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Three-wheel driver injured as police fire shots for ignoring signal to stop

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June 20, 2019 07:03 pm

A three-wheel driver has been injured after police fired shots at him for ignoring signals to stop at a roadblock in Gampaha, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said today (Jun 2...


Met Department warns of rough seas in several areas including Colombo

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June 20, 2019 07:02 pm

The Meteorological Department has warned of rough seas off the Puttalam - Colombo and Galle - Matara areas until 12:30 pm tomorrow (Jun 20). According to a warning by th...


Parliament votes in favour of repealing Expropriation Act

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June 20, 2019 07:01 pm

The bill proposing to repeal the Expropriation act was passed in Parliament with 91 votes in favour and 69 votes against it. The Revival of Underperforming Enterpri...


North Governor's Secretary, Provincial Education Secretary appointed

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June 20, 2019 07:01 pm

The Secretary to the Northern Governor and the Northern Provincial Education Secretary received their appointments today (Jun 20).  Their appointments would come in...


AG instructs action against nine senior police officials over Easter Sunday attacks

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June 20, 2019 06:57 pm

The Attorney General (AG) has instructed the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to take disciplinary action against nine senior police officials including three DIG's ...


Govt to commence Rs 6.1 billion worth road construction project in the South

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June 20, 2019 06:02 pm

The government will embark on a 51-kilometre long road construction project at a cost of Rs 6.1 billion from tomorrow (Jun 21), Minister Vajira Abeywardena said today....


Minister Karunanayake and wife ordered to appear before CID on July 7

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June 20, 2019 06:01 pm

The Colombo Chief Magistrate's court today (Jun 20) instructed Minister Ravi Karunanayake and his wife to appear before the Criminal Investigations Department on July 7. ...


ACJU rejects statements by BBS on 'Maktab' education

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June 20, 2019 05:33 pm

The All Ceylon Jamiathul Ulama (ACJU) has rejected accusations made by the Bodu Bala Sena (Buddhist Power Force) movement on ‘Maktab’ education claiming that it ...


Railway trade unionists to take part in 48-hour strike from midnight

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June 20, 2019 05:13 pm

Railway trade unions have decided to commence a 48-hour strike action from midnight after talks with the Finance Ministry on resolving their issues ended in a failure. ...


President urges swift deployment of military for UN peacekeeping missions

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June 20, 2019 04:34 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has urged the Human Rights Commission (HRC) to co-ordinate with the relevant authorities and expedite the deployment of military personnel for UN ...


President instructs release of suspects arrested under PTA for minor offences

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June 20, 2019 04:10 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed security forces to release those who have been arrested over minor offences under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). ...


Health Ministry hands over Ford ambulance to Parliament Medical Centre

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June 20, 2019 03:34 pm

The Health Ministry today (Jun 20) handed over a Ford ambulance to the the Parliament Medical Centre, the Speaker's office said. The ambulance had been handed o...


Court suspends order to lift travel ban on Geoffrey Aloysius

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June 20, 2019 03:15 pm

The Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court has imposed an interim order suspending the court decision to lift the travel ban of Bond Scam suspect Geoffrey Aloysius. C...


RDA to seek cabinet approval for Rs 60 billion supplementary estimate

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June 20, 2019 03:00 pm

The Road Development Authority (RDA) will seek cabinet approval for a supplementary estimate of Rs 60 billion, a senior RDA official said. According to the senior offici...


Emergency Regulations to be further extended by one month : Mahinda Amaraweera

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June 20, 2019 02:48 pm

The Emergency Regulations in the country will be extended by a further month for the last time, United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Mahinda Ama...


Court imposes death sentence on suspect nabbed with four grams of heroin

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June 20, 2019 02:29 pm

The Colombo High Court has imposed a death sentence on a suspect who was found guilty over the possession of around four grams of heroin in 2013. The suspect w...


Heavy traffic near Parliament roundabout due to sugarcane farmer's protest

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June 20, 2019 01:41 pm

Heavy traffic has been reported in and around the Parliament roundabout owing to a protest by sugarcane farmers today (Jun 20). The farmers are protesting against the go...


Road between Elie Lane to Elie House Road to be closed tomorrow

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June 20, 2019 12:58 pm

The road between Elie Lane junction to Elie House Road will be closed for traffic due water pipe laying project, police said. Accordingly, the road will be closed f...


Section of Bloemendal Road to be closed on June 21 and 28

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June 20, 2019 12:37 pm

The road from Bodhiya Junction until St. Jame's Junction along Bloemendhal Road will be closed for traffic due to laying of water pipes, police said. Accor...


Heavy rains affect transport along Nawalapitiya due to flooding

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June 20, 2019 12:27 pm

Transportation along the Nawalapitiya road was affected due to flooding caused by heavy rains experienced in the area since today (Jun 20) morning. It is repor...


54 migrant workers return from Kuwait

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June 20, 2019 12:25 pm

A group of 54 Sri Lanka migrant workers in Kuwait returned to the country today (Jun 20). These workers who faced abuse at the hands of their employers returned to ...


Bribery Commission moves Special HC over Kantale Sugar factory case

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June 20, 2019 12:02 pm

The Bribery Commission filed indictments against two state officials including the President's former Chief-of-Staff at the Special High Court over a bribery case today (Jun...


Isura Devapriya appointed as CEA Chairman

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June 20, 2019 11:53 am

Former Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya has been appointed as the Chairman of the Central Enviornmental Authority The post of Chairman at the au...


Differently-abled soldier receives lifetime RI term over possession of heroin

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June 20, 2019 11:52 am

A differently-abled soldier has been sentenced to a lifetime of rigorous imprisonment after being convicted over the possession of nearly three grams of heroin. The judg...


North Governor seeks UNDP assistance to bring back Sri Lankan refugees from India

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June 20, 2019 11:28 am

Northern Governor Suren Raghavan has requested UNDP Country Director in Sri Lanka Joern Soerensen to assist in bringing back Sri Lankan refugees from India. The mee...


Sri Lanka's UN Ambassador Dr Rohan Perera pays farewell call on UN Secretary General

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June 20, 2019 11:07 am

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN,  Dr Rohan Perera paid a farewell call on UN Secretary General Antònio Guterres as his term comes to an ...


ISIS shift in strategy may threaten India, Sri Lanka, Indian Intelligence warns

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June 20, 2019 11:06 am

India and Sri Lanka are likely to fall under the threat with terror group ISIS turning its attention to the Indian Ocean Region in the wake of losses across Syria and Iraq, Indi...


China gifts security equipments to Parliament

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June 20, 2019 10:57 am

The Chinese government gifted three portable x-ray machines and five walk through metal detectors worth about Rs 60 million to the Parliament yesterday in order to ensure the se...


Russian security council: Formerly active IS members in Syria,Iraq, behind Sri Lanka blasts

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June 20, 2019 10:41 am

Russian Security Council's Deputy Secretary Yuri Kokov, said  the terrorist attacks carried out in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday were organized by the milit...


Four phones, SIM's seized from Duminda Silva's ward at Prisons Hospital

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June 20, 2019 07:33 am

Prison intelligence officers have seized a smart phone and two mobile phones from Ward No 3 of the Prisons Hospital where former parliamentarian Duminda Silva is currently ...




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