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Petition seeking MR’s re-appointment as SLFP Chairman Court decision to proceed or not on 29 Sept  

2017-09-06 12:12:17

Colombo District Judge Sujeewa Nissanka said Court would on 29 September decide whether to proceed with a petition, seeking an order that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa be re-appointed as Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

LG polls postponed  

2017-09-06 10:50:18

The Local Government Elections will not be held on 9 December (Saturday), as stated previously, as it will clash with the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level Examination which is due to begin on 12 December.

‘Eliya’ comes to light today  

2017-09-06 09:42:36

A civil society group named 'Eliya' (Light), headed by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is to be formed today (6) at 5:00 p.m. at Golden Rose Hotel Boralesgamuwa.

Navy apprehends persons engaged in illegal fishing activities  

2017-09-05 16:48:42

On receipt of information to the Navy, Coast Guard personnel attached to the Western Naval Command in coordination with the official of Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources apprehended a person with 272 kg of Thresher Shark during a raid carried out at the Fish Market Complex in Negombo yesterday (04 September 2017).

Wild Elephants raid Ampara paddy fields  

2017-09-05 13:03:05

Wild elephants have become a problem to the paddy cultivators in the Ampara District. These animals have begun to raid the fields in search of food.

CEB imposes power cuts in the North  

2017-09-05 10:19:43

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has announced that the power supply will be interrupted in several places in the Northern Province due to maintenance, repairs, and to improve the infrastructure facilities.

Policy uncertainty blocking investments – Government  

2017-09-05 09:25:40

By Ishara Gamage

Shortcomings in investment facilitation and policy uncertainty are constraints to attracting investments, Sri Lanka's Unity Government said in its 'Vision 2025 a country enriched' eight-year policy statement.

Madurai Meenakshi on 5 Sept  

2017-09-04 14:19:13

Madurai Meenakshi, a classical dance recital, depicting the story of Goddess Meenakshi, will be performed by the artistes of Natya Kala Mandhir, Colombo. This cultural event is being presented in association with The India Sri Lanka Foundation, on Tuesday, 5 September 2017, at 5.45 p.m. at the Ramakrishna Mission Hall, Wellawatte.

Former Chairman of Development Lotteries Board arrested  

2017-09-04 13:59:49

Former Chairman of the Development Lotteries Board Sarana Gunawardene arrested by the CCD for misusing state resources 

Landslide warning for Kalutara, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Galle Districts  

2017-09-04 13:18:53

National Building Research Organization (NBRO) due to the heavy rainfall within the past 24 hours, which exceeded 100 mm, has issued landslide warning for four districts.

Vote for the 20th amendment to the constitution postponed again  

2017-09-04 12:21:42

Western Provincial Council vote on the proposed 20th amendment to the Constitution postponed again.

President, PM to unveil 'Vision-2025' today  

2017-09-04 09:52:38

Vision 2025 'A Rich Country', the Economic Development Plan of the government for the next eight years will be unveiled today (4th Sept.) 3.00 p.m. at the BMICH.



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