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Pension for disabled ex-soldiers  👤720

2017-02-25 14:34:22

The authorities will further discuss the issue related to pensions for retired disabled soldiers, a senior official said yesterday.

skipper of ill-fated boat remanded  👤806

2017-02-25 12:21:17

The skipper of the boat which capsized off the coast of Kalutara last week has been remanded by Kalutara Magistrate until 6 March pending further Police investigations.

1500 students denied Uni education  👤741

2017-02-25 11:16:47

Some 1,500 students are deprived of a university education each year owing to the irresponsibility of those who had been selected earlier, Sports Minister and Member of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Dayaysiri Jayasekera said yesterday.

MR to meet Tamil and Muslim leaders  👤859

2017-02-25 10:17:50

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to meet the leaders of the Tamil and Muslim communities next week, to seek their support at the forthcoming local government elections.

Ven. Vajira thera and 3 others injured in Kadugannawa accident  👤1213

2017-02-24 16:58:32

Ven. kumburugamuwe Vajira thera and three others injured following an accident in Kadugannawa.

President to visit to Indonesia next month  👤1394

2017-02-24 14:26:22

President of Indonesia Joko Widoda has invited President Maithripala Sirisena for a state visit in Indonesia soon after his scheduled participation at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit meeting to be held in Jakarta.

Case against Rohitha on 5 March  👤1375

2017-02-24 12:54:08

The Colombo High Court yesterday decided to hear on 5 and 6 March 2017, the case filed against former Minister and SLFP Kalutara District MP Rohitha Abeygunawardene, who is alleged to have earned a sum of Rs. 43 million during his tenure as an MP.

Wimal’s case on 16 May  👤1645

2017-02-24 12:17:13

Negombo Additional Magistrate Kapila Epitawela yesterday fixed 16 May to hear the case filed against NFF MP Wimal Weerawansa, who has been charged with attempting to use an illegal passport to go overseas hearing yesterday and the Negombo Additional Magistrate ordered the Prisons Department to produce Weerawansa in Court if he was still imprisoned on that date.

Three more Reverse Osmosis plants declared open  👤1840

2017-02-24 10:54:25

Passing yet another significant milestone of the Sri Lanka Navy's noble effort in providing safe drinking water to the general public free of charge, under its Community Service Programmes, three more Reverse Osmosis plants were declared open recently.

Islandwide showers  👤1622

2017-02-24 10:20:44

The Department of Meteorology yesterday predicted widespread islandwide showers especially along the southern belt with higher rainfall expected in the Hambantota District and Eastern and Uva Provinces.

18 nabbed over attempting to reach New Zealand illegally   👤1559

2017-02-24 09:00:58

Eighteen people attempting to reach New Zealand illegally apprehended by the SL Navy in Negombo.

Child labor in Sri Lanka is very low – Survey  👤1265

2017-02-23 19:08:58

Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) recently launched the report of the Child Activity Survey 2016 conducted in assistance with the International Labor Organization (ILO). The previous such surveys were conducted in 1999 and 2008/09.

Plans to increase coconut cultivation  👤1280

2017-02-23 17:06:31

Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage said that his ministry is planning to launch a program to increase coconut cultivation in the country.

Army gets new Tyre retreading facility  👤1606

2017-02-23 15:12:02

Sri Lanka Army has established a state of the art Tyre retreading facility at its Ordnance Factory at Dombagoda in Horana.

President meets SLFP electoral organizers  👤1622

2017-02-23 13:38:33

A meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) electoral organizers was held at the President's House, yesterday (22nd Feb.).

Cabinet approves allocation of Rs 2,414 million  👤1728

2017-02-23 10:17:04

Cabinet has approved the allocation of Rs 2,414 million to expand the land extent of the Colombo National Hospital (CNH), to build a new road, to renovate two buildings with historic value and to develop the doctors' quarters.

Detainee rights enhanced  👤1694

2017-02-23 08:46:47

The Cabinet yesterday approved a proposal to gazette a Draft Bill to introduce amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act No. 2 of 2013 relating to the rights of detainees and the access to legal counsel.

GMOA considering islandwide strike  👤1879

2017-02-23 08:01:12

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) yesterday said it was considering launching an islandwide strike by 27 February, demanding the abolition of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

Anandians stage Golden Nite – 2017  👤1128

2017-02-22 16:43:30

The Annual Dinner Dance of the Old Anandians' 75-80 Group which is affliated to the Old Boys Association of Ananda College ,will be held at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo on 25 February 2017 for the 32nd successive year.

Pera Uni Ragging VC to take stringent action  👤1298

2017-02-22 14:54:23

Vice Chancellor of the Peradeniya University Prof. Upul Dissanayake says, he will take the most stringent possible action against the 15 students of the Agriculture Faculty, who have been charged with ragging a group of rookie students.

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