Farmers threaten to march on Colombo in two weeks


The All Island Federation of Farmers (AIFF) today warned that Government that farmers would descend on Colombo if the Government failed to provide farmers compensation which it had promised.

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Tear gas, water cannon used on Anti-SAITM protest


Police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse a protest demonstration against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Colombo Fort a short while ago.

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President condemns Manchester attack in UK


President Maithripala Sirisena condemned terrorist attack on a Manchester musical concert, that claimed the lives of 22 civilians and several others were injured yesterday.

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President Sirisena receives warm welcome in Canberra


President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Canberra this morning (May 24) commencing a three-day state visit on the invitation of the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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Commercial Bank offers e-FDs online


      Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank is offering online, Electronic Fixed Deposits (e-FDs) in both local and foreign currencies.

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Six Indian fishermen arrested for poaching


Six Indian fishermen who were allegedly poaching in Sri Lanka's territorial waters have been arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy.

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CB Governor’s comments on ‘bubble’ excessive, says condo builder


  Sri Lankan condo industry officials are reacting strongly to a comment by Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy that the industry is getting overheated with too much credit and prospects of a bubble.

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Two faculties at Ruhuna Uni closed over student clashes


Two faculties of the Ruhuna University were temporarily closed down yesterday after a clash between two student groups, the University's Vice-Chancellor Dr.

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Three bench trial-at-bar to hear Vidya murder case


Chief Justice Priyasath Dep yesterday appointed a three member trial-at-bar at the Jaffna High Court to hear the case into the gang rape and murder of Sivalokananthan Vidya, a student from Punkuduthivu.

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