Airborne oil survey in Sri Lankan waters this month


An airborne survey will take place by the end of this month to determine the amount of oil and gas in Sri Lankan waters, a senior official at the Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (PRDS) said.

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Court issues summons on magistrate over illegal elephant case


The Colombo High Court today (Jul 23) issued summons on an interdicted additional magistrate and three others to receive indictments over an elephant calf case on August 30.

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Police sergeant handed 16-year jail term over bribery case


A police sergeant who was found guilty over a bribery case has been sentenced to 16 years of imprisonment to run concurrently in four years by the Colombo High Court today (Jul 23).

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SC issues order to SLMC to register foreign medical graduates


The Supreme Court today (Jul 23) ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to register 30 students who have a medical degree from an accepted foreign university and have passed the qualifying Act-16 examination.

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Rs 5 million cash reward for informant who gave tip-off on storage of explosives


The Acting Police Chief has announced that a reward of Rs 5 million would be awarded to the informant who provided two tip-offs on the storage of explosives in Sammanthurai recently.

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Govt. focus on more exports, more FDI


The government is focused on improving exports and increasing the foreign direct investments (FDIs) as they don't believe in borrowing every year, International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama told a media briefing on Tuesday.

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12,000 graduates to receive job opportunities this month : MP Marikkar


Around 12,000 graduates will receive job opportunities in the state sector by the end of this month, Parliamentarian S.

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New power-set, rail engine imported from India in a bid to enhance railway service


A power-set and engine which was imported from India in a bid to enhance operations of the railway service, arrived at the Colombo Port today (Jul 23), the Transport Ministry said in a press release.

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Resolution to absorb "Port City Colombo" to Colombo Administrative District presented to Parliament


The Government today (23) presented a resolution in Parliament to alter the limits of the administrative district of Colombo by including the reclaimed land of "Port City Colombo.

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Admission cards of private A/L candidates to be made available online tomorrow


Admission Cards of private candidates sitting for this year's G.

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16-hour water cut in Colombo and several areas today


A water-cut will be in effect from 6 pm today (Jul 23) until 10 am tomorrow, in several areas including Colombo, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said.

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Boat carrying 20 asylum seekers intercepted near Australia


A boatload of Sri Lankan asylum-seekers headed for Australia has been intercepted in the Indian Ocean, The Australian reported.

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