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Murali throws his weight behind Wimal’s polls campaign

Murali throws his weight behind Wimal’s polls campaign

Cricketing legend Muttiah Muralitharan is backing Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s campaign for the Parliamentary election.

Weerawansa’s media unit said that Muralitharan had organised a meeting between Read more…

‘Govt. must decide on fate of election within 72 hrs’

‘Govt. must decide on fate of election within 72 hrs’

The United National Party says the government must reach a decision within the next 72 hours whether the General Election is being postponed.

National Organiser Read more…

Japan to provide Rs.340 Mn grant to boost anti-narcotic ops

Japan to provide Rs.340 Mn grant to boost anti-narcotic ops

Japan has agreed to provide Rs.340 Million as a grant to strengthen Sri Lanka’s anti-narcotic operations.

The prevalence of drug-related activities in Sri Lanka has Read more…

First day of postal voting ends without serious incidents

First day of postal voting ends without serious incidents

The first day of postal voting for the General Election 2020 has concluded without any serious incident.

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) said Read more…

EC Chairman says General election will be held as scheduled

EC Chairman says General election will be held as scheduled

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya on Sunday said the August 5 General Election would not be postponed.

“There is no need to postpone the election,” Read more…

UN Special Rapporteur raises concerns on Sri Lanka ahead of polls
11 Jul
2020
Written by TELO Admin

UN Special Rapporteur raises concerns on Sri Lanka ahead of polls »

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément N. Voule has raised concerns on Sri Lanka ahead Read more…

Increased vulnerability due to resurgence of COVID-19: SLMA
11 Jul
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Increased vulnerability due to resurgence of COVID-19: SLMA »

The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) criticised the government for relaxing health and travel restrictions at public gatherings, public transport and recreational activities, increasing the Read more…

Nearly 400,000 unemployed due to COVID-19
11 Jul
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Nearly 400,000 unemployed due to COVID-19 »

A survey by the Department of Labor has revealed that 382,537 workers in private sector firms have lost their jobs due to the spread of Read more…

Portion of earnings went to Zaharan – SSP Senaratne
11 Jul
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Portion of earnings went to Zaharan – SSP Senaratne »

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has revealed a portion of the money earned from the Wellampitiya Copper Factory was given to the mastermind of the Read more…

Remembering Nagalingam Sanmugathasan, Sri Lanka’s first and only hardline communist By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham/newsin.asia
10 Jul
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Remembering Nagalingam Sanmugathasan, Sri Lanka’s first and only hardline communist By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham/newsin.asia »

Many of Sri Lanka’s Leftist leaders began their political life in the early part of the last century with the laudable intention of bringing about Read more…

Sri Lanka ‘assures’ India on Colombo Port project despite opposition pressure ahead of polls -The Print
10 Jul
2020
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Sri Lanka ‘assures’ India on Colombo Port project despite opposition pressure ahead of polls -The Print »

Sri Lanka has “assured” India that the high-profile Colombo Port project will remain with New Delhi despite opposition pressure to review the $500-million deal, ThePrint Read more…

Democracy Threatened: Impunity, Political Patronage & Rollback Of Devolution By Ratnajeevan H. Hoole
10 Jul
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Democracy Threatened: Impunity, Political Patronage & Rollback Of Devolution By Ratnajeevan H. Hoole »

R. Sasilan: Assistant Commissioner of Elections

Today we are opening new living quarters for our Election Commission’s man-in-charge in Batticaloa. I am so glad because Read more…

Talks between India and Sri Lanka for debt relief sees progress
10 Jul
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Talks between India and Sri Lanka for debt relief sees progress »

India said it was holding talks with Sri Lanka over its request for postponement of repayment of debt. “The matter has progressed and technical level Read more…

Tiran Alles and three others acquitted from RADA case
10 Jul
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Tiran Alles and three others acquitted from RADA case »

Former Chairman of Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA) Tiran Alles and the three other defendants were acquitted from the Rs. 200 million fraud case today.

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UNP to release election manifesto next week
10 Jul
2020
Written by TELO Admin

UNP to release election manifesto next week »

The United National Party (UNP) will release its manifesto for the upcoming general election next week.

The United National Party’s Policy Declaration will cover issues Read more…