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Diyathalawa explosion not terror related - Military

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February 21, 2018 12:04 pm

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 an...


Bodies of two drowned youths recovered

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February 21, 2018 10:55 am

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.  The ...


Update: 12 military personnel among injured in bus explosion

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February 21, 2018 10:47 am

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...


New economic programme to be finalised next week

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February 21, 2018 10:45 am

A new economic program is to be finalized by the National Economic Council (NEC)  next week. This was decided at a meeting, chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena at the...


Bus catches fire in Diyathalawa; 17 hospitalised

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February 21, 2018 09:53 am

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


Bond Commission, PRECIFAC reports debate postponed indefinitely

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February 20, 2018 04:23 pm

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-availab...


Leadership training program for principals halted following tragic death

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February 20, 2018 02:48 pm

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...


PC Delimitation report handed over

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February 20, 2018 02:32 pm

The Delimitation Committee appointed to finalise delimitations of Provincial Councils handed over its final report on the delimitation of electorates to the Minister of Provinci...


Foreign construction workers outshine local counterparts

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February 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Chinese workers have come in; Indian workers are competing and over-running the Sri Lankan labour force. Now Nepalese and Myanmar workers are coming as the government ha...


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

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February 20, 2018 12:42 pm

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 group...


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