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Mon, 21 Oct 2019
Veddah Chief Vishva Keerthi Vanaspathi Uruwarige Wannileththo yesterday revealed for the first time that a female student of his community has been selected to a university.
Although several male students from the Veddah community including Damban
There should be more paddy storage facilities in the cultivation regions, the Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter the Most Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera said on Friday.
“Farmers have la
Three persons were arrested during a raid on a fake documents centre in Wattala on Saturday, police said.
The Negombo Special Crimes Investigation Unit officers had arrested the suspects, residents of Wattala, Ganemulla and Maradankadawala with se
Police yesterday released a photograph of two suspects believed to be wanted over a murder, where an individual was hacked to death in Eheliyagoda on
Police said the Eheliyagoda Police had commenced an investigation into the murder t
Thirty Trade Unions affiliated to Sri Lanka Teacher Service had decided not to report for duty on September 26 and 27 as a sick leave protest.
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The Government had decided to renovate 15 tanks in all five Districts in the Northern Province, officials said.
The decision was taken during a discussion held under the aegis of the Northern Province Governor Suren Raghavan at his office in Jaffna.
People living on the banks of the Gin Ganga and Nilwala Ganga in the Galle and Matara Districts have been asked to be vigilant following a minor flood situation in these regions.
“Gin Ganga and Nilwala Ganga are close to spill level as a result
Northern Province Governor Suren Raghavan is to appoint a committee to identify alternative lands to be occupied by the army and the police in Jaffna in place of the private lands currently used by them.
It was reported that
A stock of 1,616 kilos of beedi leaves had been recovered by the Navy during a search operation carried out on the Iranaithivu Island on Saturday.
The Navy said that 24 packages containing the stock of beedi leaves washed ashore to the Iranaithivu
At least 7,030 people from 1,681 families have been affected in several districts due to the adverse weather conditions prevailing around the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said yesterday.
A 9mm pistol and its magazine which is suspected to have been used for the shooting in Hanwella where a person was killed and another two injured, was recovered in Dedigamuwa by the STF, police said.
UPFA Kegalle District Parliamentarian and former Minister H.R. Mithrapala passed away yesterday at the age of 73 at the
Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka had not inaugurated any housing projects during his tenure as the Megapolis Minister, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Udaya Gammanpila said.
Addressing a new
Colombo High Court ordered the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to file objections on October 9 against the revision application filed by former Minister Johnston Fernando, former Sathosa Chairman Eraj Fernando
Officials of the Batticaloa Campus and Hira Foundation including its Chairman Hiras Hizbullah and former Eastern Province Governor M.A.L.M. Hizbullah did not appear before the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) as summoned saying that they were o
Late President J. R. Jayewardene will be happy on the day when the executive presidency is abolished, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said yesterday.
He said this during a ceremony held to mark the 113th birth anniversary of Late President Jayewardene.
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) is set to launch a 24-hour token strike from 8.00 a.m. today in protest over salary anomalies.
GMOA Secretary Haritha Aluthge told a news briefing that the incumbent government had violated the
Three new MPs H. M. D. B. Herath, Manoj Sirisena and Shantha Bandara were sworn in before Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri yesterday.
Mr Herath was sworn in place of Kurunegala District MP Salinda Dissanayake and Manoj Sirisena was sworn in place
SLPP Presidential candidate nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Kotte Rajamaha Vihara yesterday and received blessings from its Chief incumbent Ven. Aluth Nuwara Anuruddha Thera.
A brave mother of Polpitigama Siyambalewa has rescued her two year old son who was drowning after he had jumped into a deep domestic well.
The mother P. H. Iresha Damayanthi (36) who is suffering from a fractured bone on her leg was able to save t
Nawa Sinhala Ravaya Organisation yesterday warned the Excise Commissioner General that all corrupt Excise officials who were dealing with chemical toddy manufacturers would be exposed, if the latter failed to take proper action against them even now.
Wheat flour producing companies yesterday agreed to sell a kilo of wheat flour at the previous price from midnight yesterday, the Agriculture Ministry said.
They said the
The presidential election has to be held before December 9 and cannot be postponed because the franchise is part of the sovereignty of the people, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said yesterday.
SLPP Chairman Profe
Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association President Gemunu Wijeratne yesterday said that fifty per cent of bus drivers and conductors island wide, were
addicted to drugs.
Speaking to the D
While vowing to safeguard the country and its territorial integrity, Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said that the Army was giving foremost priority to the concerns of national security.
He said the President had placed that trust
A large racket of selling liquor sans paying millions of rupees of taxes was busted by the Excise Department officials when they arrested a wealthy merchant in Chunnakam,
Jaffna on Saturday.
The Government will shortly introduce legislation to set up the much-delayed Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweea said
Commissioner General of Inland Revenue Nadun Guruge said the income tax defaulters will be liable to a fine and interest up to Rs.400,000 under the new Inland Revenue Act effective from April 01, 2019. The income tax payers should make payments on th
The UPFA had problems on discipline among alliance’s members who joined the UNP in 2015 to form the Yahapalana Government but the UPFA has no problem now to take disciplinary action against errant members as all UPFA members have quit the governmen
Sri Lanka Police marked its 153rd Anniversary with a ceremony under the patronage of Acting Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne at the Police Field Force Headquarters, Bambalapitiya on Tuesday.
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