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Frictions between politicians and public officials are not healthy for the country’s progress. In the march towards prosperity, all must work unitedly and obligingly, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife Maitree Wickremesinghe with Singapore Premier Lee Hsien Loong at the dinner hosted by the latter on Friday. Wickremesinghe stopped over in Singapore on the way home from an official visit in Australia

MP and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday in a statement said that the irregular appointment of a High Court judge threatened the independence of the judiciary.

Monday, 20 February 2017 06:26

Gazette issued with amendments to RTI

The Mass Media and Information Ministry had issued a gazette notification last Friday to include several amendments to the Right to Information Act No 12 of 2016 as proposed by the Right to Information Commission.

Monday, 20 February 2017 06:23

JVP rejects amended LG polls system

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday rejected the proposed amendments to the local government electoral system stating that it doesn’t properly address the People’s wishes.

Parliament had the sole authority to enact legislation in the country upto 1987. However, the 13th amendment to the Constitution had given provisions to provincial councils to enact legislation superseding those of parliament, Attorney Manohara de Silva PC said in Galle on February 17.

Five officers serving in military intelligence arrested and remanded
Gota convenes meeting of lawyers on hearing news of CID breakthrough
CID locates Dompe safehouse where Noyahr was tortured, facility run by Military Intelligence Directorate

Monday, 20 February 2017 06:14

Amorous ex-Major deported from US

A retired Major who was sent to Hawaii by the Disaster Management Ministry for a special training had been deported to Sri Lanka on Saturday night by the US authorities for allegedly sexually harassing a girl.

Monday, 20 February 2017 06:05

Eleven drown in boat tragedy

At least 11 persons were drowned and seven went missing after a boat carrying a group of people capsized in the sea off the Katukurunda coast yesterday morning.

Sunday, 19 February 2017 10:11

Divya Dutta: I am a greedy actor

Divya Dutta is seen playing the antagonist for the first time on the silver screen in the eco-thriller 'Irada'. The diva who plays a rude and ruthless, corrupt chief minister in 'Irada' spoke exclusively to Timesofindia.com about her character in the film, on-screen camaraderie with Arshad Warsi and her journey so far.

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