The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Former Northern Province Chief Minister Wigneswaran says no Tamil with a sense of dignity would vote for SLPP presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Storing paddy inside the buildings at the Mattala Airport had caused damages estimated at around USD 28,239. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Five-member Supreme Court bench to take up President’s request for an apex court determination on holding the Provincial Council election under the previous electoral system.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Attorney General orders Acting IGP to expedite investigations into the killing of former Editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunga and a host of other abductions and disappearance that took place during the war.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - UPFA General Secretary appreciates Gotabaya Rajapaksa being nonpartisan candidate while Anuradhapura District MP lambastes SLFPers who recently switched allegiance to the Joint Opposition.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Prime Minister accuses Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and his brother, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa of acting in their own interest.

COLOMBO ( The Island /ANN ) - The ruling United National Party's (UNP) Presidential candidate would be announced after following due procedure within the party, says the Chief of Staff at the Prime Ministers office and Minister of Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Jaffna based animal rights activists protest against culling of stray dogs by Jaffna Municipal Council, despite repeated requests to put an end to the programme.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – During Pakistani Independence Day event in Colombo, High Commissioner Maj. Gen. (R) Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat criticises India for attempting to change the demographic structure of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Finance Ministry has allowed the private sector to import luxury buses while stymieing the Sri Lanka Transport Board’s moves to add luxury buses to its fleet.