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Cabinet agrees to change Divi Neguma to Samurdhi

Cabinet agrees to change Divi Neguma to Samurdhi

The Cabinet of Ministers has agreed to change the Divi Neguma Development Department to Samurdhi Department, co-cabinet spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne said. MORE..

December 17, 2015  12:01 pm|

Estate workers to get loans for Deepavali

Estate workers to get loans for Deepavali

The government will provide a loan of Rs 3,500 for estate workers for the Deepavali festival in addition to the Rs 6,500 salary advance, Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake says. MORE..

November 6, 2015  07:50 pm|

Anura hospitalised following a brief illness

Anura hospitalised following a brief illness

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake has been admitted to the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital following a brief illness, the hospital Director said. MORE...

November 2, 2015  11:48 am|

Vavuniya DIG case: President requests report on missing cop

Vavuniya DIG case: President requests report on missing cop

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a directive to the IGP to expedite the investigation in connection with the disappearance case of a police Sergeant who was a witness in the case in which several top cops including a DIG are suspected of allegedly involved in a treasure hunting incident in Vavuniya. MORE...

October 20, 2015  06:06 pm|

Ex-DIG, Chief Inspector further remanded

Ex-DIG, Chief Inspector further remanded

Former Vavuniya DIG U.K. Dissanayake and a Chief Inspector who were arrested in connection with an incident of illegal excavations carried out in the Kudakachchakodiya area have been further remanded until October 21 by the Vavuniya Magistrates Court today (07). MORE...

October 7, 2015  02:10 pm|

Ex-Vavuniya DIG further remanded

Ex-Vavuniya DIG further remanded

Former Vavuniya DIG U.K. Dissanayake, who was arrested in connection with an incident of illegal excavations carried out in the Kudakachchakodiya area, has been further remanded until October 07 by the Vavuniya Magistrates Court. MORE..

September 30, 2015  02:58 pm|

Anura proposed for the post of Chief Opposition Whip

Anura proposed for the post of Chief Opposition Whip

The name of JVP Leader and Colombo District MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake has been proposed for the post of Chief Opposition Whip, a source said. MORE..

September 3, 2015  02:40 pm|

Cases against Anura Yapa and Susil withdrawn

Cases against Anura Yapa and Susil withdrawn

The court cases filed against Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Susil Premajayantha have been withdrawn by Duminda Dissanayake and Prof. Vishwa Warnapala. MORE..

August 28, 2015  10:23 am|

Welgama, Pavithra and SM sacked from UPFA ExCo

Welgama, Pavithra and SM sacked from UPFA ExCo

Former MP Kumara Welgama says that he has received letters from the General Secretaries of the SLFP and UPFA notifying of his removal from the UPFA Executive Committee. MORE..

August 21, 2015  03:12 pm|

Ravi Jayawardena to assume duties as SLRC chairman?

Ravi Jayawardena to assume duties as SLRC chairman?

Ravi Jayawardena, who is a Director and Current Affairs head of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), will likely be appointed as the new Chairman of the Corporation, a source told Ada Derana. MORE...

August 3, 2015  01:18 pm|

UPDATE: One dead, 4 injured after van runs over Dumindas supporters

UPDATE: One dead, 4 injured after van runs over Dumindas supporters

One person died while another 4 were wounded, 2 critically, when a van driven by a police officer ran over a group of political party supporters in Rambewa, Anuradhapura. MORE..

August 1, 2015  03:00 pm|

Somaratne Dissanayake resigns as Rupavahini Chairman

Somaratne Dissanayake resigns as Rupavahini Chairman

The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), Dr Somaratne Dissanayake, says that he is resigning from his position with effect from August 03, due to personal reasons. MORE..

July 30, 2015  04:47 pm|

Another split looms in SLFP?

Another split looms in SLFP?

A group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members including several Ministers are preparing to contest the upcoming General Election separately and not from the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), political sources told Ada Derana. MORE..

July 10, 2015  07:51 pm|

SLFP will suffer absolute defeat if Mahinda contests - SB

SLFP will suffer absolute defeat if Mahinda contests - SB

Minister of Rural Economic Affairs S.B. Dissanayake says that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would suffer an absolute defeat if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa contests the upcoming General Election. MORE..

June 24, 2015  02:33 pm|

Sri Lanka Cricket sack three officials over sex bribe scandal

Sri Lanka Cricket sack three officials over sex bribe scandal

Sri Lankan crickets governing body on Wednesday announced the sacking of three officials after allegations that members of the womens national team were asked to perform sexual favours to keep their places. MORE..

May 28, 2015  09:28 am|

JVP to boycott National Executive Council

JVP to boycott National Executive Council

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that it would no longer participate in the National Executive Council. MORE..

May 26, 2015  09:14 am|

Womens cricket sex scandal: Probe finds evidence of sexual harassment

Womens cricket sex scandal: Probe finds evidence of sexual harassment

The committee appointed to investigate the Sri Lanka Womens Cricket sex scandal has found evidence of sexual harassment by members of the womens management team, the Sports Ministry said today. MORE..

