super moon and a blue moon will be visible to us on 31st January 2018 at the moon rise in the eastern horizon after 6.15 p.m. – Professor in Physics, and Director, Astronomy and Space …

Literary works foster greater understanding and reconciliation: Media Minister

Literary works foster greater understanding and reconciliation: Media Minister

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said that literary works in Sinhala, Tamil and English fostered greater understanding and reconciliation between Sri Lankans. Addressing the 2017 Fairway National Literary Award in Galle at the Fairway Literary Festival, the Minister said this was the only National Literary Awards competition which accommodated all three of the main languages …

Conservation of wetlands is a social responsibility – Minister Patali Champika

Conservation of wetlands is a social responsibility – Minister Patali Champika

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka says the conservation of the wetlands is a timely social responsibility. The contribution made by wetlands to regulate urban temperature minimizing urban air pollution and to store excess water restoring the environmental balance is immense, the Minister pointed out. Minister Ranawaka expressed these views while participating in the opening …

Sri Lanka Navy nabs two suspects attempting to smuggle 12 kg of gold

Sri Lanka Navy nabs two suspects attempting to smuggle 12 kg of gold

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka Navy has arrested two individuals in the Northern seas yesterday foiling an attempt to smuggle 12 kilograms of gold worth Rs. 70 million out of the country. Based on information received by the Navy, a group of naval personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command, under the directives of its Area Commander, Rear Admiral Meril …

PM pledges to develop facilities to uplift living standards of up-country plantation community

PM pledges to develop facilities to uplift living standards of up-country plantation community

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said the United National Party led unity government has been able to grant land rights and resolve housing problem of the people in the plantation sector during the past three years. The Prime Minister was speaking at a public rally held at the Dunbar grounds in Hatton this evening to ensure …

Army urges to keep the organization off from vilification

Army urges to keep the organization off from vilification

The Sri Lanka Army now fully committed to the national security and nation-building roles of the country as the most sought service provider with strict focus on concerns of reconciliation and development. Therefore, it appeals all segments of the society to keep the Army off from their machination and all acts of intentional vilification and public ridicule for the greater …

India’s 69th Republic Day celebrated

India's 69th Republic Day celebrated

The Indian High Commission and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 69th Republic Day of India on Friday (26th Ja.) at India House in Colombo. High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu unfurled the Indian flag and inspected a Guard of Honour presented by a contingent of the Border Security Force. He read out excerpts from the Address to …

National movement against the corrupted elite reconciliation commences from February – President

National movement against the corrupted elite reconciliation commences from February

The national movement against the reconciliation of the corrupted elite will commence from this February, said President Maithripala Sirisena. All the religious leaders, educated elite, the intellectuals and the people who love the country will be gathered, where another corrupted reign will not be allowed to steal state property or public money, the President further said. Addressing a public meeting …

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