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PM Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives in New Delhi

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives in New Delhi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on his two day official visit will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and high level Indian State leaders for talks today.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will participate in the global summit on cyber space at the Aerocity before his official meeting with Prime Minister Modi.

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives in New DelhiRanil Wickremesinghe New Delhi visitRanil Wickremesinghe and Narendra Modi

UNP MP Ajith appeals Speaker to mediate

UNP MP Ajith

UNP MP and Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday made an appeal to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to mediate to get the details of the telephone conversations from the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the issuance of Central bank bonds and get an opportunity to cross-examine the witness claiming that the commission had informed him that it did not have any details pertaining to the calls he alleged to have made to Arjun Aloysius.

Karu JayasuriyaUNPUNP MP AjithDeputy Minister Ajith P. PereraAjith P. Perera

Health Ministry to conduct SLMC election in ad-hoc manner

Health Ministry to conduct SLMC election in ad-hoc manner

The Health Ministry is making an attempt to conduct the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) election in an illegal manner to fill only six positions when there are seven vacancies, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said today.

He said the election is being held to fill five medical professionals though arrangements are underway to elect only four positions.

The remaining  vacant positions are an Assistant Medical Officer position and a Dentist position.

GMOASri Lanka Medical CouncilSLMCSri Lanka Health Ministry

No one can predict the govt's success or failure

No one can predict the govt's success or failure

No one can issue certificates claiming the success of government’s completion of its targets, President Maithripala Sirisena today said while addressing the national programme achieving a land mark target of 100 MW solar power capacity addition to the national grid.

President Maithripala SirisenaMaithripala SirisenaSri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority

Basil’s request in almanac case fixed for Nov. 24

Basil Rajapaksa

The Court of Appeal yesterday reserved its order for November 24 to decide whether to issue an order staying proceedings into the controversial almanac case.

The case is heard before Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga. The Court of Appeal bench comprises Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya (President) and Justice Shiran Gunaratne.

Judge Gihan KulatungaBasil RajapaksaAlmanac caseBasil’s request in almanac case fixedColombo High Court

PM Ranil Wickremasinghe to meet Modi this week

PM Ranil Wickremasinghe to meet Modi this week

In the backdrop of India’s interest in leasing out an airport in China-dominated Hambantota, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will be in New Delhi this week for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ranil Wickremasinghe to meet ModiPrime Minister Ranil WickremasingheRanil WickremasingheNarendra Modi

C.V.Vigneswaran takes PC Minister to task

C.V.Vigneswaran takes PC Minister to task

Northern Provincial Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran said the conduct of his Education Minister who refused to hoist the national flag at a public function as inappropriate.

Northern Provincial Education Minister S.Sarveshwaran who recently attended a function held at Perakum Maha Vidyalaya in Irattaperiyakulam, refused to hoist the National Flag as the chief guest.

Northern Provincial Chief Minister C.V.VigneswaranC.V.Vigneswaran

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warns trouble makers

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who visited Gintota in Galle yesterday in the aftermath of the tense situation that prevailed in the area said that stern legal action will be taken against those responsible for the violence.

The Premier reassured the public in the area that the Police and Security Forces would round up those responsible for the violent incidents and the government will never show any leniency towards those responsible for the disturbances.

Gintota trouble makersPrime Minister Ranil WickremesingheRanil WickremesingheGintotaGintota tense situation

Four killed, 12 injured in two accidents in Sapugaskanda and Hiniduma

Four killed, 12 injured in two accidents in Sapugaskanda and Hiniduma

Four persons including an one year old girl and a two year old boy were killed and twelve others were injured in two separate accidents in Sapugaskanda and Hiniduma.
Police said seven persons were admitted to the Biyagama Hospital last night after a three-wheeler which they were travelling in collided head on with a tipper truck at Mabima Juntion in Sapugaskanda on the Biyagama - Kelaniya Main Road last night.
The two deceased, boy and the girl, were identified as residents of Kahawatta and Pallebedda.

Sapugaskanda and Hiniduma accidentsHiniduma accidentSapugaskanda accident

8 Indian fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy

 Sri Lanka Navy,Indian fishermen

Naval personnel onboard Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol apprehended 08 Indian fishermen along with 02 fishing trawlers for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters northeast of Kachchatheevu and west of Delft island yesterday (18). 

The arrested fishermen were brought to the naval base SLNS Uttara in Kankesanthurai and subsequently handed over to the Assistant Fisheries Director of Jaffna for legal action. The seized trawlers and fishing gear were retained at SLNS Elara in Karainagar.

Delft IslandKachchatheevuSri Lanka NavyIndian fishermenIndian fishermen detained by Sri Lanka Navy



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