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If no special courts - TNA threatens to haul SL before Int'l tribunal

The TNA today pointed out that the Sri Lankan Constitution did not prevent the setting up of special courts with foreign judges to hear human rights cases and that it would do its

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  DMK link to controversial Oman oil refinery project
  Unscheduled power cuts?


Decision on power cut schedules next week

The Power and Energy Ministry is to decide next week whether there is a necessity to prepare a sched

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Artificial rains to continue: Ministry

The spraying of chemicals to trigger artificial rain over the Castlereagh and Mausakelle catchments

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Petition on MS’s state of mind - Lawyer says he is facing death threats

A senior lawyer of the Hulftsdorp Bar has complained to the Police that he was being threatened with

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Wilpattu National Park - Questions in the House about deforestion

Parliament was in a furor today over the deforestation of land abutting the Wilpattu National Park f

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JVP awaiting UNP’s final decision on 20A

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to let them kno

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Police baton charge protesters in Puttalam

Police baton-charged a group of people who were protesting at the Puttalam town a short while ago ov

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China chemical blast death toll rises to 47

The death toll in a huge blast at a chemical plant in eastern China has jumped to 44, with at least

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Beliatta UNP PS member succumb to his injuries

Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Opposition Leader (UNP) Kapila Amarakoon, who had been hospitalised with g

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Extreme heat weather advisory for many parts of country

Another ’extreme heat weather advisory’ has been issued by the Department of Meteorology yesterd

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Burnt body found in a vehicle in Moneragala

The burnt body of a 50-year-old person was found in a double cab vehicle near a jungle area on the H

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Fin. Min. wants to issue liquor licenses on a large scale: Excise TUs

Excise trade unions have raised serious concerns over an attempt by the Ministry of Finance to urge

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Singaporean govt. yet to release official statement: PMD

President’s Media Division (PMD), issuing a statement yesterday, clarified that the Singaporean Go

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Don’t bring vocational training under Industries Ministry: UPFA

The UPFA today urged the government to reverse its decision to vest the subjects of vocational train

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Devise comprehensive report based on carbon dating: OMP

With reference to the remarks made by former MP Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara in connection with s

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Navy hierarchy was aware of abductions in Colombo, suburbs: CID

The CID today told Colombo Additional Magistrate Shehani Perera that the Navy Hierarchy including fo

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House at sea over Oman oil refinery project

Questions were raised in parliament today on the proposed oil refinery project in Hambantota which w

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Oman keen on refinery project: BOI

In light of Oman Oil and Gas Ministry denying being part of a US $ 3.85 billion refinery project in

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Mangala calls for systemic change

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who recently celebrated 30 years in politics and presented a b

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Presidential candidate should be able to win over the middleclass - Champika

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, who is widely seen as an aspira

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In conversation with Nishi Uggalle: Child genius places herself behind Einstein and Hawking

It would be a nerve-wrecking experience for a 12-year-old to answer degree-level questions within se

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We Must Embrace modernity Kalinga Indatissa

The newly elected President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Kalinga Indatissa Presidents

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Cartoon of the day

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Sometime ago people had the habit of leveling allegations against certain authorities that they were

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Politician Involved in Acquiring Property

A Minister’s name is associated with the activities of an alleged fraudster to retain a highly res

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Resolving issues of apartment owners CMA offers special treatment to influential parties

The double standards followed by the Condominium Management Authority (CMA) has now come to light fo

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Did Caasl Mislead SLAF? Landing and take off of private aircraft from China Bay Air Force airstrip

Controversy surrounds how a foreign private aircraft, said to be carrying  ‘investors’ to the c

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He built three houses while begging for 25 years

A blind man (65) who had been begging on trains for 25 years which had enabled him to build three houses and own a bank accou

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Deceased mother had partaken of fried fish on alms giving day

The story of a deceased mother visiting her home on the seventh day and eating a slice of fried fish from the Pideni Thattuwa

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Fat rat gets stuck in Manhole cover, rescue wins hearts online

A heartwarmingly hilarious incident occurred in Germany earlier this week when a chubby rat got stuck halfway out of a sewer

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An opposition MP recently urged the government to increase the monthly salaries of private sector workers by Rs. 2500, similar to the raise given to public sector employees. Do you agree with this proposal?