President leaves for Malta


President Maithripala Sirisena left for Malta this morning to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (GHOGM) – 2015, to be held at Fort St.

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Navy arrests 20 Indian fishermen


Twenty fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel on charges of allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary Line this morning.

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Student commits suicide demanding release of “ political prisoners”


A student from a prominent school in Jaffna committed suicide  after reportedly writing a note that the government should release all the “Tamil political prisoners”.

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Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa arrived at the Presidential Commission investigating large scale corruption today to record a statement.

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India may link terror to decision on India-Pak series


The Indian government is examining BCCI's request for a green signal for the Indian cricket team to play Pakistan in Sri Lanka in December, amid indications that Islamabad's continuing support to terror groups will be a major factor in shaping the decision.

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Lanka may have new Constitution by mid-2016


The 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka may well become a thing of the past by the middle of next year if the present plan fructifies.

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Lane laws to be strictly implemented


The Sri Lanka Police are set to  strictly enforce the traffic lane laws in the Colombo area from today Nov 26.

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Reduced tax on low alcohol beer reinstated


President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Finance Minister to reinstate the reduced tax on beer less than 5% alcohol content.

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President appoints special project directors


President Maithripala Sirisena appointed three Directors for special projects and a special project officer today at the Presidential Secretariat, President Media Unit said.

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