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Gota and Mahinda engage in religious observances at Anuradhapura

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August 13, 2019 09:28 am

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and opposition presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa engaged in religious observances at the Ruwanwelisaya ...


Action to be taken against SLFP members that participated at SLPP rally

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August 13, 2019 07:38 am

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will take action against members who participated at the recently held Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna rally at the Sugathadasa Stadium,&nbs...


JVP ready to announce its candidate on August 18

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August 13, 2019 07:26 am

The JVP states that all arrangements have been made to announce its candidate for the upcoming elections and that they will make this announcement at the National People's R...


UPFA ready to discuss country's future with Gota : Mahinda Amaraweera

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August 13, 2019 07:09 am

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is ready to meet and carry out discussions with SLPP presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in the future, party General Secr...


Ready to sacrifice own life for the sake of the people : Minister Sajith

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August 13, 2019 07:01 am

UNP Minister Sajith Premadasa said that he was prepared to sacrifice his life for the country's people, just like his father, late President Ranasinghe Premadasa. ...


Japanese youth repair dozens of secondhand wheelchairs for Sri Lankan Easter attack victims

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August 12, 2019 03:59 pm

Forty-six secondhand wheelchairs that were repaired by high school students here have been delivered by sea to injured victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, th...


PM Wickremesinghe declares open Green Valley apartment complex

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August 12, 2019 03:24 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (August 12) declared open the Green Valley apartment complex in Ranala Kaduwala. Minister of Housing and Construction and ...


British father dies after contracting dengue in Sri Lanka

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August 12, 2019 03:12 pm

A British father who was in Sri Lanka on work has died after contracting dengue, the Metro reported.  According to the report, his condition brought on my the dengue f...


Karuwalagaswewa PS member who was arrested with heroin remanded

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August 12, 2019 02:56 pm

UPDATE : The Karuwalagaswewa Pradeshiya Sabha member who was arrested for being in possession of 700mg of heroin was produced before the Anamaduwa Magistrate and order...


​​​​​Provincial Council elections to precede the Presidential poll

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August 12, 2019 02:35 pm

Sri Lanka’s Provincial Council elections are expected to precede the Presidential poll to test the pulse of the people, according to a directive issued by President Maithr...


Kerala ganja worth Rs 25 million recovered in Kankasanthurai

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August 12, 2019 01:23 pm

Kerala ganja worth close to Rs 25 million was recovered during a search operation carried out in Kankasanthurai today (Aug 12), Police said. The eighty kilograms of...


UPDATE: Five arrested in connection to killing of salon manager down remanded till Aug 19

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August 12, 2019 12:17 pm

UPDATE:  The five youths arrested over the killing of the manager of a salon in Slave Island have been remanded until August 19. The order was announced when t...


PSC to request for a month's extension in order to wind-up inquiry

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August 12, 2019 11:53 am

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) Investigating the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks plans to ask for a month’s extension to wind up the inquiry and finalize its rep...


In Pictures : Hajj festival observed today

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August 12, 2019 11:38 am

As devotees across the globe and in Sri Lanka engage in religious observances today to mark the Hajj festival, the following images were captured by our photographer. Pi...


SLPP delegation to engage in religious observances in Anuradhapura

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August 12, 2019 11:25 am

Following yesterday's Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) convention held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, representatives of the party are reported to be heading to Anurad...


Hajj signifies peace, brotherhood : President Sirisena

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August 12, 2019 11:06 am

President Maithripala Sirisena extending his wishes to those celebrating the Hajj festival said the festival offers a broad example of the bonds between humans in a co...


Two spill gates at Lakshapana reservoir opened due to heavy rains

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August 12, 2019 10:30 am

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has requested the people living downstream of the Kelani River to be vigilant over the rising water levels. Two spill gates of the Laks...


Rally scheduled in Badulla calling for Sajith's nomination as UNP Presidential candidate

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August 12, 2019 10:16 am

A rally is scheduled to be held today (Aug 12) at the Badulla Wills Park Stadium demanding the nomination of Minister Sajith Premadasa as the UNP candidate for the upc...


President returns to the island following conclusion of visit to Cambodia

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August 11, 2019 10:38 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena along with his delegation returned to the island today after concluding a four-day official visit to Cambodia. The President returned...


Parcel of explosives discovered in Madatugama

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August 11, 2019 10:34 pm

Security forces uncovered a parcel of explosives hidden in a cave in the Madatugama area this afternoon (Aug 11). The explosives were recovered with the assistance ...


Gota's Presidential candidature a desperate tactic to create fear : Minister Samaraweera

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August 11, 2019 10:19 pm

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera has described the nomination of former defence chief Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as SLPP's presidential candidate as a 'desperate ...


Nomination as presidential candidate a noble mission : Gota

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August 11, 2019 08:03 pm

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has referred to his nomination as a presidential candidate as being a “noble mission entrusted by people-oriented&rd...


One arrested for carrying out theft after intoxicating woman

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August 11, 2019 07:58 pm

An individual who had drugged a woman before robbing her if her jewellery and cash on a bus heading from Kurunegala to Trincomalee has been arrested by the police toda...


One nabbed with over one kilo of narcotics at BIA

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August 11, 2019 07:57 pm

An individual has been nabbed while attempting to smuggle 1.4 kilograms of a narcotic identified as 'ice', by officers attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau. T...


Gotabhaya Rajapaksa nominated as SLPP’s Presidential candidate

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August 11, 2019 04:09 pm

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been nominated as the Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa...


Monk dies in accident involving army truck

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August 11, 2019 03:51 pm

A monk has succumbed to death in an accident involving an Army truck in Medawachchiya, Anuradhapura yesterday (Aug 10) night. It is reported that the army truck had...


Two die due to drowning in Nilaveli beach

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August 11, 2019 03:49 pm

Two persons drowned while bathing with a group  in the Nilaveli beach. The victims have been identified in  the ages of 16 and 20. Their remains curren...


One killed in shooting as two persons rob fuel station

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August 11, 2019 03:48 pm

An individual has died after two persons fired gun shots and robbed a fuel station in Polgahawela this morning. According to the police, the suspects had ...


Paddy purchase price increased by Rs 5

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August 11, 2019 03:13 pm

The government has decided to increase the purchasing price of a kilogram of paddy by Rs 5. Accordingly, the existing price for purchasing paddy which stands at Rs ...


13 new appointments to heads of Sri Lankan missions overseas

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August 10, 2019 07:37 pm

The Parliamentary Committee on High Posts has appointed 13 heads of missions in keeping with the nominations made by President Maithripala Sirisena, the Foreign Ministry said to...




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