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Heavy fines on drivers causing fatal accidents

Thursday, 24 January 2019 03:03

Fines imposed on errant drivers who cause fatal road accidents would rise appreciably in order to dissuade motorists from driving recklessly, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said yesterday. He emphasized that in addition to imposing ste...

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Artificial rain in dry weather

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Cartoon of the day

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Mamma Mia Presented by Cinnamon Life

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PET water bottles should be transparent: Mannapperuma

Thursday, 24 January 2019 05:48
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The blue hue seen in the packaging of potable drinking water (PET) bottles would be changed to transparent to help consu...


Palali to be developed for regional flights

Thursday, 24 January 2019 02:33
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The government is to allocate Rs.two billion to develop the Palali airport runway in Jaffna as an initial step of using ...


Draft Constitution weakens Parliament and strengthens PCs: MR

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 22:32
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Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a statement on the constitutional reforms, said that the draft constitution seek...


Ministry issues timeline on death penalty convicts

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 21:29
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In response to President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent comments that the files of convicted drug dealers have been...


Pictures taken on top of Kiralagala Cheithiya: Seven youths arrested

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 21:10
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The seven youths, who had posted photos taken on top of a ruined Cheithiya in Kiralagala, Horowpothana on social media, ...


MPs not attending parliament should be revealed: Dullas

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 20:18
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MP Dullas Alahapperuma today said the MPs who are not regularly attending parliament was unfortunate and the media shoul...


'Sena' originated in USA: Harrison

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 19:15
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Sena Caterpillar (fall Armyworm) has been originally spotted in America and had later spread towards Africa and Asia, Mi...


US Navy conducts temporary cargo transfer initiative in SL

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 17:27
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The US Navy will perform a transfer operation to move cargo between planes at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) o...


VIP assassination case; CID grills Namal

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:33
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UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa was questioned by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) today over the VIP assassination plo...


Alagiyawanna re-appointed COPA Chairman

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 15:31
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UPFA MP Lasantha Alagiyawanna was unanimously re-appointed as the Chairman of Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) today....


Mortar bombs, pressure bombs buried by LTTE unearthed in Jaffna

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 15:08
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Eighty-seven 81mm mortar bombs and four pressure bombs which were believed to be buried by the LTTE, have been recovered...


Two killed, three injured in Pothanegama accident

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 14:19
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A mother and daughter were killed when the three-wheeler they were travelling in had collided with a cab on the Anuradha...


Suspending MPs without taking legal action useless: Deputy Speaker

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 13:52
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Deputy Speaker J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri said simply suspending MPs who misbehaved in Parliament in November last year wou...


Court orders to detain five suspects arrested with heroin

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 13:02
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The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today permitted the Police Narcotics Bureau to detain the five suspects who we...


Contempt case against Sarath Silva: SC defers case for February 7

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:31
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The Supreme Court today deferred for February 7, the contempt of court petition filed against former Chief Justice ...


Attempted bribe to Sports Minister: SLC sends employee on compulsory leave

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:27
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A Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) employee has been sent on compulsory leave, pending an inquiry, after he attempted to bribe Sp...


President leaves for Singapore

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:19
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President Maithripala Sirisena today left for Singapore on a two-day state visit, President media division said. ...


MR meets Facebook officials

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:31
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Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday met a delegation of Facebook officials at his residence.   ...


Pictures taken on top of Kiralagala Chethiya posted on social media

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:29
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Seven youth who had climbed the ruined Chethiya in Kiralagala, Horowpothana had taken photos and released them onto soci...


Army Nalaka, wife arrested in Peliyagoda

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:57
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Two suspects including an accomplice of prominent gangster 'Welle Saranga' have been arrested by the Peliyagoda ...


Another Dollar loan from IMF

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 07:57
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Sri Lanka is likely to apply for another dollar loan from the International Monitory Fund (IMF) after the last tranche o...


Drug-related convicts - Talatha hands over list to Cabinet

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 06:16
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A day after President Maithripala Sirisena complained that case files of drug convicts on death row were missing, Justic...


Gota Case - Special HC has no jurisdiction: Defence

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 04:34
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Raising a preliminary objection in the case filed against former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa the Defense said t...


Only a new Govt. can end instability: Anura P. Yapa

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 02:10
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Only a government under a new leadership and with a fresh vision can bring an end to the instability in the country, MP ...


Found guilty by presidential commissions - UPFA, JVP asks what action taken

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 22:47
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The UPFA and the JVP today asked what action had been taken against the politicians found guilty by Presidential Commiss...


Self Defence - Won't hesitate to use my official weapon: Punchinilame

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:44
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UPFA MP Susantha Punchinilame said today he would not hesitate to use his official weapon in self defence should there b...


FCID launches probe into purchasing bonds from EPF money

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 20:22
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The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today informed the Fort Magistrate that it has launched an investigat...


British Court case against Brigadier; Not informed: Army

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 19:47
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The Sri Lanka Army said today that neither the Army nor Brigadier Priyanka Fernando had been informed with regard to any...


Plans afoot to release Duminda: Hirunika

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:22
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UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra said today she had received information that there was a plan to grant a presidential pardo...


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Businessman robbed while giving donation for sick child

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The Negombo Division Crime Investigation Unit said that they had arrested a gang of three who had robbed a sum of Rs.170...


The 'blind' duo robbed him blind

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Piyaratna Mudalali, who lives in a remote village in Pasdun Korale, is a retired postal worker. He is well known in the ...


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A youth who had been carrying on affairs with two women simultaneously ended up being taught a lesson for life when he w...


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