Canadian Foreign Minister visits Jaffna


Visiting Canadian Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion, toured the Northern province today and met Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray iat the Governor's office in Jaffna.

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CID records statement from former IGP Balasuriya over Lasantha murder


The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is currently recording a statement from  former IGP Mahinda Balasuriya in connection with the murder of  journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge, the police said.

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Canada assures assistance for reconciliation & economic development


Foreign Minister of Canada Stephane Dion assured to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday that Canada would provide every possible assistance to the initiatives taken by the government to strengthen democracy, the rule of law, reconciliation and economic development.

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Four held with 9.3 kg of Kerala Cannabis


Naval officers arrested four individuals with the possession of 9.

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Navy assists repatriation of 77 Indian fishermen


The Navy assisted in the repatriation of 77 Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody yesterday.

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SL Central Bank increases interest rates, first time in many months***


  Sri Lanka's Central Bank (CB)  on Thursday announced an increase in trend-setting interest rates, the first time the rates have changed in several months.

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Sri Lanka is to abolish minimum hotel room rates next year


  Sri Lanka’s often disputed minimum hotel room rates enforced many years ago in Colombo city to curb price cutting is to be terminated next year, the government announced on Thursday.

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Free emergency ambulance service launched


The inauguration of the emergency pre hospital care ambulance service established under the Ministry of Health with assistance from the Indian Government, was held today in a ceremony at Galle Face.

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Joint Opposition's Paada Yaatra begins


The 'Jana Satana Paada Yaatra' (protest march) organized by the Joint Opposition commenced from Peradeniya this morning.

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