UN envoy to assess right to peaceful assembly in Sri Lanka this week

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July 16, 2019 04:54 pm

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from July 18 to 26 to conduct an assessment on the right to peaceful assembly in the country. ...

World cup should have been shared between England and New Zealand : Min. Ranatunga

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July 16, 2019 04:22 pm

Former world cup winning captain turned politician Arjuna Ranatunga has opined that this year’s world cup should have been shared between England and New Zealand. ...

Newly appointed Jaffna Commander meets with Northern Governor

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July 16, 2019 03:20 pm

The newly appointed Commander of the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna, Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya called on Northern Governor Suren Raghavan today (Jul 16). ...

Three faculties at Ruhuna University to resume study sessions

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July 16, 2019 01:49 pm

Three faculties at the state university of Ruhuna will be re-opened tomorrow (Jul 17), after clashes between students and non-academic staffers forced the university to shu...

Five bailed out suspects arrested in Kalutara

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July 16, 2019 01:44 pm

Five suspects who had been released on bail over criminal charges recently have been arrested in Kalutara yesterday (Jul 15). According to the police, they had been arre...

'Dengue Prevention Hour' to be introduced on Fridays - NDCU

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July 16, 2019 01:17 pm

The National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU) has decided to introduce an islandwide ‘dengue prevention hour’ on Fridays until August 31, Consultant Physician Dr. Prashila...

Female inmates at Welikada Prison take to producing sanitary pads

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July 16, 2019 12:56 pm

Six female inmates at the Welikada prison are currently engaged in a project to manufacture sanitary pads in a bid to meet the requirements of around 500 female inmates. ...

CID record 9-hour statement from ex-defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando

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July 16, 2019 10:46 am

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded a nine-hour long statement from former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando yesterday (Jul 15), over the April 21 terror...

Water levels in Moragahakanda, other reservoirs drop to record low

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July 16, 2019 10:45 am

Water levels in the Moragahakanda reservoir have reduced by 34 percent owing to the drought in the country, Irrigation Engineers said. Due to this reason, certain a...

CPC increases CEB's credit limit for fuel purchases upto Rs 100 billion

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July 16, 2019 10:20 am

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has increased its credit limit for providing fuel to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) upto Rs 100 billion, a senior Petroleum Ministry o...

ADIC highlights delay in increasing Excise Duty on cigarettes

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July 16, 2019 09:13 am

The Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) has highlighted a delay in implementing the Finance Ministry’s gazette on increasing excise taxes on cigarettes. ...

One nabbed with illicit liquor near children's park in Minuwangoda

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July 16, 2019 08:55 am

An individual has been arrested with illicit liquor in the vicinity of a children's park in Minuwangoda yesterday (Jul 14). According to the police, the arrest had b...

Man electrocuted in Hapugahawatta

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July 16, 2019 08:54 am

A 23-year old man has died after being electrocuted in Hapugahawatta yesterday (Jul 15), police said. According to the police, the man had tripped over an ille...

Yatinuwara PS member remanded for attacking police officer

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July 16, 2019 07:58 am

A Yatinuwara Pradeshiya Sabha member has been remanded until July 24 for obstructing the duty of a sub police inspector. Thusitha Walagedara, who represents the Sri...

Four arrested with electric detonators in Piliyandala

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July 15, 2019 09:45 pm

Four persons have been arrested with 290 electric detonators at a residence in Hadigama, Piliyandala today (Jul 15), police said. The arrest had been made during a ...

EU delegation engages in Counter Terrorism Dialogue with Sri Lankan officials

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July 15, 2019 06:28 pm

EU Counter Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove engaged in a Dialogue on Counter Terrorism Cooperation with Sri Lankan officials between July 11 and 16, the Foreign Min...

SLPP's Presidential polls manifesto to be unveiled on Oct 8

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July 15, 2019 04:57 pm

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP)'s party manifesto for the upcoming Presidential polls will be unveiled on October 8 in Colombo, party Chairman Prof G L Peiris said to...

Nine including Kalutara PS member arrested over threatening incidents

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July 15, 2019 04:34 pm

Nine persons including Kalutara Pradeshiya Sabha member Manoj Ekanayake have been arrested over two threatening incidents in Moronthuduwa today (Jul 15). According to th...

Narcotics detection equipment to be imported : DIG Ajith Rohana

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July 15, 2019 04:21 pm

Steps are being taken to import 600 narcotics detection scanners in a bid to crackdown on the usage of narcotics, Police Motor Traffic DIG Ajith Rohana said. Mr. Rohana ...

Central Province to receive Department of Registrations of Persons office

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July 15, 2019 04:08 pm

The foundation laying ceremony for the Department of Registrations of Persons office in the Central Province was held in Nuwara Eliya today (Jul 15). Construction is exp...

Panadura North OIC suspended after weapons go missing from police station

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July 15, 2019 03:51 pm

The officer-in-charge of the Panadura (North) police station has been suspended from his services after two firearms had gone missing from his police station. According ...

New district general hospital opened at Nuwara Eliya

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July 15, 2019 03:46 pm

A new district general hospital was declared open in Nuwara Eliya by President Maithripala Sirisena today (Jul 15). The hospital was constructed through a Rs 7...

President calls on public to vote for 'clean government' at upcoming polls

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July 15, 2019 03:33 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has said he expects the people to vote for a clean government which loves the country, at the upcoming presidential elections. Addressing ...

PM seeks explanation from Ranjan over remarks on the Mahasangha

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July 15, 2019 03:26 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has sought a written explanation from State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake before July 21 over his remarks he had allegedly made regarding the&nb...

Copper factory employee further remanded until July 29

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July 15, 2019 03:09 pm

An employee at a copper factory belonging to one of the terrorist bombers involved in the Easter Sunday attacks has been further remanded until July 29. The order was is...

Verdict on Police Commission Secretary's anticipatory bail postponed to Jul 17

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July 15, 2019 02:33 pm

The Colombo Chief Magistrate's court has postponed announcing the verdict on Police Commission Secretary Saman Dissanayake's anticipatory bail application, until July 17...

Abduction case against Hirunika postponed until Dec 03

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July 15, 2019 01:46 pm

The case filed against Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra over a youth abduction case has been postponed until December 03 by the Colombo High Court. Ms. Premachandra...

Minister Harsha de Silva makes asset declaration public

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July 15, 2019 01:27 pm

Non-cabinet minister Harsha de Silva has made his asset declaration for the year 2018/19 public, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), announced today (Jul 15). &...

Tea export to European countries to be increased

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July 15, 2019 12:55 pm

The government is planning to increase its tea exports to European countries in the near future, Plantation Industries Secretary J A Ranjith said. This decision had been...

Appeal Court instructs AG to report on deforestation around Wilpattu

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July 15, 2019 12:30 pm

The Appeal Court today (Jul 15) instructed the Attorney General to inquire from Director General,  Forest Conservation Department and report facts on whether deforestation ...



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