Govt. to abolish Z-score system for Uni entrance: Dulles

In a range of drastic reforms in national education, the government would abolish the Z score system for university entrance and increase the number of national schools to 1,000 from the current 374 - giving at least one national school to each Divisional Secretariat where not a single national school exists right now, Education Minister Dulles Alahapperuma said.

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SAG heroes returned

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Extradition of Arjuna Mahendran

Singapore to inform legal standing in 2 weeks: Govt.

The Singapore government will inform the legal position on the extradition of the prime suspect in the Central Bank bond scam to Sri Lanka in a fortnight and if all chips fall into place, the alleged fugitive Arjuna Mahendran could be produced in a Sri Lanka court soon, Cabinet spokesman and Minister Ramesh Pathirana said today.

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Swiss Embassy Case

Magistrate says no to record statement at Swiss Envoy’s residence

Declining the request made by President’s Counsel Upali Kumarapperuma appearing for the Swiss Embassy local staffer to record the remainder of her statement at the Swiss Ambassador’s residence, Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayarathne yesterday directed the Court that the Embassy and Ambassador’s resident comes under Swiss government’s law.

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Govt. to employ 100,000 youths to fill labour job opportunities

Some 100,000 youths who do not posses higher educational qualifications will be immediately recruited to the government to be trained as skilled labour and employed at public and state owned establishments, Cabinet spokesman and Minister Ramesh Pathirana said today.

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UN discusses reconciliation and challenges with PM

UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer, met with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today and has discussed peace and reconciliation including the challenges and the way forward.

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Japanese Foreign Minister arrives in SL

Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshi Mitsu arrived in Sri Lanka on an official visit tonight. The Foreign Minister, who was accompanied by 21 delegates, arrived in Sri Lanka by SriLankan Airlines (UL-455) flight from Narita, Japan.

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Peru detains submarine with two tonnes of cocaine

The Peruvian authorities said they had detained a semi-submersible vessel with two tonnes of cocaine on board as well as apprehended four crew members 180 miles from the country’s coast, Sputnik reported today.

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No institutions coming under 38 state ministries: UNP

Referring to the gazette notification issued on Wednesday night outlining the institutions that come under each Ministry, the UNP today alleged that not assigning any institution under any state ministry poses a problem.

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Bonus payment to employees of state-owned statutory bodies approved

The Treasury has approved the payment bonus for employees of state-owned statutory bodies and fully state-owned companies for 2019, the Finance Ministry said today.

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Media freedom will not be hindered, President assures

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today assured that media freedom will not be hindered in any form during his tenure and said the opportunity is available for any reasonable criticism.

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CC approves M.D.S.Abeyratne as Appeal Court Judge

The Constitutional Council (CC) today unanimously approved the nomination made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint High Court Judge M.D. S. Abeyratne as the Court of Appeal judge.

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Five persons, engaged in robbery impersonating police officers arrested

Five individuals including an interdicted sub-inspector who had committed several robberies while masquerading as police officers were taken into custody in Peliyagoda today.

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Daya Ratnayake new SLPA Chairman

Former Army Commander Daya Ratnayake has been appointed as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).

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Travel ban on Swiss Embassy staffer extended till Dec. 17

The travel ban imposed on Swiss Embassy local staffer, Ganier Banister Francis, was extended till December 17 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate today.

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CID to launch new probe into Shafi incident

Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam today allowed the CID to launch a fresh probe into the sterilisation charges against Dr. Mohamed Shafi of the Kurunegala Hospital.

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Import levy on wheat flour reduced

The Cabinet has decided to reduce the import levy on wheat flour, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Ramesh Pathirana said today.

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CEA working on prohibiting single use plastic

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) is considering imposing a ban on the usage of single-use plastic or disposable plastics like drinking straws, CEA Director of Investigation N. F. Gamage told Daily Mirror.

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Temporary halt in train travel likely on Matara-Beliatta strip

The Ministry of Transport is likely to stop trains from travelling on the Matara to Beliatta railway line in the coming weeks after reports surfaced that construction of the new railway tracks by a Chinese company had not been up to standard, the Daily Mirror learns.

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The Dark Side of Transport Apps

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Exposing the Foreign Job Mafia

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Reflecting on post-election violence

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Presidential poll: A digital wake-up call

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How will Sri Lanka face Climate Change?

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Lighting a candle for Yvonne


Bond indictment under spotlight

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

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Cartoon of the day

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In fighting extremism and de-radicalization Pakistan ready to support Sri Lanka-Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi paid an official visit to Sri Lanka between December 1 and 2 with a felicitation message from his Gover...

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‘We’re like the emperor without clothes, blind to our nudity’ - Prof.Hoole

S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, one of the three members of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, which played a vital role in the recently concluded electio...

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MCC and the transition to economic growth W. A. Wijewardena

The much-debated Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact for Sri Lanka promises funding for transport infrastructure development and land acces...

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‘Use brains not emotions when voting’ -Duminda Nagamuwa

While much of the election spotlight is focused on the presidential candidates of the major parties, those of smaller parties struggle to have their v...

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Child poisoned my mothers paramour

A young man who had allegedly given poison to his paramour’s ten-year-old son in an attempt to kill him, was produced before the Nawalapitiya magistrate Chandani Meegoda and remanded till December 6...

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He switched on the light - friend ran away from his wife

When a husband and wife were sleeping in bed, suddenly the wife screamed as she felt that someone else was sleeping near her....

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Police detain two children on world travel expedition on bicycle

Galnewa police said they took into custody two nine-year-old children who had embarked on a travelling mission by bicycle on Saturday....

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