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Sat, 18 Jan 2020
Government has become a mud slinging factory while people are facing difficulties by way of the cost of essential food items - even vegetable prices are not within the reach of common man.
Bogawantalawa Police said that five suspects were arrested on the 11th while gemming illegally in the Keselgamu Oya and the Sri Pada Reserve without a permit, and destroying the environment.
Education activities of many national schools are at a standstill due to procedural issues in transferring teachers to those schools despite the Teacher Transfer Board having recommended the transfer of 6,000
Four persons were arrested for assaulting a group of STF officers in Uhana, police said yesterday
It was revealed
Eight men were hospitalised following an acid attack on them at Moronthota in Bulathkohupitiya on Saturday night. Police said the attack took place following an argument and body blows over a dispute among two families in that area.
The injured wer
It is learnt that 10 train engines imported at a cost of Rs. 1,200 million from India have been removed from operation due to their excessive weight which makes them prone to accidents.
A spokesman for the Minis
A necessary water cut will be imposed in several areas in Kelaniya and Biyagama for 24 hours, today, stated the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB). Accordingly, the water cut will commence at 8 a.m. this morning and last until 8 a.m. to
Three suspects had been arrested with Heroin and Ice in Dematagoda yesterday, the Police said.
They recovered 1.6 kg of Heroin and 400g of Ice during the raid. Police revealed that over 500g of Kerala Cannabis was also recovered during the raid.
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pilleyan has been further remanded till February 6 by the Batticaloa Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Pilleyan and four suspects allegedly involved in the murder of Batticaloa
Wolbachia, a naturally occurring bacterium, which can stop mosquitoes from transmitting an infection to humans, would be introduced to Sri Lanka in February as a mean to curb spread of dengue virus, National Dengue Control Unit Director, Specialist
A forest fire erupted on Tuesday night (07) in the upper part of Sarasavigama near the Hanthana Environmental Protection Area, destroying around twelve acres of land, residents of the area said.
Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) buses which are not fit for road running would in future be removed, after inspection by the Motor Traffic Department (DMT), SLTB Chairman Kingsley Ranawaka sa
The Department of Registration of Persons has put in place a special mechanism to issue identity cards for students who would sit for the GCE O/L examination this year.
Accordingly, all students who sit the GCE O/L examination this year but are sti
Thought the present government promised to provide organic fertiliser free of charge to the paddy farmers during their election campaigns, the farmers now have to get fertilisers by showing their National Identity Card (NIC) to the fertiliser
The Leader of the opposition Sajith Premadasa who participated in a public meeting in Galle after taking up his new post last week, is seen with the Chief Opposition Whip Gayantha Karunatilleke and V
The Minister of Power and Energy, Mahinda Amaraweera and the State Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena have received complaints that a plan to customize the Main Board of fuel dispensers illegally in a discreet manner has been carried out.
A list of patients have been waiting for over two months at the Apeksha Cancer Hospital in Maharagama .This is due to the protracted delay in commissioning three of the latest Tomotherapy Linear Accelerators for treating of patients for the last four
Army Commander Shavendra Silva assumed duties as Acting Chief of Defence Staff at the Chief of Defence Staff office in BMICH yesterday amidst guards of honour from the tri-forces.
Navy and Air Force Commanders and the Inspector General of Police we
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday appointed new heads to four institutions under the purview of the Buddha Sasana, Cultural and Religious Affairs Ministry.
The government want to create a more disciplined and lawful country under the guidance of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said.
He said maintaining discipline
JVP MP Vijitha Herath yesterday said the two amendments to the constitution proposed by MP Wijedasa Rajapakshe were opportunistic and tribal.
He told a ne
The government has decided to provide an alternative relief package including obtaining duty free vehicle permits and full salary and other perks to ministry secretaries who have been deprived of their posts a
The people can be assured that the new year which has dawned will be a year full of development, action and elections, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.
The Prime Minister expressed these views while participating in a programme hel
Plantations and Export Agriculture Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said yesterday that they plan to make plantations a Rs.730 billion industry by the end of 2021.Currently, the revenue of the plantations industry stands at Rs.531 billion.
Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Roshan Fernando has been appointed as the DIG of the Central Province with effect from January 1, 2020. He was the Senior DIG in charge of the Southern and Sabaragamuwa Provinces. He joined the Sri Lanka Police o
Former Minister Wijedasa Rajapakshe said yesterday he had proposed two amendments to the Constitution including an Amendment to abolish the Constitutional Council. He told a news conference that the draft of the Amendments 21 and 22 to the Constituti
National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection (NMCRP) yesterday urged people to refrain from buying lunch packets from the canteens where prices had increased. Speaking to the Daily Mirror NMCR
Forty-eight schools out of 84 will not start their first term today due to the scrutiny of GCE O/L answer scripts, Examinations Commissioner Sanath Pujitha said yesterday.
“Those schools will start their first term on January 6. The first phase o
The facilities will be made available to conduct the vision test required for driving license for light vehicles at government hospitals from next week, Transport Services Management State Minister Dilum Amunugama said.
President Gotabaya Ra
Steps would be taken to increase the annual intake of students to the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE) up to 30,000, State Minister of Technology and Innovation Thilanga Sumathipala said.
He commented that currently,
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