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The Excellency’s collapse unearths unauthorised constructions aplenty

(21.05.2017 – sundaytimes.lk) ‘His Excellency’ allegedly absconds while victims’ next-of-kin search for missing and answers With heavy rains hampering the Tri-forces’ search for survivors on Friday (19) among the rubble of the illegally built five storeyed building in Wellawatta which collapsed, agitated next-of-kin of missing persons were searching for the owner and management, demanding answers. …

The ‘Electricity power Mafia’

(19.03.2016 – From lankaenews.com) An independent group of engineers of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has in a letter addressed to prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe given details of an electricity  Power Mafia within the CEB. A copy of that  letter has been sent to Lanka e news too. Based on what this group had revealed, …

Anton Jones passes away

(21.02.2016 – 19:17 SLT – dailymirror.lk) Veteran singer Anton Jones who has excelled in the Sri Lankan music scene for more than five decades, passed away today at the age of 79, the Sri Lanka Singers Association announced a short while ago. Anton who was born on June 3, 1937 in Hulstdorf, had released almost …

Sri Lanka turns to mystery investor in bid to defend rupee

(11.01.2016 6:22 pm IST – in.reuters.com) COLOMBO : An unidentified investor has promised to park $1 billion in dollar deposits in Sri Lanka to help the island nation defend its currency, the finance minister told Reuters, in an unusual move that highlights the country’s precarious finances. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake declined to reveal the identity …

Colombo Royal College Principal removed

(12.01.2016 – 02:54 SLT – dailymirror.lk) Colombo Royal College Principal Upali Gunasekera has been transferred to the Education Ministry with immediate effect, informed sources said yesterday. Mr. Gunasekera, who was the Principal of the Royal College since 2003, has been transferred pending an investigation, they said. Meanwhile, Thurstan College Principal B.A. Abeyratne is tipped to …

MS, RW urged to give Buddhism, the foremost place

(10.01.2016 – 15:43 SLT – dailymirror.lk) The Buddha Sasana Karya Sadhaka Mandalaya comprising of the Maha Sangha and several leading Buddhist organizations have appealed to President Maithripala Sirisena that article 9 of the present Constitution, which ensures that Buddhism be given the foremost place and also guarantees that it is the duty of the state …