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Earthslips, fallen trees cause traffic congestion along Norton Bridge road

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September 16, 2019 09:33 am

Earthslips and fallen trees have affected transportation along the Norton Bridge main road due to heavy winds and rains experienced in the Central region since yesterday (Sept 1...


Heavy traffic in Kotahena due to flooding

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September 16, 2019 08:52 am

Heavy traffic has been reported in Kotahena due to flooding near the Barber Street Junction along the main road connecting Nawaloka Roundabout and Pettah, police said. A...


One arrested with dollar bills, swords in Welimada

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September 16, 2019 08:52 am

A suspect has been arrested with dollar bills and swords in Welimada yesterday (Sept 15). The arrest had been carried out by the Special Task Force (STF). STF of...


Dumped body recovered from canal in Kantale

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September 16, 2019 08:51 am

The body of a person who had been attacked before being dumped into a canal in Kantale has been recovered yesterday (Sept 15). Police said that the incident had occ...


Police nab suspects with fake gems, artifacts

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September 16, 2019 08:30 am

A suspect has been arrested for selling imitation gems under the guise of selling real gems which had been obtained from a treasure trove in Kurunegala yesterday (Sept 15)....


Don't underestimate the SLFP - President

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September 16, 2019 07:46 am

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) leader President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Sept 15) warned against underestimating his party, stating that his party members were ...


One killed, another injured in shooting

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September 16, 2019 07:43 am

One person has died while another was left injured after being shot near the Ambulgama junction in Hanwella yesterday (Sept 15). Police identified the victim as&nbs...


Maintain 60 kmph speed limit on Southern Expressway : RDA

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September 16, 2019 05:43 am

The Road Development Authority has instructed drivers to maintain a maximum speed limit of 60 kmph while using the Southern Expressway due to heavy rains in the country. ...


Two injured in gas cylinder explosion in Dematagoda

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September 15, 2019 12:30 pm

Two persons have been hospitalised following what is believed to be a gas cylinder explosion in Mahawila Gardens this morning. According to the Fire Service Department, ...


Shantha Bandara to fill Dissanayake's vacant seat in Parliament

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September 15, 2019 10:40 am

The Elections Commission (EC) has gazetted the name of Shantha Bandara to fill the vacancy created in Parliament following the demise of parliamentarian Salinda Dissanayake. ...


SL to ink MoU for ferry service with India

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September 14, 2019 05:30 pm

Sri Lanka has agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India to introduce a ferry service between both countries. A spokesman for the Prime Minister's...


SLFP suspends membership of five national list MPs

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September 14, 2019 04:27 pm

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has suspended the memberships of five of its national list parliamentarians who obtained membership of another party. The members are ...


St. Anthony's Church attack victims to receive compensation today

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September 14, 2019 11:12 am

The Urban Settlement Development Authority (USDA) today (Sept 14) will provide compensation to the victims of the St Anthony's Church bombings on Easter Sunday. The ...


Postal vote deadline for Elpitiya PS polls ends today

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September 13, 2019 05:46 pm

The deadline to accept postal vote applications for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha elections ends today (Sept 13). The Elpitiya PS elections have been scheduled to be hel...


Govt. executive officers to strike from Sept. 18

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September 13, 2019 02:34 pm

Government service executive officers have decided to launch an indefinite strike from September 18. Secretary of All Island Service Executive Officers’ Joint Comm...


Seven Pakistani nationals sentenced to lifetime jail term over narcotic offences in SL

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September 13, 2019 02:16 pm

Seven Pakistani nationals have been sentenced to life imprisonment over narcotic related offences by the Negombo High Court. Of the arrested suspects three had been arre...


SL to auction seized Indian fishing boats

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September 13, 2019 02:00 pm

Sri Lanka, upon agreement with India, has decided to auction 174 Indian fishing boats which have been seized due to poaching, Fisheries State Minister Dileep Wedaarachchi said. ...


Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter urges IGP to conduct formal inquiry into Horowpathana incident

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September 13, 2019 01:59 pm

The Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanaratana Thero has requested the IGP to conduct an investigation into the assault on the two novi...


Police officers graduate with advanced degrees from Jayawardenepura

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September 13, 2019 01:41 pm

A number of senior officers belonging to the Sri Lanka Police graduated with advanced degrees from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura and recieved their certificates at ...


UPFA nominates Shantha Bandara to fill Dissanayake's seat in Parliament

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September 13, 2019 11:24 am

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has nominated former Parliamentarian Shantha Bandara to fill the vacant seat of Salinda Dissanayake in Parliament. UPFA G...


Hewagampalage to fill Gajadeera's seat in Parliament

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September 13, 2019 10:23 am

The Elections Commission has gazetted the name of Manoj Hewagampalage to fill the seat of Chandrasiri Gajadeera in Parliament which has remained vacant since his demise. ...


Talks next week on state uni. non-academic staff demands

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September 13, 2019 10:22 am

A discussion is to be held next week on the demands of non-academic staffers at state universities, Higher Education Ministry Secretary P K Mayadunne said. Ministry offi...


Five remanded for stealing police firearms, shooting policemen

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September 13, 2019 10:22 am

Five persons including two army officers have been remanded until September 25 for stealing firearms from a police station and opening fire at three policemen. The suspe...


Appeal Court orders to acquit all accused in Bribery Commission's Avant Garde case

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September 12, 2019 07:31 pm

The Appeal Court today (Sept 12) directed the Colombo Magistrate's Court to acquit all accused in the Avant Garde case filed by the Bribery Commission. The Bribery C...


Mother and son killed, two injured as van collides with train

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September 12, 2019 07:30 pm

A mother and her son have died while two others were left injured after a van had collided with a train in Ambalangoda today (Sept 12). Police have identified the mother...


Twelve Navy personnel granted bail over fishermen assault incident

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September 12, 2019 05:28 pm

Ten sailors and two Navy officers who were remanded for allegedly assaulting some fishermen have been ordered to be released on bail by the Trincomalee Magistrate's Court to...


Teachers, Principals unions threaten strike on Sept 26 and 27

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September 12, 2019 04:59 pm

Thirty unions comprising teachers and principals have threatened to engage in a strike on September 26 and 27 citing several long-standing issues. Ceylon Teachers S...


Six arrested for smuggling phones, chargers for 'Kanjipaani Imran'

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September 12, 2019 04:40 pm

Six persons have been arrested for attempting to smuggle mobile phones and mobile chargers into the Boosa Prison for underworld criminal 'Kanjipaani Imran', today (...


Bread prices to go down by Rs 2

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September 12, 2019 04:00 pm

The price of a loaf of bread will be reduced by Rs 2 from tonight (Sept 12), the All Island Bakery Owners Association said. President of the Association N.K. Jayawa...


Japan provides Rs 1.6 billion to assist Sri Lanka's counter-terrorism efforts

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September 12, 2019 03:58 pm

Japan has provided Yen 01 billion (approximately Rs 1.6 billion) to Sri Lanka to assist in strengthening counter-terrorism measures in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday at...




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