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Defence marks second court martial report in court

Counsel for the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka yesterday marked certain sections of the second court martial proceedings and evidence before the Colombo High Court to prove that the two cases are filed on the same charges.

Norway to increase trade ties with Lanka

Norway has decided to replace its traditional development co-operation with Sri Lanka by increasing trade and commercial relations, officials said today.

JVP warns dissidents

The JVP has formally warned its dissidents in writing against conducting seminars and giving statements to the media criticising the party, the Daily Mirror learns.

Victim handcuffed before he was killed- CID

The CID, continuing with evidence on the police killing at Grandpass, informed the Colombo Magistrate that according to the JMO report the victim had been handcuffed before being killed.

Jeena madam charged for possessing leopard skin

The Fort Divisional Vice Squad today filed a case against Rosemary Felicia Perera alias Jeena, the main suspect who had allegedly managed a brothel at a leading shopping mall in Colombo, for allegedly possessing a leopard skin without a valid permit.

Lankan refugees believed to be Tamil Tigers

At least 40 of the 44 boatpeople who have been declared security threats by ASIO are believed to be Sri Lankan Tamils.The Tamils are thought to have links to that country's terrorist organisation.

SL hands cricket ground maintenance to military

Sri Lanka's military will now take care of the grounds of three cricket stadiums, a move putting the armed forces into the operations of the country's sporting passion and widening an already big role in civilian affairs, officials said on Friday.

Indian HC to take up Tamil prisoners’ issue

The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka has taken up the issue of prisoner-swap with Sri Lanka on a priority basis and was working out the details of the transfer of prisoners.

Colombo Mayor condemns forceful acquisition of rooms in CMC

Vehemently condemning the alleged forceful acquisition of rooms in the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), by the opposition UPFA members, Colombo Mayor A. J. M. Muzammil said these members could have discussed the matter with him as it would have been possible to provide a room for the opposition leader subject to a council approval. AUDIO

Looming sugar shortage: UNP

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) today warned of a looming sugar shortage because officials of the Sevanagala and Pelawatte Sugar Companies -- listed for acquisition under the government’s controversial Bill -- were being prevented from sending produced sugar to the market.

Sri Lanka war displaced resettlement nearing end

The Sri Lankan government on Friday claimed that the resettlement displaced Tamils is nearing completion with only 10,000 out of over 300,000 conflict-affected civilians left to be resettled.

Gender income gap widens in SL

The Sri Lankan government should ensure better pay for women, rights activists said Friday after Sri Lanka dropped 15 spots in the latest World Economic Rankings.

Muralitharan to play crucial role in Sri Lanka's CWG bid

Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan is expected to play a key role in Sri Lanka' s bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Sri Lankan government said on Friday.

Food outlets to be graded

Restaurants, eateries, tea kiosks, cafeterias and bakeries are to be graded based on the quality and cleanliness of the foods and drinks they sold by the health ministry to ensure consumers purchase the best and hygienically prepared food from these places, a spokesman said

Accident in Balapitiya injures three

Three pedestrians including a schoolgirl and a teacher waiting for bus by the roadside were knocked down by a car at the Beratuduwa Junction in Balapitiya this morning

High expectations for LLRC report: US

The United States says it has 'high expectations' for the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report due to be released this month and that it should be of the highest quality

SAARC should take on modest projects first

The way forward for SAARC will be to priorities, select a few modest projects capable of being delivered within a reasonable time frame, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris has said

Amend Revival of the Underperforming and Underutilised Assets Bill: UNP

The main opposition UNP has decided to ask the government to amend the Revival of the Underperforming and Underutilised Assets Bill excluding the properties of some companies from the list of 37 ventures to be acquired, the party said today

Police advice dog lovers

Dog lovers are advised to carry a bag to collect the feces of the animals as the police can file a case against any dog owner on the basis that the animal polluted the environment, the police said

India’s rice exports blur SL’s hopes to export more rice

India’s release of rice stocks to the international market has blurred Sri Lanka’s hopes to export more rice to various countries at the moment, officials said today

Police inspectors on VIP security

Police inspectors had requested the Presidents Secretary Lalith Weeratunga not to allow other persons to carry weapons while accompanying policemen in providing security to VIP’s

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