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US assures it will help SL fulfil UN commitments

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 22:39

In the wake of the US pull-out from the UNHRC, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap met with senior Sri Lankan officials today and assured them that the US would continue to support Sri Lanka as it works to fulfil commitments made with regard to UN resolutio..

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Govt. won't extend term of office of any PC: Rajitha

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The government has no intention of extending the term of office of the Northern Provincial Council or that of any other ...


Still premature to comment: Rajitha

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Cabinet spokesman and Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday it was still premature to comment on the US with...


NPC considering traffic monitoring using Google data

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The National Police Commission (NPC) said it was hoping to control the increasing levels of traffic in major cities with...


Compensating ex-LTTE combatants: People should stop paying taxes: JO

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 20:32
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The joint opposition said today people should stop paying taxes to the government, if it continues with its move to pay ...


Price reduction on more essential drugs: Rajitha

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 19:25
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The Health Ministry will reduce the prices of another batch of essential drugs in July to provide further relief to pati...


KDU Bill passed with amendments

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:56
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General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (Special Provisions) Bill to absorb SAITM students to KDU passed with ame...


Chinese Company pays final tranche of H’tota Port deal

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:22
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The final tranche of investment value for Hambantota Port concession was released by  China Merchant Port Holdings ...


Eight tourists, boatman rescued from drowning in Mahaweli River; One missing

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Eight out of nine Arab nationals, along with the boatman, was rescued from drowning in the Mahaweli River. The Kandy Pol...


Up to 192 people believed drowned as tourist ferry sinks in Indonesia

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:39
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The Sinar Bangun tourist ferry had a maximum capacity of 60. But as the sun began to set on Monday evening, more than 20...


Those in jail must wear the prison jumper: Thalatha

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 16:05
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Referring to Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary the Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera sentenced to a jail term of ...


Foreign Ministry urges public to provide details of missing to OMP

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 14:44
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The Foreign Affairs Ministry today urged and encouraged any one in Sri Lanka or overseas to share the informat...


Two gang-rape convicts get 10-year RI

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 13:01
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The Colombo High Court today sentenced two individuals, who were convicted for abducting and gang-raping a minor girl, t...


CEB employees launch protest

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:50
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The members of the United Trade Union Front of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) today launched a protest outside the C...


Eight women, manager arrested in Kandana brothel raid

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:14
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Eight women and a male manager had been arrested by the Walana Anti-Vice Unit for allegedly operating a brothel in the g...


Postal workers initiate protest fast

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 11:28
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Postal workers have resorted to a protest fast outside the Central Mail Exchange (CME) a short while ago, demanding the ...


SDIG Ravi Waidyalankara in-charge of FCID

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:19
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Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara has been re-employed on a 9-month contract, from yesterday and will head the FCID,...


Two Australians killed, two more injured in expressway accident

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 08:15
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Two Australian nationals, a woman and her daughter, were killed and another three including two Australians were injured...


Compensation to war-affected: New Cabinet memo submitted

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 08:02
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A fresh Cabinet memorandum seeking to grant compensation to war affected people including ex-LTTE combatants was reporte...


US quits UNHRC over ‘anti-Israel bias’

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 07:05
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The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) calling its anti-Israel and a “cesspool o...


Influenza: Nebulizer liquid not upto standard- GMOA

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 06:44
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The nebulizer solution imported from Pakistan to be used for the prevailing influenza was contaminated and could pose mo...


LNG power plant: Proposal to award contract to foreign bidder withheld

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 05:17
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The Cabinet yesterday withheld the contract to build an LNG power plant in Kerawalapitiya to a bidder following heavy cr...


Chandimal found guilty of changing condition of ball: ICC

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 23:05
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Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against the Windies aft...


Govt. submits supplementary estimate for Rs.2.5 Bn

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 22:55
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Government today presented a supplementary estimate for Rs.2.5 billion to improve skills, to provide salary subsidies to...


England set new ODI record against Australia, smash 481/6

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 22:40
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England have smashed a new world record one-day score, pulverising Australia's bowlers to hit 6-481 at Trent Bridge ...


Agriculture ministry will be shifted to Govijana Mandiraya: Minister

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 22:12
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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today he would, within three months shift the Agriculture Ministry to a Sta...


Prominent drug dealer arrested in Peliyagoda

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:00
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A prominent drug dealer in Peliyagoda, Jayaratnage Gihan Sandaruwan, was arrested by the Police Special Task Force (STF)...


Rs.120 Mn spent on 60-member delegation to UN

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:06
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It was revealed in Parliament today that more than Rs.120 million had been spent for the 60-member delegation which acco...


Pathirana appointed Deputy Minister

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:37
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Matara District United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana was sworn in as the Industries and Commer...


Posts Minister to introduce tailored recruitment procedure

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:26
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Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Abdul Haleem said today a tailored recruitment proced...


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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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