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Outgoing UNHR Chief commends SL

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 02:33

Outgoing UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein yesterday commended Sri Lanka and several other countries for hosting at least five visits by thematic mandates in the last five years. The other countries which hosted at least five themati..

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UDA launched one-day mobile service

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Cartoon of the day

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Oman Post suspends sending mails to Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 14:14
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The Oman Post has announced that it will temporarily stop receiving any mail to be sent to Sri Lanka, "due to unfor...


IUSF protesters teargassed

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:27
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Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse the students of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) ...


Heavy traffic at Battaramulla

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:06
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Heavy traffic was reported along the Sri Jayewardenepura Road at the Polduwa Junction and near Parliament in Battaramull...


Film distribution comes under Film Corporation from today

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:25
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The distribution of local films, which was handled by four private companies, would come under the purview of the Nation...


IP Rangajeewa and Lamahewa re-remanded till July 3

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:04
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Police Narcotic Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa and Prisons Department Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who are in ...


Ven. Gnanasara Thera’s appeal postponed till June 22

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:24
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Homagama Magistrate’s Court today postponed the hearing of the appeal made by Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secreta...


Mahanama, Dissanayake re-remanded till June 26

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:05
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President Maithripala Sirisena's former chief of staff I.H.K. Mahanama and State Timber Corporation (STC) former cha...


Police constable killed, five others injured in accident

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:27
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A police constable was killed and five others including another police constable were injured when a car skidded off the...


Army warns legal action against harbouring absentees, deserters

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:02
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Sri Lanka Army yesterday said that they are continuing countrywide operations to arrest its absentees or deserters and w...


SriLankan: 51% of the losses was accumulated interest

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 08:08
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Public Enterprise Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday the bank interest accumulated over a period of t...


Staff officers can obtain police security to open post offices

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:02
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The Government Information Department yesterday said postal staff officers can obtain police security if its necessary t...


Losses at State institutions exceed Rs.50 bn last year: Speaker

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 04:55
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According to Finance Ministry reports, the losses incurred by State institutions last year had exceeded Rs.50 billion, S...


Half of state officials should be in jail by now: AG

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 03:51
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More than half the state officials would be in jail by now if they were dealt in the manner in which former presidential...


33 people shot dead this year; 24 murder cases solved

Monday, 18 June 2018 23:24
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At least 33 people were shot dead countrywide in first five months of this year, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said ...


Postal employees' leave cancelled from today: PMG

Monday, 18 June 2018 22:40
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All leave of Postal Department employees have been cancelled with effect from today, Post Master General Rohana Abeyratn...


Govt. won’t hold PC polls before presidential poll: PHU

Monday, 18 June 2018 22:38
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The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) today said the government won’t hold Provincial Council (PC) elections prior to t...


Govt. spends Rs.8.3 bn on embassies in 2017: AG

Monday, 18 June 2018 21:00
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Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe said today the government had spent Rs.8.3 billion to maintain embassies last year but...


Case against Ranjan Ramanayake: SC asks AG to file draft rule on July 30

Monday, 18 June 2018 19:43
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The Supreme Court today directed the Attorney General to submit draft rule on July 30 against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ram...


Set up separate court to hear cases involving Buddhist Monks: Champika

Monday, 18 June 2018 18:35
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A separate court, in consultation with the Mahanayake Theras of the relevant chapters, should be set up to hear court ca...


BIA renovations: Passengers asked to arrive as usual

Monday, 18 June 2018 17:27
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SriLankan airlines today asked all passengers to report at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) as usual, three ...


Grade One admissions (2019) due date extended

Monday, 18 June 2018 16:10
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The closing date of applications for Grade One admissions for 2019 had been extended till July 10 due to ongoing postal ...


Veteran musical artist Ivor Dennis passes away

Monday, 18 June 2018 15:14
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Veteran musician and singer Ivor Dennis passed away at the age of 86 at his home in Seeduwa today. Bambarandu Bambarandu...


Angoda Lokka’s associate ‘Solta’ arrested over two murders

Monday, 18 June 2018 14:57
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The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) today arrested Muniwarage Asitha Premathilaka alias Solta -- an accomplice of underwor...


SL rupee hits 161 against US Dollar

Monday, 18 June 2018 13:24
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The value of Sri Lankan rupee dropped to a new low of 161 against the US Dollar on Monday. Earlier, it was recorded...


Heavy traffic at D.R. Wijewardena Mw

Monday, 18 June 2018 12:10
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Heavy traffic was reported along the D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha in Colombo 10 due to a protest march organised by a group ...


At least 3 killed, 200 injured as strong quake hits Japan

Monday, 18 June 2018 11:28
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At least three people were killed and more than 200 injured after a strong quake rocked Osaka in western Japan during th...


Five arrested over sword attack in Jaffna, one shot dead

Monday, 18 June 2018 10:48
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Five suspects were arrested by the police in connection with a sword attack incident at Mallakam Junction in Tellippalai...


Rs. 20 mn for displaying portraits of WPC Chief Ministers

Monday, 18 June 2018 09:03
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A sum of Rs. 20 millions is reported to be spent to paint the portraits of six former Western Provincial Council Chief M...


Chandimal denies ball tampering with sweet, rescues SL with bat

Monday, 18 June 2018 02:13
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Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal denied tampering with the ball by using a sweet in his pocket on Sunday before rescui...


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3-wheel driver has tooth broken for giving his number to 'Chooti Nangi'

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A lift given to a school-girl by a three-wheeler driver had landed him in a whole lot of trouble with her cousin and thr...


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