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Private hospital fees will be regulated soon  👤1365

2017-04-18 12:11:59

Private hospital fees will be regulated soon after the report on the regulation of private hospitals is studied, Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne said.

For safety and protection SLTB to put out sticker  👤1362

2017-04-18 11:03:57

The SLTB is planning to soon introduce a special sticker geared towards the safety and protection of all commuters travelling in its buses.
SLTB sources said that through the sticker any commuter could inform the Transport Authority if any driver of SLTB buses were to drive in a reckless manner putting the lives of commuters at risk.
Main Operations Director of the, SLTB C.H.R.T. Chandrasiri said that all depot managers throughout the country have been informed of this measure through a circular issued by the SLTB.

Weather today  👤1480

2017-04-18 09:20:48

Fairly strong winds (up to 40-50kmph) at times can be expected over the island.

PM Abe expresses condolence: Japan’s assistance for Meetotamulla recovery efforts  👤1225

2017-04-17 14:22:55

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has received a message of condolence, addressed to the government and people of Sri Lanka, from the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe on 15 April 2017, expressing his heartfelt condolences, and that of his government and people, on the recent disaster at a garbage dump in Sri Lanka, which has led to the unfortunate loss of life and property.

Decisions on land release next week - Swaminathan  👤1479

2017-04-17 11:38:32

Minister of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Prison Reforms D.M. Swaminathan has announced that firm decisions, on releasing lands in the North, will be taken, at a high profile meeting, to be held in Colombo, next week.

Quake in Indian Ocean  👤1750

2017-04-17 10:37:59

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 on the Richter scale was reported in the South Indian Ocean yesterday evening. According to the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Centre, the earthquake had been reported at 3.14 p.m. and 1,512 Kilometres from Weligama.

Peradeniya University reopens tomorrow  👤1672

2017-04-17 10:02:18

By Charith Gabadage

The University of Peradeniya, which was closed due to a viral flu, will reopen on 18 April.

Weather today  👤1723

2017-04-17 09:28:25

Fairly strong winds (up to 40-50kmph) at times can be expected over the island.

Southern Expressway nets in Rs 178.6M in week ending 14 April  👤1722

2017-04-17 08:37:34


The average daily revenue generated through Southern Expressway tolls had increased nearly by 25% during the week prior to Sinhala & Tamil New Year, Expressway Operation, Maintenance and Management Division Director, S. Opanayaka said.

Auspicious times for Sinhala and Hindu New Year  👤704

2017-04-13 11:15:02

1. The dawn of the New Year

Friday 14th April at 02.04 a.m.

2. Punaya Kalaya (Nonagathaya)

From Thursday 13th April at 07.40 p.m. to Friday 14th April 08.28 a.m.

Temperature rises in Jaffna  👤778

2017-04-13 10:24:49

The temperature in Jaffna, which is currently 35 degrees Celcius, is expected rise to 37 by 15 April, according to the Jaffna Meteorological Department.

Drug free Country program shows successful results – President  👤1121

2017-04-12 13:49:42

President Maithripala Sirisena says the 'Drug free Country' program, inaugurated by the government to build a healthy nation by saving the future generation from the drug menace, has shown successful results.

GMOA flogging SAITM for Mahinda– Rajitha  👤1347

2017-04-12 11:02:35

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) is attempting to exploit issues relating to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to create a national crisis with the objective of trying to bring Mahinda Rajapaksa back to power, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.

SAITM will cooperate with Govt  👤1431

2017-04-12 09:58:16

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will abide by the laws of the country and extend its fullest cooperation to the government to help arrive at a just solution to the issues facing its MBBS students. SAITM's Chairman Dr. Neville Fernando said in a media communiqué yesterday, "SAITM will also extend its fullest support for government's efforts to maintain top professional quality standards in medical education in Sri Lanka. SAITM's mission is to complement the higher education sector of Sri Lanka by making available to qualified students higher education opportunities as per the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Higher Education's regulations and standards."

Weather today  👤1415

2017-04-12 08:34:26

Due to low level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka the prevailing showery condition is expected to enhance during next few days.

Avurudu Neketh Seettuwa handed over to President  👤1038

2017-04-11 13:28:09

Avurudu Neketh Seettuwa (The document containing the auspicious times for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year) was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (11th April) at the President's Official Residence in Colombo.

Navy opens five more RO plants  👤940

2017-04-11 12:49:16

Sri Lanka Navy opened five more RO plants installed in the villages of Damanayaya in Dambulla , Kudagama, Halmillewa and Mayingamuwa in Anuradhapura, Thabbowa in Puttalam, and Thissapura in Medirigiriya.

Automated wheel chairs and crutches for differently-abled soldiers  👤1080

2017-04-11 11:02:16

Automated wheel chairs and crutches were distributed to differently-abled tri forces soldiers yesterday (10th April) at the Defence Ministry.

Manik Farm turns green Ex-IDP centre turns to farming  👤1248

2017-04-11 10:22:18

Manik farm, which sheltered several thousand Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the end of the war in 2009 in Vavuniya has now been turned into an agricultural farm by the army in close cooperation with the Department of Agriculture.

Weather today  👤1228

2017-04-11 10:03:30

The possibility for afternoon thundershowers is likely to enhance during next few days (until 15th of April).

Showers or thundershowers will occur at most provinces of the island after 2.00pm.



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