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In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 8:17 am gmt |
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New anti-tobacco legislation, making it mandatory to carry pictorial warnings covering 80 per cent of cigarette packets, was unanimously approved by the Parliament. Under the provisions of the Bill, manufacturers or importers of tobacco products are required to carry the Health warnings that are, “di...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 8:12 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka police have arrested over 790 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol during the past five days of New Year festivities. Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said 792 persons driving under influence have been arrested during the past 5 days. Majority of them are motor...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2015 7:06 am gmt |
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India’s Central intelligence agencies have launched a major investigation into a “specific tip-off” that Naxals were now getting sophisticated weapons through the sea route from Sri Lanka. The Indian news paper reported that  top intelligence sources as saying that they had received information some ...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2015 12:13 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka is an example not only to the region  but to the entire world by taking successful measures to  achieve a lasting peace, said the United Nations’ special rapporteur on truth, justice reparations and Guarantees of Non recurrence Pablo De Greiff  who was engaged in a tour in Sri Lanka r...
In Batticaloa
April 15, 2015 10:03 am gmt |
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The oil anointing ceremony for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year held in Batticalo Shree Mangalarama Rajamaha Vihara, this morning (Wednesday). This oil anointing ceremony was held under the chair of the chief priest of the Vihara and Eastern Provincial chief Sanganayar- Empity Sumanarathna Thero. In th...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2015 9:44 am gmt |
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Resources say that, Chathurika Sirisena, the daughter of president Maithripala Sirisena, is to contest in the upcoming general election. Recently, during the Bhutanese president’s wife joined the Bhutanese premier to Sri Lanka, Chathurika Sirisena served as the chief attendant. Chathurika helpe...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2015 7:39 am gmt |
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Yesterday (Tuesday), Sri Lankan Police conducted a raid all over the island, 605 drunken drivers have been arrested by the police. This raid had been organized specially for this festive season. During the raid, according to the Police Head quarters report, 291 motor cyclists, 240 three wheel drivers...
In Latest Stories
April 15, 2015 6:23 am gmt |
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Although Sri Lanka lately has taken decisions that open the possibility of important progress in the protection of rights of all citizens, most of the work necessary to redress violations and abuses, however, is still to be done, a top United Nations official says. UN Special Rapporteur on the promot...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2015 6:22 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Sri Lankan are celebrating the Sinhala and Tamil New Year at a time the true meaning of this festival is only display. When the people of the country celebrates the New Year they give prominence to religious, cultural, traditional and social values. He poi...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2015 6:21 am gmt |
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The minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakse said that discussions are now being held with other political parties on the formulation of the new electoral system with the objective of getting their consent for the new system.  He said two proposals have been presented with agreement of majority parties...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2015 6:21 am gmt |
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Special police teams have been deployed to arrest drunken drivers today. Also, the Police Department has appealed to all motorists to refrain from driving while under the influence of alcohol. While the Police Spokeperson Ruwan speaks, he stated that a majority of motorists arrested on drunk driving ...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2015 6:19 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka Transport Board has arranged a special bus service for the convenience of commuters during the festive season. This special service has been arranged to benefit those who return to their homes from Colombo. Also, the Railway transport official L.A.R.Rathnayaka said that today, many special ...
In Srilanka
April 15, 2015 4:44 am gmt |
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Dr. Kapila Wickramanayaka, the in charge doctor for ICU of Colombo National Hospital says that, in between 24 hours, 279 persons have been admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of Colombo National Hospital. But, most of them are the victims of road accidents. Mostly the victims are motorcyclists, three...
In Batticaloa
April 14, 2015 9:47 am gmt |
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Sinhala and Tamil New Year is celebrated as all Sri Lankan have come together in the joy of festivity. This New Year is celebrated as the first National New Year after the emergence of the Yahapalanaya government, and it’s celebrated very peacefully among Tamils. In Batticalo district, Hindus h...
In Srilanka
April 14, 2015 6:14 am gmt |
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The 42nd Death anniversary commemoration of Second Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Dudley Senanayake will be held today at the site of his statue near the Borella Kanatte roundabout at 4.00 p.m. The Chief Guest at the commemoration will be Buddha Susana Religious Affairs Minister Karu Jayasuriya. The co...