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Auspicious times for Sinhala and Hindu New Year  👤713

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  👤779

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  👤1122

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  👤1349

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  👤1433

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  👤1418

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  👤1045

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  👤941

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  👤1081

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  👤1249

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  👤1229

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.

Fuel train derails in Vavuniya  👤1311

2017-04-11 09:04:19

A train transporting fuel derailed while reaching the Vavuniya Railway Station yesterday, but there was no damage or injuries reported, according to Police.

Ranil lands in Japan  👤1322

2017-04-11 08:17:08

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Professor Maithri Wickremesinghe together with their delegation reached the Narita International Airport in Japan yesterday (10) around 5.30 p.m. local time to kick off their official six-day tour of Japan.

Crack down on Dengue  👤1001

2017-04-10 12:22:55

By Ariyaratne Ganegoda and
Umesh Moramudali

With the rapid rise of dengue over the last few months, red notices were issued to 1,439 house owners in the......Colombo Municipal area for failing to destroy

New Year festival kicks off Civilians join Troops in celebrations  👤1202

2017-04-10 10:17:22

Sinhala and Hindu New Year festival celebrations kicked off in several places in the North with the participation of civilians and Security Forces personnel.

Weather today  👤1245

2017-04-10 09:46:09

The possibility for afternoon thundershowers is likely to enhanced during next few days.

All ranks enjoy Army Headquarters’ ‘Soorya Mangallaya’  👤1287

2017-04-10 09:12:26

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year festive season, across the country, made its entry into the Colombo Malay Cricket Club grounds on Friday (07) morning, when hundreds of Officers and other Ranks of the Army Headquarters, joined hands together to celebrate the 'Soorya Mangallaya', the annual auspicious event, giving pride of place to traditional New Year games and other associated entertaining events.

Navy Commander on Brazil visit  👤1241

2017-04-10 08:52:58

Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who is currently on an official visit to Brazil, to attend a defence exhibition, took time off to tour the Special Boat Squadron and Submarine Warfare Training School in Brazil. The Navy Commander was invited to attend the Latin America Aerospace and Defence (LAAD – 2017) exhibition.

Weather today  👤887

2017-04-09 08:37:01

Mainly fair weather will prevail over most provinces of the island.

Number of stone inscriptions found in Ampara  👤1349

2017-04-08 10:22:36

By Chamini Gammanpila

A number of stone inscriptions, of extreme importance to the country, which were not previously discovered, have been found, according to the Department of Archaeology.

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