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When Wimal tries to avoid payment of 10 million ... risk of assets being exposed


When Wimal tries to avoid payment of 10 million ... risk of assets being exposed

Attorney at Law Kapila Gamage who appears on behalf of parliamentarian Mr. Wimal Weeravansha has said that an appeal would be made against the verdict given by the Colombo Commercial High  Court to the parliamentarian in relation to the publication 'Neththa venuwata eththa'.

In this instance if the sum of ten million which is to be paid to Mr. Tilvin Silva by Wimal Weeravansha under Intellectual Property Act is not paid, Attorney at Law of Janatha Vimukthi

Asad Sali opens closed daham pasela at Anula Vidyalaya


Asad Sali opens closed daham pasela at Anula Vidyalaya

A private daham pasela of Nugegoda Anula Vidyalaya in operation was closed down about two weeks ago by an order of Ministry of Education Governor of Western Province, was opened by compulsion yesterday (13). As a result of this action, a protest flared up in front of the school this morning (14) and as a consequence a traffic congestion was noted in High Level Road. 

What Principal of Nugegoda Anula Vidyalaya, Mrs. Jani Prasangika said was that the said daham


Tamil underground clash in Wattala ...  ends with two deaths


Tamil underground clash in Wattala ...
ends with two deaths

There had been a case of shooting last evening (13) near Aiyan Sabrimale Kovil at Hekittha, Wattala where two unidentified gunmen had fired at two unknown persons who were travelling in a motor vehicle and a person supposed to be connected to the underworld and his assistant have embraced death, Wattala police say. It has been found that shots fired was from a T 56 weapon. A lady and her two daughters aged 8 years and about

Sangakkara refutes story that he met Rajitha on common candidate matter


Sangakkara refutes story that he met Rajitha on common candidate matter

A secret meeting has taken place on a Friday evening last week between minister Rajitha Senaratna and super batting star Kumar Sangakkara which has lasted throughout two and a half hours and after this was revealed across social media, subsequent to which Sangakkara has mentioned through his Twitter account that news that this meeting was about a common candidate is free from the truth.

Frontline media has reported that a special meeting was held during evening hours last fourth

Inquiry over suspicion that IGP's voice is among Namal's voice recordings!


Inquiry over suspicion that IGP's voice is among Namal's voice recordings!

As a suspicion has cropped up that Inspector General of Police, Mr. Pujith Jayasundera's voice is detected in voice cuts of telephone calls in complaint lodged by Director of Anti-corruption Operations with Criminal Investigation Department in connection with assassination of diplomats, in order to check his voice recordings, IGP Mr. Pujith Jayasundera was summoned to appear before the government analyst. Accordingly, it is understood that he will appear before the department at 09.30



Tax exemptions of NRFC, Children's Savings Account ... released -- Senior Citizens tax limits ... up.


Tax exemptions of NRFC, Children's Savings Account ... released -- Senior Citizens tax limits ... up.

Minister of Finance Mr. Mangala Samaraweera has announced across his Twitter Account that a a number of exemptions will be provided following certain amendments of Inland Revenue Tax. 

Following are the tax exemptions he has mentioned:

Wimal loses litigation in case filed by Tilwin -- court orders to pay 10 million damages!


Wimal loses litigation in case filed by Tilwin -- court orders to pay 10 million damages!

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna has received all relief and wins case filed against parliamentarian Wimal Weeravansha for having published the book 'Neththa venuvata eththa' by utilising documentary material of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna. Thereby the court has issued orders that damages amounting to Rs. 10 million be paid to Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and to prohibit sale of the said book. The judgement was given in this instance to the effect that the defendant has violated

Tharuka Wanniarachchi wedding


Tharuka Wanniarachchi wedding

Artiste Tharuka Wanniarachchi had her wedding engagement yesterday. She took hands with Janaka who was her longtime lover. She had revealed to media last October that her wedding would take place this year and has not exposed further details about it before this. She has said that she will be keeping away from her chosen career after marriage but not totally. Yesterday was her

Ranil - Maithri - Mahinda ... all three together last night


Ranil - Maithri - Mahinda ... all three together last night

An instance is reported where all three Ranil - Maithri - Mahinda who shook the whole country because of political misunderstanding sometime back sat together to view a music concert and that was to watch the concert 'Oba nisa' staged at Nelum Pokuna theatre to commemorate the 20th anniversary of music due Bhathiya - Santhush. The three heads of politicians watched the concert

Protest in front of all printed and electronic media institutions


Protest in front of all printed and electronic media institutions

A silent protest was launched by artistes and civil society activists against unethical media practice today (10) in front of all print and electronic media in the country. In that instance they had covered their faces and had held black-coloured banners and even handed over a document asking to refrain from the clutches of unethical media practice. It is something to note that this letter was handed over to private institutions such as Hiru, Sirasa, Derana and other private institutions and

Both bosom pals who go for bath at Kosgoda sea agaist opposition ... embrace death together!


Both bosom pals who go for bath at Kosgoda sea agaist opposition ... embrace death together!

