20 January 2019
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Journalism Awards 2014

jounalism awardThe Journalism Awards for Excellence 2014 took place last week at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.Journalists were recognised for their contributions in several categories.


Postal votes first phase starts tomorrow

voteThe election commission has decided to start the postal votes for the 2015 General Election in two phases. The first phase is to start tomorrow the 3rd.


UN Supporting North On Wigneswaran’s Request

vigneshwaran 10 07 2015The United Nations says it is exploring provision of a broad package of technical and financial assistance to the Northern Province on a request made by Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran.


The killer went to Kurunegala for the request of Manjula Dissanayake.

mrrrA news report confirms that the supporters of the UPFA Kurunegala district candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa has forcibly taken a state intelligence officer into custody. Rajapaksa supporters claim that there is a conspiracy to kill Mahinda Rajapaksa and the current government is behind the intrigue. They supposedly claim that this intelligence officer was sent to kill Mahinda Rajapaksa.


Excise seize illicit fags worth over Rs.60mn in Mattakkuliya

custom 01A large stock of foreign made illicit cigarettes worth over Rs.96 million was seized by Excise Headquarters Special Crime Unit from a warehouse in Mattakkuliya yesterday amidst unconfirmed reports of a container illicit cigarettes discreetly being released through the Customs recently.


Mahinda seeks respectable exit

mahinda rajapaksha waveFormer President and UPFA candidate of the Kurunegala District - Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought a chance from President Maithripala Sirisena to make a respectable exit from politics following the upcoming General election, sources from the Rajapaksa family say.


Mako once again plan to barge inside Rupavahini

mahinda deshapriyaReports reaching us confirm that Election commissioner once again plans to visit the national Rupavahini before the General election similar to the visit he made during the presidential election last January and told the Rupavahini staff “if you are prepared to dance without clothes, I cannot allow you to remove my clothes”


Disappearances: UN visit on hold due to parliamentary polls

un logoA 10-day visit by the United Nations Working Group of Enforced or Involu-ntary Disappe-arances (WGEID) scheduled to begin on Monday (Aug.3) has been cancelled due to August 17 parliamentary polls.


Ravi Jayawarnana to be appointed for the chairman of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini

ravi jayawardhanaFollowing the announcement of the resignation of the chairman of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Somarathna Dissanayake a member of its director board and the head of the current affairs program Ravi Jayawardana is reported to be appointed to fill the vacant position.


New ambassador, a personality acclaimed by Russia

samanNewly appointed Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia Dr. Saman Weerasinghe is an eminent personality widely acclaimed by Russia for his many years of service to promote bilateral relations between the two countries, according to the Russian Centre in Colombo.


Ravi condemns shooting at Kotahena

shooting 1Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake today condemned the shooting incident, which claimed the life of a woman and left more than 10 of his supporters wounded near Bloemendhal Road in Kotahena.


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