Almost a quarter of SL’s 2017 budget promises unfulfilled


  The government’s transparency in disclosing information on the progress of 2017 budget proposals has improved significantly although some ministries and state institutions were reluctant to reveal details despite its public obligation to do so, two researchers of Verité Research, a think-tank revealed in Colombo on Tuesday.

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SLFP decides to reorganize party


The Sri Lanka Freedom Party's (SLFP) Central Committee (CC) has decided to carry out a reorganization of the party.

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Woman killed, six injured in Puttalam accident


A woman was killed and six others sustained serious injuries when a van collided head-on with a lorry at Palaviya, Thalgaskanda in Puttalam this morning (25).

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All debt payments in 2018 will be honoured: CB


Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CB) has vigorously denied reports that it was short of cash to pay for huge debts this year.

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Manager and lab controller of Horana factory further remanded


The factory manager and senior laboratory controller at the rubber factory in Horana where five people were killed last week, were remanded further in custody till April 27 today by the Acting Horana Magistrate.

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Court re-issues arrest warrant on Jaliya Wickramasuriya


The Colombo Fort Magistrate today re-issued the open warrant for the arrest of Sri Lanka's former Ambassador to the US, Jaliya Wickramasuriya.

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Operation launched to catch rogue elephant inside Ridiyagama Safari Park


Wildlife officers have launched a special operation to capture a wild elephant that gained entry into the Ridiyagama Safari Park in Amabalantota.

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Pakistan’s Jinnah Scholarships for 182 Sri Lankan students


The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded scholarships to 182 meritorious Sri Lankan students of A’ levels under prestigious Jinnah Scholarship programme, Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said.

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101 Trinco fishermen held for engaging in illegal fishing


Navy apprehended 101 fishermen along with 14 dinghies for engaging in illegal fishing practices in the seas off Trincomalee harbour during the past two weeks, according to the Navy.

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Pakistani investors here to explore new investment opportunities


A group of Investors from several companies of Pakistan has arrived to Island to find out about the new investment opportunities where they met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s official residence,yesterday.

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New Judges to Court of Appeal appointed


High Court Judge M A Samayawardana and Senior Deputy Solicitor General Arjuna Obeysekara sworn in as new judges of Court of Appeal before the President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, Presidential Secretariat said.

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