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14 Dengue deaths in Trinco  👤1762

2017-03-20 11:25:07

A total of 2088 dengue patients have been reported throughout the Trincomalee District with 14 deaths, Health officials said yesterday.

Weather today  👤1676

2017-03-20 10:28:44

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

Weerawansa re-remanded till 3rd of April  👤1774

2017-03-20 10:22:34

MP Wimal Weerawansa remanded again till 3 April, over allegations of misusing state vehicles.

‘Muslims can’t marry under General Law’  👤1817

2017-03-20 10:08:22

Activists pressing for reforms in the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) raised concerns regarding the statement by Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN Ravinatha Aryasinha at the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on Minority Issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye regarding the MMDA.

GSLF to protest  👤1809

2017-03-20 09:14:29

The Global Sri Lanka Forum (GSLF) has decided to launch a protest in front of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) headquarters on 22 March.

14 Dengue deaths in Trinco  👤1806

2017-03-20 08:53:10

A total of 2088 dengue patients have been reported throughout the Trincomalee District with 14 deaths, Health officials said yesterday.

EPRLF poster campaign in Jaffna  👤1923

2017-03-20 08:09:32

Posters have come up in several places, in the Jaffna District, under the name of the EPRLF, stating that, the United Nations Organization is protecting war criminals.

Three of Aaava group nabbed  👤1146

2017-03-19 16:38:58

Three persons assumed to be members of the Aaava group arrested in Kotahena and Dehiwala.

President to visit Russia  👤1676

2017-03-18 16:28:06

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to pay an official visit to Russia from 22nd to 25th March.

Weather today  👤1967

2017-03-18 11:58:32

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts after 2.00p.m.

Flower cultivators given a boost  👤2140

2017-03-18 10:46:39

Deputy Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Sumedha G. Jayasena said that about ten persons are engaged in growing flowers for their livelihood and in order to spread the cultivation of flowers, which can bring in a high income, across the island, the Department of National Botanical Gardens has launched several programmes.

Delimitation gazette today  👤2293

2017-03-18 08:09:34

By J.T. de Silva & Daya Perera

The amended gazette notification pertaining to the Delimitation Committee report, will be released today ahead of the anticipated 2017 Local Government polls.

Effective program to cultivate vacant lands – President  👤1259

2017-03-17 14:18:31

"An effective program with strong objectives will be implemented to develop production through cultivating vacant lands that are cultivable", says President Maithripala Sirisena.

Showers reduce from today  👤1496

2017-03-17 10:58:30

Prevailing showery condition is expected to reduce from today, the Met. Department said.

Owner ready to pay ransom  👤1687

2017-03-17 10:03:44

Sri Lankan representatives of the shipping company, which owns the hijacked Aris-13, are ready to pay any ransom demanded for the safe return of the eight Sri Lankan sailors being held hostage.

Korea keen to invest in several fields in Sri Lanka  👤1210

2017-03-16 17:45:46

Foreign Minister of Korea Yun Byung-se expressed the keenness of the Government of Korea to invest in the fields of Research and Development, Information Technology, Health, and Education.

Sri Lanka appoints first Honorary Consul in Pennsylvania  👤1358

2017-03-16 15:39:23

Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam yesterday (15) handed over the Commission of Appointment to David Bruce Sherman as Sri Lanka's Honorary Consul in the state of Pennsylvania. He is the first Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in that state.

Showery condition to reduce from tomorrow  👤1479

2017-03-16 13:34:47

Prevailing showery condition is expected to reduce gradually from tomorrow.

JO lodges complaint at Bribery commission  👤1654

2017-03-16 12:10:55

JO lodges complaint at Bribery commission against 4 persons including the PM alleging that SL lost Rs 5B on coal supply to N'cholai power plant.

66 Schools closed in Kinniya  👤1721

2017-03-16 11:55:31

The Kinniya Zonal Education Office had ordered all schools in the Kinniya Education Division to close for three days, beginning yesterday (15), due to the rapid spread of Dengue in the Trincomalee District.

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