dailymirror.lk http://dailymirror.lk/RSS_Feeds/breaking-news The only Sri Lankan newspaper with round the clock news updates - Dailymirror Online Edition en-us rangazone.r@gmail.com Copyright 2017 Man caught on CCTV while stealing Christmas decorations http://www.dailymirror.lk/142062/Man-caught-on-CCTV-while-stealing-Christmas-decorations http://www.dailymirror.lk/142062/Man-caught-on-CCTV-while-stealing-Christmas-decorations In a daylight robbery, a man was caught on CCTV camera while stealing a bag full of Christmas decorations worth Rs. 120,000 from a shop located on the 3rdCross Street, Colombo Fort.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:05:03 +0000
EC must inquire into John Amaratunga's statement: JO http://www.dailymirror.lk/142060/EC-must-inquire-into-John-Amaratunga-s-statement-JO http://www.dailymirror.lk/142060/EC-must-inquire-into-John-Amaratunga-s-statement-JO Joint opposition Parliamentarian Janaka Bandara Tennakoon said today the Elections Commissioner (EC) should immediately inquire into the statement made by Minister John Amaratunga.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:16:10 +0000
Don’t be deceived by political dramas: JVP http://www.dailymirror.lk/142057/Don-t-be-deceived-by-political-dramas-JVP http://www.dailymirror.lk/142057/Don-t-be-deceived-by-political-dramas-JVP Referring to joint opposition members joining the government, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today people should not get deceived by the political dramas being enacted today.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:05:19 +0000
Railway strike enters 6th day http://www.dailymirror.lk/142058/Railway-strike-enters-th-day http://www.dailymirror.lk/142058/Railway-strike-enters-th-day The Railway Trade Union Alliance (RTUA) said today it would continue with the work stoppage now on its sixth day despite President Maithripala Sirisena requesting all strikers to report for work

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:21:46 +0000
SL partner with US to end AIDS http://www.dailymirror.lk/142053/SL-partner-with-US-to-end-AIDS http://www.dailymirror.lk/142053/SL-partner-with-US-to-end-AIDS The Governments of Sri Lanka and the US launched a two-year HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership on December 8, to fast track the government efforts to end AIDS by 2025, the US Embassy said on Tuesday.  

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:09:35 +0000
Ministerial committee to look into railway strike http://www.dailymirror.lk/142046/Ministerial-committee-to-look-into-railway-strike http://www.dailymirror.lk/142046/Ministerial-committee-to-look-into-railway-strike A four-member ministerial committee headed by Minister Sarath Amunugama has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to look into the grievances of the protesting railway employees, President's Media Unit said.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:05:01 +0000
27 TN fishermen arrested in SL waters http://www.dailymirror.lk/142043/-TN-fishermen-arrested-in-SL-waters http://www.dailymirror.lk/142043/-TN-fishermen-arrested-in-SL-waters Twenty-seven Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters early today, an official said.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:04:41 +0000
President's letter to Naseby: PHU says govt. kept it a secret http://www.dailymirror.lk/142044/President-s-letter-to-Naseby-PHU-says-govt-kept-it-a-secret http://www.dailymirror.lk/142044/President-s-letter-to-Naseby-PHU-says-govt-kept-it-a-secret The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday said a letter of thank sent by President Maithripala Sirisena to Lord Naseby had been kept concealed by the government due to the pressure of Tamil separatists.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:49:31 +0000
Household electric appliances that contain HCFC to be banned http://www.dailymirror.lk/142028/Household-electric-appliances-that-contain-HCFC-to-be-banned http://www.dailymirror.lk/142028/Household-electric-appliances-that-contain-HCFC-to-be-banned Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry will ban importing of household electric appliances that contain Hydrochloro-flurocarbon (HCFC) effective from January 1st, 2018 as the use of HCFC is extremely harmful to the environment and to the ozone layer, a senior official of the Ministry said yesterday.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:36:03 +0000
Alleged attack on NUW supporter: Court orders arrest of Thondaman’s son http://www.dailymirror.lk/142029/Alleged-attack-on-NUW-supporter-Court-orders-arrest-of-Thondaman-s-son http://www.dailymirror.lk/142029/Alleged-attack-on-NUW-supporter-Court-orders-arrest-of-Thondaman-s-son Hatton Magistrate T. Saravanaraja yesterday ordered the Maskeliya Police to arrest Jeevan Thondaman, the son of CWC General Secretary and Parliamentarian Arumugam Thondaman and produce him in courts regarding an alleged attack on a National Union of Workers’ (NUW) supporter who had participated in a funeral in Maskeliya.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:42:21 +0000
Hand symbol for SLFP; betel leaf for UPFA http://www.dailymirror.lk/142030/Hand-symbol-for-SLFP-betel-leaf-for-UPFA http://www.dailymirror.lk/142030/Hand-symbol-for-SLFP-betel-leaf-for-UPFA The 'hand symbol' of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will appear on the ballot paper for the first time since 1991 at the upcoming local government elections, party officials said yesterday.

