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Three-month detention order on Dr. Shafi withdrawn

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July 11, 2019 06:34 pm

The three-month detention order imposed on Dr Mohamed Shafi who has been accused of multiple charges including sterlising women had been withdrawn yesterday, a court heard today...


JO express concerns over proposed amendments to Monetary Law Act

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July 11, 2019 05:29 pm

The Joint Opposition (JO) today expressed serious concerns over the amendments proposed by the government regarding the Monetary Law Act No 58 of 1949 claiming that some of the ...


UNF MPs instructed to convene at Parliament for vote on NCM

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July 11, 2019 04:41 pm

All Parliamentarians elected under the ticket of the United National Front (UNF) Party have been advised by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to be present in the House as the...


Bribery Commission's Avant Garde case fixed for September 20

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July 11, 2019 04:38 pm

The case filed by the Bribery Commission against eight persons over the Avant-Garde illegal floating armoury case has been fixed for September 20. During today’s h...


Another young victim of Easter Sunday attacks passes away

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July 11, 2019 04:31 pm

A 22-year old who was injured in the bombing at Zeon Church in Batticaloa on April 21 has died today (Jul 11). The victim, Uma Shankari, had succumbed to death...


Western Provincial Council Chairman Sunil Wijeratne crosses over to SLPP

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July 11, 2019 04:16 pm

Western Provincial Council Chairman Sunil Wijeratne has crossed over to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday (Jul 10). He had crossed over from the United Pe...


Nearly Rs 533 million paid under Suraksha students insurance scheme

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July 11, 2019 04:11 pm

Payouts amounting to nearly Rs 533 million have been disbursed as at June 30 under the Surakasha Students Insurance Scheme, the Education Ministry said today (Jul 11). ...


UPDATE : PSC sessions postponed to July 24

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July 11, 2019 01:32 pm

UPDATE : The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) sittings in which senior police and intelligence officers were expected to testify has been postponed until July 24. Th...


Low-pressure water supply to be experienced in Colombo and suburbs

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July 11, 2019 01:07 pm

A low-pressure water supply will be experienced in certain parts of Colombo and its suburbs until 8 pm today (Jul 11), the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said....


SLFP to vote in favour of JVP's no-confidence motion against govt.

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July 11, 2019 01:01 pm

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to vote in favour of the no-confidence motion against the government by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). This decision...


Smart Sri Lanka career guidance centre to be set-up in the North

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July 11, 2019 12:18 pm

The foundation laying ceremony for a 'Smart Sri Lanka' career guidance centre took place in the Northern Province this morning. The 'Smart Sri Lanka' pro...


RDA to use Rs 60 billion supplementary estimate for three projects

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July 11, 2019 11:47 am

The supplementary allocation of Rs 60 billion which was passed in Parliament will be utilized for three major projects, Road Development Authority (RDA) Chairman Nihal Soor...


CPA FR petition against release of Gnanasara Thero postponed until Sep 10

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July 11, 2019 11:41 am

The fundamental rights petition filed by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) against the presidential pardon granted to Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera has been postpo...


24 Sri Lankan fishermen nabbed for poaching in Maldivian waters

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July 11, 2019 09:07 am

A group of 24 Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested with four multi-day fishing trawlers for poaching in Maldivian waters this week. These fishing trawlers were f...


Fire erupts at Moratuwa University

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July 11, 2019 09:06 am

A fire has erupted at the Engineering Faculty of the Moratuwa University yesterday (Jul 11) night. The Moratuwa Municipal Council had deployed a fire brigade in a b...


Issuing of NIC's for O/L candidates to end by September

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July 11, 2019 08:37 am

The issuing of National Identity Card (NIC)'s for G C E Ordinary Level examination candidates is expected to end by September, the Department of Registration of Persons said...


PNB, STF joint operation nets Pakistani national with heroin

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July 11, 2019 07:51 am

A 48-year old Pakistani national was arrested with 2.8 kilos of heroin at a hotel in Kollupitiya yesterday (Jul 10).  By Asiri Fernando A 48-yea...


Sri Lanka Ambassador to US Rodney Perera presents credentials to Trump

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July 11, 2019 07:40 am

Sri Lankan Ambassador to US Rodney Perera presented his credentials to US President Donald Trump on July 8, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a press release. During ...


EU counter-terrorism expert to tour Sri Lanka, Maldives

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July 11, 2019 07:40 am

European Union Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove is set to tour Sri Lanka and Maldives betwen today (Jul 11) until July 16. The motive of the sc...


Lanka IOC slashes fuel prices

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July 11, 2019 07:39 am

Lanka IOC has decided to reduce fuel prices with effect from midnight yesterday (Jul 10). This decision had been taken after the Finance Ministry slashed Ceylon Petroleu...


Dayasiri suspects "external force" directed Zahran

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July 11, 2019 05:32 am

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara yesterday told the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks that an inv...


PM's office refutes Dayasiri's remarks on Land Grants Act

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July 10, 2019 07:49 pm

The Prime Minister’s office has refuted remarks made by parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara that the Land Grants (Special Provisions) Act had been gazetted without cabinet...


Fuel prices reduced from tonight : Finance Ministry

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July 10, 2019 07:39 pm

Fuel prices will be reduced from tonight, the Finance Ministry said in a press release today (Jul 10). A litre of Octane 92 petrol will be reduced by Rs 02 while Octane ...


Rajapaksa says SLPP entrusted him to choose presidential candidate

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July 10, 2019 06:33 pm

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today (Jul 10) said the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has handed him the responsibility of choosing their presidential candidate. ...


Music artiste Iraj claims political factors behind removal of Facebook page

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July 10, 2019 06:31 pm

Music artiste Iraj Weeraratne today (Jul 10) claimed that the decision to remove his Facebook page was motivated by political factors. Addressing a press briefing, ...


Finance Ministry called on to resolve salary issues of teachers, principals

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July 10, 2019 05:50 pm

The Finance Ministry has been called on to resolve salary issues of government teachers and principals, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today (Jul 10). H...


More than Rs 1.7 million collected as fines from Excise Law offenders this year

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July 10, 2019 05:41 pm

Fines amounting to more than Rs 1.7 million had been collected from Excise Law offenders during the first six months this year, the Excise Department said today (Jul 10). ...


Wasp attack leaves 45 estate workers injured in Maskeliya

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July 10, 2019 05:02 pm

A wasp attack at two estates in Maskeliya left 45 estate workers injured today (Jul 10). These workers had been attacked while they were working at their respective...


Govt failed to protect its citizens: JVP urges parties to vote for No Confidence Motion

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July 10, 2019 04:31 pm

The Peoples’ Liberation Front (JVP) whose No Confidence Motion is currently being debated at the Parliament called upon all political parties in the house to vote in suppo...


Customs to launch inquiry into UK freight containers carrying mattresses

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July 10, 2019 03:10 pm

The Customs Director-General has called for an inquiry on the UK freight containers said to have been carrying mattresses which had been seized recently. A special commi...




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