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Pest certification puts brakes on grape exports to SL

Monday, 18 February 2019 10:11

Export of grapes from India to Russia and Sri Lanka has halted midway in the season over stronger pest control requirements from the destination countries, the Indian Express reported. While export to the more lucrative European and United Kingdom markets con...

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Petition filed seeking SC order directing EC to hold PC poll immediately

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A petition was filed by the Sathya Gaveshakayo Organisation (Truth Seekers) in the Supreme Court today requesting an ord...


Chainsaw machine registration to commence tomorrow

Monday, 18 February 2019 15:52
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Registration process of all chainsaw machines being used in the country will commence from tomorrow (20), the Ministry o...


CC yet to gazette rules on making appointments, promotions: PHU

Monday, 18 February 2019 13:54
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The Constitutional Council (CC) had not yet issued a gazette notice on the procedure that would be adopted in making app...


Woman’s body recovered in Diyawanna Oya

Monday, 18 February 2019 09:20
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The body of a woman, age approximately 50 years, has been recovered from Diyawanna Oya this morning. ...


Govt seeks US$ 48mn credit line from India to develop KKS port

Monday, 18 February 2019 09:06
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The government will obtain a US$ 48 million credit line from India for the development of Kankesanthurai Port, an offici...


Three killed, nineteen injured in bus accident

Monday, 18 February 2019 08:31
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Three people were killed and nineteen others were injured when a Colombo bound bus from Vavuniya, skidded off the road a...


Settlements and houses: Heated arguments between TNA MPs and Rishard

Monday, 18 February 2019 07:40
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TNA MPs and Minister of Trade and Commerce Rishard Bathiudeen were engaged in a heated argument with regard to resettlem...


Gangarama Navam Perahera today and tomorrow

Monday, 18 February 2019 05:02
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The Gangarama Navam Maha Perahera, also known as the Colombo art pageant, will parade the streets today (18) and tomorro...


Govt. to regulate rice prices from April 1

Monday, 18 February 2019 02:58
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Agriculture Minister P. Harrison said that the maximum retail price (MRP)of a kilogramme of Samba would be Rs.85 while N...


Vandalising Buddha Statues: Suspects remanded till February 27

Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:22
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The suspects in remand custody in connection with vandalizing statues of the Buddha in several areas in the country were...


Imported milk powder not healthy, Prez reiterates

Sunday, 17 February 2019 14:17
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President Maitripala Sirisena said that consumption of some imported milk power, would not be healthy for the population...


Photo of car racket suspect released

Sunday, 17 February 2019 12:49
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The Police today released a photograph of a suspect wanted in connection with an alleged fraud of Rs. 4.3 million. ...


Counterfeit notes valued over half million seized

Sunday, 17 February 2019 11:46
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A suspect had been arrested with Sri Lankan counterfeit currency notes valued over half million during a raid at Peragas...


That's a superman effort, say Faf du Plessis on Perera's knock

Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:37
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South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis raises a toast to Kusal Perera for his heroic, unbeaten 153 which guided Sri Lanka t...


Postal facility allowance for MPs, PC members increased

Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:05
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A gazette has been issued increasing annual free postal facility allowance for Members of the Parliament and for Provinc...


Snr.DIG Wijegunawardena on a temporary transfer

Sunday, 17 February 2019 09:34
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Southern Province Senior DIG Ravi Wijegunawardena has been temporarily transferred to Police headquarters, the police sa...


Sri Lanka plugs 'Buddhist tourist trail' site

Sunday, 17 February 2019 07:16
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The Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau has introduced a "Buddhist Tourism Trail", a Sri Lankan promotional we...


TNA for UNHRC resolution seeking more time for Lanka

Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:01
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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said yesterday it would stand for a fresh resolution to be moved by some western count...


Detection of contraband - Colombo Port to get 3 high-tech scanners

Saturday, 16 February 2019 14:44
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With the installation of three high-tech scanners at the Colombo Port of Colombo on March  1  the Sri Lanka Cu...


Life imprisonment for peddling heroin

Saturday, 16 February 2019 12:38
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High Court Judge Sashi Mahendran yesterday sentenced a father of two children to life imprisonment after he was found gu...


Tea exports in hot water due to trade embargoes on Iran

Saturday, 16 February 2019 10:22
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With the imposition of various trade embargoes on Iran, obtaining payments for tea exports from Sri Lanka to Iran is cau...


More power useless if what's devolved is unused: PM

Saturday, 16 February 2019 08:11
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday there was no point in asking for more powers if the local bodies don&...


Madush’s arrest: Police team to leave for Dubai

Saturday, 16 February 2019 06:08
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A six-member police team was appointed by Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando to leave for Dubai to assist the Dubai Pol...


Hartal in Puttalam against garbage recycling plant

Friday, 15 February 2019 23:45
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Puttalam tuned into a ghost town yesterday when all business establishments and private sector institutions put up shutt...


EU reiterates need to replace PTA with new legislation

Friday, 15 February 2019 21:08
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The European Union (EU) reiterated the need to repeal and replace Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in...


Opposition vows to defeat national Govt. proposal

Friday, 15 February 2019 19:20
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The Opposition said today it would defeat the national government proposal with the support of the Janatha Vimukthi Pera...


Incidents in Parliament: CID records statement from MP Punchinilame

Friday, 15 February 2019 18:17
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UPFA MP Susantha Punchinilame said today the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) recorded a statement from him over ...


Rains expected to increase

Friday, 15 February 2019 17:26
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The Department of Meteorology said rains were expected to increase in the next two days. ...


Two youths arrested for taking photos on top of Cheithiya remanded

Friday, 15 February 2019 15:05
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Two youths, who were arrested for allegedly taking photos on top of one of the retinue Cheithiyas in Mihintale yesterday...


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Child hit by principal for saying butterflies don't have legs

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A 6-year-old student, who allegedly received a whack on the back of his body from his principal for writing that butterf...


When the dumb beggar started talking

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The Central Bus Stand in Pettah is a crowded and busy place at any given time. In addition to passengers are waiting fo...


Live worms in meat curry served at wedding party

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Embilipitiya Magistrate K.P.R.L Widanagamage (Ms) ordered on Saturday (26) to release a Manager of a festival hall in Em...


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