Met Department says rains expected today


The Met Department says showers and thunder showers are expected to occur in several provinces today, with fairly heavy rainfall and strong winds expected in some areas.

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Jayalalithaa writes to Modi over arrests of Indian fishermen


Seven fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel for allegedly fishing in Lankan territorial waters prompting Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps for their release.

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Doctors' strike hurts patients


The token strike launched by the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) severely inconvenienced patients in many hospitals throughout the island today.

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Seven Indian fishermen arrested for poaching


Sri Lanka Navy assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest seven Indian fishermen along with an Indian fishing trawler allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters Northwest of Thalaimannar yesterday (30).

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Gatekeepers of unprotected railway crossings on strike


Gatekeepers at unprotected railway crossings island-wide have launched a token strike today in protest against the delay in granting them a Rs.

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JVP MP Vijitha Herath released on bail


Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Gampaha District MP Vijitha Herath, who had been arrested in connection with a traffic accident in Rajagiriya last night, has been released on Police bail today.

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GMOA token strike begins


The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) today commenced a token island-wide strike over claims that the post intern vacancy list prepared by the Health Ministry had been altered due to political interference.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016   - 28   - 0 MORE

MOD revokes ban imposed on Eastern Province CM


The restrictions imposed on Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed from entering any camps of the security forces have been lifted, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced today.

Monday, May 30, 2016   - 88   - 0 MORE

Applications for grade one admissions called


The Education Ministry released instructions related to the admission of children to Grade one in government schools for next year.

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