Writ petition filed at Appeal Court regarding importation of clinical waste from UK

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July 22, 2019 06:34 pm

A writ petition has been filed at the Appeal Court seeking to issue an order instructing action to be taken against those responsible for importing clinical waste from UK. ...

Kusum Peiris - the female voice of the golden era in radio : PM Wickremesinghe

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July 22, 2019 05:03 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his condolence message to veteran radio personality Kusum Peiris, has described her as the female voice which illuminated the golden era ...

Orphan children in registered homes to be admitted to nearest schools

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July 22, 2019 04:30 pm

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed orphaned children living in registered children’s homes to be admitted to a national school located nearest to th...

More suspects to be arrested over Rathgama killings ; CID tells court

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July 22, 2019 04:14 pm

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has informed court that there are more suspects to be arrested over the killings of two businessmen in Rathgama earlier this year. ...

Emergency further extended by a month

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July 22, 2019 04:13 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a gazette notification extending the state of emergency in the country by another month. According to the gazette, the extensio...

Fishing trawlers stranded in Maldives advised against returning to island

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July 22, 2019 04:12 pm

Twenty Sri Lankan multi-day fishing trawlers stranded in Maldives have been advised against returning until the weather returns to normal, the Fisheries Ministry said today (Jul...

AG instructs Acting IGP to submit report on terror attack suspects

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July 22, 2019 04:04 pm

The Attorney General (AG) has instructed the Acting Police Chief to submit a report on the suspects who have been arrested over the Easter Sunday attacks, on or before July 24. ...

Police Commission clarifies letter seeking to involve SIU in Dr Shafi's case

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July 22, 2019 03:28 pm

The Police Commission has said it intends to inquire into the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)’s inquiry into Kurunegala hospital doctor Mohamed Shafi. ...

SOC to conduct inquiry over import of clinical waste on Wednesday

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July 22, 2019 03:25 pm

The Sectoral Oversight Commitee (SOC) on Economic Development has instructed all responsible stakeholders to appear for an inquiry over the recent import of clinical waste from ...

Presidential polls between Nov 15 -December 7 : Polls chief

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July 22, 2019 03:24 pm

The presidential election will be held between November 15 and December 7, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said today (Jul 22). Addressing a press brief...

Maths tutor, seven others remanded over assault until Jul 29

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July 22, 2019 02:27 pm

Mathematics tutor Nuwan Amaratunga has been remanded until July 29 along with seven others over an assault incident involving his bodyguards last week. Amaratunga, the o...

Sanjeewa Wijegunawardena appointed as SLRC Chairman

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July 22, 2019 02:12 pm

Sanjeewa Wijegunawardena has been appointed as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. The appointment had been made by Minister of Mass Media Ruwan Wijewarden...

No permission to clear forest reserves around Wilpattu ; forestry body informs court

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July 22, 2019 01:25 pm

The Forest Conservation Department today (Jul 22) informed court in writing that permission would not be granted to clear forest lands in the Kallaru reserve surrounding the Wil...

Court issues summons on Indian businessman over Kantale Sugar factory case

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July 22, 2019 01:02 pm

The Special High Court has issued summons on an Indian businessman to provide witness in a bribery case involving the Kantale Sugar Factory. Indian businessman K. Nagara...

Dr. Shafi's FR petition to be taken up at Supreme Court on Aug 6

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July 22, 2019 12:32 pm

The Supreme Court today (Jul 22) announced that the fundamental rights petition filed by Dr Mohamed Shafi, who was remanded over multiple charges, would be taken up on Augu...

Nila Sevana offices to be set up in Galle today

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July 22, 2019 11:43 am

The Nila Sevana project which would integrate certain state bodies in one building complex commenced in Galle today (Jul 22), the Ministry of Home Affairs said. ...

Court instructs CID to carry out further investigations and report on Pujith, Hemasiri's arrest on Oct 3

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July 22, 2019 11:08 am

Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today (Jul 22) instructed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to carry out further investigations and report to the court on Octob...

Largest quantity of heroin to be destroyed this year

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July 22, 2019 10:53 am

Around 1900 kilos of heroin will be destroyed this year, in what would be the largest haul of heroin to be destroyed in the country, the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) said. ...

Beliatta PS Chairman arrested over assault incident

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July 22, 2019 10:31 am

The Chairman of the Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha has been arrested over an incident of assault today (Jul 22), Police said. Siril Munasinghe, the Chairman, is alleged to ha...

In pictures : Dedication of St. Sebastian's Church, Katuwapitiya

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July 22, 2019 10:17 am

The St Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya was re-consecrated by Colombo Archbishop His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith yesterday (Jul 22), three months after the terrorist...

Veteran radio announcer Kusum Peiris passes away

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July 22, 2019 09:50 am

Veteran radio announcer, lyricist & dubbing artist Kusum Peiris passed away at the age of 71 today (Jul 22). According to reports, Ms Peiris had been receiving treat...

Strong winds to reduce from July 24 : Met. Dept.

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July 22, 2019 09:49 am

The strong windy conditions experienced in the country last week, are expected to reduce from July 24, the Department of Meteorology said today (Jul 22). However, the De...

One nabbed at BIA with foreign currency worth Rs 8.9 m

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July 22, 2019 08:51 am

An individual who attempted to smuggle out foreign currency worth around Rs 8.9 million was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday (Jul 21). The ar...

Ex-SLMC Ministers to refrain from resuming office

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July 22, 2019 08:38 am

Former ministers representing the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) have decided to refrain from resuming office until the problems of the Muslim community are resolved. ...

One killed in Rathgama shooting

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July 21, 2019 05:53 pm

An individual has died in a shooting incident which took place in Rathgama yesterday (Jul 20) night, police said. The victim, a 26-year old, had been admitted to the Kar...

Thirty domestic workers who faced abuse return from Kuwait

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July 21, 2019 05:46 pm

Thirty Sri Lankan domestic workers who faced abuse by members of a foreign employment agency in Kuwait, have returned to the island today (Jul 21). It is reported t...

Registration of Electors Act to be amended

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July 20, 2019 09:26 pm

The cabinet of ministers has agreed to amend the Registration of Electors Act upon a proposal put forward by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Jul 19). According...

Laws to be introduced preventing civilians from wearing of army fatigues or identical uniforms

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July 20, 2019 08:02 pm

The cabinet of ministers has granted approval to prepare a new bill which would prevent civilans from wearing or possessing army fatigues or any other identical uniform. ...

Four suspects involved in VIP convoy assault incident remanded until July 22

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July 20, 2019 07:51 pm

Four persons attached to a VIP convoy who were arrested for involvment  in the assault of a van driver this week, have been remanded until July 22.  Two p...

Women's support helpline to report harassment and abuse gets Cabinet nod

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July 20, 2019 06:40 pm

A women's support helpline to report all forms of discrimination against women, including harassment, abuse and instances of violation of the law and complaints, h...



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