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48-hour railway strike from tomorrow

The Railway Trade Union Alliance (RTUA) today warned it would launch a 48-hour strike from midnight tomorrow over the failure to grant their demands including the rectification of salary anomalies.

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Shavendra gets service extension

President Maithripala Sirisena has given a service extension to Army’s Chief of Staff Major General Shavendra Silva until December 31, 2019 with effect from June 22, Army Spokesman Sumith Athapaththu said.

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Supplementary estimate withdrawn

Claiming the supplementary estimate -- seeking funds for various items such as the purchase of a vehicle for Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and the renovation of Minister Kiriella’s residence -- was today withdrawn though it was earlier presented in Parliament.

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SL sign agreement to send unlimited skilled workers to Japan

An agreement will be signed by the Sri Lankan and Japanese governments tomorrow (19), enabling Sri Lanka to send an unlimited number of skilled workers to Japan for a period of 10 years, monitoring MP for the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, Manusha Nanayakkara, said today.

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Colombo District SLTJ organiser further remanded

The Colombo District, Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath (SLTJ) organiser who was arrested at Keselwatte recently was further remanded by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna today.

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Ex-Air Chief Goonetileke new Chief Security Advisor for SLC

Former Air Force Commander Roshan Goonetileke has been appointed as the Chief Security Advisor of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), in order to strengthen their security program covering all forms of cricket.

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Attempting to get NTJ member released

Suspect released on bail

The suspect who was in remand custody for attempting to bribe the Horowapothana Police OIC was released on bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna today.

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Kiriella’s three staff members granted bail

The three staff members attached to Minister Lakshman Kiriella’s ministry was today released on bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate, Ranga Dissanayake.

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Future President to have same power as incumbent: PHU

The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) yesterday said a future president would also enjoy the same power enjoyed by the incumbent President since only three powers had been pruned from the Executive.

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Instead of wasting public money for a referendum

Get ready for a presidential election: Champika

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said the country should be geared up for a presidential election instead of wasting public money for a non-binding referendum.

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Rs. 6.7 mn spent on Rajitha’s felicitation event

A sum of Rs. 6.7 million had been spent for the felicitation ceremony which was conducted in the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on July 31, 2018 when Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajith Senaratne was awarded with the “Suwapathi Kirula” title, the Health Ministry informed Parliament.

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Dairy cattle imported from Aussie in 2017 afflicted with BVD

In a bid to boost the local dairy industry, the government had imported over 20,000 high-yielding milch cows from Australia in 2017, but most of them were found afflicted with Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD), it was revealed yesterday at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate corruption of the current administration.

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Former Egyptian President Morsi dies in court

Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court, Al Jazeera reported a short while ago quoting the state media of Egypt.

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A’pura Mayor, four others remanded

Thambuttegama Acting Magistrate Pushpapani Wickramasinghe today remanded Anuradhapura Mayor, P. Somadasa, and four others for causing damage of more than Rs.30 million to the house of UNP District Membership Promotional Officer and Kalawewa Electorate Campaign Manager, Ananda Weragoda.

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Petitions seeking EC to hold PC polls

SC fixes hearing for Sept. 9

The Supreme Court (SC) today fixed for September 9, the hearing of writ petitions seeking the Elections Commission (EC) to hold Provincial Council elections.

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‘Raavana 1’ successfully deployed into orbit

Sri Lanka’s first satellite Raavana 1, designed and developed by two Sri Lankan research engineers, was successfully deployed into orbit a short while ago (3.45 pm).

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JVP to field presidential candidate: Lal Kantha

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will field its own candidate for next presidential election, JVP Politbureau member K D Lal Kantha said today.

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Won’t allow import of foreign cigarettes: Rajitha

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said he would not allow the import of foreign cigarettes to Sri Lanka as long as he is the Minister of Health.

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“Every right must have a remedy” - Dr. Deepika Udagama

In the aftermath of the Easter terror attacks, the role and intervention of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has assumed added signifi...

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‘Have a single law for all Sri Lankans’

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Country is back to normal

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Shantha Kottegoda says that normalcy has been restored in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks, and th...

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Presidential Candidacy I am prepared to consider if there is a Unanimous Request

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, in an interview responds to questions about the role of Parliament in ensuring national security. He also indicates his wi...

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Deals and deals: behind procuring emergency power

Eyebrows have been raised as to why the five-member Ministerial Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, that was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to propose urgent remedial measu...

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Didn’t police ‘chiefs’ know of Rathgama killings ?

We received information about the killing of two persons after being abducted from Rathgama while we were engaged in an investigation to unearth the truth regarding a complaint of an alleged abduction...

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Man drops sarong to prove his innocence to cop

It was reported that an individual from Polonnaruwa had proven his innocence to a traffic cop by dropping the sarong he was wearing....

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Man flees leaving ducks, chicken in a sack to police

A man who was carrying a ‘suspicious looking sack’ in the early hours today at the Balummahara Junction had run away from the police when he was told to stop, leaving the sack with three ducks and...

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