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Jerome de Silva awarded ‘Kala Keerthi’ title – a first for English Theatre

Veteran Director/Producer and founder of the Workshop Players theatre group Jerome L. de Silva was awarded the “Kala Keerthi” national title by President Maithripala Sirisena at the National Awards ceremony yesterday (19 Aug).


Gota will not be a cruel leader, but a “Terminator” to end corruption – Basil

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) architect Basil Rajapaksa gave a public guarantee today (8) that his brother Gotabaya will not turn into a "darunu naayakayek" or cruel leader as President.


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

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


State banks should not be privatised – President

Measures should be taken to strengthen state banks instead of privatising them, President Maithripala Sirisena said.


A majority of the population is with me in the battle against the drug menace – President

Speaking at a ceremony held to launch the “Sabaragamuwa Lassanai” programme at the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council yesterday (29 July), President Maithripala Sirisena said that a majority of the population stands by him in the fight against the drug menace.


President appoints professional advisory board on national security

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a "professional advisory board" on national security to be chaired by Parliamentarian Dr. Sarath Amunugama, the President's Media Division (PMD) announced today.


PM speaks out against death penalty

Breaking his silence on President Maithripala Sirisena's controversial decision to resume the death penalty, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday (30 June) said he could not support ending the moratorium on capital punishment.


Nasheed wants world to visit SL

Expressing solidarity with the country's South Asian neighbour, Maldives Speaker and Former President Mohamed Nasheed today said the world should visit Sri Lanka.


Easter terror campaign part of global issue – President

The Easter bombings were not merely a local problem, but a global issue which Sri Lanka must have no part in, President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday.


Three arrested with 600 hate and defamatory letters

The Colombo Fort police arrested three individuals yesterday (2) at the Central Mail Exchange in Colombo for the possession of 600 letters containing hate and defamatory remarks against the president, government and religion.


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