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Ship which washed ashore in Galle could pose a threat to Buona-vista coral reef

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July 19, 2019 06:58 pm

A ship named Sri Lanka Glory that washed ashore in Rummassala, Galle yesterday (Jul 18) with a large quantity of fuel could now pose a threat to the Buona-vista Coral reef, a Ma...


Management Faculty of Peradeniya university closed until further notice

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July 19, 2019 05:36 pm

The Management Faculty of the Peradeniya University will be closed until further notice from today (July 19), a statement said. Accordingly, the management of the univer...


Request to be made to open Sectoral Oversight Committee sittings to media

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July 19, 2019 04:25 pm

A request is to be made to the Speaker to allow the media to cover Sectoral Oversight Committee (SOC) sittings in Parliament, Parliamentarian Ashu Marasinghe said today (Ju...


BOI to take action against firm that imported waste

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July 19, 2019 03:17 pm

The Board of Investment (BOI) has decided to take stern action against a company that has failed to re-export goods as agreed to with a view to concluding this matter expeditiou...


AG files indictments in illegal elephant calf possession case

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July 19, 2019 03:14 pm

The Attorney General (AG) today (Jul 19) filed indictments against four suspects including an interdicted magistrate over a case involving the illegal possession of an elephant ...


CCD instructed to probe assault by member of VIP convoy

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July 19, 2019 03:12 pm

The Acting Police Chief has instructed the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to probe the assault of a van driver by a member of a VIP convoy which took place yesterday (Jul 18). ...


Power failure in Ginigathhena as heavy winds damage power lines

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July 19, 2019 03:10 pm

Power failure has been reported in the Ginigathhena area after a tree’s brach had fallen over and damaged an electricity line due to heavy winds today (Jul 19). It...


40 % discounts on SriLankan Business Class air tickets

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July 19, 2019 03:06 pm

SriLankan Airlines has launched ‘SriLankan Travel Fest’ offering discounts of 40 per cent on Business Class to over 35 destinations when booked through its online ch...


Sri Lanka fishing trawlers trapped in seas to be diverted to India, Maldives

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July 19, 2019 02:57 pm

Steps have been taken to divert Sri Lankan multi day fishing trawlers stranded in international waters due to inclement weather, to the nearest country, the Fisheries Ministry s...


CB urges banks, fincos to reduce interest rates

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July 19, 2019 02:34 pm

The Central Bank (CB) on Friday said that it expects lending rates of banks and NBFIs (finance companies) to reduce further in the immediate future, and borrowers, particularly ...


24 hospitalised due to food poisoning in Trincomalee

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July 19, 2019 01:51 pm

A group of 24 persons have been hospitalised due to food poisoning at a wedding in Pumoddai, Trincomalee today (Jul 19). The group is currently receiving treatment at th...


Report on estate workers’ wage issue to be taken up at cabinet meeting

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July 19, 2019 01:50 pm

Matters concerning the final report of the cabinet sub–committee on the wages issue of estate workers is expect to be taken up during today’s cabinet meeting. ...


Avante Garde case: Three suspects further remanded till August 2

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July 19, 2019 01:24 pm

Three of the four suspects arrested in connection with the Avant-Garde floating armory case were ordered to be remanded until August 2 by Galle Chief Magistrate Harsha...


Bond scam suspects granted bail after serving indictments

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July 19, 2019 01:03 pm

Eight suspects involved in the Central Bank bond scam case have been granted bail after indictments were handed over to them at the Special High Court today (Jul 19). ...


Eight persons held for engaging in illegal fishing

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July 19, 2019 01:02 pm

Eight persons were taken into custody by Naval personnel for engaging in illegal fishing in Upparu area, Trincomalee yesterday, Navy said. A group of naval personnel att...


13 families relocated as floods submerge homes in Hatton

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July 19, 2019 01:00 pm

Thirteen families in the Panmoor Estate in Hatton have been temporarily housed at a child care centre after floods wreaked havoc over the last 24 hours. Flood waters had...


Allowance for Grade 13 students attending vocational courses : Min. Kariywasam

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July 19, 2019 12:32 pm

The Education Ministry has decided to offer a Rs 500 allowance per session of a vocational training course for a Grade 13 student. Education Minister Akila Vir...


MP Marasinghe calls for inquiry over assault on van driver by member of VIP convoy

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July 19, 2019 12:15 pm

Parliamentarian Ashu Marasinghe has written to the Acting Police Chief calling for an inquiry into an incident involving the assault of a van driver along the Kandy road yesterd...


Remains of young girl washed away by floodwaters recovered in Agarapatana

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July 19, 2019 12:13 pm

The body of a young girl swept away along with her sister by floodwaters in Agarapatana has been recovered today (Jul 19). According to the police, the victims had ...


Colombo Magistrate's court to receive building complex worth USD 94.5 million

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July 19, 2019 11:35 am

A brand new building complex will be constructed at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court at a cost of USD 94.5 million, the Justice Ministry said. The project, titled &l...


Body of landslide victim recovered from rubble in Ginigathhena

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July 19, 2019 11:07 am

The body of a 64-year old man trapped under the rubble of a shop due to a landslide in Ginigathhena was recovered this morning. Mohamed Jamaldeen, 64, a stationery ...


UN Special Rapporteur lauds rule of law in Sri Lanka following terrorist attacks

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July 19, 2019 11:01 am

UN’s Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule who is currently touring Sri Lanka, has appreciated the manner in which rule of law was ensured in the countr...


Motorcyclist killed as tree falls due to inclement weather in Teldeniya

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July 19, 2019 09:28 am

A 29-year old has been killed after a tree had fallen over him while travelling on a motorcycle in Teldeniya last night. Police said the accident had occured along ...


Probe underway into funding of Batticaloa Campus; FCID tells court

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July 19, 2019 08:43 am

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) informed the Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday (Jul 18) that it is investigating into the funds received fo...


50 families hit by inclement weather in Ratnapura

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July 19, 2019 08:39 am

Around 50 families have been affected due to the inclement weather in Ratnapura as of last night, district secretary Malani Lokupothagama said. Extreme weather condition...


Six injured in head-on van collision in Moratuwa

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July 19, 2019 08:37 am

Six persons have been injured in a head-on collision involving two vans along the Galle Road in Moratuwa today (Jul 19), police said. According to the police, a van whic...


Power failures in seven districts as heavy winds damage power lines

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July 18, 2019 09:15 pm

Power failures have been reported in several places across seven districts after heavy winds uprooted trees and damaged electricity supply lines, the Power and Energy Minis...


Barge capsizes near Galle harbour, Navy rescue 9 crew members

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July 18, 2019 08:36 pm

A barge with nine crew men off the Rumassala coast near Galle harbour capsized today owing to rough seas. The nine crew members were subsequently rescue by the Sri ...


Landslide, flood warnings issued to Ratnapura owing to heavy downpour

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July 18, 2019 08:15 pm

Weather authorities have issued landslide and flood warnings in the Ratanupra district owing to heavy rains experienced in the area. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC)...


NW Governor refutes claims of burdening parents in order to set up development fund

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July 18, 2019 07:54 pm

North Western Province Governor Peshala Jayarathne refuted claims made by a teachers union that he was burdening parents to purchase exercise books through regional education of...




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