In pictures: Army, police take control of oil installations


There were tense scenes at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation's (CPC) oil instalation in Kolonnawa throughout today as the army and police moved into take control of the instalation from CPC workers who were on strike.

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Strict prohibition on using of Hambantota port property for activities of military nature


There is a strict prohibition from using the Hambantota port property or surrounding areas in any activities of military nature whatsoever, whether in land, air or in sea, offshore, or offshore within the territory of Sri Lanka, according to the draft of the agreement tabled in Parliament today.

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EU court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers


LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union's top court kept Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday and removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers.

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Govt. appoints Board of Governors for Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital


A Board of Governors under the Chairmanship of Dr U.

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Petroleum sector essential service gazette presented to House


The Gazette notification declaring as an essential public service work in the petroleum sector was presented to Parliament today by Chief Government whip Minister Gayantha karunatillake.

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Hambantota port agreement tabled in Parliament


Minister of Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe tabled  the new Public-Private Partnership agreement  for the Hambantota Port to Parliament today.

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Parliament heats up over fuel sector strike


Parliament was suspended a short while ago by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya after heated exchanges between government and joint opposition  group MPs over the ongoing strike by workers of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC).

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15 bowsers filled with fuel leave Kolonnawa


Fifteen fuel bowsers have already been dispatched from the Kolonnawa fuel distribution terminal with the intervention of the security forces, Military Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said.

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Pillayan & three others further remanded


Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, has been further remanded until November 16 by Batticaloa magistrate.

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Lanka will work closely with new Indian President for further strengthening of bilateral relations: President


President Maithripala Sirisena, congratulating the newly elected Indian President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his willingness to work closely with the new Indian President to further develop and strengthen excellent bilateral relations and cooperation which exists between the two countriesm, Presidential Secretariat said.

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Welikada 'massacre' eyewitness claims conspiracy to silence him


A key eyewitness into the alleged Welikada Prison massacre in November, 2012 has made a complaint to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that his life is in danger following an attempt by a senior railway engineer to transfer him.

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