Rs.12.35 mn paid to victims in Easter Sunday massacre
The Ministry of Education says Rs.12.35 million has been paid to the families of the children and the parents who were killed in the Easter Sunday massacre.
21 Jul 2019 - 0 - 582
7 SPs and 15 ASPs transferred
Seven Superintendents of Police (SPs) including SP M.A.M. Nawaz of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) and 15 Assistant Superintendenst of Police (ASPs) had been transferred, police said
21 Jul 2019 - 0 - 1087
Postal workers to engage in sick-leave trade action
Postal workers would launch a 24-hour token strike from midnight today, Joint Postal Trade Union (JPTU) Convener Chinthaka Bandara said.
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U.S. wants military cooperation pact with SL to tackle red tape
The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka said in a television interview, the Reuters reported.
21 Jul 2019 - 0 - 1249
Windy conditions may continue till tomorrow: Met
The windy conditions prevailing in the Northwestern, Western, Southwestern and the Southern sea areas of the island will likely to continue until the tomorrow morning, the Meteorology Department said today.
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Four remanded over attack on a van at Kalagedihena
Four suspects who were arrested over attack on a van at Kalagedihena, have been remanded till July 22 by the Attanagalla Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
21 Jul 2019 - 2 - 1513
Removing Dr. Shafi’s probe from CID: Acting IGP says ’not possible’ to NPC
The Acting IGP has written to the National Police Commission (NPC) yesterday saying it is not possible to remove the CID from investigating Dr. Mohammed Shafi’s case and hand it over to the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU).
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Aftermath of April 21 attacks - UN expert lauds SL efforts to ensure rule of law
The visiting UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly has appreciated the fact that Sri Lanka was able to recover and ensure the rule of law in the aftermath of the April 21 tragedy, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.
20 Jul 2019 - 0 - 662
Govt. has not signed SOFA: PM tells BASAL
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a delegation from the Sri Lanka Bar Association that the government had not signed the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States.
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Batticaloa Campus - Sectoral Committee calls for forensic audit
Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Education under the parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development, Ashu Marasinghe yesterday called for a forensic audit on the Batticaloa Campus.
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Ranjan’s remarks - Reveal decision taken at disciplinary inquiry: Ven. Omalpe
Leading Buddhist monk Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera yesterday urged the government to reveal the decision taken after the disciplinary inquiry conducted on State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake over his controversial remarks on the Buddhist clergy.
20 Jul 2019 - 0 - 2047
SL politics should cater to aspirations of youth - PM
Sri Lanka’s politics should change in order to cater to the aspirations of youth, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.
20 Jul 2019 - 1 - 582
Soldier killed, five others including Major injured in accident
One soldier was killed and five others including a Major were injured when their cab vehicle crashed into a tree after hitting a three-wheeler on the A-20 Road at Rambewa in Anuradhapura last evening, police said.
19 Jul 2019 - 0 - 968
Inclement weather easing slightly
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today the inclement weather in the country had improved to some extent though risks still prevailed.
19 Jul 2019 - 0 - 659
Defender jeep connected to VIP security personnel attack found
The Defender jeep (CAD-8850) connected to VIP security personnel attack on a van at Kalagedihena, was found from Elhena Road Maharagama today, police said.
19 Jul 2019 - 1 - 4420
Return waste material to country of origin: CEA tells importer
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has ordered the Hayleys Free Zone Ltd. also known as Advantis, which had imported several containers of industrial waste to be exported to the country of origin with immediate effect.
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Nine SSPs promoted as DIGs
Nine Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) with the approval of the National Police Commission.
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