Prez Poll: Record number of candidates reflects abuse of democratic system


The record number of candidates contesting the 2019 Presidential Election reflect an abuse of the democratic process and the electoral system, Election monitor People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) stated yesterday.

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Sunlight brand to bring communities together


A well-known and long-standing corporate entity in Sri Lanka is to wage  a gentle battle to eliminate the fear, hatred and distrust that prevailed in the minds of the people after the April 21 Easter Sunday terrorist attack.

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55 countries to attend SL Navy's 'Galle Dialogue' conference


This year’s ‘Galle Dialogue’ International Maritime Conference organised by the Sri Lanka Navy, will see the participation of 55 countries, the Navy said yesterday (Oct 15).

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19-year old nabbed with live hand grenade


A 19-year old was arrested with a foreign manufactured live hand grenade in Jaffna yesterday (Oct 15), police said.

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Cannabis cultivation at Yala Forest Reserve destroyed


A cannabis cultivation comprising some 19,000 plants at the Yala Forest Reserve was destroyed yesterday (Oct 15), police said.

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Two suspects wanted for thefts, damaging property arrested


Two individuals wanted over damaging property and also being involved in several thefts have been arrested in Agunukolapelessa yesterday (Oct 15).

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Brazilian national sentenced to life imprisonment over narcotic offence in Sri Lanka


A Brazilian national has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Negombo High Court after being convicted of a narcotic related offence yesterday (Oct 15).

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Cabinet nod to embark on Rs 3.6 billion water project in Jaffna


Cabinet approval has been granted to embark on a Rs 3.

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Audit report of President's Fund to be presented to Parliament


The Auditor General Deparment's report of the President's Fund for 2017 is to be presented to Parliament in the near future.

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Kandy Teaching Hospital to be declared as national hospital


The Kandy Teaching Hospital is to be upgraded as a national hospital, after cabinet approval had been granted this week.

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Poll cards for Presidential elections to be distributed between Nov 3 - 9


The poll card for the Presidential election will be distributed between November 03 and November 09 for eligible voters in keeping with the 2018 electoral list, the Election Commission (EC) said.

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Five Tamil political parties sign memorandum to be handed over to Presidential candidates


Five Tamil political parties have signed a memorandum outlining the problems of the people in the Northern and Eastern provinces, to be handed over to all Presidential candidates.

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