President directs officials to present a work plan to minimize polythene & plastics use

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September 11, 2015 01:08 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed relevant officials to present a work plan including proposals to minimize the use of polythene and plastics, President Media Unit said. He...

Lanka aims to boost tourism, eyes more Chinese visitors

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September 11, 2015 12:53 pm

Sri Lanka is aiming to become the best tourist hub in South East Asia and will look to attract more than 2.5 million tourists by 2016, an official said here on Thursday. The count...

UNIFIL Head of Mission praises Lankan peacekeeping troops in Lebanon

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September 11, 2015 11:10 am

The Sri Lankan peacekeeping troops  serving the United Nations’ Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) was praised by the UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Luc...

Showers and thundershowers in sea areas

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September 11, 2015 10:56 am

The Met Department said today  that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. Shower...

Three Lankan ambassadors presents credentials

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September 11, 2015 10:43 am

Three Lankan ambassadors for Canada, Sweden, and France have presented their credentials to their resoective designations. Ahmed A. Jawad presented his Credentials as Sri Lanka...

Fiheries minister hope to resolve fishermen problem through dialogues

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September 11, 2015 10:32 am

Sri Lanka expects the "contentious" issue of fishing by Indian [Tamil Nadu] fishermen in Sri Lankan waters to be resolved without “harming” its friendly relationship with India...

Robbers make -off with Rs 1.5 million

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September 11, 2015 10:01 am

Armed robbers  made away with nearly Rs 1.5 million in cash after storming the branch of a state bank in Wagakahahena in Hanwella last evening. Police said that four gunmen had...

President reiterates not to allow anybody to divide the country,

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September 10, 2015 10:01 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he would not allow anybody to divide the country which was united by the valiant war heroes shedding their blood. If our war heroes woul...

MR hits back CBK over media remarks on SLFP

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September 10, 2015 09:57 pm

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a statement said that the recent comments made by former president Chandrika Kumaratunga to an Indian newspaper was an insult for the Sri La...

AG tells courts key witness of Thajudeen case under threat

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September 10, 2015 09:16 pm

The Attorney General’s Department today informed the Colombo Additional magistrate court that a key witness of the Wasim Thajudeen murder case had been intimidated and that CID w...

Lanka to enter agreements on the orbit frequency of a proposed SAARC Satellite

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September 10, 2015 05:30 pm

  A proposal to enter into bi lateral agreements with SAARC member states, on the Orbit Frequency Coordination of a SAARC satellite launch, received approval by the cabinet...

Tamil question is not just an economic issue: Mano Ganesan

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September 10, 2015 04:07 pm

The Tamil question cannot be settled by merely regarding it as an economic issue, Mano Ganesan, one of the three Tamil Ministers in the Sri Lankan government, has said. “There a...

Finance Ministry denies increase of special tax on nine food items

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September 10, 2015 03:50 pm

The Ministry of Finance today said that special commodity levy has been increased on potatoes and sugar only, Government Information Department said. An official of the Finance ...

Protest march demanding for International probe

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September 10, 2015 03:20 pm

A five day protest march demanding an international inquiry to investigate alleged human rights violations and war crime was initiated in Kilinochi today. The councilors of Nort...

Two more Deputy ministers sworn in today

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September 10, 2015 02:39 pm

Two more Deputy Ministers sworn in today before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today. Anuradha Jayaratne sworn in as the Deputy Minister of Mahaw...

Madras courts dismiss petition against sale of patrol vehicles to SL

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September 10, 2015 02:35 pm

The Madras High Court Bench here on Wednesday closed a public interest litigation petition filed last year against a commercial deal between Goa Shipyard Limited and the Sri Lanka...

Civil representatives to CC nominated

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September 10, 2015 02:33 pm

Dr A T Ariyaratne, Shibly Aziz and Dr Radhika Kumaraswamy were today nominated as the civil society representatives to the Constitutional Council (CC).  Earlier ministers Champika...

Sri Lanka ranks 69 among 102 countries in the Open Budget Survey

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September 10, 2015 01:54 pm

Sri Lanka has been ranked 69 among 102 countries with a low score of 39 well below the present global average of 45 and one before last in South Asia in the Open Budget Survey (OBS...

New cabinet spokesperson appointed

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September 10, 2015 01:54 pm

Gayantha Karunatileka, the newly appointed Media minister has been appointed as the Cabinet Spokesperson of the Government, Government Information Department said....

Supreme Court Judge Mrs. Chandra Ekanayake sworn in as Acting Chief Justice

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September 10, 2015 01:48 pm

Supreme Court Judge Mrs. Chandra Ekanayake sworn in as Acting Chief Justice, before President Maithripala Sirisena today at the Presidential Secretariat. Secretary to the Presiden...

Deputy Ministers exchanges portfolios

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September 10, 2015 01:38 pm

Nimal Lansa , who was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Tourism Promotion and Christian Affairs and Arundika Fernando , who was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs a...

Lankan flight suffers hydraulic problem after landing in Chennai

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September 10, 2015 01:33 pm

116 passengers and crew members of a Sri Lankan Airlines flight had a narrow escape today when the plane suffered a hydraulic problem after landing and got stuck in the runway at t...

Four PSD officials killed and six injured in multi vehicular collision

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September 10, 2015 12:35 pm

Four persons attached to the Presidential Security Division (PSD) were killed and six civilians were critically injured in a vehicle collision involving two buses and a Defender in...

Tennis: Sinha Regiment win wheelchair competition

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September 10, 2015 12:00 pm

Sinha Regiment represented by Upali Rajakaruna and Lionel Senaratne emerged champions at the Inter Regiment Wheel Chair Tennis Doubles of the Sri Lanka Army Para Sports Festival in...

Shasheendra Rajapaksa at Presidential Commission of Inquiry

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September 10, 2015 11:11 am

Former Uva Province Chief Minister, Shasheendra Rajapaksa, has arrived at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate serious acts of fraud, corruption and abus...

Constitutional Council to meet today

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September 10, 2015 10:49 am

The Constitutional Council will meet for the first time today following the formation of the new parliament, local media reported. The Council is headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuri...

Athletics: Past athletes reunite to form NCSLA

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September 10, 2015 09:00 am

A dozen athletic greats of yesteryear met last week at the auditorium of the Director General of the Ministry of Sports, to officially launch the National Champions of Sri Lanka At...

Bridge: Gerry Hidelaratchi elected BFSL president

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September 10, 2015 06:00 am

Gerry Hidelaratchi was elected President of the Bridge Federation of Sri Lanka for the period of 2015/17 at its Annual General Meeting held recently.   Sarath Radalage w...

Cricket: Gymnasiums to be added at International venues

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September 10, 2015 03:00 am

Sri Lanka Cricket in its bid to broadbase the game will be equipping several of their International Stadiums will with gymnasiums.   Speaking about the project SLC’s I...

Cricket: Chandika Haturusinghe tipped to take over Sri Lanka

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September 10, 2015 12:00 am

Former Sri Lanka Shadow Coach Chandika Haturusinghe is likely to join Sri Lanka cricket as its Head Coach before next month’s West Indies inbound tour, according to reliable sour...

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