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Detection of contraband - Colombo Port to get 3 high-tech scanners

Saturday, 16 February 2019 14:44

With the installation of three high-tech scanners at the Colombo Port of Colombo on March 1 the Sri Lanka Customs (SLC) would be able to detect drugs, narcotics, cigarettes, gold and other contraband smuggled in containers, Director General P.S.M. Charles said...

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Last men standing

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Cartoon of the day

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Colomboscope Sea Change Hi

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Photo of car racket suspect released

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The Police today released a photograph of a suspect wanted in connection with an alleged fraud of Rs. 4.3 million. ...


Counterfeit notes valued over half million seized

Sunday, 17 February 2019 11:46
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A suspect had been arrested with Sri Lankan counterfeit currency notes valued over half million during a raid at Peragas...


That's a superman effort, say Faf du Plessis on Perera's knock

Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:37
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South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis raises a toast to Kusal Perera for his heroic, unbeaten 153 which guided Sri Lanka t...


Postal facility allowance for MPs, PC members increased

Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:05
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A gazette has been issued increasing annual free postal facility allowance for Members of the Parliament and for Provinc...


Snr.DIG Wijegunawardena on a temporary transfer

Sunday, 17 February 2019 09:34
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Southern Province Senior DIG Ravi Wijegunawardena has been temporarily transferred to Police headquarters, the police sa...


Sri Lanka plugs 'Buddhist tourist trail' site

Sunday, 17 February 2019 07:16
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The Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau has introduced a "Buddhist Tourism Trail", a Sri Lankan promotional we...


TNA for UNHRC resolution seeking more time for Lanka

Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:01
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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said yesterday it would stand for a fresh resolution to be moved by some western count...


Life imprisonment for peddling heroin

Saturday, 16 February 2019 12:38
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High Court Judge Sashi Mahendran yesterday sentenced a father of two children to life imprisonment after he was found gu...


Tea exports in hot water due to trade embargoes on Iran

Saturday, 16 February 2019 10:22
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With the imposition of various trade embargoes on Iran, obtaining payments for tea exports from Sri Lanka to Iran is cau...


More power useless if what's devolved is unused: PM

Saturday, 16 February 2019 08:11
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday there was no point in asking for more powers if the local bodies don&...


Madush’s arrest: Police team to leave for Dubai

Saturday, 16 February 2019 06:08
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A six-member police team was appointed by Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando to leave for Dubai to assist the Dubai Pol...


Hartal in Puttalam against garbage recycling plant

Friday, 15 February 2019 23:45
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Puttalam tuned into a ghost town yesterday when all business establishments and private sector institutions put up shutt...


EU reiterates need to replace PTA with new legislation

Friday, 15 February 2019 21:08
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The European Union (EU) reiterated the need to repeal and replace Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in...


Opposition vows to defeat national Govt. proposal

Friday, 15 February 2019 19:20
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The Opposition said today it would defeat the national government proposal with the support of the Janatha Vimukthi Pera...


Incidents in Parliament: CID records statement from MP Punchinilame

Friday, 15 February 2019 18:17
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UPFA MP Susantha Punchinilame said today the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) recorded a statement from him over ...


Rains expected to increase

Friday, 15 February 2019 17:26
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The Department of Meteorology said rains were expected to increase in the next two days. ...


Two youths arrested for taking photos on top of Cheithiya remanded

Friday, 15 February 2019 15:05
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Two youths, who were arrested for allegedly taking photos on top of one of the retinue Cheithiyas in Mihintale yesterday...


US Coast Guard trains Sri Lankan port officials

Friday, 15 February 2019 13:20
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The US Coast Guard (USCG) conducted a port security capacity building programme at the Colombo Port with more than 25 Sr...


MR slams Constitutional Council

Friday, 15 February 2019 11:21
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The entire state sector has been collapsed today due to arbitrary actions taken by the Constitutional Council, Oppositio...


Japanese PM’s special advisor to visit SL today

Friday, 15 February 2019 10:18
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Kentaro  Sonoura, who is the special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will arrive in Sri Lanka today ...


Applications called for 2019 A/L exam

Friday, 15 February 2019 09:39
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The Department of Examinations today announced February 25 as the deadline for accepting applications for the G.C.E. A/L...


Wildlife officer killed in elephant attack

Friday, 15 February 2019 09:25
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A wildlife officer was killed following an elephant attack last night in Nelumwewa area in Polonnaruwa during a mission ...


SL lacks proper frameworks in anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist funding: EU

Friday, 15 February 2019 08:53
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The European Commission on Wednesday listed Sri Lanka among 23 countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money...


US to direct $39 mn to SL's maritime security

Friday, 15 February 2019 08:10
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A top US official said yesterday that his country planned to direct US$ 39 million to Sri Lanka to support maritime secu...


Hangman’s rope unusable, new one to be imported

Friday, 15 February 2019 07:00
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A new rope is to be purchased from abroad for the use of the hangman at the Welikada Prison, a senior prison office...


Govt. jobs for A/L qualifiers: Prez objects to cabinet proposal

Friday, 15 February 2019 06:58
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President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have objected to a cabinet proposal to grant employment to 7,500 GCE Advan...


Madush, Amal and Nadeemal remanded till Feb. 28: Lawyer

Friday, 15 February 2019 04:02
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Thirty one suspects including drug kingpin Makandure Madush, singer Amal Perera and his son Nadeemal, who were arrested ...


UK renews call on Sri Lanka to abolish death penalty

Friday, 15 February 2019 02:45
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The UK Government renewed its call on Sri Lanka, a country which has consistently backed UN resolutions for worldwide su...


SLPP requests Prez to take over Provincial Councils Ministry

Friday, 15 February 2019 01:52
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Sri Lanka Podujana Peramauna (SLPP) yesterday requested President Maithripala Sirisena to take the Provincial Councils M...


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HARD TALK

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Since the defeat of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa four years ago, there has been spec...

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Dr. Harshana Rambukwella is an academic with an interest in literary history, postcolonial...

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MIRROR OPINION

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Journalists in the line of duty are required to write about different people from all walk...

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This week, the United Nations  marked the International Day of Women and Girls in Sci...

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Deputy Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran, who was in hot water in July last year for praising...

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Hibakusha in Japanese means bomb-affected persons and the word is exclusively used to refe...

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FEATURES

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The arrest of 40-year-old Samarasinghe Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias Makandure Madush ...

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The 75-80 group of Old Anandians  will be having their Annual Dinner Dance ‘Gol...

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WEIRD NEWS

Child hit by principal for saying butterflies don't have legs

Monday, 11 February 2019 09:40
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A 6-year-old student, who allegedly received a whack on the back of his body from his principal for writing that butterf...


When the dumb beggar started talking

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The Central Bus Stand in Pettah is a crowded and busy place at any given time. In addition to passengers are waiting fo...


Live worms in meat curry served at wedding party

Monday, 28 January 2019 09:49
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Embilipitiya Magistrate K.P.R.L Widanagamage (Ms) ordered on Saturday (26) to release a Manager of a festival hall in Em...


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