Saturday, January 31, 2015


Sri Lankan Air Lines Hostess Was Killed And Three Others Injured On An Accident In Doha

A Sri Lankan  Air Lines Air Hostess was killed and three other Sri Lankan Air Lines staff members,  two flight attendants and an Air  Hostess got injured when the vehicle they were traveled in on Desert Safari met with an accident in Doha,Qatar yesterday (30).

The Air Line Hostess that killed was identified as the Ms.Ammendra De Kauwe reside in Raddolugama ,Colombo.The injured Air Line Staff Members are reported as out of danger.There were six passengers including Ms.Kauwe onboard the Jeep at the time of the accident,

Friday, January 30, 2015

Most Senior Judge In The Supreme Court Sripavan Sworn In As New Chief Justice

The most senior judge in the Supreme Court K.Sripavan has sworn in as the new Chief Justice in Sri Lanka before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this evening.The New Chief Justice was appointed after the 43rd Chief Justice Dr.Mrs,Shirani Bandaranaike's has retired from the post yesterday almost one day after she was reinstated as the Chief Justice.

Chief Justice Sripavan was an old boy of Jaffna Hindu Collage.President Maithripala Sirisena was sworn in his post before him on 10th of January soon after elected as the new president of Sri Lanka.

Former Chief Justice Dr.Shirani Bandaranaike was given a grand farewell by lawyers and staff of the Hulftsdorf Court Complex yesterday as she retired from the post at the age of 56.

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Sri Lankans Applying For Dual Citizenship Here To Pay Rs.500,000 Fee-Finance Minister

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has yesterday (29) announced at Parliament during his presentation of the Interim Budget -2015, that all Sri Lankans who are applying for Dual Citizenship here should pay Rs.500,000 per individual request.All Sri Lankans living in selected countries can apply for the dual citizenship and it will be granted after due evaluation he has said.

Furthermore government has decided to make special provisions for Foreigners who are seeking resident status in Sri Lanka and in a position to invest US Dollars 10 Million in the country.The visa fee for such foreigners is fixed as Rs.2.5 million and all such applications need to be approved through the Defense Ministry.Those who are receiving the resident status need to renew their status for every 5 years the Finance Minister said.

People Have Received Benefits From The Interim Budget

*Salaries of the State Sector Employees Increased by Rs.10,000 

*Prices of 13 Essential Items to be reduced with immediate effect 

*Mahapola Scholarship Allowance  of University Students increased to Rs.5000

*Pensions of State Sector Employees increased by Rs.1000

 *Sri Lankan and Mihin Air Lines to be Merged

*Marriage Registration Fees reduced to Rs.1000 from Rs.5000

*Public Transportation Costs of Senior Citizens to be reduced by 50%

*Money allocated for activities of Presidential Secretariat To be Reduced

 are among the major proposals of the much awaited Interim Budget which was presented today(29) to the Parliament by Finance Minister of the new government Ravi Karaunanayake.

Under the Interim Budget  described  by many as a Peoples friendly Budget  the prices of 13 essential items are due to be reduced with immediate effect.They are  Prices of 400 grams of Milk Powder to be reduced by Rs.61,Sugar By Rs.10 per Killo,Wheet Flour by Rs.12.50 per Killo,Bread by Rs.6,Canned Fish by Rs.50,Coriander By Rs.46 to 20 per per Kilo,Chili  Powder by Rs.25 per Kilo,Sprats by Rs.26 per Kilo,LP Gas by Rs.300 per 12.5 KG (New price will be R.1500),Mung Been by Rs.40 per kilo,Maldive Fish by Rs.200 per Kilo,Turmeric by Rs.100 per kilo,Sustagen Milk Powder by Rs.100 per 400 grams.

The Salaries of the  state sector employees to be increased by Rs.10,000 (By Rs.5000 from February this year and by Rs.5000 from June)-Private Sector will be encouraged to increase the salaries of their employees by Rs.2500..

