Last Updated : 2019-07-18 10:13:00


SLC coaching staff urged to step down

Minister of Sports Harin Fernando today urged the entire coaching staff of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to step down after the home series against Bangladesh.

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Health Minister has not influenced me on SLMC activities: Chairman

Referring to the GMOA’s remarks that Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne makes influence on functioning of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) and social media dissemination regarding claims about the SLMC, its Chairman Prof. Harendra de Silva said the Minister had not influenced him on any matter in relation to the proper functioning of the activities of the SLMC.

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Independent investigation into April 21 attacks a must: Auxiliary Bishop

What is important is to carry out a proper investigation on the Easter Sunday attacks by an independent committee and to reveal who was really responsible for the carnage, Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo J. A. Anthony Jayakody said yesterday.

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If prices increased arbitrarily

Wheat flour companies will be brought down to their knees: Buddhika

Wheat flour companies would be brought down to their knees just as we did to milk powder companies, if they try to increase wheat flour prices arbitrarily, Industry and Commerce acting minister Buddhika Pathirana said yesterday.

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PSC to finalise report on April 21 attack in August

The Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks is to finalise its reports by August 25 this year, a member of it said yesterday.

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Met Dept. forecasts squall

The Department of Meteorology yesterday warned of rough seas and heavy showers exceeding 100mm in the island during the coming days.

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Buddhasasana Minister deplores Ranjan’s statement

The remarks made by State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake in regards to a group of Buddhist monks were vehemently deplored by Minister of Buddhasasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera at a media briefing held in Polonnaruwa on Tuesday.

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PM advises Ranjan not to hurt feelings of Maha Sangha

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has advised State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake to refrain from utterances that would hurt the feelings of the Maha Sangha in future, it was revealed today.

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Airmen among A’pura base camp fuel theft

Five suspects, including an air force soldier handling disciplinary matters and a leading airman who were apprehended on suspicion over the theft of 2900 liters of fuel stocked for the use of the Anuradhapura SLAF Base Camp, were refused bail by the Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate and Additional District Judge Janaka Prasanna Samarasinghe, when they were produced in court on Monday (15) and ordered to be remanded until July 29.

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CPC technician testifies before PCoI

Substandard bowsers bought in 2018, received without checks

The five oil bowsers that were procured in 2018 were found to have defects and Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd (CPSTL) had received them without carrying out the proper inspection on the vehicles and realising the consequences it would cause in the future.

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Police vehicles, the major traffic lawbreakers: Dayasiri

In a shocking exposure, General Secretary of the SLFP, Dayasiri Jayasekara today revealed that none of the police vehicles has full insurance, revenue licence and vehicle emission test certificates and added if anyone had met with an accident involving a police vehicle, the compensation has to be paid by the police driver.

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Harshana Dissanayake, most popular sportsman of the year

Young chess champion Harshana Dissanayake of Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala has bagged the presidential award for the ‘most popular sportsman of the year’ at Presidential Sports Awards held at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre this evening.

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Prez, PM rift leads country to nowhere: SLPP

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today said the conflict of opinion between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was leading the country astray.

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Vehicular movement on E01 returns to normal

The vehicular movement, which was restricted on the Southern Expressway (E01) between Kahathuduwa and Kottawa after a bowser toppled over at the ninth mile post, has returned to normal, the Road Development Authority (RDA) said.

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Cabinet SC plotting to prevent Batti Campus taken over: JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today alleged that the Cabinet Sub Committee appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was planning to prevent the Batticaloa Campus being taken over as recommended by the Sectoral Oversight Committee (SOC) on Education in its report presented in parliament.

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Heavy traffic in Town Hall

Heavy traffic was reported in the Town Hall area due to a protest march organised by the university students.

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Mahela to apply for Indian cricket head coach post?

As the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh applications for the head coach and support staff of the cricket team, Indian media has reported that some of the candidates who are likely to apply for the post include Mahela Jayawardane as well.

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Anticipatory bail application of NPC Secretary rejected

The anticipatory bail application filed by National Police Commission Secretary and former Additional Defence Secretary Saman Dissanayake, seeking to prevent the arrest him over the Avant-Garde floating armoury case was rejected by the Colombo Fort Magistrate today.

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The then Justice Minister Milinda Moragoda appointed a high-powered committee in 2010 headed by Justice Ameratunga and thereafter by Nihal Jayamanne PC and consisted of senior officials of the Justice...

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Ahimsa Vs Gota Puts Lasantha Murder back in Spotlight

Frustrated after over a decade of delays and obstructions in her quest to obtain justice for her murdered father, Ahimsa Wickrematunge has filed a civil suit against US citizen and former Defence Secr...

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Turkey alerts Sri Lanka on FETO terrorist organization Turkish Ambassador

Turkish Ambassador Tunca Ozcuhadar, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the Fethulla Terrorist Organization (FETO) that attempted t...

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Supreme authority will be the people: -Nagananda Kodituwakku-

Many names have been proposed as potential candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Among some of them from major political parties are inde...

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“Opportunity cost of bond scam is as high as Rs.2,000 billion” Bandula

Bandula Gunawardane, the Colombo District MP of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) discusses the current status of the economy. Mr. Gunawar...

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A People-friendly member will be our presidential candidate Madduma Bandara

Public Administration and Disaster Management Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the UNP presidential ca...

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He had his wife’s underskirt in his bag

A visit to Colombo to meet a politician by a group of villagers from Moragollagama was thrown into chaos when their leader found out the hard way that he did not possess the proper attire to meet with...

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Man, using Viper to kill wife, arrested

An individual suspected of attempting to kill his wife by causing a viper to sting her and his mistress who aided and abetted the alleged crime were produced before Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan...

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Man arrested for cruel killing of pet dog

A suspect had been taken into custody from Udupeellagoda Hakmana for severing the tongue and killing of a German Shepherd Pet. This was informed by the Hakmana Police....

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Do you think the controversial Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) which is reportedly being negotiated between the governments of Sri Lanka and the United States, would be beneficial for Sri Lanka?