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PCoI probes allegations against Rishad for preparing fake land deeds

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June 17, 2019 03:28 pm

Four persons whose names had  been used to allegedly prepare fake land deeds by Minister Rishad Bathiudeen appeared before the Presidential Commission probing state sector ...


Suspect nabbed with four grams of heroin receives life imprisonment term

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June 17, 2019 02:54 pm

A three-wheel driver who was nabbed with 4.3 grams of heroin was sentenced to a rigorous life imprisonment term today (Jun 17). The suspect, who is a 38-year old father ...


Speaker, President agree to stop summoning intelligence officers before PSC

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June 17, 2019 02:21 pm

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and President Maithripala Sirisena have agreed to stop summoning intelligence officers before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter...


Colombo Port's new 17-storey head office worth US$20 mln

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June 17, 2019 01:16 pm

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) will be setting up its new 17-storey head office building at a cost of US$20 million scheduled for completion in two years. Work on the ...


Sri Lanka's Raavana-1 research satellite to be released into orbit today

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June 17, 2019 01:12 pm

The 'RAAVANA-1' research satellite launched by two young Sri Lankan scientists will be released into the orbit today (Jun 17). The satellite, which was launched ...


CEB launches new mobile app

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June 17, 2019 11:53 am

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has launched a mobile app to make inquiries or provide complaints on electricity-related matters. Users can obtain informati...


Sixth round of SLFP-SLPP talks postponed

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June 17, 2019 11:40 am

The sixth round of talks on the proposed alliance between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) was postponed until June 26. ...


Hospitals could face drug shortage if Cabinet meeting does not take place : SPC Chairman

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June 17, 2019 11:15 am

Hospitals could face a shortage of life saving drugs if the proposal to purchase new batch of drugs is not tabled before cabinet this week, State Pharmaceuti...


Domestic pilots band to form new Association

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June 17, 2019 10:27 am

Domestic aviators including aircraft owners and operators have banded together to form an Association last week, aimed at safeguarding the interests of domestic aircraft ow...


53 nabbed with narcotics during Facebook party in Ratnapura

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June 17, 2019 10:12 am

Special Task Force (STF) officers nabbed 53 persons with narcotics during a Facebook party in Ratnapura yesterday (Jun 16). Among the seized narcotics were 800 mill...


EC receives proposal to include None Of The Above optionĀ in ballot paper

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June 17, 2019 07:48 am

A proposal to include a None Of The Above (NOTA) option in the ballot paper has been received by the Elections Commission, its Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said. ...


Five Easter Sunday attack suspects questioned by CCD

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June 17, 2019 07:47 am

Five suspects linked to the Easter Sunday bombings who were arrested and brought to the country from Saudi Arabia are being questioned at the Colombo Crimes Division, police sai...


PM hosts dinner for touring Maldivian state delegation

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June 17, 2019 06:40 am

The Maldivian state delegation which is touring Sri Lanka was hosted to a dinner banquet by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees today (Jun 16). Maldivian...


Temperature in certain areas on the rise : Met. Department

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June 16, 2019 07:31 pm

The temperature in certain areas of the country has exceeded normal levels, the Meteorology Department said. According to the Meterology Department, the temperature...


Sirisena, Putin discuss regarding US sanctions on Russian products

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June 16, 2019 07:13 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has held talks with his Russian counterpart on measures which must be taken regarding US sanctions imposed on certain Russian products exported to...


Pensions of public servants to be raised from next month

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June 16, 2019 07:03 pm

The  pension anomalies of public servants who retired before December 31, 2015 will be revised and addressd from next month, the Finance Ministry said in a press relea...


Thief injured after police fire shots at suspect

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June 16, 2019 06:14 pm

A thief who had broken into a financial company in Panadura has been injured after police opened fire at him today (Jun 16). Crime branch police officers of th...


Suspect arrested with narcotics dies after falling ill in remand

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June 16, 2019 01:56 pm

A suspect who was arrested over a narcotic offence has died in hospital after falling ill in remand custody. The suspect had been arrested with one gram of a narcotic na...


Hizbullah leaves TID after eight hours of questioning

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June 15, 2019 06:51 pm

Former Governor M L A M Hizbullah has left the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) after recording a statement for nearly eight-hours today (Jun 15). Mr. Hizbull...


More than 13 kilos of narcotics discovered at a residence in Seeduwa

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June 15, 2019 06:51 pm

More than 13 kilograms of narcotics have been discovered by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) at a residence in Seeduwa today (Jun 15). PNB officers had initially a...


18 Indian fishermen caught poaching Sri Lankan waters released

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June 15, 2019 04:05 pm

A group of Indian fishermen who were arrested for poaching Sri Lankan waters have been granted permission to return their native country today (Jun 15). The group compri...


Railway unions to strike from June 15

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June 15, 2019 04:04 pm

Railway trade unions are planning to launch a two-day strike action starting from June 15, Raliway Engine Driver's Union Secretary Indika Dodangoda said. Railway dri...


Muslims communities have been affected by remarks of certain politicians : Mano Ganesan

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June 15, 2019 03:17 pm

The Muslim community at large has been affected by the statements of certain Muslim politicians, Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) leader Mano Ganesan said. Addressi...


Opposition Leader Rajapaksa says PSC has no authority to pose questions on dress code circular

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June 15, 2019 02:27 pm

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed disapproval regarding the manner in which the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC)questioned the Secretary to the Min...


Second special visit to Bodh Gaya for Sri Lankan Armed Forces personnel

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June 15, 2019 11:39 am

The High Commission of India organised the second edition of a special pilgrimage trip to Bodh Gaya from 15 - 18 June 2019 for 160 personnel of Sri Lanka armed forces and their ...


USD 50 million loan from ADB to strengthen RDB bank projects

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June 15, 2019 11:16 am

The government facilitated the Pradeshiya Sanwardana Bank, by providing a sovereign guarantee, to obtain a loan amounting to USD 50 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB)...


Hizbullah summoned before TID : Police Spokesman

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June 15, 2019 10:49 am

Former Governor M L A M Hizbullah appeared before the Terrorist Investigation Division today (Jun 15) morning, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said. He had arrive...


Maldivian state delegation arrive for three-day official visit

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June 15, 2019 09:56 am

A Maldivian state level delegation of more than 100 officials arrived in the country for a three-day official visit yesterday (Jun 14). The delegation comprised Mal...


Kabir willing to take up ministerial portfolio if asked to do so

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June 15, 2019 09:50 am

Parliamentarian Kabir Hashim who resigned from his ministerial portfolio recently has said that he is willing to resume duties as Minister if asked to do so. Mr. Ha...


Woman who was arrested for wearing a dress with ship's wheel files FR petition

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June 15, 2019 09:36 am

A woman who was arrested for wearing a garment portraying a ship's wheel or helm has filed a fundamental rights petition against her unlawful arrest. Abdul Rahi...




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Army personnel complete Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) training

The Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering at Embilipitiya as a supportive follow-up of the 7th Army to Army Staff ...

Monthly lecture of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society on Climate Change and our responsibility

The monthly lecture of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society will take place today at the BMICH on the them...

Ministry of Crab to hold fundraiser for Easter victims at Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in July

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Embassy of Sri Lanka gifts two Buddha statues to the Embassy of Cambodia in Berlin

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin gifted two Buddha statues to the Embassy of Cambodia in Berlin, upon a request mad...



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