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Man nabbed with Heroin  👤950

2017-03-27 13:44:44

Navy arrests one person with 2 kilos of Heroin in Valvettithurai, Jaffna - Navy Spokesperson -

South Eastern University shuns ragging  👤1112

2017-03-27 11:45:34

Students of the Faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language, of the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (SEUSL) yesterday declared that there would be zero tolerance of ragging and assured their fullest cooperation and assistance to the administration to maintain law and order at all times.

R’kanth’s Jaffna visit dropped  👤1200

2017-03-27 11:12:42

Tamil Nadu politicians do not cater to the interests of the Sri Lankan Tamils and prevents others from helping out, United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian MP Namal Rajapaksa said, with regard to the recent cancellation of the Indian celebrity Rajinikanth's visit to the country.

2,484 dengue patients in Trinco  👤1369

2017-03-27 09:17:57

A total of 2,484 dengue patients have been recorded in the Trincomalee District during this year while the death count has increased to 15, Eastern Provincial Council Health Service Director, Dr. K. Murugananthan said.

Three Lankan pilgrims die Extremely cold weather in Dambadiva  👤1365

2017-03-27 09:01:33

The bodies of three Sri Lankan pilgrims, who passed away during a trip to India, arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this week. The bodies of two pilgrims arrived at the BIA yesterday and a third on Thursday, officials said.

Bodies of 3 dead pilgrims returned to Sri Lanka  👤2079

2017-03-26 15:19:57

Bodies of 3 Sri Lankan pilgrims who died in India brought to BIA - Foreign Ministry confirms

Kandy tops list in air pollution  👤2282

2017-03-26 13:51:39

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has said that an official scientific clarification will be given before the forthcoming New Year to claims that Kandy is Sri Lanka's worst city in terms of air pollution.

Six Forest reserves made one  👤2018

2017-03-25 15:20:10

All protected forest reservations that are situated to the North of the Wilpattu National Park and belonging to the Wildlife Department have been declared as one forest reservation by the government, informed sources said.

Several Police OICs transferred  👤2205

2017-03-25 13:55:39

Several Police OICs have been transferred considering the service requirement, Police Headquarters said.

Light showers expected during evening or night  👤2294

2017-03-25 10:30:16

Light showers are expected at a few places in the Kalutara, Galle and Ratnapura districts during the evening or night, Met. Department said.

New domestic airline  👤2535

2017-03-25 09:32:59

The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation submitted a supplementary estimate, for approval in Parliament yesterday, seeking
Rs 1.05 Billion for the introduction of a new domestic airline and for double-tracking the railway line from Polgahawela to Kurunegala and from Aluthgama to Galle.

India International Textiles Expo 2017 in Colombo  👤2375

2017-03-24 14:37:33

India International Textiles Expo (IITExpo) – 2017 and Buyer Seller Meet organized by the Power loom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) India, will be held on 27th and 28th March at Hotel Galadari, Colombo.

Gnanam Foundation builds 150 houses Rajinikanth to hand over keys to beneficiaries  👤2874

2017-03-24 11:59:52

Superstar of Tamil Cinema Rajinikanth will hand over to Tamils, the keys to 150 homes built for them by Gnanam Foundation on 9 April in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. While the rehabilitation of displaced Tamils is still a contentious issue, Rajinikanth's visit to Jaffna is likely to attract a huge crowd as he is also expected to speak at a public meeting in Jaffna.

Weather today  👤2590

2017-03-24 10:34:42

Mainly fair weather will prevailover most part of the island.

‘Army Roshan’ handed over to Army  👤2823

2017-03-24 09:58:48

The suspected underworld figure, Roshan Pradeep, who was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD), has been handed over to the Army, Police said yesterday (23).

Ravi amended 30 of 57 Clauses – SLASA  👤2605

2017-03-24 08:33:29

The Sri Lanka Audit Services Association (SLASA) has revealed that Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake has modified 30 of the 57 clauses included in the Audit Bill, according to his preference.

Logistics Conference 2017 in Trincomalee  👤851

2017-03-23 17:13:43

The 'Logistics Conference 2017' organized by Student Officers of the 3rd Long Logistics Management Course of Naval and Maritime Academy, will be held on 24th March at the Academy premises in Trincomalee.

Police to guard girls’ schools  👤1367

2017-03-23 13:23:06

The Police have decided to deploy teams of Police personnel – uniformed and in civvies – near girls' schools in and around the City of Colombo.

Cabinet approves President’s proposal  👤1565

2017-03-23 08:29:05

Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena to introduce a systematic method to excavate stones, sand, soil, and pebbles required for government's development projects from lands under the Sri Lanka Mahaweli Authority and Department of Wildlife Conservation.

India donates water bowsers to help drought affected people  👤1652

2017-03-22 15:04:43

Government of India donated eight water bowsers to supply water to the people in drought affected areas. Donations were officially handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (21st March).

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