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:47:10 +0000
President requests railway employees to return to work http://www.dailymirror.lk/142023/President-requests-railway-employees-to-return-to-work http://www.dailymirror.lk/142023/President-requests-railway-employees-to-return-to-work President Maithripala Sirisena today requested all Railways Department employees including train drivers who are on strike to report to work considering the difficulties faced by the general public and the students who are sitting the GCE O/L exam.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:33:02 +0000
SL team stranded in Dharamsala due to rain http://www.dailymirror.lk/142017/SL-team-stranded-in-Dharamsala-due-to-rain http://www.dailymirror.lk/142017/SL-team-stranded-in-Dharamsala-due-to-rain Two days ahead of the second One-day International against India, the Sri Lankan cricket team was left stranded in the hill town that has been lashed by heavy rain.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:50:54 +0000
I don't agree with Wijeyadasa's views: Speaker http://www.dailymirror.lk/141994/I-don-t-agree-with-Wijeyadasa-s-views-Speaker http://www.dailymirror.lk/141994/I-don-t-agree-with-Wijeyadasa-s-views-Speaker Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said today he had informed MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe that he did not agree with the matters raised by the MP on the constitutionality of the Constitutional Assembly.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:07:08 +0000
One arrested as explosion rocks bus terminal in Manhattan http://www.dailymirror.lk/142010/One-arrested-as-explosion-rocks-bus-terminal-in-Manhattan http://www.dailymirror.lk/142010/One-arrested-as-explosion-rocks-bus-terminal-in-Manhattan New York City Police say a man is being held after an explosion at a bus station in Manhattan.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:32:16 +0000
Withdraw gazette declared railways as essential service: JO http://www.dailymirror.lk/141993/Withdraw-gazette-declared-railways-as-essential-service-JO http://www.dailymirror.lk/141993/Withdraw-gazette-declared-railways-as-essential-service-JO Joint opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane today urged the government to withdraw the gazette notification issued by President Maithripala Sirisena declaring the railways as an essential service claiming it would aggravate the issue.
 

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:12:19 +0000
Rahul Gandhi elected Congress President http://www.dailymirror.lk/141987/Rahul-Gandhi-elected-Congress-President http://www.dailymirror.lk/141987/Rahul-Gandhi-elected-Congress-President The Indian National Congress today named Rahul Gandhi as its new President, the Times of India reported.Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Senior Party Leader Mullappally Ramachandran has announced the election of the new party president.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:31:46 +0000
Three NFF leaders join SLFP http://www.dailymirror.lk/141984/Three-NFF-leaders-join-SLFP http://www.dailymirror.lk/141984/Three-NFF-leaders-join-SLFP National Freedom Front (NFF) Deputy Leader Weerakumara Dissanayake, National Organiser Piyasiri Wijenayake and North Central Provincial Councillor P.B. Kumara today joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:08:41 +0000
Sriyani was compelled to leave: PHU http://www.dailymirror.lk/141982/Sriyani-was-compelled-to-leave-PHU http://www.dailymirror.lk/141982/Sriyani-was-compelled-to-leave-PHU The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) referring to the cross over of JO MP Sriyani Wijewickrama to the group led by President Maithripala Sirisena, said she did not do so voluntarily, but was driven to do so.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:27:23 +0000
Railways Dept. seeks help of retired workers http://www.dailymirror.lk/141981/Railways-Dept-seeks-help-of-retired-workers http://www.dailymirror.lk/141981/Railways-Dept-seeks-help-of-retired-workers Retired employees of the Railways Department had been called in following the declaration of railway services as Essential Service by the President.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:55:25 +0000