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Mahendran summoned to PCoI  

2017-09-19 09:38:31


Former Governor of the Central Bank (CB) Arjuna Mahendran has been summoned to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCol), which is probing the Treasury Bonds scam, at 10 a.m. today.

Five storey building collapses in Ahangama  

2017-09-18 16:53:43

Five individuals were injured when a five storey building collapsed on top of them today (18) morning at Palassagama in the Ahangama Police Division said the Police Media Unit.

Prez to JO on Missing Persons Draft Bill Won’t be presented on 21 SeptEMBER  

2017-09-18 14:11:54

President Maithripala Sirisena has promised the Joint Opposition (JO) that the Amended Draft Bill on establishing the Office of the Missing Persons (OMP) would not be presented to Parliament on Thursday (21).

‘Sri Lanka Best Driver Campaign’ Rs 10m up for grabs  

2017-09-18 12:43:41

By Skandha Gunasekara

Sri Lanka Police, in partnership with Asiri Health, will launch the 'Sri Lanka Best Driver Campaign' where 'good' drivers in Colombo have a chance of winning rewards to the tune of Rs 10 million.

TESA to join in CEB TU strike from midnight  

2017-09-18 11:02:21

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Technical Engineers and Superintendents Association (TESA) has decided to join the strike launched by trade unions of the CEB with effect from midnight tonight (18).

Power Ministry to strikers : Return to work, no pay cut  

2017-09-18 09:48:13

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy has requested all striking workers to return to work, after announcing that the two days of the strike will be considered as holidays with pay for all employees.

Flexible office hours from tomorrow  

2017-09-17 11:18:16

The working hours of offices in Battaramulla will be flexible starting tomorrow (18), as a solution to the traffic congestion in Colombo.

British journalist killed by crocodile  

2017-09-16 10:01:37

Sri Lankan Police Friday found the body of a 24-year-old British journalist, Paul McClean, who is suspected to have been killed by a crocodile.

Pindapatha tour for ‘sil redi victims’ begins  

2017-09-15 16:43:36

A pindapatha tour organized by several Buddhist clergy members to raise funds in aid of former President's Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director of the TRC Anusha Palpita who were convicted over the 'sil redi' case began earlier today (15).

‘Janadhipathi Thaththa’ launched  

2017-09-15 15:01:06

The book titled 'Janadhipathi Thaththa,' compiled by President Maithripala Sirisena's daughter Chathurika, was launched at the BMICH today.

Wele Suda’s case set for 14 Dec  

2017-09-15 11:29:05

The Colombo High Court (CHC) yesterday set aside dates for the hearing of a case filed against Gampola Vidanalage Saman Kumara alias Wele Suda, his wife and his sister where they have been charged with amassing wealth to the tune of Rs 170 million through drug trafficking.

GMOA anti-SAITM strike today Vehicle parade to block Colombo roads  

2017-09-15 09:52:21

The one-day anti-SAITM strike by Medical Officers would be in effect today in five Districts, including Colombo, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) told the Media yesterday.



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