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Sampanthan recovers

Opposition and TNA leader, R. Sampanthan who was hospitalized after he suddenly fell ill, has now “recovered and doing fine”, a member of his household said yesterday.   Asked what had gone wrong, he replied, “I don’t want to go into details, but he’s okay now. There’s no problem”.

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Govt. will continue even if SLFP leaves

Higher Education and Highways Minister and Chief Government Whip Lakshman Kiriella yesterday warned that if the SLFP decided to leave the unity coalition after 31st of December, there were sufficient opposition members ready to help the government continue.   Kiriella said that with the backing of those Opposition MPs under close …

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Legal action against seven groups for breaching election laws

Legal action will be taken against seven parties who engaged in parades after handing over nominations, announced the Police Headquarters. While briefing media after a discussion held with the Election Commission, Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara today (22) said that steps will be taken to file cases against those …

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Petition filed against SLPP Maharagama nomination rejection

Seven candidates of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court against the rejection of the party’s nomination list for the Maharagama Urban Council. The Chairman of the Elections Commission, its members, the Maharagama Returning Officer and the secretaries of the JVP, UNP …

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Handover villages’ power to UNP – Daya

Minister Daya Gamage requests voters to elect the UNP to power in the villages in order to realize the plans to bring about a massive development to the country by 2020. He made the request after the UNP handed over nominations today for local government bodies of Ampara district. The …

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