Sri Lanka’s first vehicle assembly plant declared open in Matugama


Sri Lanka’s first vehicle assembly plant constructed as a joint venture between two companies in India and Sri Lanka was declared open in Matugama today (Aug 16).

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Regional immigration office to be opened in Galle


A regional office of the Immigration and Emigration Department will be opened in Galle by the end of this year, Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena said.

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Two killed, three injured as three-wheeler tumbles 100 feet off precipice


Two persons were killed while three children of the same family were injured after a three-wheeler toppled 100 feet off a precipice in Nuwara Eliya this afternoon.

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Discussion on DNF alliance concludes


A discussion on the proposed Democratic National Front alliance ended today (Aug 16).

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Body of a baby recovered from Castlereigh reservoir


The body of a baby boy has been recovered from the Castlereigh reservoir today (Aug 17), police said.

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Colombo - Hanwella road closures due to perahera


Traffic will be restricted along the Colombo - Hanwella road due to the Esala perahera of the Navagamuwa Pattini Devalaya, police said.

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Ex-chief JMO issued summons over Thajudeen killing


The Colombo High Court yesterday (Aug 16) issued summons on former chief judicial medical officer (JMO) Ananda Samarakoon for allegedly concealing evidence over the killing of national ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen.

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Fee to collect garbage from households next year


A proposal to impose a fee for the collection of garbage from houses would come into effect from March next year, Colombo Municipal Commissioner Palitha Nanayakkara said.

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Vigneswaran to support candidate who will resolve issues of the Tamils


Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.

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Suspicious visitor to Athurugiriya temple arrested


A 28-year old man has been arrested yesterday (Aug 16) for suspiciously visiting a temple in Athurugiriya and fleeing the area last week.

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One killed in Kataragama


A 44-year old has been killed in the Peragirigama area in Kataragama last night.

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UN Special Rapporteur begins visit to Sri Lanka


UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed began his assessment visit in Sri Lanka by calling on Foreign Minister Thilak Marapana today (Aug 16).

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