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Anandians stage Golden Nite – 2017  👤1137

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  👤1304

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.

CB to overhaul process of issuing bonds  👤1278

2017-02-22 12:52:56

The Central Bank is planning to overhaul the structure for issuing bonds within a more water-tight formula, Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy said and added that he was surprised at the ad hoc nature hitherto followed in such issues.

within CMC limits Over 10,000 illegal buildings  👤1335

2017-02-22 12:02:23

There are over 10,000 illegally constructed buildings within the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) limits, the Ministry of Megapolis said.

Sri Lanka represented at “Tourest – 2017” Travel Fair  👤1534

2017-02-22 10:19:28

Sri Lankan Embassy in Stockholm together with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau participated at the "Tourest - 2017", the Estonian Travel Fair which was held in Tallinn, Estonia on 10th, 11th and 12th February.

Showers enhance from Friday  👤1907

2017-02-21 14:32:55

Showery condition is expected to enhance again from 24th February particularly in the southern half of the island, Met. Dept said.

New time table for trains  👤1926

2017-02-21 12:22:43

Department of Railway introduced the edited railway time table yesterday (20th Feb.) at the Ministry of Transport and CivilAvaiation. The railway time table was revised by the department after 11 years.

Foreigners Working on ExpressWays Blood To Be Tested  👤2046

2017-02-21 11:38:49

The Health Ministry has decided to test the blood samples of foreigners who come to work on expressways.

As SAITM MGMT Meets Prez Sirisena  👤2073

2017-02-21 10:15:51

The meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and a group of parents of those who study at the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) was postponed to today (21), SAITM Medical Faculty Parents Forum Convener Gemunu Wijeratne said. According to Wijeratne, the meeting was to have taken place with the participation of President Sirisena, SAITM Management and parents, but parents were left out of the meeting at the last moment. It was reliably learnt that mistrust had grown between the parents of the students who do their studies at SAITM and the management of the SAITM.

IGP off to Tokyo for narcotics confab  👤2052

2017-02-21 09:06:24

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) and several other Police Officers have left the island to take part in the 22nd Asia Pacific Operational Drug Enforcement Conference in Tokyo, Japan.

Arrested soldiers suspended  👤2053

2017-02-21 08:10:11

Army personnel who were arrested in connection with the abduction and assault of senior journalist and The Nation Deputy Editor Keith Noyahr have been suspended from duty, military spokesperson Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said.

MP Namal at Bribery and Corruption Commission  👤985

2017-02-20 17:12:59

MP Namal Rajapaksa arrived at the Commission investigating into allegations of Bribery and Corruption to make a statement regarding personal accounts.

Hospitals to be powered by solar panels  👤1205

2017-02-20 14:49:08

Health minister Rajitha Senarathne has paid his attention to join all the hospitals island-wide with the 'Suryabala Sangramaya' initiative by fixing solar panels.

Army refutes allegations of sexual exploitation of Tamil women  👤1189

2017-02-20 13:42:14

Army Headquarters has noted with dismay a recent statement, alleged to have been made by the head of an ethnic reconciliation body on sexual exploitation and abuses of Tamil women by the Army in the post war scenario. The Army categorically denies the same as a baseless allegation.

National Law Week  👤1317

2017-02-20 11:44:08

The annual 2017 will be held from 27 February to 4 March 2017 with the participation over 1,000 attorney's islandwide. Number of projects, workshops and activities will be held under the theme 'justice for you' with the assistance of the regional bars comprising both official and unofficial bars.

Thundershowers expected today  👤1340

2017-02-20 11:04:29

The Department of Metrology said that showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Eastern, Southern, Central and Uva Provinces today. According to the Department, showers or thundershowers will also occur elsewhere particularly after 2.00 p.m.

SAITM CEO not yet back from Russia  👤1429

2017-02-20 09:45:52

SAITM CEO Dr. Sameera Senaratne who had left for Russia has not yet returned to the island after nine days, although he informed Mulleriyawa Police that he would return in a week, a senior Police officer told Ceylon Today.

Modi to visit SL in May  👤1420

2017-02-20 09:09:44

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation in UN Vesak Day celebrations to be conducted in Sri Lanka in May this year, a minister said.

JVP FLAYS CHANGES TO ELECTORAL SYSTEM  👤1405

2017-02-20 08:47:59

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday criticized the proposed electoral system for upcoming Local Government Election and claimed that it should be held in accordance with the existing system. Addressing the media yesterday, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that adopting changes to the proposed system will take a long time, hence the Local Government election should be conducted according to the existing system without further delay.

Boat sinks off Katukurunda coast  👤935

2017-02-19 13:12:38

At least ten persons were killed and several others went missing after a boat carrying a group of people sink off Katukurunda coast on Sunday (19).

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