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Mangala to present 72nd budget today  

2017-11-09 09:02:49

The 72nd budget of independent Sri Lanka and the fourth of the incumbent government will be presented to Parliament by Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera today (9) at 3:00 p.m.

48-Hour train strike called off  

2017-11-08 18:02:14

The Railway Drivers Union informed that the proposed 48-hour strike which was scheduled to commence Today midnight (08) has been called off.

Prevention of dengue Schools inspected this week  

2017-11-08 12:19:28

A special dengue eradication programme will be carried out this week in 64 schools in the Batticaloa education zone. 

Budget to be presented Tomorrow  

2017-11-08 11:11:51

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera will be making his maiden budget speech tomorrow (9) when he presents the Government's Budget for the year 2018 to the Parliament.

48-Hour railway strike from midnight  

2017-11-08 09:02:09

BY Kavindya Chris Thomas

The Sri Lanka Railway Station Masters' Union has threatened to walk out on a 48-hour strike commencing at midnight tonight (8).

Traffic in Town Hall  

2017-11-07 15:31:35

One lane from Town Hall towards Borella has been temporarily closed for traffic at Ward Place due to the ongoing anti-SAITM protest.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests four TN fishermen  

2017-11-07 14:31:15

A Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, apprehended 4 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters West of Delft Island in the early hours today (07th November 2017).

Good response to Army General Amnesty  

2017-11-07 12:26:48

A total of 5412 Officers and Other Rankers of the Army who are Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) have so far reported back to their respective Regimental Headquarters to receive their legal discharge under the ongoing 24 day-long General Amnesty period that ends on 15 November 2017.

Northern tanks reach spill levels Residents cautioned on possible floods  

2017-11-07 10:02:36

Reservoirs and tanks in the Northern Province have reached spill levels, posing a threat to human habitat in several areas of the province, sources said.

2015 Dematagoda abduction All but Hirunika plead guilty  

2017-11-07 09:22:29

Eight of MP Hirunika Premachandra's supporters admitted to their involvement in the 2015 abduction of an individual from Dematagoda, when the case was taken up for trial by the Colombo High Court yesterday (06).

Bus-three-wheeler collision kills 06, injures 40  

2017-11-06 15:50:06

Atleast six passengers killed and another 44 were injured in a bus - three wheeler accident in Madurankulita, today(06) morning. The injured were admitted to Puttalam, Chilaw and Mundalama hospitals.

PNS Saif arrives at the port of Colombo  

2017-11-06 15:26:01

The Pakistan Naval Ship (PNS) Saif arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (05th November 2017). The Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the ship in compliance 

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