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August 20, 2018 2:48 am gmt |
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Eleven students of the Naiwala Higher Technology Institute were arrested for allegedly beating and injuring freshers by ragging them on August 14. The arrests were made under the Act No. 20 of 1998 that prohibits ragging and other violence acts in institutes of education. It also prohibits unlawful a...
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August 19, 2018 3:00 am gmt |
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A pilot project is to be launched today (Sunday) within the Northern range of the Western Province which will mobilise all law enforcement agencies in a fully fledged crackdown on narcotics. The project aims to decrease narcotic usage by 40 percent within the next three months. The project will be la...
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August 18, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera will visit Sri Lanka from August 20 to 22. It will be the first time ever for a Japanese Defense Minister to visit Sri Lanka. During his visit he will hold talks with State Minister of Defense, Ruwan Wijewardene and other government leaders. He is also expec...
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August 18, 2018 2:53 am gmt |
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The open economy has destroyed the social norms and values practiced by the people of this country, Colombo’s Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said. He said this at the festive mass of Our Lady of Madu earlier this week. “Open economy has destroyed this country’s culture norms and values esp...
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August 17, 2018 3:06 am gmt |
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We must be thankful to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his intervention to prevent the killing of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2009, State Minister Ajith P. Perera said yesterday (Thursday). State Minister Perera told a news conference that Mr. Rajapaksa intervened to stop the killing of Noyahr ...
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August 17, 2018 3:00 am gmt |
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Several candidates have lost the opportunity to sit for two subject papers with the alleged bungling of the GCE Advanced Level examination timetable, it is learnt. The timetable had been published in the official website of the Education Department in two occasions on May 16 and June 25, and one of t...
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August 16, 2018 3:32 am gmt |
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The Standing Committee on Finance of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has approved the increase in the basic allowance of a member by 125 percent following a proposal submitted by Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake, CMC member Sharmila Gonawala confirmed yesterday(Wednesday). Mrs. Gonawala told that th...
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August 16, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Some legal experts are of the opinion that there former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is not debarred from contesting the Presidential Election for the third time, it is learnt. These legal experts believe though the 19th Amendment barred anyone from seeking the Presidency for the third time, it did no...
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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...