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Mon, 17 Jun 2019
A gram dansala was held with the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in front of Temple Trees to commemorate the Poson Full Moon Day.
A suspect who was detained at a cell of the Colombo Crimes Division has died due to sudden illness after swallowing a packet containing methamphetamine (ice).
Police said the CCD arrested the suspect having 1 gram Ice during a raid at Wellampitiya on
Payment anomalies of over half a million pensioners would be removed from July 1, the Finance Ministry said yesterday.
The revised pension would be implemented effective from next month under a proposal made by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera
SKAL International Colombo, an International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals, met the Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at the Archbishops House and handed over a donation towards the fund to be used for the victims of
Sri Lanka’s first satellite Ravana 1, designed and developed by two Sri Lankan research engineers will be released into orbit on Monday June 17th, Director Communication Engineering (Project Manager Nano satellite projects) at Arthur C. Clarke Inst
Taking advantage of digital technology, the Education Ministry has decided to introduce an online system to issue GCE O/L and A/L examination certificates, the Education Ministry said.
“Earlier, applicants from all parts of the country had to c
The countrywide sale of liquor and all alcoholic beverages will be banned on Poson Poya Day, which falls on Sunday, June 16, by order of Excise Commissioner General, the department announced yesterday.
With reference to yesterday’s Daily Mirror page 6 article titled ‘SL/India/Japan tri-party defence agreement in the offing,’ it should have read as ‘Sri Lanka-Japan discuss signing of a security agreement’. We regret the error.
A top Tibetan official who is in the country stressed yesterday the importance of fostering bi-lateral ties with Parliament of Sri Lanka for mutual benefits. Cheng Siqu, who is the National People’s Congress (NPC) member of the Tibetan Autonomous R
The three-member committee, which was appointed to receive complaints against former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and former Governors Azath Salley and M. L. A. M. Hizbullah, received 27 complaints, during the period that ended on Wednesday.
The Government has decided to increase the monthly allowance of persons with special abilities by Rs. 2,000 from July 1, the Finance Ministry said.
Accordingly, the monthly allowance wou
President Maithripala Sirisena instructed officials to complete the construction of the Pandith Amaradewa Music Hermitage by August 31 so that it could be vested in the public.
President Sirisena gave these instructions to officials during an offi
An incident was reported from Tangalle where a cobra had to be extracted from the bag of a school-goer for safety reasons.
This cobra had been inside the school bag of a grade three student of a well-known school in Tangalle. The student, who hail
I vehemently condemn attempts by persons with narrow political motives to use my decision to resign to create division among the citizens of this country, former minister Kabir Hashim said.
A proposal presented by the Kirinda-Puhulwella Pradeshiya Sabha to remove the name, ‘Mangala Samaraweera Pedasa’ and replace it with, ‘Lindagawa Watta Mawatha’ in Puhulwella, Matara, was passed yes
SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara admitted that the differences between the President and the government were widening by the day with another looming crisis in the absence of yesterday’
A countrywide bus strike will be launched on the the day after the Rs.25,000 fine for seven categories of traffic offences is implemented, Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) President Gemunu Wijeratne said.
The Motor Traffic (Amendment
Parliamentarian Ven, Athureliye Rathana Thera who is in the limelight after his much-talked-about fast last week created another tense situation yesterday by visiting the controversial Batticaloa univ
Several electoral and district organisers received their appointments yesterday (11) from President Maithripala Sirisena.
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With the objective of cultivating more paddy and encouraging youth to engage in paddy cultivation, modern technology and machinery were introduced in the Kuruwita Agriculture Advisor’s Division. Accordingly, two pilot projects were launched to plan
The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) yesterday informed Court that it would indict President Maithripala Sirisena’s former chief of staff and another state official on charges of acc
The World Health Assembly (WHA), which is the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO) approved a landmark resolution at its recently concluded 72nd session in Geneva to support greater public disclosure of prices of medicines and
Colombo Chief Magistrate yesterday set the date for pronouncing her decision on granting bail to the suspect who attempted to bribe the OIC of the Horowpothana Police OIC, to refrain from objecting to bail being given
The Opposition yesterday said it would meet the Central Bank (CB) officials next week to discuss the payment of compensation to victims of the Easter Sunday attacks. They were taking this step as no response had
A 23-year-old police constable, who was reported missing in Kokkadicholai in 2008 was found murdered and buried, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said yesterday.
He said three suspects had been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (C
The Kap Planting ceremony of the Kandy Esala Festival will take place on August 2 and the festival would commence on August 5, Diyawadana Nilame of the Sri Dalada Maligawa Pradeep Nilanga Dela
The Ministry of Environment on Saturday said that traditional sawmills would not be banned under the proposed amendments and that only mobile sawmills would be banned with effect from December 31, 2022.
The Ministry which is under President Maithrip
An individual, who resorted to self-medication and applied chilli power to the injury, for a stray dog bite, died of hydrophobia at the Dambulla Hospital last week.
The victim, Shantha Abeyrartne (46) of Devahuwa was the father of one.
By Atula Bandara
A suspect wanted in connection with the death of a woman was identified and arrested by Anuradhapura Police several months after the incident.
A team of Police Officers recovered the skeletal remains of a woman who was found to be
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