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'100 percent' of Jaffna farmers could run out of water

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January 17, 2017 04:46 pm

100 percent of farmers in Jaffna are in danger of running out of water for their crops, Jaffna District Secretary N. Vedanayagam has warned. According to the District Secretary,...


Lottery ticket prices back at Rs.20

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January 17, 2017 03:40 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed to reverse the decision to increase the price of a lottery ticket to Rs.30. Accordingly, the price of a lottery ticket will now rev...


CPC trade unions protest against IOC

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January 17, 2017 03:09 pm

A group of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) trade union workers held a protest this morning opposite the World Trade Center calling on the Government to take immediate st...


Update: Tense situation between SLT- Private bus drivers in Vavuniya

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January 17, 2017 02:41 pm

A tense situation arose today when private bus operators clashed with Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) employees at the newly opened Vavuniya bus halt, local medi...


Canadian Federal Court upholds deportation of alleged LTTE fundraiser

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January 17, 2017 11:24 am

An alleged fundraiser for the LTTE who has been fighting deportation from Canada for more than two decades has lost a key court battle after a federal judge dismissed his a...


"Buddhist Ideals of Good Governance" launched

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January 17, 2017 11:23 am

The book, "Buddhist Ideals of Good Governance" authored by Prof. François Chenet and Ven. Dr. Tampalawela Dhammaratana Thera was launched yesterday under the pa...


Transport Minister takes aim at Northern Provincial Council

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January 17, 2017 10:51 am

Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Nimal Siripala De Silva criticised the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) for failing to provide services to the people on time with the ...


President scraps Iran visit, no reasons given

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January 16, 2017 02:24 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has cancelled a planned visit to Iran beginning on January 21. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has told Iranian authorities that President Siris...


Prime Minister to leave for Davos

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January 16, 2017 01:40 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Switzerland today to attend the World Economic Summit to be held in Davos City from January 17- 21. The Prime Minis...


Nineteen 'No Liquor' days; Liquor shops to close on short notice

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January 16, 2017 10:08 am

Excise Department has announced 19 selected days where the sale of liquor will be banned. Those days included all the Poya days, independence day, day prior to the Sinha...


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'100 percent' of Jaffna farmers could run out of water

100 percent of farmers in Jaffna are in danger of running out of water for their crops, Jaffna District Secretary N. Vedanayagam has warned. Accord...

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Lottery ticket prices back at Rs.20

17 January 2017

CPC trade unions protest against IOC

17 January 2017

Update: Tense situation between SLT- Private bus drivers in Vavuniya

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