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Dumping of garbage at Aruwakkalu landfill temporarily halted till investigations conclude

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October 09, 2019 02:39 pm

The dumping of garbage at the sanitary landfill in Aruwakkalu, Puttalam has been temporarily suspended following the recent explosion at the site, Megapolis Ministry S...


UPDATE : Pujith, Hemasiri remanded until Oct 18

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October 09, 2019 12:10 pm

Update : Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando have been remanded until October 18 upon orders issued by the Colombo Chief Magistra...


CWC, SLFP to support Gotabhaya at Presidential elections

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October 09, 2019 11:31 am

The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) will support opposition presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the upcoming election, UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said tod...


Change in SLFP Presidency confuses party organisers

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October 09, 2019 11:29 am

President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to step down from the chairmanship of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has created confusion and uncertainty in the party, p...


Only light vehicles to be allowed along Colombo - Hatton route as section of the road caves-in

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October 09, 2019 10:42 am

Only light vehicles will be allowed to travel towards Hatton along the Colombo - Hatton road, after a section of the road had caved-in yesterday (Oct 8), police said. ...


Refunds for those who missed long distance trains during strike period

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October 09, 2019 10:34 am

Individuals who purchased tickets for long distance trains but could not make the journey due to the recent strike will be able to claim refunds from today (Oct 9), the Rai...


Fourth suspect arrested in Hanwella shooting

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October 09, 2019 07:41 am

Another suspect has been arrested yesterday (Oct 8) in connection with the shooting of two persons in Hanwella last month. The suspect, a 41-year old resident of Dedigam...


Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa appointed as SLFP Acting Chairman

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October 09, 2019 07:32 am

Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa has been appointed as the Acting Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) until the conclusion of the presidential election which is to ...


Two Indian nationals arrested without visa

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October 09, 2019 07:26 am

Two Indian nationals who had been employed in Sri Lanka without a valid visa have been arrested in Dompe yesterday (Oct 8) night.  Police said the suspects had been...


Fire at printing press in Colombo Fort controlled

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October 09, 2019 07:05 am

A fire which had broken out at a printing press near the Regal Cinema Thatre in Colombo Fort has been brought under control, police said. The Fire Brigade of the Co...


PM pledges to modernise pension scheme for public servants

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October 09, 2019 07:02 am

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, yesterday (Oct 8), pledged to assist the private sector with Rs 500 billion to support the export economy, while seeking to modernise the pe...


Madhumadhawa Aravinda resigns from PHU

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October 09, 2019 07:00 am

Madhumadhawa Aravinda, Deputy Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU), has resigned from his positions in the party yesterday (Oct 8). He had informed ...


One killed in shooting at Jampettah Street

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October 09, 2019 06:57 am

An individual has died following a shooting at Jampettah Street in Colombo yesterday (Oct 8). Police said an unidentified person on a motorcycle had opened fir...


Over Rs 52 billion spent on emergency power purchases since 2016

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October 09, 2019 12:58 am

The Government had to spend Rs. 52.23 billion on emergency power purchases since 2016 due to delays in completing scheduled power plants, the Committee on Public Enterprises (CO...


Prisoners’ rights group to seek court order on voting rights for remanded suspects

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October 08, 2019 08:08 pm

The Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners (CPRP) is to file a mandamus writ petition at the Supreme Court tomorrow (Oct 9) seeking an order to allow those in remand c...


Body of missing teacher in Gampola recovered from Mahaweli River

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October 08, 2019 07:46 pm

The remains of a woman who had gone missing on October 1 in Gampola has been recovered from the Mahaweli River in Haragama, Kandy yesterday (Oct 7). Police said the...


Two senior Police officers interdicted over false letter on possible attack

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October 08, 2019 07:27 pm

Two senior police officers attached to the Fort Police have been interdicted for issuing a letter containing false information regarding a possible attack in the future. ...


Two reports to be submitted to Court on explosion at Aruwakkalu sanitary landfill

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October 08, 2019 06:51 pm

The Puttalam Magistrate’s Court has ordered the submission of two reports into last night’s explosion at the Aruwakkalu Sanitary landfill. Police Spokesman R...


Rs 45.8 million allocated to remove posters of Presidential candidates

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October 08, 2019 06:32 pm

A sum of Rs 45.8 million has been allocated to remove all posters, banners, and cut-outs of Presidential candidates, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said. Issuing...


Mahesh Senanayake's manifesto to be revealed next week

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October 08, 2019 06:13 pm

Former Army Commander turned Presidential Candidate Mahesh Senanayake, today (Oct 8) said he would reveal his manifesto in all three languages next week. &ldqu...


TISL launches hotline for election law violation complaints

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October 08, 2019 06:09 pm

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) today (Oct 8) launched two hotlines to file complaints on instances during which public resources are misused for election campaignin...


Special probe launched into explosion at Aruwakkalu sanitary landfill

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October 08, 2019 04:47 pm

A team of specialists together with the Police have launched an investigation into yesterday’s (Oct 7) explosion at the Aruwakkalu Sanitary Landfill, the Megapolis Ministr...


Technical glitch causes delays in attesting documents at Foreign Ministry

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October 08, 2019 03:42 pm

The general public could face delays while attesting documents at the Consular Affairs Division of the Foreign Ministry due to a technical failure, the Ministry said. Is...


Request to extradite Mahendran being considered by AG's Dept. in Singapore

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October 08, 2019 02:52 pm

The request to extradite former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has been received and is being considered by the Attorney General (AG)'s Department in Singa...


Decision on bail order for two ex-customs officials to be delivered on Oct 11

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October 08, 2019 02:42 pm

The court order concerning the bail of two former customs officials accused of releasing confiscated gold will be announced on October 11, the Colombo Magistrate's court sai...


Samurdhi, agriculture officials stage protest

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October 08, 2019 02:22 pm

A protest was staged by Samurdhi Development Officers and officials attached to the Agriculture Ministry today at the Ministry of Public Administration and Management (Oct ...


700,000 postal voting applications received for Presidential poll

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October 08, 2019 02:11 pm

The Elections Secretariat has received 700,000 postal vote applications for the presidential election, a senior official said, after its deadline ended last Friday. ...


GMOA warns of strike from Thursday

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October 08, 2019 02:00 pm

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has warned of a strike in Monaragala and Kurunegala from Thursday if "illegal transfers" of doctors are not sus...


Nagananda to take legal action after failed Presidential bid

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October 08, 2019 01:36 pm

Attorney-at-law Nagananda Kodituwakku said he will file legal action against the secretary of a political party next week, citing “criminal breach of trust”, for fai...


Campaigning for Elpitiya PS polls to end today

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October 08, 2019 01:30 pm

All campaigning activities for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha (PS) election will end today (Oct 8) at midnight, with five parties contesting the vote scheduled to be held on Octo...




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