Leadership training program for principals halted following tragic death


The leadership training program being conducted for school principals has been suspended till the completion of an investigation into the sudden death of a school principal during the training program recently, the Ministry of Education stated.

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PC Delimitation report handed over


The Delimitation Committee appointed to finalise delimitations of Provincial Councils handed over its final report on the delimitation of electorates to the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha yesterday, ministry said.

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Foreign construction workers outshine local counterparts


Chinese workers have come in; Indian workers are competing and over-running the Sri Lankan labour force.

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Lankan officer's deployment on UN Peace Keeping Mission to Lebanon deferred over HR violations


The deployment of a Sri Lankan army officer as part of a United Nations Peace Keeping Mission to Lebanon has been deferred following complaints by Sri Lanka Tamil diaspora groups of alleged human rights violations while he was serving in Kilinochchi in 2009.

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Should President Sirisena ignore the AG's opinion ?


Did former President Mahinda Rajapaksa betray his inner authoritarian mind-set with what seemed an otherwise innocuous passing comment to a waiting journalist? - By Arthul Ratnasinghe Thrust a microphone at him while he was inside a car, the journalist asked him for a comment yesterday about the current political situation.

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Thiyaraja Saravanapavan named new Mayor of Batticaloa


Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) has appointed Thiyaraja Saravanapavan (48) as the new Mayor of Batticaloa.

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Two arrested over Gampaha shooting


Two suspects who had allegedly aided and abetted the shooting of an individual at Kehelbeddara in Gampaha have been arrested by the Peliyagoda Crimes Division.

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Girambe Ananda Thera passes away


The Anunayaka of the Ramanna Nikaya, Venerable Girambe Ananda Thera has passed away.

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Sri Lankan among two arrested for harassing tribal woman in Andhra Pradesh


Two men, including a Sri Lankan national, were arrested on Sunday  by Visakhapatnam Rural Police in Andhra Pradesh for allegedly sexually harassing a tribal woman, the new Indian Express reported.

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Gold Coast households receive hoax letters about hosting Sri Lankan families during Commonwealth Games


Gold Coast households in Australia  have begun receiving hoax letters informing them they have been selected to host Sri Lankan families throughout the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Political Crisis : President Sirisena to swear in a new coalition Government


Sri Lanka’s nine day old political stalemate will end Wednesday when President Maithripala Sirisena swears in a new coalition Government with Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister.

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