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Three-wheeler drivers flay new proposals  👤274

2017-01-16 14:29:56

The National Joint Three-Wheeler Drivers' Association has requested the Transport Minister to amend some points issued in a Gazette Notification regarding three-wheel operators.

Lottery ticket sellers to quit  👤570

2017-01-16 12:22:46

The All Ceylon Lottery Marketing Representatives Association said that until a price of a lottery ticket, which is being sold at Rs. 30 at present, is reduced to Rs 20 they will boycott selling of lottery tickets continuously across the island from today.

Sudden fire in Bulathsinhala  👤348

2017-01-16 12:02:15

A sudden fire has erupted in a forest area in Ilukakati- Kanda yesterday (15), Police Media Unit said.

Man commits suicide  👤361

2017-01-16 11:43:50

A man has committed suicide by jumping in front of a train heading towards Galle yesterday (15), Police said.

24 suspects remanded over clashes in Hamabantota  👤419

2017-01-16 11:42:31

10 out of 34 suspects arrested over clashes in Hamabantota granted bail. 24 suspects remanded till 30 January.

Cyclist run over by car in Nittambuwa  👤448

2017-01-16 11:21:09

An accident occurred when a bicycle was run over by a car on Horagolla - Wathupitiwala Road in Nittambuwa.

Child dies falling into a pond  👤484

2017-01-16 11:01:16

An eleven-year-old child had died after falling into a pond in Panama yesterday (15), the Police Media Unit said.

Prez to take control of Lotteries  👤539

2017-01-16 10:30:27

Lotteries Board sources say that preparations are underway to bring National Lotteries Board and the Development Lotteries Board under the purview of President Maithripala Sirisena.

ACs on or above 26C to be made compulsory  👤650

2017-01-16 10:10:25

The government is to introduce a circular to make it compulsory to keep Air Conditioners on or above 26 Celsius, Electricity and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.

'Buddhist Ideals of Good Governance' launch today  👤635

2017-01-16 09:59:43

The book, Buddhist Ideals of Good Governance will be launched today (16) at Waters Edge Hotel in Battaramulla at 4.00 pm. President Maithripala Sirisena will be the Chief Guest.

Over 1,000 Dengue suspects in January   👤1166

2017-01-15 10:15:45

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health has reported 1,311 patients island-wide suspected as dengue so far this year.

Thai Pongal - The Festival of the Tamils  👤966

2017-01-14 15:10:47

Thai Pongal is celebrated on the first day of the month Thai of the Tamil calendar.

Pillion rider killed in accident  👤965

2017-01-14 14:45:03

A youth died in a head on collision between a lorry and a motorcycle at Thelawatte junction in Negombo yesterday (13), Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today online.

SL Popular singer Deepal Silva dies aged 50  👤1022

2017-01-14 14:30:49

Sri Lankan popular singer Deepal Silva, which was known as "Podi Lamaya" has died at the age of 50.

Man jumps before moving train  👤1239

2017-01-14 13:19:42

A man committed suicide by jumping in front of a train proceeding towards Kosgama near the Uggalla Railway Station last night (13), police said.

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