Among other proposals in the Interim Budget are as follows

*Imposing Rs.1000 Million Tax on Casinos
 *Reducing the Import Tax imposed on Vehicles with less than 1000cc Engine capacity,

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Sacked Chief Justice Dr.Shirani Bandaranaike Has Been Reinstated In The Post

Sri Lanka's 43rd Chief Justice Dr.Shirani Bandaranaike who has been removed from her post through  an illegal impeachment motion presented to the Parliament by previous government  has been reinstated today (28) by the President Maithripala Sirisena.Before Dr.Bandaranaike has reinstated as the Chief Justice  the previous Chief Justice Mohan Pieris has been removed by the President through a letter sent to him.


The lawyers attach to Bar Association Of Sri Lanka have been protested in front of Hulftsdorf Court Complex since this morning by demanding the Former Chief Justice Pieris to resign from his post.However as he was not responded positively to the requests of both lawyers and the government ,President Sirisena has intervened to the matter  and reinstated the sacked Chief Justice Dr.Shirani Bandaranaike in the post and informed her on that from a letter.President has  sent another letter  to the Mohan Pieris who was appointed illegally to the Chief Justice Post by stating that he has been removed from the post due to the illegal procedure adapted when appointing him.

After received the President's letter Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike has resumed her duties in her post this noon amidst greetings from lawyers who were gathered in front of Hulftsdorf Court Complex.

The Chief Justice has announced that she will be retired from her post tomorrow(29)..

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Group Of Lawyers Conducted A Protest Campaign At Hulftsdorf Court Complex

A group of lawyers attach to the Bar Association Of Sri Lanka were conducted a protest campaign infront of the Hulftsdorf Court Complex this morning demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Mohan Pieris.

The Lawyers of the Bar Association as well as the present government have demanding the C hief Justice continuously during past few weeks to step down from his post as his appointment proved as illegal. The former Attorney General Mohan Pieris has been appointed as the Sri Lankan Chief Justice by the previous government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksha after sacked former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike from the post.

It has been reported that the Chief Justice Pieris had requested from the government to offer him a diplomatic post in a foreign country as a condition to step down from his post.He has also charged for being attended Temple Treas in the eve of the Election Day on 08th of January where an alleged coup attempt was launched.

Attorney General To Appear Before Court Of Appeal On 05th Of Feberuary

The Attorney General was today(27) noticed to appear before Court Of Appeal on 05th of February regarding the Writ Application filed by the Propaganda Secretary of the leftist Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna(JVP) Vijitha Herath requesting the arrest of former Chief Arms Prosecutor Kumaran Pathmanathan allias KP.

The Court Of Appeal has decided to check the investigations  carried out so far  by the Army and the Police regarding the allegations level
ed against KP it has been reported.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Twenty Nine Foreign Diplomats Recalled -Fresh Appointments To Be Made

The Government has recalled around 29 Foreign  Diplomats who were political appointees  to  the country with immediate effect.According to the Ministry Of External Affairs most of these Diplomats are relatives and close associates who did not even meet required qualification to be in foreign service.

Even these diplomats not even aware of Sri Lankans lives in those countries and the problems they are facing and do not know even Diaspora  People it has been revealed.Some Diplomats served their appointments as foreign tours it has been reported.

Friday, January 23, 2015

CID Has Recorded A Statement From Chief Justice On The Alleged Coup Attempt

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has today (23) recorded a statement  from the Chief Justice Mohan Pieris over the alleged coup attempt  said to be involved by some leaders of the previous  government in the early morning of 09th of January during the releasing of elections results .

The Chief Justice who was asked by the current government to step down from his post has also charged  as present at the  Temple Trees that time when the coup attempt has taken place according to the complaint made by Foreign Minister Managala Samaraweera to the CID.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Government Leaders And Ministers To Avoid Purchasing New Vehicles

The new Cabinet Of Ministers have decided not to purchase any new vehicle this year for the use of President,Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers  the Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr.Rajitha Seneratne has said.

The Cabinet of the present government which meet last Wednesday (21) for the first time has decided this he has stated.The Ministers have decided to use the vehicles used by former Cabinet .

Private Bus Owners To Reduce Bus Fares

The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association has decided to reduce the Bus Fares by 7-8% with a minimum fare of Rs.8 according to the President of the Association Gamunu Wijerathne.The Private Bus Owners have decided to reduce the Bus Fares following the price reduction of fuel implemented by the Government .

