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Salary hike on MPs will further burden Treasury: President

Saturday, 10 December 2016 13:50

President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday though the Members of Parliament were not satisfied with their salaries, increasing their salaries would create a problem given the unfavourable situation in the Treasury.   He also said that his salary was a..

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Tense situ at Hambantota port

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Cartoon of the day

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UNP ready for any election: PM

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have told the United National Party (UNP) Working Committee that his ...


Strong winds, heavy showers expected as cyclone “Vardah” intensifies

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Strong winds and heavy showers were expected in the sea areas off the Northern and Eastern coast of Sri Lanka until 12th...


Lankan peace process was not correct for Colombian case: Santos

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who will be handed this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achiev...


Ministerial Sub-Committee appointed to achieve sustainable development goals

Saturday, 10 December 2016 15:31
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The Cabinet has decided to appoint a Ministerial Sub-Committee to define and to achieve the success in the vision of sus...


Tense situ at Hambantota port

Saturday, 10 December 2016 12:05
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Tense situation prevailed at Hambantota port this morning when the navy tried to free the two ships seized by workers wh...


Seven SSPs promoted as DIGs

Saturday, 10 December 2016 11:25
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Seven Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) with the ap...


73-year-old woman sits for GCE (O/L) exam

Saturday, 10 December 2016 10:00
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Underlining the widely believed view that the pursuit of knowledge knows no age limit, a 73-year-old woman sat for the I...


PM, Sampanthan discuss constitutional reforms with MR

Saturday, 10 December 2016 08:50
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, joined by Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan, met a joint opposition’s delegatio...


SPC minister vows to resign after budget defeat

Friday, 9 December 2016 21:45
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Southern Provincial Council Agriculture Minister U.G.D. Ariyathilaka says he will resign after his ministry budget defea...


Head on collision claims two lives at Ruwanwella

Friday, 9 December 2016 21:10
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Two on board of a three wheeler were killed this evening when the vehicle crashed head on with a lorry that was transpor...


One dead, another injured when motorbike hits train at Padukka

Friday, 9 December 2016 19:36
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A woman was killed and a man sustained serious injuries when the motorcycle they were riding on slammed against the Avis...


How did govt. earn US$1.1 Bn from 'white elephant'? Namal

Friday, 9 December 2016 16:57
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UPFA Hambantota District MP Namal Rajapaksa today asked how the Hambantota Port, which was branded as a ‘white ele...


Some SLFP ministers conspiring against Govt: Mujibur

Friday, 9 December 2016 16:16
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UNP parliamentarian Mujibur Rahuman said today there was suspicion whether some SLFP ministers with the connivance of fo...


800 kg of cocaine detected on India-bound ship in Colombo Port

Friday, 9 December 2016 13:53
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About 800 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated value of Rs.12 billion was detected on board an Indian-bound vessel doc...


South Korea Parliament votes to impeach President Park Geun-hye

Friday, 9 December 2016 13:31
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South Korea’s Parliament today voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, an aloof conservative who took a hard lin...


Yahapalanaya is no joke: President

Friday, 9 December 2016 12:44
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President Maithripala Sirisena said today Yahapalanaya was not a joke and he was serious about good governance and that ...


Thowheed Jamaath's secretary released on bail

Friday, 9 December 2016 12:31
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Thawheed Jamaath's General Secretary Abdul Razeek, remanded on charges of defaming Buddhism and reprimanding Ven. Gn...


Grade-5 Scholarship cut- off marks released

Friday, 9 December 2016 11:45
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The Examination Department announced that the cut off marks for the Grade 5 Scholarship Exam 2016 has been released and ...


Interpol says can't issue warrant on Lanka e-news editor

Friday, 9 December 2016 10:59
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The CID today informed the Gampaha Magistrate that they cannot obtain an Interpol warrant on Lanka e-news editor Pradeep...


Man arrested with glyphosate at BIA

Friday, 9 December 2016 09:51
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A 48-year-old man was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last evening while attempting to bring in...


Agreement signed with Chinese Merchants to develop H'tota Port on PPP Model

Friday, 9 December 2016 08:56
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A Framework Agreement was signed with China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited yesterday for what the government ca...


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