Police, public officials must act “within the law” during upcoming polls -HRC

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January 22, 2018 09:23 am

  Public officials and the Police have been directed by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRC) to ensure that the upcoming February 10 local council electio...

Postal voting for LG bodies to commence today

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January 22, 2018 08:49 am

Postal voting for upcoming local government bodies island wide commenced today, a senior official from Election Commission said. 560,000 persons including election department of...

Thailand to assist Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector

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January 22, 2018 08:34 am

The Thai Government assured that it is expecting to assist for the development of Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector through many new programmes. This was revealed to the Pres...

More than 50 persons arrested over Kataragama incident

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January 22, 2018 08:27 am

More than 50 persons including women were arrested as police fired tear gas to disperse violent protesters in Kataragama, local media reported. Police officials from Kat...

Lab finds high chemical residues in Sri Lankan tea; urgent meeting summoned

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January 22, 2018 06:41 am

An independent international laboratory has found unusually high chemical residues in Sri Lankan tea. The report was conveyed to the Gov...

President to manage economy through special economic council

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January 21, 2018 04:58 pm

President Srisena announced Saturday that he would directly manage the economy through a special economic council headed by him, taking over the responsibility from Prime Minist...

Who is this Padmavati?

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January 21, 2018 04:42 pm

Amid an uproar in India over the release of the film “Padmavati”, now renamed “Padmavat” to appease the detractors of the movie, Prime Minister Ranil ...

Sandalwood tree disappears at dead of night

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January 21, 2018 04:34 pm

We often hear of people’s houses getting burgled and thieves getting away with money and jewellery. What is seldom heard of is the stealing of trees planted in home gar...

Candidates get pet names on posters

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January 21, 2018 04:29 pm

Some candidates contesting at the upcoming local councils elections are being introduced in humorous ways. Given that the elections are related to local issues and the cand...

SLMC elections to be held next week

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January 20, 2018 02:22 pm

The Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) will hold elections on January 23 and 24, local media reported. According to reports, four members will be appointed to the Council out of t...

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