Speaker to make statement on national government today


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will make a special statement today in Parliament regarding the validity of the national government.

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Diyathalawa explosion not terror related - Military


Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu has clarified that the explosion this morning did not take place inside the private bus plying from Jaffna to Bandarawela, but on another bus to which the passengers got into along the way.

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Bodies of two drowned youths recovered


The bodies of two youths who had gone missing while bathing in the Kelani River in Kosgama were recovered by police and navy divers this morning, police said.

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Update: 12 military personnel among injured in bus explosion


At least 19 persons were injured after a bus plying from Jaffna to Bandarawela caught fire due to an alleged explosion at Kahagolla in Diyathalawa this morning, police said.

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New economic programme to be finalised next week


A new economic program is to be finalized by the National Economic Council (NEC)  next week.

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Bus catches fire in Diyathalawa; 17 hospitalised


Atleast 17 persons were hospitalised after a fire erupted in a private bus at Kahagolla in Diyathalawa today - a Police spokesman said.

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Bond Commission, PRECIFAC reports debate postponed indefinitely


Parliament sittings were adjourned after 40 minutes today after it was decided to indefinitely postpone the debate on the Bond Commission and PRECIFAC reports due to non-availability of English or Tamil translations of the PRECIFAC report.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018   - 43   - 0 MORE

Leadership training program for principals halted following tragic death


The leadership training program being conducted for school principals has been suspended till the completion of an investigation into the sudden death of a school principal during the training program recently, the Ministry of Education stated.

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PC Delimitation report handed over


The Delimitation Committee appointed to finalise delimitations of Provincial Councils handed over its final report on the delimitation of electorates to the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha yesterday, ministry said.

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Foreign construction workers outshine local counterparts


Chinese workers have come in; Indian workers are competing and over-running the Sri Lankan labour force.

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Lankan officer's deployment on UN Peace Keeping Mission to Lebanon deferred over HR violations


The deployment of a Sri Lankan army officer as part of a United Nations Peace Keeping Mission to Lebanon has been deferred following complaints by Sri Lanka Tamil diaspora groups of alleged human rights violations while he was serving in Kilinochchi in 2009.

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