The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Lata Mangeshkar, aka the ‘Nightingale of India’, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a Mumbai hospital early Monday morning due to a chest infection, is in fast track to recovery.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna requests the Election Commission to prevent personal staff of the President and the cabinet of minister from being absorbed into the state service ahead of the election.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - National People’s Power presidential candidate opposes reformation of land laws proposed in the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Air India subsidiary Alliance Air to commence commercial flights between Jaffna International Airport and Chennai International Airport today. The flights connect Jaffna to India after a lapse of 41 years.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Lawyers say Rajapaksa has no barrier getting elected and being sworn in as the next Sri Lankan President.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Mannar Bishop vows to thwart attempts at a polls boycott on November 16, observing that a collective of North and Eastern Tamil political parties is urging voters not to vote for Sinhala Presidential candidates.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Jaffna University students’ council disapproves of TNA decision to back NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, on account of him not having responded to 13 demands made by a group of five North and East Tamil political parties.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Main opposition candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa from Wickremesinghe’s ruling United National Party (UNP) are in a close race ahead of the November 16 polls and both said they would appoint their own PMs if they win.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN ) - Senior SLFP MP Kumara Welgama said that true SLFPers would not support those who were  trying to destroy their party.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Muslim Personal Law Reforms Action Group calls for appointing female judges to Quazi courts following the example set by Sudan and Malaysia and introducing reforms to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act.