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80% of construction workers in Colombo addicted to drugs

Almost 80 percent of workers at construction sites in Colombo are addicted to drugs, Director Presidential Task Force on Prevention of Drugs Dr. Samantha Kitalagama said yesterday.

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  BC withdraws four cases against Johnston
  Ministers using cocaine: Ranjan undertook a govt. contract - Gammanpila

Medin Full Moon Poya

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Govt. seeks Prez’s approval to increase cabinet

The government decided to make fresh engagement with President Maithripala Sirisena seeking his appr

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No intention to join UNP - Duminda Dissanayake

SLFP National Organiser and parliamentarian Duminda Dissanayake said on Tuesday that he was not inte

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Oman denies it has agreed to invest in SL oil refinery project

Oman’s oil ministry on Wednesday denied being part of a $3.85 billion plan to build an oil refiner

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UK urges SL to prioritise required steps

The United Kingdom today urged Sri Lanka to prioritise the steps required to deliver fully on its co

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Adopt a time-bound implementation strategy-EU to SL

The European Union today urged Sri Lana to take immediate and sustained action to implement its comm

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3 Lankans, 6 Indians nabbed with gold worth Rs.40mn

Three Sri Lankan and six Indian passengers were arrested with gold pieces valued at nearly Rs.40 mil

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Additional portfolio for Bathiudeen

Vocational Training and Skills Development subject, which was under the purview of Prime Minister Ra

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SL rejects two main proposals by UNHR Chief

Sri Lanka today rejected UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s proposals to es

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UNHRC Chief calls for fixed timeline

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presenting her report to UN Human Rights

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SL war heroes subject to Universal Jurisdiction: Sarath Weerasekara

Former MP, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara making his presentation during a side event at the UNHRC

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Extradition of Mahendran: Singapore rejects President's allegation

Singapore today rejected Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s allegation it was sheltering

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Accident kills two in Kegalle

A man and a woman have been killed when their car collided with a Matale bound SLT bus at Molagoda t

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Case against Lankan tyre exports dismissed by US courts

Sri Lanka has achieved another legal victory in the case of countervailing duties imposed by the Uni

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Navy recovers 150 kg of Kerala ganja from Mannar

A stock of more than 150 kilograms of Kerala ganja had been recovered by Navy Personnel during an ex

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N’cholai back online: No more power cuts, says Ministry

With the broken down generator of the Noraichcholai Power Plant coming online there won’t be power

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Angoda Lokka’s accomplice ‘Kaduwela Babi’ arrested

The Special Task Force (STF) has arrested an organized criminal known as ‘Kaduwela Babi’, an acc

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Beliatta UNP PS member hospitalised with gunshot wounds

Beliatta UNP Pradeshiya Sabha member Kapila Amarakoon had been hospitalised with gunshot injuries th

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Mangala calls for systemic change

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who recently celebrated 30 years in politics and presented a b

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Presidential candidate should be able to win over the middleclass - Champika

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, who is widely seen as an aspira

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In conversation with Nishi Uggalle: Child genius places herself behind Einstein and Hawking

It would be a nerve-wrecking experience for a 12-year-old to answer degree-level questions within se

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We Must Embrace modernity Kalinga Indatissa

The newly elected President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Kalinga Indatissa Presidents

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Cartoon of the day

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Sometime ago people had the habit of leveling allegations against certain authorities that they were

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Politician Involved in Acquiring Property

A Minister’s name is associated with the activities of an alleged fraudster to retain a highly res

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Resolving issues of apartment owners CMA offers special treatment to influential parties

The double standards followed by the Condominium Management Authority (CMA) has now come to light fo

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Did Caasl Mislead SLAF? Landing and take off of private aircraft from China Bay Air Force airstrip

Controversy surrounds how a foreign private aircraft, said to be carrying  ‘investors’ to the c

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He built three houses while begging for 25 years

A blind man (65) who had been begging on trains for 25 years which had enabled him to build three houses and own a bank accou

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Deceased mother had partaken of fried fish on alms giving day

The story of a deceased mother visiting her home on the seventh day and eating a slice of fried fish from the Pideni Thattuwa

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Fat rat gets stuck in Manhole cover, rescue wins hearts online

A heartwarmingly hilarious incident occurred in Germany earlier this week when a chubby rat got stuck halfway out of a sewer

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Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera tabled the Budget for the year 2019, with a special focus on a liberal outward-oriented economic policy and growth powered by private enterprise. Do you think t