All BIA-related cases moved out of Negombo courts, in surprise move


  All BIA-related cases moved out of Negombo courts, in surprise move Lawyers are vehemently protesting against a move by the Justice Ministry to transfer all cases filed by the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake Police and the Awariwatte Police to the Minuwangoda courts from the larger Negombo Magistrate’s Court.

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India assists upgradation of Thondaman Vocational Training Centre in Hatton


India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, to upgrade Thondaman Vocational Training Centre(TVTC), Hatton located in Nuwara Eliya District of Sri Lanka, a statement from Indian High Commission said.

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Dialog suffers countrywide 'network failure'


Dialog networks throughout the country are currently down over a network issue, the company confirmed a short while ago.

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SLT workers to 'down tools' at midnight (September 20)


    Workers of telco giant Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) will be launching a sick note campaign from midnight (September 20) and threatens to run till Sunday September 24 as the SLT top management has failed to fulfill six demands put forward by them, a leader of the SLT trade union said.

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Pakistan assured continuing assistance to Sri Lanka


Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi assured President Maithripala Sirisena that Pakistan would continue the assistance provided to Sri Lanka.

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Video : President Sirisena's address at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly


  President Maithripala Sirisena, addresses the general debate of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the UN in New York yesterday.

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GMOA led anti-SAITM strike tomorrow


Several trade unions will launch a 24-hour island-wide token strike from 8.

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Lalith Weeeratunga, Anusha Palpita released on bail


Former President's Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) Anusha Palpita, who were convicted in the 'sil cloth' case, were released on conditional bail today by the Colombo High Court.

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Mattala Airport hosts training exercise for 'Cormorant Strike'


A Field Training Exercise (FTX) held as part of the "Exercise Cormorant Strike VIII - 2017" took place last evening (19) at the Mattala International Airport.

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In pictures: 72nd Session of UN General Assembly


Following are pictures from the 72nd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York.

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Transfer of power essential to strengthen democracy, Sri Lankan President says at UN Assembly


 Noting that history is marked with leaders who have sought to consolidate power within themselves, the President Maithripala Sirisenaunderscored that as leaders come into power, they must yield it to build democratic institutions and safeguard democracies.

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