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18 jumbos and 9 humans killed in the last 2 years  

2017-11-14 09:32:19

By Rathindra Kuruwita

Eighteen elephants and nine humans have died in the last two years due to the human-elephant conflict prevalent in the Hambantota District, the Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) said.

31 suspects in H'tota protest case granted bail  

2017-11-13 13:15:43

The Hambantota Magistrate's Court today(13) granted bail to 31 suspects who were arrested and remanded over their involvement in a protest staged in the area in October.

Jaffna Peninsula sluice gates opened  

2017-11-13 11:09:51

The sluice gates in key flood water catchment areas in the Jaffna Peninsula have been opened and the Irrigation Department has ensured that the excessive flood waters would head towards sea, informed sources said. According to Government Agent Jaffna N. Vethanayagan's latest report, nearly 9,150 families in the Peninsula have been affected by the floods. 

Petroleum Ministry to conduct probe report on shortage tomorrow  

2017-11-13 09:25:29

An inquiry will be conducted by the Ministry of Petroleum against those who shut down fuel stations across the country despite the conclusion of the crisis situation.

Freedom has a price  

2017-11-11 10:18:00

Remembrance Day, which is known as the Poppy Day, a memorial day that is observed around the world since the end of WWI to commemorate the members

PLAN ship Qi Ji Guang arrives at the port of Colombo  

2017-11-10 15:20:24

The People's Liberation Army – Navy ship Qi Ji Guang arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (10th November). Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ship in accordance with naval traditions, upon her arrival. A host of officials from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Sri Lanka and Chinese nationals living in Sri Lanka were present on the harbour premises to welcome the ship.

Vaddamadu farmers protest Land grab by Wildelife Dept  

2017-11-10 10:26:47

By Our Ampara Correspondent

Farmers of Vaddamadu, coming under the purview of Thirukkovil Divisional Secretariat area, have staged a protest march in Akkaraipattu, as the Officials of the Wildlife Department are preventing them from entering their cultivable lands and objecting to their lands being cultivated.

Mangala’s Enterprise Budget  

2017-11-10 09:29:09

By Paneetha Ameresekere

Here are some key revenue proposals in Budget 2018, by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, in his maiden budget speech in Parliament yesterday (9). Samaraweera's 'Enterprise Sri Lanka' Budget, whilst encouraging SMEs, may also be deemed as a 'development budget'.

US announces a grant to promote religious freedom in SL  

2017-11-09 14:46:04

The United States has announced a grant of nearly USD 500,000 for organizations which can come up with ideas and projects to promote religious freedom in India and Sri Lanka.

PLA Navy Ship to arrive in SL  

2017-11-09 12:34:22

The Chinese People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Navy training ship Qi Jiguang is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka for a four-day goodwill visit tomorrow (10) morning. A special ceremony to welcome the ship will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the same day.

India promises 16,000 MT of petrol  

2017-11-09 11:11:14

By Niranjala Ariyawansha

In addition to the ship carrying 16,000 metric tonnes (MT) of petrol, which is due to reach the Colombo Port today (9) evening, the Indian Government has promised the Government of Sri Lanka another 16,000 MT of petrol.

Jaffna Uni reopens on 13 Nov  

2017-11-09 09:58:57

By Thambithurai Pratheepan

University of Jaffna will reopen for Arts, Science and Commerce Faculty students on Monday 13 November.

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