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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Ananda Kumarasiri secured the highest number of preferential votes from the UNP with 24,421 votes from the district.
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.
Seven Indian nationals were arrested yesterday for overstaying their tourist visa, violating immigration laws and engaging in illegal trade in Kalmunai, Police said.
The United People’s Freedom Alliance has gained the victory in the Moneragala district by obtaining 140,850 votes (58.34%) securing eight seats out of 14.
The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has claimed a narrow win over the United National Party (UNP) in the Badulla district at the yesterday’s Uva Provincial Council Election with a majority of 11,348 votes.
An overall 70% voter turnout was reported from the just concluded Uva Provincial Council election. As at 4 pm, 72. 97 % voter turnout was reported in Moneragala District while 71.61% voter turnout was reported in Badulla District, election returning offices said.
Four Army officers died after an earth mound collapsed on them at the Ambepussa Army Camp, Army Spokesman Ruwan Wanigasuriya said.
Two children died when their mother jump into the sea with them in the sea off Trincomalee this afternoon, the Police said.
A 50% voter-turnout was reported in both Badulla and Moneragala Districts as at 1 pm, the Election Returning Offices said.
A-35-year-old man was shot dead by two persons arrived on a motorbike with face-covering helmets in Angulana this afternoon, police said.Pictures
A stock of explosive material that was seized from the LTTE in 1985 was destroyed by the Tamil Nadu police in Nagapatinam in Tamil Nadu, the Hindu newspaper reported.
Bandarawela mayor Chaminda Wijesiri is reported to have been assaulted by a UPFA parliamentarian at the Bandarawela police station this morning. Pictures
As at 12 noon over 40% voter turnout has been reported in Moneragala district while 30% voter turnout has been reported in Badulla district as at 10 am, election returning offices said.
Sri Lanka's aspirations for next year's cricket world cup received a massive hit yesterday as the country's biggest weapon Lasith Malinga has been dispatched to Australia this morning to undergo a surgery which according to the doctors would keep the star bowler out of action for at least 16 weeks.
Voting in the 2014 Uva Provincial Council Election to elect 32 members is now underway and ends at 4 this evening.
Main opposition UNP parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana yesterday said that 142 of the 225 members in the present Parliament had failed the GCE Advanced Level Examination while 94 members had failed GCE Ordinary Level examination
Star bowler Lasith Malinga has already been granted Permanent Residency in Australia which enables him to migrate and live in the country at any given time.
The All Ceylon Bakery Owners' Association (ACBOA) said the prices of bakery goods could be reduced if the benefits of the recent fuel and electricity tariff reduction was passed on to them by wheat flour providing companies.