This is the first time that the Bus Fares have been reduced since the year 2013.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

President Sirisena Has Reinstated The General Ranking Of Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka

President Maithripala Sirisena has today (21)instructed the authorities to drop all charges against the former Army Commander and the leader of Democratic Party Sarath Fonseka who has  guided Sri Lanka Armed Forces to the victory against LTTE Terrorism in 2009   and reinstate his  Army General Post.Former Army Commander General Fonseka  has lost all his Army Rankings and civic rights and was imprisoned by the former President Mahinda Rajapaksha  soon after the 2010 Presidential Elections as he has contested against former President.

General Fonseka is currently serving as the Adviser to the President Sirisena on National Security is likely to be appointed as either Minister Of Defense or the  Defense Secretary  according to the sources.His Parliamentary Seat which he has lost due to the false charges filed against him in military and civilian courts by the former regime too is scheduled to be given to him sources have added.

Private Bus Owners Association To Reduce Bus Fares

The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association has today announced that the Association has decided to reduce the bus fares in keeping with the latest fuel price reductions.The Bus Fare reductions will be made after calculation according to a formula the President of the Private Bus Owners Association Gamunu Wijeratne has said.

The Bus Fares have not been reduced during last year since it was increased in 2013.

Fuel Prices Reduced With Effect From Midninght Tonight

By keeping one of their Election Promises to provide relief measures  to the public  the Government has decided to reduce fuel prices with effect from midnight tonight.

According to the new price reduction of Fuel ,A liter of 92-Octane Petrol has to come down from Rs.150 to Rs.117 while a liter of 95-Octane Petrol has come down from Rs.158 to Rs.128.Lanka Auto Speed and Super Diesel which are selling  Rs.111 and Rs.138 per liter respectively scheduled to be reduced to Rs.95 and Rs.110 per liter.The price of Kerosene has come down from Rs.81 to Rs.65 per liter under the new price reduction.s

In addition to reduction of these fuel prices  Government is planning to bringing down the Gas Prices soon according to the government sources.

Meanwhile the Ministry Of Power and Energy has announced that a   price formula on fuel prices that will suit for the country's economy will be presented soon.

Government Expecting Chief Justice Pieris To Resign From His Post

The government is expecting the Chief Justice Mohan Pieris who was appointed illegally to the post according to the government lawyers ,will be resigned from his post with immediate effect.Chief Justice Pieris was appointed by Former President Mahinda Rajapaksha after sacking former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike from the post.

Mr.Pieris is scheduled to be meet Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinha to discuss on this  matter it has been reported.

A large number of lawyers have conducted a  Protest Campaign last week by urging the current Chief Justice to resign from his post.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Government To Pass Important Legislations During next Few Weeks Under 100 Day Programme

Under the 100 day Programme  government is expecting to pass Right To Information Legislation and National Medicinal Drug Policy along with new laws to grant more powers to the Auditor General it has been reported.The Parliament has meet today the first time since the recently concluded Presidential Elections on 08 th of January.

During the sessions today the new Prime Minister of the new all party government Ranil Wikramasinha has gained the support of the majority of the Parliamentary MP's and the speaker Chamal Rajapaksha has given a chance to continue in his post further.The President Maithripala Sirisena too has been Participated the Parliamentary Sessions by showing a new trend in Sri Lankan Politics although the Executive President is not responsible for the Parliament.

State Aviation Minister To Cancel The Licences Of All Duty Free Shops At The Air Port

The  Minister of State for Aviation Faizar Mustapha has today(20) ordered for the cancellation the licences of all Duty Free Shops situated at Katunayake Bandaranaike International Air Port which are said to be functioning under political influence since 2001.The Minister has requested the authorities to call fresh open tenders for these duty free shops.

These Duty Free Shops are not having proper licenses as all these years  they were supported by Politicians  according to the State Minister.

