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800 kg of cocaine detected on India-bound ship in Colombo Port

Friday, 9 December 2016 13:53

About 800 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated value of Rs.12 billion was detected on board an Indian-bound vessel docked in the Colombo Harbour today following a tip off received by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB). DIG Ajith Rohana told a news conference..

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'Flying White House' ready to welcome Trump

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Cartoon of the day

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SPC minister vows to resign after budget defeat

Friday, 9 December 2016 21:45
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Southern Provincial Council Agriculture Minister U.G.D. Ariyathilaka says he will resign after his ministry budget defea...


Head on collision claims two lives at Ruwanwella

Friday, 9 December 2016 21:10
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Two on board of a three wheeler were killed this evening when the vehicle crashed head on with a lorry that was transpor...


One dead, another injured when motorbike hits train at Avissawella

Friday, 9 December 2016 19:36
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A woman was killed and a man sustained serious injuries when the motorcycle they were riding on slammed against the Avis...


How did govt. earn US$1.1 Bn from 'white elephant'? Namal

Friday, 9 December 2016 16:57
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UPFA Hambantota District MP Namal Rajapaksa today asked how the Hambantota Port, which was branded as a ‘white ele...


Some SLFP ministers conspiring against Govt: Mujibur

Friday, 9 December 2016 16:16
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UNP parliamentarian Mujibur Rahuman said today there was suspicion whether some SLFP ministers with the connivance of fo...


South Korea Parliament votes to impeach President Park Geun-hye

Friday, 9 December 2016 13:31
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South Korea’s Parliament today voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, an aloof conservative who took a hard lin...


Yahapalanaya is no joke: President

Friday, 9 December 2016 12:44
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President Maithripala Sirisena said today Yahapalanaya was not a joke and he was serious about good governance and that ...


Thowheed Jamaath's secretary released on bail

Friday, 9 December 2016 12:31
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Thawheed Jamaath's General Secretary Abdul Razeek, remanded on charges of defaming Buddhism and reprimanding Ven. Gn...


Grade-5 Scholarship cut- off marks released

Friday, 9 December 2016 11:45
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The Examination Department announced that the cut off marks for the Grade 5 Scholarship Exam 2016 has been released and ...


Interpol says can't issue warrant on Lanka e-news editor

Friday, 9 December 2016 10:59
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The CID today informed the Gampaha Magistrate that they cannot obtain an Interpol warrant on Lanka e-news editor Pradeep...


Man arrested with glyphosate at BIA

Friday, 9 December 2016 09:51
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A 48-year-old man was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last evening while attempting to bring in...


Agreement signed with Chinese Merchants to develop H'tota Port on PPP Model

Friday, 9 December 2016 08:56
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A Framework Agreement was signed with China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited yesterday for what the government ca...


UN findings on use of torture: Govt. to take due note

Friday, 9 December 2016 07:47
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In response to the UN Committee Against Torture’s (CAT) findings that torture is a common tactic adopted by the po...


Debate on COPE report will be given priority: Minister

Friday, 9 December 2016 05:32
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State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana said the COPE report on the ‘Treasury Bond Issue’ would ...


H'tota port sale agreement with China: NFF wants deal scrapped

Friday, 9 December 2016 03:38
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The National Freedom Front (NFF) yesterday urged the Secretary to the Ports and Shipping Ministry to refrain from signin...


Authorities should brief leaders on why FTA failed: Expert

Friday, 9 December 2016 02:43
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Against the backdrop of high authorities speaking in favour of the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA),...


Minister, Dy. Minister argue over religious reconciliation

Friday, 9 December 2016 01:42
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Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa and Deputy Minister M L A M Hisbullah confronted each other in Parliament ye...


Jayalalithaa’s death a relief to SL: Warnasinghe

Thursday, 8 December 2016 23:53
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The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said yesterday that while they had expressed their condolences over the death of former T...


Google searches for sex; SL tops list again

Thursday, 8 December 2016 21:18
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Sri Lanka has topped the list of countries which searched for the word ‘sex’ using Google in 2016, with 100 ...


Gammanpila to sue Ranjan for defamation

Thursday, 8 December 2016 20:03
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MP Udaya Gammanpila said today that he would send a letter of demand to Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake demanding Rs. ...


Woman’s body found in Bolgoda River

Thursday, 8 December 2016 19:23
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The body of a 35-year-old woman was found in the Bolgoda River near the Panadura Railway Station today, Police said. ...


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