The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Solar Industries Association accuses Power Ministry of attempting to manipulate solar power industry, demanding plant owners make USD 172,000 deposit, per megawatt of energy generated.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - From tomorrow air quality will deteriorate to unhealthy levels in the metropolis, particularly bad news for sensitive persons such as asthma patients.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Two female de-miners who sustained serious injuries in an accidental explosion during a de-mining operation in Muhamalai admitted to Jaffna Hospital.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Top SLFP official, former General Secretary cautioned against failing to address genuine youth grievances, in attempt to make coalitions to secure power. Points out lack of efficient strategy to attract youth to polling stations.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - SLFP official says President would under no circumstance swear in those elected on the UPFA ticket at the last parliamentary election, as ministers in the UNP government, denies the possibility of forming national government.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Megapolis and Western Development Minister cautions, 15.8 million would vote at the next presidential election and winning candidate would have to obtain between 6.5 to 7 million to secure victory, a scenario former president failed to grasp.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Colombo Archbishop expresses sorrow over Notre Dame fire. Says French people have a good understanding about the devotion and faith of the Catholics of Sri Lanka.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - CID arrests six persons including uncle and cousin of Dubai-based Sri Lankan gangster Makandure Madush, on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Eelam People’s Democratic party leader says should not be deprived of right to be Opposition member of the Constitutional Council. Says CC should be fair by all lawmakers regardless of political party.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Two persons, including a lawyer, arrested with narcotic known as ‘ice’, later granted bail by the Fort Magistrate, in view of the amount recovered. Bar Association of Sri Lanka to be informed.