26 held for illegal fishing


Naval personnel attached to the Northern Naval Command arrested 26 suspects engaged in illegal fishing activities without valid fishing passes, in the Manatkadu sea area, Point Pedro yesterday, Navy said.

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Port workers' union calls off planned strike


The All Ceylon General Ports Employees Union (ACGPEU) have temporally called off their trade union action scheduled for tomorrow (28) until August 1 The ACGPU’s General Secretary Chandrasiri Mahagamage said that they took the action after the President agreed to call meetings with both them and the the unionists of the petroleum sector to discuss new amendments to the agreement on leasing the Hambantota Port.

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Sub Inspector Sarath Hemachandra laid to rest in Chilaw


Jaffna High Court Judge M.

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Power Ministry to re-evaluate bids for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant


The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy has called fresh bids for a 300MW Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) plant to be established in Kerawalapitiya after objections were raised by several companies over the previous bidding process.

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DMK working President Stalin welcomes LTTE ban lifting, asks Union Government to exert “enough pressure” on Lanka


DMK Working President M K Stalin yesterday welcomed the European Union's  the ban lifting of the LTTE and asked the Sri Lankan Government to ensure a “meaningful share” of power to Eelam Tamils.

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Shiranthi Rajapaksa fails to appear before CID


Shiranthi Rajapaksa, wife of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has failed to appear before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) this morning (27) despite being summoned to give a statement,  She was due to appear before the CID at 9.

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EU continues to consider LTTE as a terrorist organization


European Union in a statement said it had taken note of the European Court of Justice's judgment annulling measures against the LTTE, namely the designation of the LTTE as a terrorist organization and the freezing of LTTE funds.

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In pictures: Army, police take control of oil installations


There were tense scenes at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation's (CPC) oil instalation in Kolonnawa throughout today as the army and police moved into take control of the instalation from CPC workers who were on strike.

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Strict prohibition on using of Hambantota port property for activities of military nature


There is a strict prohibition from using the Hambantota port property or surrounding areas in any activities of military nature whatsoever, whether in land, air or in sea, offshore, or offshore within the territory of Sri Lanka, according to the draft of the agreement tabled in Parliament today.

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EU court keeps Hamas on terrorism list, removes Tamil Tigers


LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union's top court kept Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the EU terrorism blacklist on Wednesday and removed Sri Lankan separatist rebels, the Tamil Tigers.

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Govt. appoints Board of Governors for Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital


A Board of Governors under the Chairmanship of Dr U.

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