Monday, January 19, 2015


Selling Of Liquor In Sathosa Outlets To Be Prohibited

The selling of Liquor in all government owned Lak Sathosa Outlets island wide  will be prohibited with effect from this Wednesday(21) according to the Minister of Food Security Gamini Jayawikrama Perera.As in other Supermarkets Sathosa too selling liquor to the consumers up to now.

JVP MP Has Filed Writ Application To Arrest LTTE Leader KP

MP Vijitha Herath  of  leftist Janatha Wimkthi Peramuna Party  has today(19) filed a writ application in Appeals Court by requesting to issue an arrest order on the current leader and former chief  arms prosecutor of the LTTE KP allias Kumaran Pathmanathan and to commence judicial proceeding against him.

The petitioner MP Herath has sought an order of mandamus directing the Inspector General Of Police ,The Defense Secretary and the Army Commander to take necessary legal action against the KP.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Minor Tremor Has Occurred In Hambanthota District

A minor tremor measuring around 2 in Richter Scale has been occurred at Kirinda In Tissmaharama(Hambanthota District) early this morning.According to the Geological And Mines Bureau the exact location where the tremor has occurred still not identified and a study has already underway to identify the exact tremor location .

Travel Restrictions Imposed On Foreigners To North And East Has Been Removed

The Travel Restrictions  imposed on Foreigners when travelling North And Eastern Provinces has been removed under the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena the Defense Ministry has announced today(17).This decision has been taken by the President at the first ever National Security Council meeting of the current government headed by him according to the Director Of Defense Ministry's Media Center Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasuriya .

This decision has been taken while considering the peaceful environment prevails in the country he has said.

Previous Government has imposed travel restrictions to foreign passport holders when travelling North And Eastern Provinces and under this such passport holders should get approval form the government prior to travelling those provinces.However transportation of explosive goods, Weapons,Telescopes,and Special Costumes to those provinces will be prohibited according to the Brigadier Waniigasuriya.

Friday, January 16, 2015

President Sirisena Has Appointed As The New Party Chairman Of Sri Lanka Freedom Party

The central committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) has today (16) unanimously  decided to appoint current president Maithripala Sirisena as the new party chairman.The Committee which meat this morning at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute,Colombo -07 has taken this decision.

President Sirisena was the former secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and he has contested from the National Democratic Front(NDF) lead by main opposition parties in the recently concluded presidential elections in the country.

Earlier former President Mahinda Rajapaksha has also agreed to hand over the chairmanship of the party to current President in view of avoiding a split withing the party.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

JVP MP Has Recovered Key Documents Belongs To Two Ministries Which Planned To Throw Away

Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna MP Sunil Handunetti has today (15)  recovered a large number of key documents related to the Ministries Of Highways and Ministry Of Housing And Construction that set to throw away by some officials of the " Sethsiripaya" Building in Battaramulla where some ministries have been located it has been reported.Among the documents that  MP Handunetti has found are documents pertaining to carpeting of roads under "Maga Naguma"  programme.

MP Handunetti went  to "Sethsiripya"building  on a tip he has received that these documents are plan  to be throw away.He has requested the government to conduct an immediate inquiry on the matter and requested Police Protection for the documents. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Foreign Minister Has Complained To The CID On The Attempted Conspiracy To Suspend Presidential Election Results By Previous Regime

The Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has this evening has complained to the Criminal Investigations Department(CID) on an attempted conspiracy taken place at Temple Trees to suspend the results of Presidential Elections held last Thursday(08) and enforce state of emergency in the country by the former President and the Defense Secretary .

Minister Samaraweera has handed over all the details regarding the failed conspiracy to the CID and also gave a statement in this regard it has been reported.Due to the refusal of carrying out the conspiracy by the Inspector General Of Police,Army Commander and Attorney General the plan was unsuccessful Minister has stated.The former President Mahinda Rajapaksha,Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksha with several other government officials have planned to launch this conspiracy on the wee hours of Last Friday(09) Minister Samaraweera has stressed.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna MP'S Have Filed Bribery Charges Against Former President Rajapksha's Family And Officials

The leftist Party Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna( Peoples Liberation Front) has today(13) complained and filed  Bribery and Corruption  Charges before Bribery Or Corruption Commission against 12 Politicians and Government Officials including Former President Mahinda Rajapaksha,His brothers MP Basil Rajapaksha ,Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksha and son MP Namal Rajapaksha  on alleged financial frauds committed by them.

