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Two nabbed with haul of Ganja  👤1437

2017-01-17 11:56:05

Two persons possessing ganja were arrested yesterday (16), Police Media Unit informed.

Water cuts imminent if drought worsens  👤1686

2017-01-17 10:59:47

General Manager of National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Engineer G.A. Kumararathna told Ceylon Today that the water supply would be limited in certain areas by the first week of February due to the severe drought.

UNI heads told to go ‘green’  👤1669

2017-01-17 10:39:52

The Vice Chancellors of all State universities have been given instructions to conduct their activities according to the 'green' concept directed by Minister Lakshman Kiriella, the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways, announced yesterday.

42,010 families in various provinces affected by the dry weather  👤1679

2017-01-17 10:15:42

The National Disaster Center established at the Government Information Department in a statement issued, announced that 143,598 persons belonging to 42,010 families across the island have been affected by the dry weather and the prevailing drought.

Burnt body found inside house  👤1431

2017-01-17 09:42:12

Police have launched investigations into an incident in which a lady has died due to severe burn injuries inside an isolated house in Mahawela.

Three-wheeler drivers flay new proposals  👤1524

2017-01-16 14:29:56

The National Joint Three-Wheeler Drivers' Association has requested the Transport Minister to amend some points issued in a Gazette Notification regarding three-wheel operators.

Lottery ticket sellers to quit  👤1824

2017-01-16 12:22:46

The All Ceylon Lottery Marketing Representatives Association said that until a price of a lottery ticket, which is being sold at Rs. 30 at present, is reduced to Rs 20 they will boycott selling of lottery tickets continuously across the island from today.

Sudden fire in Bulathsinhala  👤1576

2017-01-16 12:02:15

A sudden fire has erupted in a forest area in Ilukakati- Kanda yesterday (15), Police Media Unit said.

Man commits suicide  👤1584

2017-01-16 11:43:50

A man has committed suicide by jumping in front of a train heading towards Galle yesterday (15), Police said.

24 suspects remanded over clashes in Hamabantota  👤1621

2017-01-16 11:42:31

10 out of 34 suspects arrested over clashes in Hamabantota granted bail. 24 suspects remanded till 30 January.

Cyclist run over by car in Nittambuwa  👤1647

2017-01-16 11:21:09

An accident occurred when a bicycle was run over by a car on Horagolla - Wathupitiwala Road in Nittambuwa.

Child dies falling into a pond  👤1680

2017-01-16 11:01:16

An eleven-year-old child had died after falling into a pond in Panama yesterday (15), the Police Media Unit said.

Prez to take control of Lotteries  👤1764

2017-01-16 10:30:27

Lotteries Board sources say that preparations are underway to bring National Lotteries Board and the Development Lotteries Board under the purview of President Maithripala Sirisena.

ACs on or above 26C to be made compulsory  👤1857

2017-01-16 10:10:25

The government is to introduce a circular to make it compulsory to keep Air Conditioners on or above 26 Celsius, Electricity and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.

'Buddhist Ideals of Good Governance' launch today  👤1827

2017-01-16 09:59:43

The book, Buddhist Ideals of Good Governance will be launched today (16) at Waters Edge Hotel in Battaramulla at 4.00 pm. President Maithripala Sirisena will be the Chief Guest.

Over 1,000 Dengue suspects in January   👤1193

2017-01-15 10:15:45

The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health has reported 1,311 patients island-wide suspected as dengue so far this year.

Thai Pongal - The Festival of the Tamils  👤983

2017-01-14 15:10:47

Thai Pongal is celebrated on the first day of the month Thai of the Tamil calendar.

Pillion rider killed in accident  👤982

2017-01-14 14:45:03

A youth died in a head on collision between a lorry and a motorcycle at Thelawatte junction in Negombo yesterday (13), Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today online.

SL Popular singer Deepal Silva dies aged 50  👤1064

2017-01-14 14:30:49

Sri Lankan popular singer Deepal Silva, which was known as "Podi Lamaya" has died at the age of 50.

Man jumps before moving train  👤1269

2017-01-14 13:19:42

A man committed suicide by jumping in front of a train proceeding towards Kosgama near the Uggalla Railway Station last night (13), police said.



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