President frames Bharatha's wife!

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theNEWSmaster: COLOMBO; According to informed sources, the widow of the late SLFP MP and Presidential Advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra has agreed to a number of terms put forward by the president, at a recent meeting held at the Temple Trees. Upon an invitation extended by the President, Mrs. Premachandra had visited the Temple Trees. The sudden call from the ...

"Request for extension refused by Chief Justice" - Judge Warawewa

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theNEWSmaster: COLOMBO; High Court Judge W.T.M.P.B. Warawewa has revealed that a request made by the Attorney-General’s Department to further extend his term of office by a year to enable him to hear several pending cases has been refused by the Chief Justice. “The Attorney General’s Department requested that I be reappointed to hear and conclude several important cases including ...

SL Govt. dismisses its former Navy commander's statement

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theNEWSmaster: COLOMBO; The Sri Lankan Government on Thursday (12) dismissed a cssed a claim made by its former Navy Commander Thisara Samarasinghe on secret police forces operating within the country. Speaking to an Australian newsagency, the present Sri Lankan High Commission in Australia, Thisara Samarasinghe noted that "there's a police force and other elements of the police force which ...

"Rankings were messed due to pressure by Highly influential authorities" - SB

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theNEWSmaster: COLOMBO; Minister of Higher Education S. B. Dissanayake says, pressure exerted by various quarters including highly influential authorities and others who expected to enroll students at overseas universities triggered the hasty release of the 2011 GCE Advanced Level results that contributed to the ranking mess-up. Addressing a group of media personnel at a briefing held at the ministry ...

Govt wants news websites to be registered!

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theNEWSmaster: COLOMBO; The Sri Lankan government, in a communique issued via its Media ministry yesterday (05) had ordered news websites to register with the Ministry. The order, which some observe as a 'warning' issued on critics of the present regime, came into the lime light as several internet service providers blocked a number of news websites to the Sri ...

'Dinamina' publishes contradictory articles on Bharatha - Duminda clash

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theNEWSmaster: COLOMBO; The state-run 'Dinamina' newspaper had published contradictory statements in two articles published in its October 11, 2011 edition. The reports are based on the police presence during the political gunfight in Mulleriyawa, three days ago. In one report by Wijayani Edirisinghe, it says the CID has found that no policemen had been present at the scene at ...

UNP reformists to resume struggle, says everyone knows who is responsible for the defeats

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theNEWSmaster: COLOMBO; Following the defeat the UNP faced in the recent local council elections, the UNP reformists had announced that they would resume their struggle to revamp the party. UNP reformist and parliamentarian Ranjith Madduma Bandara had said they had put off their struggle for party reforms until the elections were over because they wanted to avoid the party ...

Duminda's supporters now controlling the SJP hospital!

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theNEWSmaster: COLOMBO; Parliamentarian Duminda Silva is now out of danger following the serious injuries he suffered in a gunfight atMulleriyawa this afternoon (Oct. 08), said hospital sources. The Sri Jayawardenepura Hospital, where he is in ICU treatment, is being guarded by his support

"Two-Bullet story" is a lie! Duminda out of surgery and in ICU

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theNEWSmaster: COLOMBO; MP Duminda Silva, who was admitted to Sri Jayawardanepura (SJP) hospital, due to head injuries has been taken out of the operating theatre at 9pm, hospital sources say. It was earlier reported by some media that two bullets were removed from Silva's head. However, S

SLMC registrar assaulted by two unidentified men

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theNEWSmaster: COLOMBO; The Registrar of the Sri Lanka Medical Council, N. J. Nonis, was assaulted by an unidentified gang in Moratuwa, yesterday (04) evening. According to the deputy secretary of the GMOA (Government Medical Officers Association) Dr. Upul Gunasekara, two undentified men h