Last Updated : 20-04-2014 00:01


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Shortage experienced in many parts of the country

Amid protests in Colombo and the suburbs intensifying yesterday over the use of plastic crates to transport vegetables and fruits, a compromise was reached at the Dambulla Economic Centre among the security forces, traders and farmers to continue with the customary form of packaging

Downfall of SL cricket due to politicisation: Arjuna

Former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain turned opposition MP Arjuna Ranatunga today charged that the politicisation of Sri Lankan cricket had led to the downfall of it. “Cricket is being politicised today more than ever before,” he told Parliament today

One month's grace given to farmers

Following the meeting between the President and traders on the use of plastic crates, a grace period of one month will be given to farmers

Dialog dials Suntel

Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata’s subsidiary, Dialog Broadband Private Limited (DBN) today entered into a share purchase agreement (SPA) to purchase 100 per cent of Suntel Limited, the second largest wireless fixed line operator in Sri Lanka, from its current shareholders

Indicted for conspiring to kill President

A Colombo High Court  fixed the trial against the son of a former Parliamentarian of Tamil Araus Katchi  and another accused for January 9, 2012 for conspiring to kill VIPs

Man walking on E01 arrested

A man, who walked along the Southern Expressway (E01) regardless of it being strictly prohibited, was taken into custody by the Expressway Police Division today

Dialog redials Suntel

Sri Lanka’s celco leader Dialog Axiata is believed to have finalized a deal to buy over 100 percent of fixed line-CDMA operator Suntel Private Limited; an informed source reveled to Daily Mirror Online

Loss to Pakistan due to politics: Mahindananda

Sri Lanka's loss to Pakistan in the recent cricket series was due to politics only, Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said

Sportsmen using banned substances will be banned

Sportsmen who are found using banned substances will be banned for life, Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said

Several affected by adverse weather conditions

Two deaths have been reported while nearly a 150 people have been affected in several districts due to the adverse weather conditions prevailing around the island. Floods have also been reported in Matara and Trincomalee.

Will not allow intl. investigation into war crimes allegations: G. L.

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris reasserted in Parliament today that Sri Lanka would not allow any international investigation into allegations of war crimes during the last stage of the war.

Illegal stock of BTI suspended

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena today suspended payments on a stock of BTI with immediate effect imported illegally and secretly to the country by a group of officials with the blessings of a prominent sports personality turned politician, the Daily Mirror learns.

Showers, thundershowers and strong winds to prevail

Occasional showers or thundershowers will prevail in the Northern, Eastern, North-Central, Uva and Southern provinces. Heavy showers are also expected in some places. Strong winds are also expected during the thundershowers.

Sanath blames cricketers

Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya blames players for the cricket crisis

82 arrested for damaging property: Police

Eighty two persons have been arrested by the police for damaging public property while protesting against the new rule which makes the use of plastic crates compulsory in the transportation of fruits and vegetables.

Army deployed to Dambulla and Bandarawela

Military spokesman Brigadier Nihal Hapuarachchi said that 200 soldiers were deployed to Dambulla to support the police to maintain law and order in the area.

Consult stakeholders at grassroots level on plastic crates: Chamal

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today brought to the attention of Trade Minister Johnston Fernando the need to consult stakeholders of the vegetable trade at the grassroots level on the introduction of plastic crates for the transportation of vegetables and fruits.

No change to my position: Ranil

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe asserted in Parliament today that there would be no change in his position in the appointment of new office bearers to the party. Mr. Wickremesinghe said that he is only interested in bringing about a regime change in the country

President to meet traders

A special discussion will be held today between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the traders on the issue of making plastic crate compulsory in transporting Vegetables and fruits, Minister Johnston Fernando said.

Karu gives official UNP leadership notice

Despite claims made by certain UNP MP’s that the party’s Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya did not officially notify the party leadership of his intention to contest for the leadership post, a Spokesman for Jayasuriya said yesterday that he had given formal notice in a letter last week

Politico’s man abducted in Pita Kotte

A person believed to be a coordinating secretary of a controversial Minister was abducted this evening in the Pitakotte junction by a group of men who came in a van was reportedly found a short while ago  Updated

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