REGISTRATION OF NEW MOTOR VEHICLES DECREASES

Central Bank says that the number of new vehicle registrations during 2017 decreased by 8.4 percent to 451,653, following a decline of 26.2 percent in the previous year. The decline was mainly witnessed in three-wheelers, dual-purpose vehicles and motor cars, while the registration of buses and goods transport vehicles increased during the year. The reduction in motor vehicle registration during the year co ...

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KATUNAYAKE – COLOMBO PRIVATE BUSES BEGUN A STRIKE!

The private bus operators plying between Katunayake and Colombo on the 187 route have begun a strike. The President of Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association Gamunu Wijeratne said a clash between drivers of AC buses and normal buses which occurred yesterday (May 01) is the reason for this strike. ...

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Visa Suspended For Tourists From Myanmar

The government has decided to suspend issuing visas for tourists from Myanmar following fears that Rohingya Muslims may attempt to enter Sri Lanka to seek refuge. Minister of Internal Affairs S. B. Navinna told The Sunday Leaderthat the decision to suspend issuing visas to Myanmar nationals was taken as a result of the crisis in that country. He said that Rohingya Muslims may visit Sri Lanka as tourists and ...

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Mahinda to field Omar Kamil to Colombo – UNP likely to ask for it?

Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa will field former mayor and special municipal commissioner Omar Kamil as his candidate for the Colombo municipal council at the upcoming local government elections, according to reports reaching Lanka News Web. Discussions have taken place to field him under Mahinda’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (flower bud symbol), but president Maithripala Sirisena has agreed that he should ...

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JOINT OPPOSITION TO FIELD A COMMON CANDIDATE

The Joint Opposition says that it will field a common candidate for the Presidential election in 2020. MP Prasanna Ranatunga stated this to the media after visiting NFF leader MP Wimal Weerawansa who is currently in remand prison. Meanwhile, a group of members of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna led by its leader MP Dinesh Gunawardana also visited MP Weerawansa at Welikada prison today. After a visit to Weerawansa, ...

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Peacock Mansion Famed ASP Liyanage Appointed As Ambassador To Qatar

Politician turned businessman, A.S.P. Liyanage  has been appointed as the ambassador to Qatar, by President Maithripala Sirisena. He has been appointed as the ambassador since December 31 Sri Lanka Labour Party leader and millionaire entrepreneur A.S.P. Liyanage was sommened by Commission to investigate on Bribery or Corruption(BC) in connection with his offer to hand over Rs.730 million worth Peacock Mansi ...

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A POLICE CONSTABLE ASSAULTED AND MURDERED

A police constable was murdered in Kuliyapitiya , koshena area this morning. It was revealed that the 53 year old constable was murdered after attacking with a club. It was further revealed that a family dispute had led to the tragic incident and the main suspect was arrested by the police. ...

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Fireworks In Cabinet: Mahinda Asks Hakeem To Decide On His Future With The Govt

It is reported that President Mahinda Rajapaksa lashed out at Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauf Hakeem at the recent Cabinet meeting demanding that he and his party decides whether they would wish to remain within the government. The President’s wrath has been incurred by what is widely speculated to be a document that was given by some SLMC members to UN Human Rights Council chief Navi Pillay du ...

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