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August 14, 2018 3:29 am gmt |
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As a result of the ongoing special operations conducted in the North to apprehend and control the sword gangs, 17 persons have been arrested from the Manippai area, according to the Police Media Spokesman’s Office. In addition, the Police have also seized three motorbikes and two swords that belonged...
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August 14, 2018 3:20 am gmt |
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A special police team has commenced investigations into an alleged plot to kill legendary racing driver Dilantha Malagamuwa. The police have initiated the probe following a complaint made by Mr. Malagamuwa with the Police Headquarters recently. According to sources, Mr. Malagamuwa had lodged the comp...
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August 13, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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The Senate of the Peradeniya University had decided to re-open the Medical, Dental and Agriculture Faculties, which had been closed for over fifteen days, sources said yesterday(Sunday). The Faculties will open today (Monday), for academic activities. A senior spokesman said that the re-opening days ...
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August 13, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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Fifty-five legislators, mostly belonging to the ruling party, assigned to monitor the development projects, are given Rs. 200, 000 each a month as transport allowance, it is learnt. Joint Opposition MP Gamini Lokuge said he had obtained the name list of these MPs by making a submission under the Righ...
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August 12, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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The showers and strong winds over the island, particularly in the South-Western parts of the country are expected to increase to some extent from today (Sunday), the Meteorology Department said. It said showers were likely in the Sabaragamuwa, Central and Western Provinces and in the Galle and Matara...
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August 12, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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The proxy owner and publicity officer who were arrested in connection with the death of four youths during a night party at a hotel in Wadduwa, were remanded till August 17 by Panadura Additonal Magistrate Kalhari Liyanage. Wadduwa Police produced the suspects before the Magistrate. Submitting the re...
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August 10, 2018 7:46 am gmt |
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Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan is to remain as the leader of the opposition. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament today that under the Parliament standing orders he cannot change the post of Speaker. The joint opposition however raised concerns over the decision and insisted tha...
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August 10, 2018 5:11 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government was able to further strengthen democracy through independent commissions due to its commitment to uphold the independence of institutions. The Prime Minister said the independent commission system in place in Sri Lanka had...
In Mullaitivu
August 9, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Two of the four prisoners who escaped from the Mullaitivu Magistrate’s Court have been arrested. They had opened the court cell and escaped. They were arrested while hiding in a jungle nearby in Selvapuram, Mullaitivu. The four prisoners were held in connection with a case of arson and several incide...
In Srilanka
August 9, 2018 3:15 am gmt |
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The government intended to revise the import duties imposed on small cars and hybrid vehicles in the near future, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament yesterday(Wednesday). The Prime Minister expressed these sentiments in response to a question raised by Joint Opposition MP Bandula...
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August 8, 2018 5:49 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that the government has carried out tremendous work to bring the dividends of development to villages and the cities alike.“The incumbent government is the only government in the history of Sri Lanka that has carried out the highest number of project...
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August 7, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Party leaders of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) unanimously decided yesterday (Monday) that the Opposition Leader’s post in Parliament should be further held by R. Sampanthan. According to political sources, the parliamentarians of the Joint Opposition are a group who contested for...
In Srilanka
August 7, 2018 3:16 am gmt |
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The government should not influence commercial banks for political projects leading them to bankruptcy, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila said yesterday (Monday). Addressing a news briefing, he said the Central Bank (CB) had requested the heads of commercial banks to join th...
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August 6, 2018 3:43 am gmt |
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The registration of SAITM students at the KDU would start today (Monday) amidst strict regulations that those who failed to pay the course-fee by Monday would not be enrolled for the MBBS degree. The new condition had shattered the dreams of top three students, with the top A/L results to join the Un...
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August 6, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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The third person out of at least thirty partygoers who were admitted to the Panadura Base Hospital had been reported dead yesterday (Sunday), the Police said. The deceased were identified as Eranda Perera (36) of Hena Road, Nilan Shamika (20) of Divulapitiya and Viduranga Desha (31) of Morntuduwa. Th...
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August 5, 2018 3:49 am gmt |
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Two people who had fallen in ill during the party held at wadduwa Beach Hotel passed away. Two more people are still under the treatment at the Panadura Hospital...
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August 5, 2018 3:37 am gmt |
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The Grade 5 scholarship examination will be held at 3,050 centres island wide today (Sunday). 355,326 candidates will sit for the exam. Examinations Commissioner Genral Sanath Pujitha requested students to arrive at the examination centres at 9 am. Meanwhile, 123 students and parents were injured aft...
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August 4, 2018 3:40 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will never permit any salary increases to ministers and MPs, Deputy Environment Minister Ajith Mannaperuma told a media briefing yesterday (Friday). “I am telling you with responsibility that neither the President nor the Prime Mi...
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August 4, 2018 3:31 am gmt |
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Pro Food/Pro Pack and Agbiz 2018 Trade Exhibition organized by the Sri Lanka Food Processors Association, was launched yesterday (Friday) at the BMICH. The exhibition which is the Sri Lanka’s largest food, packaging and agriculture expo will continue until tomorrow (Sunday)....