A group of Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna MP'S including Sunil Handunneththi and Wijitha Hearath have been participated on this occasion to file these bribery and corruption charges against the officials of former government.Former Internal trade Minister Johnston Fernando,Former Ports Minsiter Rohitha Abeygunawardena ,Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivad Cabral,Tourist Board Chairman Senanke Guanratna are among the other respondents for these allegations.

Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna MP'S have urged the Bribery And Corruption Commission Officials to conduct an unbiased inquiry on the allegations against those officials and bring those who are responsible for justice .

Monday, January 12, 2015

His Holiness Pope Francis Has Arrived Sri Lanka

His holiness Pope Francis has began his six day tour to Asia from Sri Lanka today as he arrived Katunayake ,Bandaraniake International Air Port this morning.Pope Francis will be stayed in Sri Lanka till this Thursday(15) and he is due to attend a special mass at Galle Face Green on Tomorrow(14) morning and another special mass at Madhu Shrine.

A large crowd has seen in streets of Colombo to greet his holiness the Pope.This is the third time that a Pope visited Sri Lanka.

Pope Francis was greeted by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on his arrival today and Pope is due to meet the President again this evening at President's House in Colombo.


New Cabinet Has Sworn In

The new Cabinet Ministers of the newly formed  Government   numbering 27 Ministers have been sworn in before the  President Maitripala Sirisena this evening at the Presidential Secretariat.In addition  10 State Ministers and 8 Deputy Ministers were also sworn in before the President.

In the new Cabinet ,Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinha has sworn in as the Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Development while Dr.Rajitha Senaratne ,Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Ravi Karaunanayake have been sworn in as Ministers Of Health and Indigenous Medicine,Education and Finance respectively.

The list of Cabinet Ministers are as follows.

1.    Ranil Wickremesinghe- Policy Planning and Economic Development
2.    John Amaratunga – Public Security, Christian Religious Affairs and Disaster Management
3.    Gamini Jayawickrama Perera - Food Security
4.    Karu Jayasuriya –Public Administration, Democratic Rule and Buddha Sasana
5.    Rajitha Senaratne - Health and Indigenous Medicine
6.    Joseph Michael Perera - Home Affairs
7.    Mangala Samaraweera - Foreign Affairs
8.    Lakshman Kiriella- Plantation Industries
9.    Rauf Hakeem - Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage
10.  Champika Ranawaka - Power and Energy
11.   Duminda Dissanayaka - Irrigation
12.   Mohamed Kabir Hasim - Highways and Investment Promotion
13.   M.K.D.S. Gunawardana - Lands  
14.   Sajith Premadasa - Housing and Samurdhi
15.   Gayantha Karunatilleke - Media
16.   Navin Dissanayaka - Tourism
17.   Ravi Karunanayake - Finance
18.   Wijedasa Rajapakshe - Justice
19.   Arjuna Ranatunga - Ports and Shipping
20.   D.M. Swaminathan - Resettlement, Reconstruction and Hindu Religious Affairs
21.   Thalatha Athukorala - Foreign Employment
22.   Ranjith Maddumabandara – Internal Transport
23.   P. Harrison - Social Services and Welfare
24.   Chandrani Bandara – Women’s Affairs
25.   Rishad Bathiudeen – Industry and Commerce
26.   Akila Viraj Kariyawasam – Education
27.   P. Digambaram – Estate Infrastructure Development

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sri Lanka Freedom Party Has Divided In To Two Factions Over The Party Leadership Issue

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) which both the current President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksha representing has divided today in to two factions over the issue of appointing the new president of the party .

During the General Assembly held this evening  more then 20 members out of the 42 member general assembly have decided to give the presidency to the current President Sirisena who was also the former secretary to the party while other members wanted former President Mahinda Rajapaksha to be appointed to the post.

Under the party constitution the if a member of the party has elected as the country's president he or she should automatically becomes the party president.If the candidate has loose the elections he or she will loose the party presidency also.

