Three held in Dehiwala-Galkissa house breakings


Three persons were taken into custody yesterday in connection with at least eight house breakings in the Dehiwala-Galkissa area over a period of time, police said.

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Two persons opt for easy way out


Two persons committed suicide after plunging into deep waterways in separate incidents at Talawakelle and Kitulgala yesterday (Friday, 05, February), police said.

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Rain in several places today


Rain has been forecasted over several places in the Eastern and Uva Provinces and in the Hambantota district, later today, an official with the Department of Meteorology said a short while ago.

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Pakistani nabbed in ‘sting’ operation


A fifty-five-year-old Pakistan national was picked up along with a Kilogram of Heroin in a sting operation at a location on the Galle Road shortly before dusk yesterday, police said The man was arrested after several days of surveillance by undercover sleuths from the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB), police added.

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Largest passenger liner at Hambantota Port


The largest ever passenger cruise liner with 1176 persons on board and with a crew of 600, is scheduled to enter the Hambantota Port tomorrow (Sunday, February, 07, officials said.

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UN Human Rights Chief arrives


UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka this morning on a four day official visit today is scheduled to visit Jaffna and Trincomalee.

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India, Lanka to find 'innovative' solution to fishermen Issue


India and Sri Lanka today agreed to find an "innovative and lasting solution" to the fishermen issue, a major irritant in the bilateral ties, as the foreign ministers of the two countries reviewed the progress made in various sectors like defence, aviation and trade.

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Tamil Nadu parties express concern over President's recent remarks


The DMK and MDMK on Friday expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena’s reported statement that his country’s new constitution will not have the concept of ‘Federation,’ saying it will affect the ethnic Tamils.

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Ranil hopes to strengthen relations with China in Chinese New Year


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday said that he hoped to renew and strengthen the relations between China and Sri Lanka this year.

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