President announces US$ 1 million in financial assistance to Palestine

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced that Sri Lanka will be providing US$ I million in financial assistance to Palestine. Read the Full Article

China Merchants sign two agreements to develop Phase 2 of Hambantota Port Development Project

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Following discussions between the Chinese President Xi Jinping, and President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 16 September 2014, China Merchants (Holdings) International Co., Ltd. (CMHI) and the government of Sri Lanka has signed two agreements in relation to the development of Phase II of the Hambantota Port Development Project. Read the Full Article

MR leaves for New York

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for New York a short while ago to attend the United Nations General Assembly Sessions later this week, the Government Information Department announced today Read the Full Article

President Declared Opens Galle Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct

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Making a great leap forward ?Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct?, new commercial paradise situated in the historic fortress of the renowned world heritage city of Galle was declared opened for public yesterday, (20th September). Read the Full Article

Susil: UPFA failed to field young candidates

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Failure to field young and new faces in the Badulla District contributed to the UPFA’s electoral setback at the Saturday’s PC polls, General Secretary of the UPFA Susil Premajayantha said today.
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UNP: Hold national elections

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The United National Party (UNP) which expressed its satisfaction about its performance at the Uva Provincial Council elections today threw a challenge at the government to hold a national election as soon as possible. Pictures
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JVP: Won but not enough

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Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), which bagged two slots in the Uva Provincial Council at Saturday’s polls, said the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) suffered the worst electoral setback this time though it won by a  narrow margin. Read the Full Article

Police move in to defuse situation in Katukurunda

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Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a crowd at the Katukurunda junction this evening, in order to prevent a clash between two groups, police said. Read the Full Article

SLHC director killed in accident

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A Director attached to the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (SLHC) died after her vehicle collided head on with a private bus in Beligala area in Balangoda, this afternoon. MORE... Read the Full Article

HRC director dies in Balangoda accident

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A Director of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka had been killed and three others were critically injured when their vehicle met with an accident at Beligala, Balangoda this afternoon, the Police said. Read the Full Article

Harin receives highest number of preferential votes in Badulla

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Harin Fernando received the highest number of preferential votes 173,993 at the Uva Provincial Council election contesting for the Badulla District on the United National Party (UNP). MORE... Read the Full Article

Harin tops in Badulla with 173,993 votes

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UNP Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando has received the highest number of preferential votes from the Badulla District with 173,993 votes at the Uva Provincial Council elections.
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UPFA preferential votes- Shashindra on the top in Monaragala

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Uva PC polls preferential votes for UPFA Monaragala District. Shashindra Rajapaksa 96619 votes, Rathnayake 59, 285 votes and Udara Soysa 48, 512 votes. Read the Full Article

Shashindra tops in Moneragala

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UPFA Chief Ministerial candidate Shashindra Rajapaksa has obtained the highest number of preferential votes from the Moneragala District securing 96,619 votes at the Uva Provincial Council elections.
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Rajapaksa regime now electorally vulnerable- UNP

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The Rajapaksa Regime especially President Rajapaksa is now electorally vulnerable. We challenge the Regime to hold the election as planned and face the truth about the chaos and misery that the Rajapaksa rule has brought upon the people, the United National Party (UNP) says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Thundershowers in drought prevailing areas from tomorrow

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The Met. Department says that there are some favorable conditions for afternoon or evening thundershowers in the drought prevailing areas from tomorrow. MORE... Read the Full Article

President to leave for New York to address UNGA

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave on a five-day visit to New York during which he will address the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN headquarters in New York. MORE... Read the Full Article

UNP targets achieved- Harin

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UNP Chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today said he had achieved his target at the Uva Provincial Council elections proving that it would be possible to push the party to a winning position while the ruling UPFA’s vote base had been reduced to less than 50 percent in the Badulla District.
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Haldummulla PS member assaulted

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Haldummulla Pradeshiya Sabha Member Nimal Karunaratne (UNP) was hospitalized after being allegedly assaulted by a group of UPFA supporters in Haldummulla, this morning.In his complaint to the police, Karunaratne has stated that...MORE... Read the Full Article

Provincial vote is seen as a test for Sri Lanka’s President- Nytimes

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Voters in a southeastern Sri Lankan province headed to the polls on Saturday in what is widely seen as a crucial test of whether President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to win a third term in the coming months. MORE... Read the Full Article

UPFA wins Uva- PC polls final results

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The United People's Freedom Alliance has secured a significant victory in both Monaragala and Badulla Districts after pooling some 349,906 (51.25%) votes and securing 19 of 34 seats. MORE... Read the Full Article

Seven Indians arrested for illegal trading

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Seven Indian nationals were arrested yesterday for overstaying their tourist visa, violating immigration laws and engaging in illegal trade in Kalmunai, Police said.
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The Uva election

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By the time you read this commentary, you would hopefully know who had won or lost in the Uva, what .. Read the Full Article

Final results for Badulla district at Sri Lanka`s Uva Provincial Council election

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Sri Lanka`s ruling party United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has marginally won the Badulla distr.. Read the Full Article

Victory for UPFA in Moneragala district

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The United People s Freedom Alliance has gained the victory in the Moneragala district by obtain.. Read the Full Article