However a group of more than 20 SLFP members have announced that the current president sirisena has been elected as the new president of the party while the secretary of the SLFP Anura Priyadarshana Yapa has announced that the general assembly of the party has elected former president Rajapaksha as  president of the party.Sri Lanka Freedom Party was formed by former Sri Lankan Premier Late S.W.R.D Bandaranaike.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

LTTE'S Chief Arms Prosecutor KP May Have Fled The Country-Government

The Chief Arms Prosecutor and current leader of the LTTE ,Kumaran Pathamantahan alias KP has may have fled the country  the New Government has announced .Addressing the media in Colombo MP Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has said that KP who is a criminal wanted by India in connection with the assassination of their former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi might be escaped through the VIP Lounge of Katunayake ,BAndaranaike International Air Port .

The government has been launched an investigation on KP  MP Senaratne has further said.KP was arrested and brought down from Malaysia by the former president Rajapakhe's Administration and he was in under government's protection till the Presidential Elections.

Meanwhile it has been reported that the Police Intelligence Officers have informed Air Port Authorities to be in alert on two powerful politicians and  a Criminal  who will trying to escape through VIP lounge in wake of the defeat of Former President Mahinda Rajapakshe.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Heads Of Three Key Institutes In The Country Tendered Their Resignations

Soon after the new President Maithrpala Sirisena has assumed his duties in his post heads of the  three key Local Institutions including the Governor Of the Central Bank  have  resigned from their posts with immediate effect.

According to the sources the Governor Of The Central Bank Ajith Nivad Cabraal ,the Chairman Of the Sri Lanka Securities And Exchange Commission Dr.Nalake Godahewa and the Chairman Of Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC (Formerly Appolo Hospitals)and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksha have   tendered their resignations.

Meanwhile MP Dr.Harsh De Silva has told the media that the former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivad Cabral should answer to the nation on few deals and why manipulating figures of National Economy and Stock Exchange during recent years.

Maithripala Sirisena Has Sworn In As The New President

Mr.Maithripala Sirisena has sworn in as the new Sri Lankan Executive President this evening at the Independence Square,Colombo-07 amidst a large gathering .The new President has took oath on his Post before the most senior Judge in the Supreme Court Justice K.Sripavan .

After President has sworn in the main opposition leader and the leader of the United National Party Ranil Wikramasinha has sworn in as the new Prime Minister before the new President .

After the  swear in Ceremony the new president has addressed the nation and stated  that he will implement the one hundred day plan presented through  his election manifesto on abolishing the executive presidency and restore Parliamentary governing system in the country.He has also assured that he will not contesting a Presidential Election in future .

A large gathering including politicians ,religious clergy and people were present on this occasion.

Final Results Of The Presidential Elections 2015

The Newly President Elect Maithripala Sirisena has received 51.28% of the total number of votes casted in Yesterday's Presidential Elections with total number of 6,217,162 votes while his main contender former President Mahinda Rajapksha has been received 47.58% of the votes with 5,768,090 votes according to the final results.

A total number of 19 candidates including 2 independent candidates have been contested in this Presidential Elections and other 17 candidates had received 138,201 votes which was 1.14% of the total number of votes casted.

President Elect To Be Sworn In This Evening

The newly President Elect Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to be sworn in as the Ninth Executive President in Democratic Socialist Republic Of  Sri Lanka this evening.The President Elect who hailed from Polonnaruwa District of North Central Province has been officially declared as the new president by the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya this noon.

At a function held at the Election Secretariat at Rajagiriya attended by all the Presidential Candidates contested in Presidential Elections held yesterday(08).this noon soon after the conclusion of issuing election results the Elections Commissioner has said that Mr.Sirisena is the new president elect as he has received 51.28% of the total number of votes casted in yesterday's election.

Other main contender the former President Mahinda Rajapksha has received 47.58% of the total number of votes.However the former president did not attend  the function held at the Elections Secretariat to announce the newly President Elect.

