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Stray cats take over President’s House

Saturday, 20 October 2018 08:16

The Presidential Secretariat has reportedly informed the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) to take immediate steps to remove the stray cats which had invaded the President’s House.  It said the cat population in the premises was fast increasing. The..

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Seylan Colombo Motorshow

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Cartoon of the day

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Govt. turns down gas price hike request

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The Ministry of Industry and Commerce yesterday rejected the requests made by gas companies to add their transport costs...


UNP wants Anton Deshapriya investigated

Saturday, 20 October 2018 14:59
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Making counter allegations against investor Anton Deshapriya, who had recently accused a state minister of soliciting a ...


Dissolving Director Boards - Decision not unusual: Harin

Saturday, 20 October 2018 12:45
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The decision to dissolve the Boards of Directors of the Board of Investments (BOI), the Bank of Ceylon and the People&rs...


Police investigate whether terror accused set up by brother of Aussie Sportsman

Saturday, 20 October 2018 11:59
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The brother of a prominent Australian sportsperson may have been involved in setting up a 25-year-old Sri Lankan student...


Attempts to replace Medical Ordinance - GMOA to take TU action

Saturday, 20 October 2018 10:50
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The GMOA yesterday threatened to resort to trade union action if Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne attempted to scrap th...


Dissolving director boards - Only subject minister can do so: Kiriella

Saturday, 20 October 2018 06:04
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In the wake of President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving the director boards of the two State banks, Public Enterprise D...


At least 50 dead in train accident in India

Friday, 19 October 2018 21:33
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In a tragic accident, at least 50 people were killed and several others were injured when a train ran over them while th...


Sri Lankan Cricket is going backwards: Mahela

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Sri Lankan Cricket is going backwards and right now it is right at the bottom, Mahela Jayawardene has told Sky Sports. ...


Fmr. TID DIG Nalaka grilled for nine hours for the second day

Friday, 19 October 2018 19:03
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Former Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Kaushal Nalaka de Silva was questioned over nine hours for the second ...


This Govt. rescued SL from Chinese debt trap: Mangala

Friday, 19 October 2018 18:45
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Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said it was the present government that rescued Sri Lanka from the Chinese debt tra...


IUSF protest tear-gassed

Friday, 19 October 2018 16:45
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Police used teargas and water cannon to disperse the protesting university students outside the University Grants Commis...


Giving false evidence: Ravi can be a suspect: Magistrate

Friday, 19 October 2018 16:25
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Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake today clarified his order on Ravi Karunanayake being named as a suspect, obse...


Rahul Gandhi meets PM

Friday, 19 October 2018 16:01
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Congress party president Rahul Gandhi today called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi. ...


Traffic congestion at Ward Place

Friday, 19 October 2018 15:39
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Heavy traffic was reported from Ward Place, Colombo as a result of a protest carried out by a group of students of the I...


Mawanella SLFP organizer remanded till Nov.2

Friday, 19 October 2018 13:51
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Mawanella SLFP organizer Imitiaz Cader, who was arrested by the STF yesterday while in possession of several weapons, wa...


J. Walter Thompson to get Rs.314mn contract to promote SL tourism

Friday, 19 October 2018 13:04
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The Cabinet approval had been granted to award a Rs. 314 million-contract to J. Walter Thompson Institute to promote T...


17-hour water cut in Kotte, Colombo today

Friday, 19 October 2018 11:31
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The water supply to several areas in Kotte, Colombo and suburbs would be interrupted for 17 hours from noon today owing ...


Gota’s case postponed till Nov. 9

Friday, 19 October 2018 11:00
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The case, which was taken up against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Special High Court today over t...


SLC manager admires English players’ off-field conduct

Friday, 19 October 2018 10:57
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Sri Lanka Cricket Manager Charith Senanayake in a Facebook post admired visiting English players for their off-field con...


Afternoon thundershowers to enhance from tonight: Met. Dep.

Friday, 19 October 2018 10:33
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The Meteorology Department today warned that the enhancement of afternoon thundershowers over the Island was expected to...


Fmr. TID DIG Nalaka arrives at CID for the second day

Friday, 19 October 2018 09:37
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Former Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Kaushal Nalaka de Silva arrived at the Criminal Investigation Departme...


SL reverses $300mn China housing deal ahead of PM's India visit

Friday, 19 October 2018 09:30
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Sri Lanka has reversed a decision to award a $300-million housing deal to China in favour of a joint venture with an Ind...


Gota arrives at Special High Court

Friday, 19 October 2018 09:19
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Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa arrived at the Special High Court today to appear over the alleged misappro...


MR’s confirms judicial independence under this Govt: Ajith P

Friday, 19 October 2018 09:10
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Responding to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s remarks on the Court acquitting former MP Johnston Fernando, St...


Heads of three State institutions refuse to resign

Friday, 19 October 2018 08:10
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Despite a news item that went out from the President's office on Wednesday (17) to the effect that the President had...


Terrorism charge against SL student dropped

Friday, 19 October 2018 07:55
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Australian Police on Friday dropped terrorism charges against Sri Lankan students in Sydney, Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen, wh...


UNP appoints its first CEO

Friday, 19 October 2018 06:37
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The UNP yesterday appointed Chamal Senarath as its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Senarath obtained his letter...


President’s security tightened over alleged death plot

Friday, 19 October 2018 05:22
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Security for Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has been stepped up following the discovery of an alleged plot to...


Warning sign boards removed following social media protests

Friday, 19 October 2018 04:28
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The sign boards which were displayed in the premises of the Koggala Martin Wickremesinghe Museum and Children Park by th...


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WEIRD NEWS

Fish meant for frying came alive

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An individual who was planning to entertain a few of his friends and treat them to a nice fried fish preparation had gon...


Note dropped in a school complaint box helps net pervert

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Hettipola Police said that a 52-year-old man who had been sexually abusing an under-raged girl for a period of 10 months...


Drunk couple buy Sri Lankan hotel while on honeymoon

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A couple got so drunk on honeymoon in Sri Lanka that they woke to find they had agreed to buy the hotel. ...


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