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Wayamba Governor lambastes EC for double standards

... questions HRCSL silence over CC member’s controversial stand


North Western Province Governor A. J. M. Muzammil yesterday (30) alleged that the Election Commission (EC) seemed to be brazenly selective in the implementation of relevant laws pertaining to the conducting of parliamentary polls scheduled for Aug 5.

 Muzammil said that the EC owed the public an explanation as to how the EC allowed Constitutional Council member attorney-at-law Javid Yusuf to appear on the political stage whereas Governors were strongly advised against participating in the ongoing polls campaign.

 In spite of the dissolution of parliament on March 2, 2020 to pave the way for parliamentary polls, the 10-member CC headed by former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is staying put.


China donates more essential supplies to fight spread of COVID-19


Hu Wei, Chargé d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka on Wednesday (29) handed over fifty thousand surgical masks to M.J.M. Hameed, Vice President of the All Island Threewheeler Drivers’ Union for the use of its tens of thous...

Wiggy plays SLPP card against TNA


Leader of Thamizhi Makkal Tesiya Kootani or the Tamil People’s National Alliance C.V. Wigneswaran says the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) wants the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to bag the northern and eastern electorates at the upcomi...

‘Funding political parties amounts to buying favours’


Co-convener of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) Dr. Paikiyasothy Saravanamuttu, addressing the media on Wednesday said that funding political parties tantamounts to buying favours.

SL does not have laws to tackle extremism – former SIS head

Islamic extremism had become the biggest threat to national security, by 2017, former SIS Director and SDIG of Eastern Province, Nilantha Jayawardena, on Wednesday (29), told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the Easter Sunday...

China only watching, will not get involved in Sri Lankan election


China said yesterday that it was only watching the forthcoming general election in Sri Lanka as a true friend and would not get involved in it any manner.

Amateurish conduct of police units like TID exposed before PCoI

Certain police units would directly call suspected ISIS sympathisers and inquire whether they had been radicalised or were members of the ISIS, former SIS Director and SDIG of Eastern Province, Nilantha Jayawardena, yesterday told the  Presid...

Fourth coal power unit at Norochcholai to save over Rs 27 bn annually


The fourth unit of the Lakvijaya Power Plant Complex in Norochcholai would annually save more than Rs. 27 billion, Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Chairman Vijitha Herath said, speaking on the sidelines of a press briefing yesterday at its Headquarters...

Hakeem launches ‘We Are a part, not apart: demystifying myths against Muslims of Sri Lanka’

SLMC Leader Rauff Hakeem launches his book, "We Are a Part, Not Apart: Demystifying Myths Against Muslims of Sri Lanka" today (31), at Golden Crown Hotel, Ampitiya, Kandy. The speakers at the launch include,...

Killing of leopards: Wildlife Dept. gets it wrong – researcher

The Department of Wildlife has warned upcountry estate management and officials to be extra cautious when it came to cat species, as particularly leopard and fishing cat deaths in increasing numbers were being reported there due to human actions.

Easter Sunday carnage: More on politicians’ involvement with terror organisations

The National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) had received the assistance of Ameer Ali in 2017 and the State Intelligence Service (SIS) had recommended that Kattankudy police should impartially and swiftly investigate the clash there between NTJ and Sunnath Wal J...

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