Two police officers remanded for abetting illegal excavation in Kaldamulla


Two police officers who had aided and abetted an illegal excavation operation at an archaelogical site in Kaldamulla have been remanded until April 01.

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Those who criticize UNHRC resolution should read it first - Govt.


The resolution presented by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has praised Sri Lanka and those who criticize it should first read the resolution, Leader of the House and Minister of Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development Lakshman Kiriella said.

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STF to launch special operation to arrest illegal sand miners : Senior DIG Latiff


The Special Task Force (STF) will conduct a special operation to arrest those involved in illegal sand mining in Ariyalai, Jaffna and its surrounding areas, Senior DIG M R Latiff told Times Online.

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Fault in Norochcholai power plant rectified; power failures to end from tomorrow


The technical failure in the second unit of the Norochcholai power plant has been restored and officials expect to operate with an uninterrupted power supply from tomorrow (Mar 20).

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RDA to remove all unauthorized billboards and posters along the Southern Expressway


The Road Development Authority (RDA) said that measures have been taken to remove all unauthorized billboards and posters along the Southern Expressway.

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President didn't give consent to cosponsor new UNHRC Resolution - Wijeyadasa


President Maithripala Sirisena had not given his consent to cosponsor the new United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution to extend the earlier 2015 Resolution by another two years, United National Party (UNP) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said today.

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'Navy Sampath', six others further remanded until Mar 27 over youths abduction case


Five suspects invcuding Lieutenant Commander Prasad Hettiarachchi alias 'Navy Sampath' have been further remanded until March 27 over the abduction of youths in 2008/09.

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Wind power plant to be set-up in Delft Island : Minister Karunanayake


Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake said that a wind power plant would be set-up at Delft Island in order to provide electricity for those in the area.

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Police use teargas, water canons to disperse university students protest


Police have used water canons and teargas to disperse university students who are protesting opposite the University Grants Commission.

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One million land deeds to be distributed to the people in future: Min. Karunathilaka


Minister of Lands Gayantha Karunathilaka has emphasised that not a single inch of land in the country will be sold to foreign countries although foreign technical expertise for land surveying is being deployed.

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Kandy tunnel on hold due to "unfounded fears" - Kiriella


The tunnel from Tennekumbura to Suduhumpola that is due to be built to minimize traffic congestion in Kandy town has been put on hold due to unfounded arguments put forward by certain elements, Minister of Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development Lakshman Kiriella revealed.

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Hartal and protest in Batticaloa demanding justice for missing persons


A hartal campaign was launched in Batticaloa today (Mar 19) demanding that international pressure  be exerted on the Sri Lankan government to declare information related to missing persons.

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