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Attack on mosque in Panadura  👤1557

2017-05-19 09:28:50

By Kavindya Chris Thomas

Police investigating Tuesday's attack on a mosque in Panadura yesterday revealed that there was a racial element behind the incident.

Weather today  👤1307

2017-05-19 09:07:16

Fairly strong winds at times (up to 50kmph) can be expected over the island (Especially in the western slope of the central hills) and strong winds at times in the surrounding sea areas (up to 60-70 kmph).

Eight U’grads remanded till today  👤1480

2017-05-19 08:03:16

BY Kavindya Chris Thomas

Seven university students and a Buddhist monk were arrested by Police on charges of violating a Court order and behaving in an unruly manner during Wednesday (17)...... evening's IUSF protest march in Colombo against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

National war heroes’ commemoration ceremony tomorrow  👤671

2017-05-18 16:05:25

The National war heroes' commemoration ceremony will be held tomorrow (19th May) at 4pm at the war Heroes' memorial near the parliament grounds under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Mannar District administration Complex opens tomorrow  👤783

2017-05-18 14:02:03

The new Mannar District administration Complex built at a cost of Rs. 300.62 million will be opened by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tomorrow (19th May).

A special traffic plan around Battaramulla tomorrow  👤1160

2017-05-18 12:16:05

A special traffic plan will be in operation from 2.00 P.m. to 7.00 p.m. tomorrow (19th May) in around Battaramulla due to the war heroes’ commemoration, Police Headquarters said.

Building collapses in Wellawatta  👤2155

2017-05-18 11:36:48

7 people who suffered injuries when a building in Wellawatte collapsed, admitted to the Kalubowila teaching hospital 

Weather today  👤1376

2017-05-18 10:23:52

Fairly strong winds at times (up to 40-50kmph) can be expected over the island (Especially in the western slope of the central hills) and strong winds at times in the Northern and Southern sea areas (up to 60-70 kmph).

Study on the role of IP in Sri Lanka's tourism sector nears finalization  👤1108

2017-05-17 16:11:54

A comprehensive study on promoting awareness on the role of Intellectual Property (IP) in promoting tourism- related economic activities and culture of the country is nearing finalization.

NARA decides to reinitiate pearl culture  👤1047

2017-05-17 13:33:15

Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Mahinda Amaraweera has given instructions to NARA to reinitiate pearl culture in marine and inland waters in Sri Lanka.

‘Ecstasy’ smuggler nabbed  👤1079

2017-05-17 11:53:18

BY Cassendra Doole

A suspect was arrested with a haul of the illegal drug 'Ecstasy', worth approximately Rs 7million, an Excise...... Department source said.

President meets Wiggy today  👤1423

2017-05-17 10:30:25

President Maithripala Sirisena and Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran will meet today to discuss various unresolved issues in the Northern Province.

President Extends War on Dengue  👤1390

2017-05-17 09:00:29

By Umesh Moramudali and
Rathindra Kuruwita

President Maithripala Sirisena had called for a report on the efficacy of the Dengue Control Programme and declared an extended war on dengue for another three months beginning 1 June.

Weather today  👤1388

2017-05-17 08:32:21

Pre monsoon conditions are prevailing over the country. Therefore showery condition in the South-western part is expected to enhance during next few days (Particularly from 20th). Fairly strong winds at times (up to 40-50kmph) can be expected over the island (Specially in the western slope of the central hills) and strong winds at times in the Northern and Southern sea areas (up to 60-70 kmph).

Quality Assurance Authority to assess private universities  👤738

2017-05-16 14:49:33

The government hopes to set up a Quality Assurance Authority (QAA) to ensure that private institutes of higher education maintain the required standards.

European Council grants GSP+ to Sri Lanka  👤1004

2017-05-16 11:36:15

Sri Lanka to receive GSP+ concessions with effect from 19 May - Eu.

GMOA wants Govt reveal decisions  👤1023

2017-05-16 11:01:50

By Umesh Moramudali

The Government Medical Officer's Association (GMOA) yesterday requested President Maithripala Sirisena to ensure that the government informs the Supreme Court about policy decisions it took regarding the South Asian Institution of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) when the SAITM case is taken up.

Army website goes Tamil  👤1250

2017-05-16 10:01:00

Sri Lanka Army's official website, www.army.lk, turned a new leaf yesterday (15) by launching its Tamil version for the benefit of many thousands of Tamil readers across the globe.

Weather today  👤1183

2017-05-16 09:15:38

Pre monsoon conditions are prevailing over the country. Therefore showery condition in the South-western part is expected to enhance during next few days. Fairly strong winds at times (up to 50 kmph) can be expected over the island and in the Northern and Southern sea areas.

SLPJA Conference today  👤1297

2017-05-16 08:38:38

By Ariyaratne Ganegoda

A public conference on forced disappearances, organized by the Sri Lanka Professional Journalists' Association (SLPJA) will be held today at the auditorium of the Postal Headquarters in D. R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10. 

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