SC orders SLMC to register students graduated from accepted foreign universities
The Supreme Court today ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to register the students who obtained medical degrees from accepted foreign universities and the students who passed the SLMC qualifying examination.
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16-hour water cut in Colombo
A 16-hour water cut would be imposed from 6.00 p.m today to 10 a.m tomorrow in Colombo 3, 4, 5, 6 and Hokandara areas, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced today.
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Manipai clash: Three ’Awa Gang’ members arrested
Three individuals suspected to be members of the ’Aava Gang’ were arrested by the Kopai police last evening over a clash with the police at Manipai in Jaffna last Saturday (20), police said.
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Presidential poll between Nov. 15 and Dec. 7, says EC
Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday his office would conduct the presidential election on a date between November 15 and December 7.
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Animal cruelty done in the name of religious beliefs should be stopped: Sobitha Thera
All forms of animal cruelty carried out in the name of religious beliefs should be put to an end and parliament should pass the Animal Welfare Bill without further delay to make such possible, Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera said yesterday.
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UNP will pick presidential candidate soon: Ranil
Following a proposal by some UNP parliamentary group members yesterday to name Deputy Leader Saijth Premadasa as a presidential candidate, Prime Minister (PM) Ranil Wickremesinghe said an official decision on the candidature would be made soon.
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130 garbage containers released to Hayleys Free Zone: Customs
A total of 130 out of 241 garbage containers imported from the UK had been released by Customs to the Hayleys Free Zone company and were found in the Hayleys storage premises in the Katunayake Export Processing Zone 4, Customs officials said yesterday.
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Parliament meals cost Rs.120mn annual, Rs.9mn for water
A total of Rs. 120 million is spent annually in parliament for food and beverages, parliament finance officers have estimated. Food and beverages are consumed by MPs, parliamentary staff and visitors to parliament, of which 75 per cent of the cost goes to feeding the staff.
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SLPP to ink MoUs with 18 JO dissident groups on Friday
In preparation for the presidential poll, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will sign a memorandum of understanding on Friday with 18 political parties that are currently outside the joint opposition, a party official said yesterday.
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JVP urges Govt. to dispose waste safely
While claiming that it was not possible to return the controversial clinical waste brought to Sri Lanka in accordance with the Basel Convention, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today urged the government to destroy them safely, before causing more environmental hazards.
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Orphaned children into national schools: Minister
Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam instructed its officials to make arrangements to enrol orphaned children who are residing in state-registered or sponsored orphanages into the national schools today.
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Hayleys Free Zone slams garbage shipment allegations
While stressing that Hayleys Free Zone Limited (HFZ) had no connection to the 102 containers lying at the Port of Colombo, Hayleys Advantis Limited Managing Director Ruwan Waidyaratne said out of the 130 container loads of used mattresses currently stored at HFZ yard premises, the company had processed and re-exported 29 containers up to now.
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Easter attack probe: AG calls for detailed report
The Attorney General (AG) has instructed the Acting IGP to submit a detailed report on the progress of the criminal investigation conducted into the Easter terror attacks, Coordinating Officer to AG, SC Nishara Jayaratne told Daily Mirror.
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Gazette issued extending state of emergency
President Maithripala Sirisena today issued an extraordinary gazette extending the State of Emergency by another month.
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Dr Shafi’s FR fixed for August 6
The Supreme Court today re-fixed the hearing of the Fundamental Rights Petition filed on behalf of Dr Shafi Shihabdeen for August 6, 2019.
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Beliatta PS Chairman released on bail
Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman (SLPP) Siril Munasinghe was released on bail by the Tangalle Magistrate’s Court today.
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Attack on van at Kalagedihena:
Mathematics tutor among eight remanded till July 29
Eight suspects, including mathematics tutor Dinesh Nuwan Amaratunga, who surrendered to the court over an alleged attack on a van at Kalagedihena, has been remanded till July 29 by the Attanagalle Magistrate’s Court today.
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