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Three new Governors appointed

Three new Governors have sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (5 Aug).


SLPP swings into action as UNP cancels Alliance launch

As the Yahapalana government sputters to the end the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) election machinery swung smoothly into action on Sunday while the launch of the United National Party (UNP) led National Democratic Front (NDF) alliance which was to happen today 5 Aug was cancelled.


Drugs are the reason for murder, rape and robbery – President

President Sirisena says that drugs are the reason behind Murder, Rape and Robbery.


Those opposing the death penalty did not bring laws against terrorism – Sirisena

The President said that world leaders do not stand up against drug traffickers because they are aware of the risk to their lives or their ability to overthrow the government.


UNP in crisis as deep divisions emerge at Working Committee

Just weeks before the political campaign for the forthcoming Presidential Election begins in earnest the United National Party plunged deep into crisis today (Aug 1) as a raucous meeting of the Working Committee exposed the deep divisions within the Grand Old Party.


UNP to go ahead with new alliance; Sajith’s name proposed as Secretary

The United National Party (UNP)'s Working Committee unanimously agreed to establish the proposed Democratic National Front (DNF) alliance in the run-up to the upcoming presidential election.


Arjuna wants Parliament to probe corruption in Sri Lanka Cricket

Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Arjuna Ranatunga requested the Speaker to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to probe alleged corruption charges against the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLCB).


Cabinet nod to make amendments in the Penal Code

The Cabinet of Ministers had approved the proposal made by the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Athukorale to make amendments in the Penal Code.


“Don’t stick political labels on me ” – Cardinal

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is vehemently denying he is supporting a particular political formation or is a member of a political party, but defending his right to talk politics.


Cardinal wants independent commission to probe Easter attacks

Colombo’s Catholic Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith is calling on the top political leadership to come together and appoint an independent commission to investigate the Easter Sunday attacks


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