SL’s war effort didn’t result in Hollywood movies: SL envoy

Sri Lanka said its war effort did not result in Hollywood movies, but was proud of its security forces who completed the task assigned to them by a democratically elected administration and freed people from ruthless terrorism.

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Lab to test medicinal drugs to be set up: PM

The government is making arrangements to set up a laboratory to test the quality of medicinal drugs, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

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Defence Ministry denies HRW allegations

The Defence Ministry vehemently denied the accusations by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), which claimed that families of enforced disappearance and activists supporting them are under the microscope of the Sri Lankan Security Forces and intelligence agencies, the ministry said.

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Rs.9 mn owed to SLAF by 10 public institutions

It was revealed in parliament that Rs.9 million was owed to the Sri Lanka Air Force from ten public institutions including the presidential secretariat and the prime minister’s office for providing aviation services from 2003 to 2018.

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Tourism ministry & Police to enhance safety and security of tourists

The necessity to strengthen the safety and security of tourists and increase the Tourist Police presence in the country, has been discussed in detail during a meeting held between Tourism Promotions State Minister Arundika Fernando, Sri Lanka Tourism officials and the Acting IGP Chandana Wickramaratne last week.

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Airbus Scam - Namal denies allegations

UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa today denied any involvement in the allegations mentioned during this week’s court proceedings on the 2013 Airbus deal.

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Last-minute evidence in court fight to stop SL family being deported from Australia

The fight to keep a Tamil family in Australia has started in Melbourne with government lawyers filing last-minute evidence.

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Prevailing drought

Water supply to be restricted: NWSDB

National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said today the supply of drinking water would have to be restricted because the prevailing drought had dried up the water sources in most parts of the country.

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Malaysian AG drops charges against 12 accused of supporting LTTE

The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) in Malaysia has decided to drop all charges against 12 people who were accused of supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

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Body of the missing police constable found from Pannala

The body suspected to be of a police constable who was reported to be missing from Kadawatha area has been found from a block of wood in Bulugahawatte area in Werahera, Pannala this morning, police said.

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In keeping with domestic priorities and policies

Govt. to work with UN and its agencies

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, who officially informed the Parliament of Government’s decision to withdraw from co-sponsored UN resolution 30/1, said that the government would continue to work with the UN and its agencies, including the regular human rights mandates/bodies and mechanisms as required in keeping with domestic priorities and policies.

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Debt ceiling increase could leave country into greater debt trap: Mangala

The UNP yesterday defended their decision not to support the amendment to increase expenditure stipulated in the vote on account and to increase debt ceiling saying the country would have gone into a deep economic crisis if it was approved in Parliament.

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Fourteen-day isolation ends

Chinese workers re-start work in SL

Work in Chinese funded projects in Sri Lanka has begun to return to normal as workers who were subjected to 14-day isolation amidst fears of the novel coronavirus, have returned back to work this week, the Daily Mirror learns.

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Parliament committee proposes to ban burqa immediately

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security has proposed to immediately ban attire such as the burqa and suspend registration of political parties on ethnic and religious basis.

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Withdrawal of VoA will not lead to financial crisis: Govt

Government’s withdrawal of the proposed amendment to the Vote on Account (VoA) to raise additional funds, would not lead to any financial crisis in the country, Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said today.

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E03 re-opened for traffic

The Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) which was closed for several hours re-opened for vehicular movement a short while ago, police said.

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Avant Garde Case: Amended charge sheet dismissed

The Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar today dismissed the amended indictments on the Avant Garde illegal arms transportation case filed by the Attorney General (AG) on the basis that it was illegal to file a charge sheet against the released defendants from the case.

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Peliyagoda - Ja-Ela stretch on E03 re-opened

The stretch from Peliyagoda to Ja-Ela on the Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) has been re-opened, Police said. The Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) was closed this afternoon due to smoke emitting from a garbage dumping site at Seeduwa.

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Srilankan Airlines scam

President and PM call for stern action against all responsible

Both President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had directed the relevant authorities to take stern action against all who are responsible for the Srilankan Airlines scam including former CEO Kapila Chandrasena, State Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told Parliament today.

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Katunayake Expressway closed until further notice due to smoke

The Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) has been closed until further notice due to a smoke emitting from a garbage dumping site at Seeduwa, Police said.

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development at cost


Colombo’s skyline is rapidly changing with apartment constructions that cost millions of dollars. But, are they complying with planning and construc...

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Forest destruction due to fires has become a serious problem in some regions in Sri Lanka, especially in areas like Beragala, Haputale of the Badulla ...

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development at cost


Colombo’s skyline is rapidly changing with apartment constructions that cost millions of dollars. But, are they complying with planning and construc...

13 Feb 2020 - 8     - 8767



Forest destruction due to fires has become a serious problem in some regions in Sri Lanka, especially in areas like Beragala, Haputale of the Badulla ...

30 Jan 2020 - 6     - 7959



Cartoon of the day

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‘We suspect the bribes paid on airbus purchases were approximately USD 16.8 million’

UNP parliamentarian and former State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, who has repeatedly voiced against the colossal losses the state-run SriLa...

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We’ve taken apt measures to contain coronavirus: Chinese Ambassador

Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan reiterated that the Chinese Government and its embassy in Sri Lanka had taken all possible measures to ...

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Same culture that frowns upon sex-ed, also allows Children to get abused secretively -Dr. Ginige

Sex. As much as it is a taboo word in the conservative, conventional context, this very taboo has also made it a topic of discussion. Recently, societ...

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We in the COPE Got Misled as CB didn’t Provide Full Information

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian and Economist Dr. Harsha de Silva in a candid interview analysed what unravelled in the recently released ...

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Man gives birth to baby boy at Matara Hospital

A large crowd thronged Matara Hospital recently after hearing the shocking news of a man who had given birth to a baby boy. The man sporting a beard had been from a village bordering Matara....

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Beggar woman with Rs.100,000 detained by Railway Security

Railway Security Guards had arrested a beggar woman with the possession of Rs.200,000 who had been begging in the train....

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Child poisoned by mother's paramour

A young man who had allegedly given poison to his paramour’s ten-year-old son in an attempt to kill him, was produced before the Nawalapitiya magistrate Chandani Meegoda and remanded till December 6...

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He switched on the light - friend ran away from his wife

When a husband and wife were sleeping in bed, suddenly the wife screamed as she felt that someone else was sleeping near her....

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