The Health Ministry’s Food Advisory Committee decided to test more samples of milk powder imported from New Zealand to check whether any harmful chemicals were in it, informed sources said
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said that 85 percent of foreign loans to the country were spent on developing the North and resettling people displaced by the war.
All Ceylon Federation of Lanka Private Bus Association (ACFLPBOA) said its members would launch a countrywide bus strike on May 19 midnight
Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF is on a goodwill visit to the Trincomalee port from 14-17 May 2013, Pakistan High Commission in Colombo said. This visit signifies the strong diplomatic, cultural and military ties between Sri Lanka and Pakistan
Beetles, caterpillars and wasps could supplement diets around the world as an environmentally friendly food source if only Western consumers could get over their "disgust", the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Monday
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has informed that all Dansalas within the Colombo Municipal limits should obtain prior permission from the Divisional Medical Officer, CMC’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam said
A Fundamental Rights petition was filed in the Supreme Court today challenging the proposed electricity tariff hike
Buddhist Affairs Commissioner Chandraprema Gamage has asked those who orgainise dansalas to use a yellow flag for the purpose of inviting the people for meals during the Vesak festival
Twelve passengers including nine women were hospitalised after a private bus plunged into a precipice at Getamanna in Ratnapura this morning, Police said
Two persons including a child were killed when a van collided with a train at an unprotected railway crossing at Arukwatta in Padukka this morning, police said
The Tamil political parties, both within the fold of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and outside, have decided to agree to a common policy on the political solution to the national question, informed sources said yesterday
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has telephoned and congratulated Nawaz Sharif over his victory at Pakistan's Parliamentary election, the President's Spokesman said
The Department of Animal Production and Health had decided not to import food consignments from countries that had been identified as being prone to the spread of bird flu, Director General Dr. W.K. De Silva said yesterday ►►►
The Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) yesterday said it would continue the radiation tests on imported milk foods, milk powder and imported fish and canned fish
The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) today warned of landslides risks in Ratnapura, Matale, Galle, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya and Badulla districts if rains continued in the next 24 hours, the Disaster Management Centre said
In addition to the immense losses already incurred by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), it would incur an additional loss of a staggering Rs.7.6 billion annually after the Sampur Coal Power Plant is fully operational, the Coalition against Corruption said today
Heavy traffic congestion is reported in Bambalapitiya, Kollupitiya, Slave Island, Colombo Fort, Colombo 7 and surrounding areas due to the heavy rains with some roads being closed for the Victory Day Parade rehearsals, Colombo city traffic police said
The Meteorology Department had decided not to use the name “Mahasen” any longer for the cyclone that moving away from the country.
The UNP said today Minister Wimal Weerawansa should quit his portfolio and leave the government right away.
In a twisted tale of love and marriage, a bride from Gampola is reported to have eloped with the attesting witness, some two hours after she married her lover.
The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) said today it would disband if Minister Wimal Weerawansa proved that the BBS had obtained funds from Norway or from any other country or organisation.
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