May 21, 2015  03:31 pm|

Womens cricket sex scandal: Report handed over to Minister

Womens cricket sex scandal: Report handed over to Minister

The committee appointed to probe shocking allegations of the Sri Lanka womens team management and national selectors seeking sexual bribes from players, today submitted its report to the Minister of Sports. MORE..

May 20, 2015  03:01 pm|

Muslim Council writes to JVP over resettlement comments

Muslim Council writes to JVP over resettlement comments

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka today wrote to the JVP to raise its concern over comments made on the resettlement of Muslim IDPs. MORE...

May 15, 2015  04:19 pm|

SLC election in January 2016 - Sports Minister

SLC election in January 2016 - Sports Minister

The elections for the Sri Lanka Cricket Board will be held prior to January 2016, says Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake. MORE..

May 12, 2015  09:02 pm|

Mutual understanding the key to pass 20A: JVP

Mutual understanding the key to pass 20A: JVP

The President has vowed to dissolve Parliament, if fails to reach a final agreement on the 20th Amendment at the tomorrows All Party Leaders (APL) meeting, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said. MORE...

May 10, 2015  01:17 pm|

Sri Lanka to partner with Kerala in tourism sector

Sri Lanka to partner with Kerala in tourism sector

Sri Lanka has expressed interest in joining hands with Kerala Tourism for developing tourism circuits and joint promotions. MORE..

April 25, 2015  02:46 pm|

ICC to seek explanation from Navin

ICC to seek explanation from Navin

The International Cricket Council (ICC) says that it will seek a full and proper explanation from the Sports Minister of Sri Lanka, Navin Dissanayake regarding the governments recent intervention in Sri Lanka Cricket. MORE..

April 16, 2015  07:03 pm|

Somawansa resigns from JVP to form new party

Somawansa resigns from JVP to form new party

Former Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amarasinghe today said that he will resign from the JVP and form a new party. MORE..

April 16, 2015  05:07 pm|

Rohitha Abeygunawardena sacked from SLFP central committee

Rohitha Abeygunawardena sacked from SLFP central committee

Former Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena has also been removed from the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE..

April 16, 2015  11:00 am|

Sacking of Central Committee members not unlawful: SLFP

Sacking of Central Committee members not unlawful: SLFP

The removal of four members from the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is not a violation of partys constitution, a party source said. MORE...

April 13, 2015  09:35 am|

Dissanayake to step down as SLFP Ampara organiser

Dissanayake to step down as SLFP Ampara organiser

Former Provincial Councilor Wimalaweera Dissanayake on Sunday (12) asserted that he will step down from his post as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party organiser for Ampara electoral district in protest over partys conclusion to sack several members attached to its central committee. MORE...

April 12, 2015  04:29 pm|

Several SLFP central committee members sacked

Several SLFP central committee members sacked

Several more UPFA Parliamentarians say they have been removed from the central committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE..

April 11, 2015  09:19 pm|

I am always available if SLC needs me Jayasuriya

I am always available if SLC needs me  Jayasuriya

Former captain Sanath Jayasuriya, who resigned as Sri Lankas chief cricket selector, said he was bowing out to give the new SLC management an opportunity to appoint a new selection panel but did not rule out a comeback. MORE..

April 3, 2015  03:29 pm|

Sanath Jayasuriya resigns as Sri Lankas chief selector

Sanath Jayasuriya resigns as Sri Lankas chief selector

Chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket Selection Committee, Sanath Jayasuriya says that he has resigned from his post. MORE..

April 3, 2015  07:53 am|

Mahela to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka

Mahela to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to take over a role with the countrys cricket administration to develop the infrastructure of the local game at the feeder level. MORE...

April 1, 2015  07:20 am|

Modi encouraged separatism, says NFF

Modi encouraged separatism, says NFF

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged separatism during his visit to Sri Lanka, thus effort of countrys war heroes whose lives were sacrificed to combat terrorism and stabilise the nation will go to waste soon, the National Freedom Front (NFF) said on Thursday (19). MORE...

March 19, 2015  05:52 pm|

Gotabayas passport impounded over floating armoury case

Gotabayas passport impounded over floating armoury case

The Galle Magistrates Court on Monday (9) issued a directive to the Department of Immigration and Emigration to temporarily impound the passports of four persons including ex-Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and former Navy Commander Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake. MORE...

March 9, 2015  12:50 pm|

New members appointed to National Sports Council

New members appointed to National Sports Council

Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake has appointed Members of the National Sports Council to advise him on matters pertaining to development of sports for a period of three years. MORE..

March 4, 2015  01:49 pm|

Minister to order probe into match-fixing incident

Minister to order probe into match-fixing incident

Sports minister Navin Dissanayake has been urged to order a probe into a match-fixing incident involving an Indian player during the Asia Cup tournament held in the country in June 2010. MORE...

February 26, 2015  06:23 pm|

Minister Dissanayake vows actions against absent officials

Minister Dissanayake vows actions against absent officials

Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake has said that stern action will be taken against some key officials who did not attend a meeting between the Minister of Sports and the Heads of the National Sports Associations which was held this afternoon (25) at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Auditorium. MORE...

February 25, 2015  06:38 pm|

SLC to hold election on April 30

SLC to hold election on April 30

The election of new office bearers of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to be held on April 30, SLC said. MORE..

February 18, 2015  08:07 pm|

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