Tuesday 14 July 2020
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U.N. finds growing signs of Russian involvement in Ukraine war

A fighter with the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Army sits atop a tank at a checkpoint along a road from the town of Vuhlehirsk to Debaltseve in Ukraine

A separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine is revealing increasing evidence, but not yet conclusive legal proof, of Russian state involvement, senior United Nations human rights officials said on...

Hambantota protest against questioning Shiranthi

Hambanthottai Proetst

A protest was held in Hambantota yesterday evening against the Financial Crimes Investigation Division summoning former First Lady Shirathi Rajapakse for recording a statement. She was summoned to...

Possibility of 278 political prisoners being released:Sumanthiran says discussions will be held this week


TNA MP and attorney at Law M.A.Sumanthiran said that, there is a possibility of 278 political prisoners detained under suspicion being released soon. Negotiation will be held this week regarding...

Hard Drugs were introduced deliberately: C.V Wigneswaran


“Once the consecutive governments were shaken by our youths bearing arms. They were able to destroy our youth, only with the help of several countries and at a great cost. Some officials in the in...

News Bits


Secret account in Virgin Islands, Britain where proceeds of MIG-27 deals deposited found.Payment done in the name of bogus company. Sri Lankan Government patching up affected relations with China...

Thavarasa to appear in Vidya’s trial


A team of lawyers led by Lawyer K. V.Thavarasa is to be present in Court when the Vidya’s murder is taken up in Courts. The lawyers will represent the interest of the parents of Vidya during the...

Mano, Diga, Ratha launch new Alliance


A new political alliance has been launched to represent the interests of Tamil people living outside the North and East. The Alliance is to be led by Mano Ganesan, Palany Digambaram and...

Mannar Bishop’s Representative meets Vidya’s parents


Mannar Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Antony Victor Gomez met the mother and father of murdered Vidya at their Punguduthivu residence and conveyed condolences. He also conveyed the message of sympathy by...

Parliament convened for June 3


Speaker Chamal Rajapaske has convened the House of Parliament for a sitting on June 13 following a gazette notification dated May 28 under Standing Order 14. Earlier, Prime Minister Ranil...

Dissolve Parliament, seek fresh mandate: Kabir


Minister Kabir Hashim has stated that the United National Party has requested the government to dissolve the parliament for it has become necessary to seek a fresh mandate from the people in view of...

Sushma Swaraj on fishermen issue


India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has urged the Sri Lankan authorities not to make statemants that can complicate efforts taken to resolve the fishermen issue in a humanitarian angle....

TNA will hold hands with Govt if there are initiatives to solve Tamil issues: Karunakaram


Eastern Provincial Councilor K.Karunakaram has stated that the Tamil National Alliance will hold hands with the government if it takes initiatives to resolve Tamil issues. He was addressing an event...

Accused in Vidya’s case to be produced in Courts today


All nine suspects in Vidya’s case are to be produced in Kayts courts today. Security had been tightened around all courts in Jaffna area.Police and STF are massed in the vicinity of the courts....

Sirisena cannot decide on MR’s role: Vasu


UPFA Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakara has stated that President Maithripala Sirisena has no authority to decide on whether Mahinda Rajapakse could be UPFA’s prime ministerial candidate or not....

National security is serious concern: Gamanpilla

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Western Provincial Councilor Udaya Gamanpilla has stated that the national security has become a serious concern today. Several demonstrations have been staged in the North under one pretext or the...

Thriumavalavan seeks Alliance in Tamil Nadu


Leader of Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi Thol. Thirumavalavan has organized a seminar on forming an alliance in Tamil Nadu. He met Leader of the DMDK Wijayakanth at his office and extended an...

Ayngaranesan announces COL allowance increase to co-operative employees


Northern Province Minister Aynkaranesan has announced an increase of cost of living allowance payment to co-operative society employees in the north. The increase is Rs 1950.

Ranil hands over deeds to estate workers in Kandy


Deeds were handed over to estate workers in Kandy yesterday.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was the Chief Guest and handed over the deeds to beneficiaries. Ministers Lakshman Kiriella, Palany...

Shiranthi to go before FCID today


Shranthi Rajapakse, wife of Former President Mahinda Rajapakse, is to appear before the Financial Crimes Investigations Divisions today. She has been summoned to investigate allegations of corruption...

Vigilance Committee in Killinochi


A fifteen member Vigilance Committee has been elected to ensure that there is no sexual violence in the area and that all children attend school. The Committee was elected at a meeting held with...

Give up Vihara politics: Arjuna to Mahinda


Minister Arjuna Ranatunge has requested former President Mahinda Rajapakse to give up the Vihara politics that he is presently indulging in, his choosing Viharas as venues to do politics. It is...

Vikram to join A.G.Amid


After the stupendous success of ‘I’ fans of ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram are awaiting his next with a rejuvenated spirit. The national award winning actor is on the verge completing...

US surveillance powers to expire as Senate deal fails


US anti-terror provisions that allow security services to bulk collect phone data are set to expire after the Senate failed to reach a deal.Key provisions of the law, known as the Patriot Act, will...