The wailing of an aged woman of Kaluganvila, Ella in 50 acre hamlet stood at a still when she weeped saying, "my nephew who said 'aaththmamme ... isn't it good to pay homage at Kande Vihara before starting work' and bowed down at my feet and thus set off in the dawn of new year ... I never thought he will come home in a casket". It was the grandmother of Deemantha Oshan Weerasingha (19) Mrs. Samarakoon Mudiyanselage Hemawathi (85) who bemoaned this untimely demise of her nephew when he had been on his way after paying homage to Kande Vihara and subsequently had gone for a bath at Kosgoda sea. His grandmother

Increase in cost of vehicles -- carbon tax from 2019


Increase in cost of vehicles -- carbon tax from 2019

Secretary of Sri Lanka Vehicle Importers Association Mr. Kirthi Gunawardena suspects that taxes imposed by the next budget will be further increased. Though representatives of vehicle importers' associations were invited to the Ministry of Finance every year before this before the budget was prepared, this time of course no such opportunity has been extended he says and addas that the market has dropped on a large scale and costs related to importing vehicles have


Basic salary of government servants ...  increased between Rs. 2,500 to 10,000


Basic salary of government servants ...
increased between Rs. 2,500 to 10,000

The Finance Ministry says that the basic salary of government  servants is to be increased between Rs. 2500 to 10000. What the ministry says is that the basic salary of the employee in the lowest grade will be increased from Rs. 2500 while the officer on the topmost rung will be increased by Rs. 10000. 

An allowance of Rs. 10000 was given to government servants in the year 2015 and it has been decided to commensurate with the basic salary during the period 2016 to year 2020. As one of its

Moratuwa Engineering faculty student dies from accident when vehicle veers away from road


Moratuwa Engineering faculty student dies from accident when vehicle veers away from road

A young man embraced death as a result of the motor vehicle in which they were travelling in had veered away from the road when he and some others were returning home after participating in a friend's party. The said accident has taken place around 12 midnight yesterday (8) along Dikwella - Beliatta new road. 

The deceased happens to be a student of the Engineering faculty of Moratuwa university and is

Chandrika who came for Bandaranaike commemoration ... avoids Maithri!


Chandrika who came for Bandaranaike commemoration ... avoids Maithri!

A meeting was held between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranaike Cumaratunga today (8) and that was at the 120th birth anniversary of pioneer of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike. 

This function was held in front of the statue of Mr. Bandaranaike erected at Galle Face Grounds in Colombo. President Mr. Maithripala Sirisena was present when floral tributes were offered to the

Printing press owner who cut machine worth millions ... to save worker's hand!


Printing press owner who cut machine worth millions ... to save worker's hand!

The hand of a certain employee of a printing press was stuck in a machine and at this unfortunate instance its owner who thought of the value of the worker had gone as far as cutting the machine concerned worth crores and thus saved the hand of this worker. This incident has happened at a printing press called Tharindu Printers in Amparai.

The hand of Munasingha who is employed there has suddenly has got caught to the printing machine and other workers who immediately rushed to the scene have tried to turn the machine in the opposite

January 8th commemoration of President ... responsible for squashing Executive Presidency ... giving independence to judiciary


January 8th commemoration of President ... responsible for squashing Executive Presidency ... giving independence to judiciary

All national newspapers have published a commercial advertisement on behalf of the occasion of President Maithripala Sirisena's tenure continuing into the fourth year which falls today the 8th. 

As stated therein, during the past period of years, among changes effected by the President are ...

Heated situation at Independent Television premises


Heated situation at Independent Television premises

A certain group had been trying to get hold of authority of Independent Rupavahini channel aftera 'hybrid' type of administration came into force during the past few days and a heated situation flared up as a result in which instance the police ha to call the riot squad. 

Today's commotion took place when two general managers of the Independent Television Network gained access to the premises with the protest of the labour force. Antagonism erupted when the


EPA Holdings including Swarnavahini, Swarnamahal sold ...  at 75 million American dollars


EPA Holdings including Swarnavahini, Swarnamahal sold ...
at 75 million American dollars

It is reported that EAP media network, EAP film company, Swarnamahal jewellery establishment, all inclusive were sold and finished today (4). The selling price is 75 American dollars. All EAP assets belonging to Mrs. Soma Edirisingha's sons and daughters had been sold other than the ETI finance company after her demise. 

Anyhow, steps have been taken to hide from the public the transaction of Swarnavahini channel being sold. It is a special feature to note that nothing was been mentioned in their main news broadcast about this deal. Instead of making any comments on this deal, what was mentioned was that

Mahinda supporters disrupt first Matara - Beliatta train journey


Mahinda supporters disrupt first Matara - Beliatta train journey

Preparations were underway to launch the first train journey from Matara - Beliatta this morning after its constructions was over and Transport and Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has gone to Beliatta to make a journey by train to Matara. 

When joining in an inspection tour from Beliatta railway station, a group of supporters who extended their support to former President Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa had opposed the move. What they had said

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