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SL stops import of Iranian oil ahead of sanctions

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:30

Sri Lanka has stopped crude imports from Iran and is actively switching to other crude grades, Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has told reporters in Fujairah, UAE. According to The National, Minister Ranatunga has said Sri Lanka has ..

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Darussalam Maha Vidyalaya gets new building

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 14:03
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Fairway National Literary Awards - 2018

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JO wants Police Commission members to resign

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The Joint Opposition (JO) today urged the Commissioners of the National Police Commission (NPC) to resign if they could ...


Pakistan HC orders release of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and ...


Malaysia arrests ex-PM Razak over USD 628mn scandal

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 15:56
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Malaysia's anti-graft agency said it arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak today over the multimillion-dollar l...


Cabinet approves declaration of Thripitakaya as national heritage

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 14:55
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The Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday gave approval to declare Thripitakaya, which includes Buddhist teachings, as a natio...


LKR hits record low of 167.41

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 14:05
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The Sri Lankan rupee today recorded the highest deprecation of Rs. 167.41selling price for US dollar. ...


Minister recommends DIG Nalaka Silva to be sent on compulsory leave

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 13:25
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Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara recommended the National Police Commission (NPC) to send DIG Nalaka Silva...


Bus fare increased again by 4%

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 13:01
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The Cabinet has approved a 4 per cent fare increase to bus tickets with effect from midnight tomorrow, the Transport and...


Rs.1.7mn robbed from a finance company in Jaffna

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 12:32
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A man wearing a full face helmet had robbed Rs.1.7 million worth cash from a finance company at Chavakachcheri in Jaffna...


Thailand says FTA with Sri Lanka to be finalised by 2020

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Negotiation on a Sri Lanka-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would be concluded by 2020, the Thailand Nation reported ...


Special High Court to hear Gamini Senarath’s case daily from Oct. 29

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 10:16
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The Special High Court today fixed the trial of former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath and three...


CDS back in the country

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 09:16
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Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who left for Mexico last week, for an official visit, had arr...


Alleged assassination attempt: Speaker summons IGP

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 07:49
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament yesterday that he summoned IGP Pujith Jayasundara to his office on Monday an...


Govt. will not hand over Palaly airport to India: Nimal Siripala

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 06:50
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The government had not taken any decision to hand over the Palaly domestic airport to India or any other country and sai...


We request that the IGP be removed - State Minister Sriyani

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 23:29
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State Minister Sriyani Abeywickrame said yesterday TID's DIG Nalaka Silva should be interdicted and arrested immedia...


Ready to provide security to Gota if he requests: PM

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 22:23
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government would provide police security to former Defense Secretary Gotabh...


Uproar in House over assassination plot

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:29
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Parliament erupted in heated arguments today over the alleged plot revealed by anti-corruption movement leader Namal Kum...


Price of gas up by Rs.195, milk powder down by Rs. 25

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 21:01
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The Cost of Living Committee, which met this evening, has recommended to increase a 12.5 kg cylinder of gas by Rs.195. ...


Depreciation of rupee has increased debt amount by Rs.1,000 bn: JO

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 19:41
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The drastic depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee against the US Dollar has increased the country’s national debt a...


Lankan arrested in Milan was a former diplomat: MFA

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 18:24
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A Sri Lankan, who was a former diplomat on contract from 2012-2015, has been arrested in Milan but he has no valid Diplo...


Price of gas increased by Rs.190

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:26
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The Cabinet had today endorsed a gas price hike of Rs.190 for a 12.5 kg cylinder of gas. ...


Sanga gives key advice to Pakistan players ahead of India clash

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 14:58
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Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara has given some key advice to Pakistan’s rising stars Babar Azam and Usman Khan ...


Shocking and disappointing: Mathews

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 14:43
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After the tournament-ending loss to Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2018, Angelo Mathews rued the errors of the batsmen, put...


Bribery Commission summons GMOA

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 14:30
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Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) Treasurer Dr Nath Wijesuriya has been summoned to the Bribery Comm...


Sri Lankan rupee hits record low of 166.64

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 13:34
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The Sri Lankan rupee today recorded the highest deprecation of Rs.166.64 selling price for US dollar. According to the f...


India to develop Palaly airport

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:33
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State-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) will prepare a detailed project report for development of Palaly airport i...


Sri Lanka to release 173 Indian boats

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:34
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The Sri Lankan government has ordered the release of all the 173 Indian trawlers confiscated by its navy since 2015 afte...


Two cops killed in accident in Galgamuwa

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:07
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Two police officers aged 29 and 31were killed when their motorcycle collided head on with a cab in Galgamuwa on the Anur...


Three jumbos killed by train collision

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 08:29
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Three elephants including a young calf were killed after a herd was hit by the Batticaloa bound train while the elephant...


National Elections-UNP will take vital decisions soon: Akila

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 07:15
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The United National Party (UNP) Working Committee will soon take vital decisions with regard to the national elections t...


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Female lawyer accused of wearing saree with buddha image

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Jaffna Police has initiated an investigation over an incident where a female lawyer has come to the court wearing a sare...


The 'dumb' beggar spoke and his charade ended

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A beggar, who pretended to be dumb, suddenly screaming blue murder when a dog tried to bite him took everyone by surpris...


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Two corporals who were among the guests at a wedding reception of an army corporal in Kotawehera had engaged in a heated...


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