Meanwhile it has been reported that the President Elect Maithripala Sirisena will not be sworn in before the Chief Justice Mohan Pieris but will sworn in before a senior judge in Supreme Court.
According to the article 32(1) of the  current  Constitution the newly elected President should be sworn in before the Chief Justice or any judge of  the Supreme Court.Almost all the  opposition parties in the country are against the sacking of former Chief Justice Dr.Mrs.Shirani Bandaranaike on false charges by the administration of Former President Rajapaksha and appointing the present Chief Justice Mohan Pieirs.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksha Accepted His Defeat And Left From The Official Residence

The former President Mahinda Rajapaksha has accepted his defeat in the Presidential Elections and left from his official residence Temple Trees early this morning it has been reported.The former President who was received around 47% of the votes so far declared, had left the official residence after a brief discussion held with the Opposition Leader Ranil Wikramsinha .

Former President has congratulated the New President Elect Maithripala Sirisena through the phone before he left and paved the way for smooth transition of power.

Common Opposition Candidate Maithripala Sirisena Has Been Elected As The New Sri Lankan President

The Common Opposition Candidate representing the National Democratic Front (NDF) Maithripla Sirisena has received the majority of the votes castes in yesterday's Presidential Elections and elected as the new President of Sri Lanka .According to the results issued so far the Former Health Minister and the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has been received more then 50% of the votes while the former President Mahinda Rajapaksha has been received around 47% of the votes.

Mr.Sirisena has became  the first Sri Lankan Executive President  elected from the North Central Province.

Voting Of The Seventh Presidential Election Has Been Concluded

The voting of  the seventh Presidential Election has been concluded at 4 p.m this evening and the counting has already began after the receiving of ballot boxes to the  1109 main  counting centers situated  in 44 areas island wide according to the Elections Secretariat .

The voting has been concluded in peaceful manner without reporting a major incident and in  many districts had a 70% to 75% voter turnout the secretariet ha announced.In  few  districts the voter turnout exceeds 80% after many years it has been reported.

According to the Elections Secretariat Voter Turnout of the Districts of Kandy(75%)
,Matale(75%),Galle(79%),Ratnapura(84%),Kegalle(70-75%),Nuwara Eliya(80%),Kalutara(70%),Matara(76%).

The  voters numbering 1,50,44,490 have been eligible to vote in this election where 19 candidates have been contested.The counting of postal votes are taking place in 303 centers island wide.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Voting Of The Seventh Presidential Elections In The Country Commenced

Around 1.5 million Sri Lankan voters are eligible to cast their vote in the Seventh Presidential Elections began 7 a.m today(08) .The voters are to cast their votes at 12,314 polling stations situated throughout the island from 7 a.m to 4 p.m today  the Elections Secretariat has announced.

A total of 1,50,44,490 voters are eligible to cast their votes during this election where 19 candidates including two independent candidates are contesting .Current President  Mahinda Rajapaksha and former Health Minister of this government and former general secretary  of the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party Maithripala Sirisena who is the common presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front formed by main opposition parties in the country are the main contenders in this election.

Around 71,000 Police Personal are deployed at polling stations situated island wide to provide security.

As the current President Mahinda Rajapaksha has requested the elections commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya on 20th of november 2014  to conduct a presidential elections  elections commissioner has called nominations for the elections on 08th of December where 17 political parties and 2 independent groups were handed over nominations of their candidates.

The Postal Voting was conducted late December and last week for the public sector employees who were applied for postal votes.

According to the Elections Secretariat the first elections result is due to be released early tomorrow(09) and the final result by tomorrow evening.

The Elections Commissioner has decided to stop counting the votes of those polling stations facing threats of groups and politicians with immediate effect.

Fifty Five member International Political Observers Panel is currently also here to monitor this presidential Elections.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Maldives To Handover The Sri Lankan Prisoners In Custody To Sri Lanka

The Government of Maldives has decided to handover all 15 Sri Lankan Nationals currently serving in prison sentences in Maldives to Sri Lankan Government the Foreign Ministry has announced.These prisoners are due to handover as a goodwill gesture the Ministry has said.


All Island Curfew Schedule To Be Changed From Tomorrow(06)

Government has amended  the current curfew schedule implemented in the country daily from tomorrow (06)according to the President's ...