US embassy warns female citizens travelling to Sri Lanka to avoid taking tuks


The United States Embassy in Colombo warned visiting citizens to  Sri Lanka to avoid travelling alone in tuk-tuks after a spate of reported sexual harassment complaints.

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Dengue fever rages in Kalutara, Beruwala- officials take to the streets to warn residents


The incidence of dengue fever has increased in the Kalutara district.

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Plans underway to set up Indo-Lanka solar power plant in Trinco


Sri Lanka is to kick-start the process of setting up a solar power plant in Trincomalee following discussions with India, which is partnering the Government in the initiative, Indian media reported.

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Two ministers appointed to NPC


Northern Provincial (NP) Councillors Ananthi Sasitharan and K.

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Four new envoys present credentials


Four  new envoys including three ambassadors and a  High Commissioner  presented credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s House yesterday, Presidential Secretariat said.

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Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam re-elected to UN Committee on Migrant Workers


Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the USA, Prasad Kariyawasam, who has been a member of the UN Committee on Migrant Workers since its inception in March 2004, and the first Chair of the Committee , was re-elected for the fourth time at the Election held at the UN in New York yesterday at the 8th Meeting of State Parties to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, a statement from Foreign Ministry said.

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President invites representatives of Uma Oya protesters to a discussion


President Maithripala Sirisena is to meet with protestors of the Uma Oya Multipurpose Project on Friday evening, local media reported.

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Army Commander appointed as Chief of Defence Staff


President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces promoted the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva  to the rank of General to be effective from yesterday and appointed him as the Chief of Defence Staff, Army said.

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Hartal in Bandarawela against Uma Oya project


Life in Bandarawela town has come to a standstill today with a major protest over effects of the Uma Oya multipurpose project.

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