Landslide blocks traffic on Kandy-Mahiyangana road

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February 20, 2015 11:01 am

Owing to a landslide at Ududumbara, vehicle movement on the Kandy-Mahiyangana A26 road, has come to a halt, local media reported. Police spokesman told was quoted by loca...

Govt condemns gruesome killing of 21 Egyptians by IS

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February 20, 2015 10:53 am

The Government of Sri Lanka vehemently condemns the gruesome killing of 21Coptic Christian Egyptians by the terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Libya...

Mankulam police division removed

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February 20, 2015 10:19 am

The police division of Mankulam has been removed with effect from yesterday, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said. Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana was qu...

Lanka plans to sign n-pact with Pakistan

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February 20, 2015 09:49 am

Sri Lanka is in talks with Pakistan to explore cooperation on nuclear energy, Power Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said, days after India and the island nation reached a civil n...

Bribery Commission determined to create zero tolerance environment for corruption

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February 19, 2015 05:57 pm

The Director General of the Bribery Commission,  Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe,said  the commission had  initiated action on  948 complaints of the 1,600  received by the c...

Sri Lankans to pay less for entry to Indian National Museum

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February 19, 2015 05:36 pm

Sri Lankan nationals visiting the National Museum in New Delhi, would pay a lesser entry fee according to a statement issued by the  Indian High Commission in Colombo. The en...

Modi visit to Lanka confirmed

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February 19, 2015 05:21 pm

Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne today confirmed the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka next month. Modi is tovisit Sri Lanka from March  1...

Central Bank monthly policy review on Feb 24

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February 19, 2015 05:06 pm

  The Central Bank of Sri Lanka's monetary policy review for February will be issued on the morning of Tuesday, February 24 after the Monetary Board meets the previous day,...

Army CO remanded for threatening businessman‏

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February 19, 2015 03:48 pm

An Army Commanding officer of a camp in Matara was remanded today after he was accused of pointing a pistol at a businessmen and threatening him two years back, police said. The...

ICC WC: Williams steers Zimbabwe to 4-wicket win against UAE

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February 19, 2015 03:21 pm

Allrounder Sean Williams’ contribution helped Zimbabwe beat United Arab Emirates by 4 wickets Pool B match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 played at Nelson today (19).  ...

Four asylum seekers transferred at sea to Sri Lankan authorities

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February 19, 2015 01:35 pm

Four Srilankan asylum seekers have been transferred at sea to the  Lankan authorities after their vessel was intercepted, foreign media reported. The boat was intercepted earlier ...

Indian court orders to free five Lankan boats

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February 19, 2015 12:13 pm

The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Court of Ramanathapuram in India has given approval for the release of five Sri Lankan fishing boats, the Hindu reported. They were impounded...

Special committee to be set up to probe Colombo Port City project

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February 19, 2015 12:06 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has set up a special committee and a cabinet subcommittee to look into the activities of the Chinese funded US$ 1.5 billion Colombo Port City Pr...

Missing Persons Commission to hold next public sittings in Trincomalee District

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February 19, 2015 12:03 pm

The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will conduct its next public sittings to hear cases of missing in Trincomalee District in the E...

CID permitted to detain Wele Suda till March 23

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February 19, 2015 11:15 am

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) was granted leave by the Colombo High Court to to interrogate drug baron Samantha Kumara alias ‘Wele Suda’ under detention orders t...

Sonia Disa released on bail

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February 18, 2015 10:10 pm

Six individuals including actress Sonia Disa, who was remanded on  charges of trespassing the offices of the New Sama Samaja Party in Slave Island, were released on bail by the C...

Faction of SLFP MPs call for Rajapaksa’s return

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February 18, 2015 08:34 pm

A faction of SLFP MPs and local council members turned up at at rally organized by smaller political parties today to demand that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should run as t...

PM makes statement to Parliament on Port City project

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February 18, 2015 05:25 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a statement told Parliament today that his government wants to further consolidate relations with China. We will not let the goodwill an...

Basil granted leave

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February 18, 2015 05:21 pm

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapska was granted three months leave of absence from parliament with effect from today (February 18). The leave motion was moved by...

PM orders customs to release 'Frontline' magazine

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February 18, 2015 04:46 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered  customs to release a stock of the 30th anniversary issue of India's 'Frontline' magazine that was seized for alleged breach of ...

Nugegoda rally gets underway

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February 18, 2015 04:37 pm

The People's United Front (PUF), National Freedom Front (NFF), and the Democratic Left Front (DLF), along with the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) have organized a rally which comme...

Cargills to engage Govt to revisit destructive taxes

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February 18, 2015 03:22 pm

  Cargills (Ceylon) PLC will engage the government to rethink what they term as ‘destructive’ taxes such as the deemed Value Added Tax (VAT), officials said.   ...

TN says refugees return only after Lankan Tamil's rehabilitation

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February 18, 2015 01:19 pm

Tamil Nadu (TN) Government urged the Centre that the voluntary repatriation of displaced Tamil refugees could be "countenanced" after putting in place proper rehabilitation measure...

President returns home

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February 18, 2015 11:55 am

President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the country after three day official visit to India a shortwhile ago, Presidential Media Division said. President Sirisena returned ho...

Palitha Tewarapperuma granted bail

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February 18, 2015 11:48 am

United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma who was remanded over an assault case released on bail by Matugama Magistrate today.    ...

42 persons arrested over illegal fishing in Mannar

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February 18, 2015 11:44 am

A naval patrol craft to the North Central Naval Command arrested 42 persons engaged in illegal fishing in the seas off  Urumalai in Mannar on last Saturday. They had been fishing ...

China welcomes constant growth of relations between Sri Lanka and India

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February 18, 2015 11:39 am

China's Foreign Ministry said that both Sri Lanka and India are important and friendly neighbors and China hopes to maintain sound relations with both countries. China's Foreign...

Statements recorded from 21 individuals who campaigned for Duminda

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February 18, 2015 10:10 am

The CID recorded statements yesterday from 21 persons involved in campaigning for MP Duminda Silva. According to Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana, who was quoted at a br...

U.S. welcomes Indo-Sri Lanka nuclear pact

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February 18, 2015 10:01 am

The United States has welcomed the signing of civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Sri Lanka, saying it is consistent with IAEA safeguards and other international ...

US welcomes Indo-Sri Lanka nuclear pact

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February 18, 2015 09:39 am

The United States has welcomed the signing of civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Sri Lanka, saying it is consistent with IAEA safeguards and other international ...

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