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Arrested for cannabis possession Teenager commits suicide in Police cell  

2018-01-12 08:12:45

BY Ruwan Laknath Jayakody

A teenage suspect arrested yesterday (11) morning over the possession of cannabis sativa (ganja) at Bastion Mawatha, had subsequently allegedly committed suicide while in the Police cell at the Pettah Police station.

If drought hits during March and April CEB engineers warn of power cuts  

2018-01-12 07:29:36

BY Niranjala Ariyawansha

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) engineers have decided not to participate in the technical evaluation process of the 100 megawatt (MW) emergency power tender, which is to be purchased by the Government,......as a solution to face up to the drought conditions which may occur during the months of March and April this year.

Pakistan’s Single Country Exhibition 2018 in Colombo  

2018-01-11 14:06:02

The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), in association with the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, is organizing the 'Pakistan Single Country Exhibition' in Colombo from tomorrow (12) to 14 January, for the third consecutive year.

Electrical short circuit leads to fire Extensive damage and losses  

2018-01-11 10:43:57

The home of a social services officer, in Pandiruppu-Kalmunai, had caught fire, yesterday (10) causing heavy damage. 

Public urged to donate blood To avert any shortage-related crisis – NBTS  

2018-01-11 09:42:31

By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody

The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) has observed a downward trend in blood donation and as a remedial measure to address any possible shortage that could occur and avert any crisis situation that may arise thereof, urged the public to donate more.

One More Batch Leaves for UN Assignments in Mali  

2018-01-10 14:33:47

One more batch of 18 members of the Mali-bound Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army left yesterday evening (9) to assume their roles and tasks in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA).

Kachchatheevu church feast on 23 Feb  

2018-01-10 12:29:15

BY Thambithurai Pratheepan

The feast of St. Anthony's church on the Kachchatheevu island will be held on 23 and 24 February. Around 10,000 devotees form Sri Lanka are expected to participate in the festival, Jaffna District Secretary Nagalingam Vethanayagan said.

Local U’grad Everest mountaineers return today  

2018-01-10 10:16:50

By Kavindya Chris Thomas

The Java Institute PCJT Software Engineering team of mountain climbers, the only team of undergraduates to trek up the Everest mountain range amidst December's harsh weather, will return to Colombo today (10).

Victor’s wife remanded over jewellery fraud  

2018-01-10 08:41:52

Singer Victor Ratnayake's wife Hashini Amendra was arrested by the Tangalle Police yesterday (9) over an alleged gold jewellery fraud.

President presents prizes to students excelled in GCE A/L  

2018-01-09 12:37:51

The students of Mathara Sujatha Vidyalaya and Mathara Mahinda Rajapaksha Vidyalaya who ranked best in the island at the General certificate of Education (Advanced Level) – 2017, met the President Maithripala Sirisena today (Jan. 09) at the President's Official Residence.

US Political Counsellor calls on Commander Eastern Naval Area  

2018-01-09 11:17:55

The Political Counsellor to the US Embassy in Sri Lanka, Ms. Kelly Billingsley paid a courtesy call on the Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Nimal Sarathsena at the Eastern Naval Command Headquarters in Trincomalee yesterday (08 January).

India and SL to celebrate 70 years  

2018-01-09 09:19:02

The High Commission of India in Colombo is organizing a special cultural event titled 'Bollywood and Beyond' on 17 January in Colombo.

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