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US quits UNHRC over ‘anti-Israel bias’

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 07:05

The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) calling its anti-Israel and a “cesspool of political bias,” the BBC reported. US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has said the "hypocritical and self-serving" body "..

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Dudley’s 107th birth anniversary commemorated

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Cartoon of the day

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Two gang-rape convicts get 10-year Rigorous Imprisonment

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 13:01
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The Colombo High Court today sentenced two individuals, who were convicted for abducting and gang-raping a minor girl, t...


CEB employees launch protest

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:50
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The members of the United Trade Union Front of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) today launched a protest outside the C...


Eight women, manager arrested in Kandana brothel raid

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:14
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Eight women and a male manager had been arrested by the Walana Anti-Vice Unit for allegedly operating a brothel in the g...


Postal workers initiate protest fast

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 11:28
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Postal workers have resorted to a protest fast outside the Central Mail Exchange (CME) a short while ago, demanding the ...


SDIG Ravi Waidyalankara in charge of FCID

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:19
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Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara has been re-employed on a 9-month contract, from yesterday and will head the FCID,...


Two Australians killed, two more injured in expressway accident

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 08:15
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Two Australian nationals, a woman and her daughter were killed and another three including two Australians were injured ...


Compensation to war-affected: New Cabinet memo submitted

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 08:02
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A fresh Cabinet memorandum seeking to grant compensation to war affected people including ex-LTTE combatants was reporte...


Influenza: Nebulizer liquid not upto standard- GMOA

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 06:44
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The nebulizer solution imported from Pakistan to be used for the prevailing influenza was contaminated and could pose mo...


LNG power plant: Proposal to award contract to foreign bidder withheld

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 05:17
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The Cabinet yesterday withheld the contract to build an LNG power plant in Kerawalapitiya to a bidder following heavy cr...


Chandimal found guilty of changing condition of ball: ICC

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 23:05
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Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against the Windies aft...


Govt. submits supplementary estimate for Rs.2.5 Bn

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 22:55
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Government today presented a supplementary estimate for Rs.2.5 billion to improve skills, to provide salary subsidies to...


England set new ODI record against Australia, smash 481/6

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 22:40
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England have smashed a new world record one-day score, pulverising Australia's bowlers to hit 6-481 at Trent Bridge ...


Agriculture ministry will be shifted to Govijana Mandiraya: Minister

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 22:12
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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today he would, within three months shift the Agriculture Ministry to a Sta...


Prominent drug dealer arrested in Peliyagoda

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:00
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A prominent drug dealer in Peliyagoda, Jayaratnage Gihan Sandaruwan, was arrested by the Police Special Task Force (STF)...


Rs.120 Mn spent on 60-member delegation to UN

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:06
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It was revealed in Parliament today that more than Rs.120 million had been spent for the 60-member delegation which acco...


Pathirana appointed Deputy Minister

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:37
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Matara District United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana was sworn in as the Industries and Commer...


Posts Minister to introduce tailored recruitment procedure

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:26
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Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Abdul Haleem said today a tailored recruitment proced...


15% VAT on channelling fees, surgeries to be removed

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 17:12
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The Cabinet today approved to remove the 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) imposed on doctor’s fees, channelling fees and ...


'Wildlife Ministry should manage human animal conflicts'

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 16:18
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The Ministry of Wildlife should manage human animal conflicts while safeguarding species, Deputy Minister of Environment...


Oman Post suspends sending mails to Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 14:14
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The Oman Post has announced that it will temporarily stop receiving any mail to be sent to Sri Lanka, "due to unfor...


IUSF protesters teargassed

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:27
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The Polduwa Junction today turned into a mini battlefield after around 2,000 anti-SAITM protesters attempted to get past...


Heavy traffic at Battaramulla

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:06
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Heavy traffic was reported along the Sri Jayewardenepura Road at the Polduwa Junction and near Parliament in Battaramull...


Film distribution comes under Film Corporation from today

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:25
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The distribution of local films, which was handled by four private companies, would come under the purview of the Nation...


IP Rangajeewa and Lamahewa re-remanded till July 3

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:04
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Police Narcotic Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa and Prisons Department Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who are in ...


Ven. Gnanasara Thera’s appeal postponed till June 22

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:24
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Homagama Magistrate’s Court today postponed the hearing of the appeal made by Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secreta...


Mahanama, Dissanayake re-remanded till June 26

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:05
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President Maithripala Sirisena's former chief of staff I.H.K. Mahanama and State Timber Corporation (STC) former cha...


Police constable killed, five others injured in accident

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:27
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A police constable was killed and five others including another police constable were injured when a car skidded off the...


Army warns legal action against harbouring absentees, deserters

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:02
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Sri Lanka Army yesterday said that they are continuing countrywide operations to arrest its absentees or deserters and w...


SriLankan: 51% of the losses was accumulated interest

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 08:08
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Public Enterprise Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday the bank interest accumulated over a period of t...


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