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Kavinda wants govt to acquire sharia university

UNP parliamentarian Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana in a private member’s bill urged the government to acquire the proposed sharia University established in Batticaloa and have it as a state university enabling students of all religions and ethnic denominations to engage in higher studies there. He noted that the sharia law had been instrumental in instilling racist, Read More

Govt says cannot keep schools closed

The Government says it cannot keep schools closed and hopes all students will gradually return and attended classes. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told Parliament today that steps have been taken to strengthen security at all schools. He said that while only a few students had attended classes when some sections of schools reopened yesterday Read More

PM wants sophisticated technology to face global terror

The Government says it will need sophisticated technology to face the threat from global terrorism. Speaking in Parliament today, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka will never be safe from international terrorism. He said that Sri Lanka must work with the international community to face the global threat from terrorism. The Prime Minister Read More

Ranil talks development with Modi

While President Maithripala Sirisena has denied  accusing India’s intelligence agency RAW of plotting to kill him, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met his Indian counterpart Narendra  Modi in New Delhi yesterday  and ironed  out issues arising from the situation that prevailed  in Colombo last week. Informed sources said that  Wickremesinghe had assured Modi that India like Read More

Asgiriya temple honours Minister Kiriella with special award

KANDY: Most Venerable Mahanayake Thera and the Supreme Council of Sangha of Asgiriya Chapter have awarded Public Enterprise and Kandy Development Minister and Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella with the title “Shshanamamaka Janaprasadani” in appreciation of his services to the nation and religion.  Sri Sannasa of the honorary title was presented to minister Lakshman Kiriella Read More

Airbus deal deserves special attention – TISL

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says it has alerted the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into Allegations of Large Scale Fraud and Malpractice in SriLankan Airlines to alleged corruption surrounding the controversial procurement of Airbus A350 aircraft by the national carrier. The German publication Der Spiegel has on repeated occasions flagged the allegations of bribery and Read More

President Sirisena says that RAW is plotting his assassination

In a move that might seriously impair Indo-Lanka relations, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday accused India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of plotting his assassination. Sirisena, who was speaking at the weekly Cabinet meeting, told Ministers that the Indian intelligence agency was “trying to kill” him, but that “Prime Minister Narendra Modi may Read More

Ranil to meet Modi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit New Delhi later this week and meet his indian counterpart Narendra Modi to discuss bilateral matters. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, according to his office, will take part in high-level meetings, including with Modi, on October 19 and 20. The visit is seen as significant from both sides, sources said. New Read More

JO books 15 rooms at 7 star Shangri-la for protest

The Joint Opposition’s dream of toppling of the Government came crashing down with the failure of their ‘Janabalaya Kolambata’ protest rally, Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardana said. The Joint Opposition (JO) had booked 15 rooms at the Shangri – La Hotel near the Galle Face green for the occasion, the Minister noted. “In addition Read More