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President asks IGP to look into Uni ragging

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 16:17

President Maithripala Sirisena said he had directed the IGP to take necessary action against those involved in ragging in universities with the co-ordination of university authorities. Referring to the ragging by some students of the Peradeniya University, th..

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Health workers stage protest

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:54
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Cartoon of the day

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 05:58
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Batticaloa LRC director injured in shooting

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 21:35
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Land Reforms Commission (LRC) Director for the Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts Wimalaraj Nation was injured after b...


President meets SLFP electoral organizers

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:36
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) electoral organizers today met President Maithripala Sirisena at President’s Ho...


Five NFF MPs to function separately in Parliament: Wimal

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 18:33
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Leader of National Freedom Front Wimal Weerawansa today said that five members belonging to his party will function inde...


Australia beat Sri Lanka to avoid T20 series whitewash

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 18:07
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Australia beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs in their final Twenty20 game today, avoiding a whitewash in the three-match series a...


Online help for ragging in Unis

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 17:40
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The University Grants Commission announced today that the complaints regarding any incident of ragging, harassment, inti...


JO for electoral reforms favouring JVP, smaller parties

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 15:04
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The joint opposition said today it was prepared to push for electoral reforms which would favour smaller political parti...


ACMOA complaints against SAITM CEO

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 14:14
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The All Ceylon Medical Officers’ Association (ACMOA) today lodged a complaint with the  IGP against SAITM'...


Danushka agrees to pay Rs.300,000 to MS’ sons

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 13:58
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Singer MG Dhanushka was ordered to pay Rs.300,000 to the sons of well-known singer, the late MS Fernando on agreeing to ...


Navy commander’s service extended by six months

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:58
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The service of Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne has been extended by six months by President Maithripa...


Commission hearing on bond scam briefly suspended

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:03
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The hearing by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the controversial Central Bank bond issue was briefly ...


Katukurunda boat tragedy: Two more bodies found

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:50
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Two more bodies of a 25-year-old man and a 7-year-old child, who went missing in the Katukurunda boat tragedy, were reco...


Police sergeant assaulted by OIC

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:25
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A Police sergeant attached to the Yatiyanthota Police Station was hospitalized after he was allegedly assaulted by its O...


Indian charged with murder of his Sri Lankan colleague in Malaysia

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:10
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An Indian immigrant labour was charged at the Magistrate’s Court in Sungai Petani , Malaysia yesterday with the mu...


High-level Chinese delegation in marathon talks with SL

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 08:19
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A Chinese delegation headed by Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kong Xuanyou is reported to have held five hours o...


Late president D.B. Wijetunga’s daughter passes away

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 08:08
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The late President D.B. Wijetunga’s daughter Chithrangani Wijetunga passed away at the age of 60 this morning at a...


Sustainable Development Bill: Northern PC not in favour

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 07:52
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The Northern Provincial Council had informed Parliament that it was not agreeable to the proposed Sustainable Developmen...


US delegation meets President

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:53
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A bi-partisan group of Representatives of the United States Congress visiting Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Presiden...


Asia’s Best Restaurants: Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi ranked 29th, 49th

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:17
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Two Sri Lankan restaurants- Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi were ranked 29th and 49th places at Asia's 50 Best Resta...


Cannot ban big matches: Minister

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 20:33
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In response to the call made by a group of Buddhist monks to ban school big matches, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kari...


IPPBA says traffic fines adding up to 5000%

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 20:07
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The Committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena on the Rs.25,000 fine for seven traffic in its report stated t...


Was Asoka Peiris a political fall-guy: JVP

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:10
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Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake today asked in Parliament whether the removal of delimitation committee c...


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Bride elopes while her groom stops vehicle to buy soft drink

Monday, 20 February 2017 08:06
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A bride had eloped with another young man when the bridegroom stepped into a wayside grocery to buy a bottle of soft dri...


Man fleeing from jumbo encounters 'ghost'

Thursday, 16 February 2017 09:58
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One fine night a person was returning home alone after attending a funeral home in the village. After hearing the sound ...


Thewarapperuma injured chasing after cattle thieves

Monday, 30 January 2017 09:14
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Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma had injured his leg after falling into a hole while chasing after cattle-rustlers...


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