Last Updated : 2019-07-18 03:25:00


SLC Coaching Staff urged to step down

Minister of Sports Harin Fernando today urged the entire coaching staff of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to step down after the home series against Bangladesh.

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PSC to finalise report on 21/4 attack in August

The Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks is to finalize its reports by August 25 this year, a member of it said yesterday.

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Met Dept. forecasts squall

The Department of meteorology yesterday warned of rough seas and heavy showers exceeding 100mm in the island during the coming days.

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Buddhasasana Minister deplores Ranjan’s statement

The remarks made by State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake about some Buddhist monks were vehemently deplored by Minister of Buddhasasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera at a media briefing held in Polonnaruwa on Tuesday.

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PM advises Ranjan not to hurt feelings of Maha Sangha

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had advised State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake to refrain from utterances that would hurt the feelings of the Maha Sangha in future, it was revealed today.

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Airmen among A’pura base camp fuel theft

Five suspects, including an Air force soldier handling disciplinary matters and a leading Airman who were apprehended on suspicion over the theft of 2900 liters of fuel stocked for the use of the Anuradhapura SLAF base camp, were refused bail by the Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Janaka Prasanna Samarasinghe, when they were produced in courts on Monday (15) and ordered to be remanded until July 29.

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CPC technician testifies before PCoI

Substandard Bowsers bought in 2018, received without checks

The five oil bowsers that were procured in 2018 were found to have been with defects and Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd (CPSTL) had received them without carrying out proper inspection on the vehicles and realising the consequences that would cause in the future. It was revealed during today’s deliberations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate corruption of the current administration.

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Police vehicles, the major traffic law breakers: Dayasiri

In a shocking exposure, General Secretary of the SLFP, Dayasiri Jayasekara today revealed that none of the Police vehicles have full insurance, revenue licence and vehicle emission test certificates and added if anyone had met with an accident involving a police vehicle, the compensation has to be paid by the police driver.

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Harshana Dissanayake, most popular sportsman of the year

Young chess champion Harshana Dissanayake of Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala has bagged the Presidential award for the ‘most popular sportsman of the year’ at Presidential sports awards held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre this evening.

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Prez, PM rift leads country to nowhere: SLPP

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today said the conflict of opinion between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was leading the country astray.

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Vehicular movement on E01 returns to normal

The vehicular movement, which was restricted on the Southern Expressway (E01) between Kahathuduwa and Kottawa after a bowser toppled over at the ninth mile post, has returned to normal, the Road Development Authority (RDA) said.

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Cabinet SC plotting to prevent Batti Campus taken over: JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today alleged that the Cabinet Sub Committee appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was planning to prevent the Batticaloa Campus being taken over as recommended by the Sectoral Oversight Committee (SOC) on Education in its report presented in parliament.

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Heavy traffic in Town Hall

Heavy traffic was reported in the Town Hall area due to a protest march organised by the university students.

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Mahela to apply for Indian cricket head coach post?

As the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh applications for the head coach and support staff of the cricket team, Indian media has reported that some of the candidates who are likely to apply for the post include Mahela Jayawardane as well.

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Anticipatory bail application of NPC Secretary rejected

The anticipatory bail application filed by National Police Commission Secretary and former Additional Defence Secretary Saman Dissanayake, seeking to prevent the arrest him over the Avant-Garde floating armoury case was rejected by the Colombo Fort Magistrate today.

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Kanjipani Imran’s father files motion Citing B Report as erroneous

The father of notorious drug kingpin Mohommad Najim Mohammad Imran, alias Kanjipani Imran, had filed a motion in the Aluthkade Magistrate’s Court citing that the B-Report submitted by the police to the Court relating to his son was erroneous.

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Bread up by Rs.5 from tonight: AIBOA

After the increase of the price of wheat flour by Rs.8 per kg, All Island Bakery Owners’ Association (AIBOA) had decided to increase the price of a loaf of bread by Rs.5 from midnight today.

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CMC waste transported to Aruwakkalu

The transporting of solid waste from Colombo to Aruwakkalu began yesterday, the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry said.

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The then Justice Minister Milinda Moragoda appointed a high-powered committee in 2010 headed by Justice Ameratunga and thereafter by Nihal Jayamanne PC and consisted of senior officials of the Justice...

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Ahimsa Vs Gota Puts Lasantha Murder back in Spotlight

Frustrated after over a decade of delays and obstructions in her quest to obtain justice for her murdered father, Ahimsa Wickrematunge has filed a civil suit against US citizen and former Defence Secr...

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Cartoon of the day

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Turkey alerts Sri Lanka on FETO terrorist organization Turkish Ambassador

Turkish Ambassador Tunca Ozcuhadar, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the Fethulla Terrorist Organization (FETO) that attempted t...

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Supreme authority will be the people: -Nagananda Kodituwakku-

Many names have been proposed as potential candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Among some of them from major political parties are inde...

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“Opportunity cost of bond scam is as high as Rs.2,000 billion” Bandula

Bandula Gunawardane, the Colombo District MP of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) discusses the current status of the economy. Mr. Gunawar...

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A People-friendly member will be our presidential candidate Madduma Bandara

Public Administration and Disaster Management Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the UNP presidential ca...

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Man, using Viper to kill wife, arrested

An individual suspected of attempting to kill his wife by causing a viper to sting her and his mistress who aided and abetted the alleged crime were produced before Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan...

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Man arrested for cruel killing of pet dog

A suspect had been taken into custody from Udupeellagoda Hakmana for severing the tongue and killing of a German Shepherd Pet. This was informed by the Hakmana Police....

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Man drops sarong to prove his innocence to cop

It was reported that an individual from Polonnaruwa had proven his innocence to a traffic cop by dropping the sarong he was wearing....

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