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Tue, 16 Jul 2019
The people express concern over the large scale sand mining taking place at Kallaru in Kilinochchi.They said the forests in the area were being destroyed and sand mining was continuing on a large
Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Ratana Thera said , in an obvious reference to the Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sunday’s terrorist attack, said it was a charade since it was a body with the MPs of the United National Party(UNP), wh
The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri Lanka (AHK Sri Lanka) in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH coordinated for the first time in Sri Lanka the
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) - affiliated teachers’ union yesterday took majority control of Education Employees Co-operative Thrift & Credit Society Limited which is commonly called ‘Gurugedara’, defeating the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (
An incident of a woman being attacked by a youth with an ekel- broom in the neighbourhood in Meeravodai under the Valaichchenai Police Division was reported on Saturday.
The youth who got into an argument with the particular woman while plucking m
President Maithripala Sirisena is criticizing Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into the Easter Sunday attacks, as those who have testified before it had come up with allegations against him, MP Hirunika Premachandra told Parliament ye
It has been observed that there were numerous misinterpretations over successful investigation carried out by the Criminal Investigation Department into the recovery of explosives and detonators at Lacktowatta in Wanathawilluwa, Puttalam, Police Spok
Referring to the strike launched by the doctors in the Kalutara District, the Government Medical Officers Forum (GMOF) yesterday said it showed that Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne was weak to some extent because he has failed to prevent the strik
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday invited to joint opposition stalwart Wimal Weerawansa to obtain copies of ACSA, SOFA and MMC agreements and study them possible of he could.
Opposition yesterday questioned the government as to why it has failed to present a report on the security situation in the country as per the tradition when an emergency debate is
Senior Deputy Solicitor General Dilan Ratnayake yesterday said that indictments will be filed in High Court against former JMO Ananda Samarasekara for allegedly tampering with evidence relating to the main magisteria
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday charged that Minister of Primary Industries and Social Empowerment Daya Gamage is avoiding Parliament as he is unable to face it because of the exorbitant spending f
Three brothels had been raided and 19 women were arrested in the Mount Lavinia Police Division by the Western Province Police Crime Division yesterday, the Police said.
One brothel was raided at Galle Road, Mt. Lavinia and six women were arrested.
Expressing concern about reports that Sri Lanka would reverse the moratorium on the death penalty, Canada said the punishments in the nature of the death penalty can lead to irreversible miscarriages of justice.
The Bribery Commission yesterday filed indictments against former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando in the Colombo High Court for allegedly causing Rs.50 million loss to the Government by purchasing carom bo
Kelaniya police said that an owner of a Jewellery shop in Kelaniya had been shot and killed yesterday evening. The deceased has been identified as Puwak Danda Arachchige Sadurn (45) the father of two children who ha
Despite the rains experienced in the Central hill country, the water levels at the Victoria reservoir remain low. With the dry season the ruins of the old Teldeniya town which was submerged with the waters of the reservoir
The funerals of the father and two daughters who died at the Kirinda beach after been swept away by a tide, during a pleasure trip to Yala were held yesterday in Hatton with the participation of relatives, friends and communities representing Sinhala
The Cabinet yesterday approved the proposal made by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to distribute tablets among GCE A/L students and teachers. President Maithripala Sirisena had expressed his opposition to this project when it was first mo
Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera, the only parliamentarian to vote against the 19th Amendment said yesterday he was glad that President Maithripala Sirisena had realized the truth even at this late stage and admitted to the blunder of having introduce
The owner of a building materials shop near Waidya Road in Dehiwala was stabbed to death by a man who broke into his shop on Monday (24) afternoon, police said.
63-year-old Abdul Mohammed Hafee
In a letter to the Speaker, the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation requested an opportunity to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to respond to the statement made by the All Ceylon Jammiyathul Ulama (ACJU) President Rizwi Mufti. Th
Asgiri Mahanayake the most venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera said it was only Minister Lakshman Kiriella who did a substantial service to Kandy after President D.B. Wijetunga. The prelate expressed these views after the minister visited him
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said yesterday it would reveal its presidential candidate on August 11 and that the candidate would be someone who had a bachelors degree and a vision apart from experience and other qualifications.
An unidentified group had shot at the house of the chairman of the Galenbindunawewa Pradeshiya Sabha J.M. Rathnayake in Padikaramaduwa on Monday night, said the Galenbindunawewa police.
Prisons officers fired shots into the air when three inmates, a Nigerian and two Pakistanis, attempted to escape from the prisons custody while they were being brought to the Negombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Six Indian nationals attempting to smuggle gold biscuits worth around three million rupees to Chennai were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
Customs Spokesman Deputy Director Sunil Jay
Sri Lanka will keep 51 percent stake of the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport in Mattala under the proposed partnership with India to run it, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe revealed over the weekend.
President Maithripala Sirisena commissioned eighty nine (89) Midshipmen who completed their training at the Naval & Maritime Academy (NMA), as officers of the Sri Lanka Navy on Saturday and graced the passing out ceremony.
Popular songstress of yesteryear Indrani Wijebandara (Senaratne) passed away yesterday afternoon at the National Hospital in Colombo at the age of 79, family sources said.
Indrani who married Sisira Senaratne in May 1962, will be remembered for h
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