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Rajagiriya flyover declared open  

2018-01-08 15:24:05

The Rajagiriya flyover which was constructed as a long-term solution for the heavy traffic congestion in Rajagiriya, was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning.

Insurance red alert Fraudulent foreign insurance brokers operating here illegally  

2018-01-07 15:48:21

Overseas Companies are acting and holding themselves out as insurance brokers in Sri Lanka now, when they are clearly not authorized to do so.

recovers 98 Kgs of narcotics  

2018-01-07 12:22:55

Following intelligent information received, Naval personnel attached to Northern Naval Command recovered 90 Kgs of Cannabis (KG), 4 Kgs of Opium and 4 Kgs of Hashish which were hidden in Velvetithurai coastal line, during a raid carried out yesterday(6).

India waiting to hear the ‘good news’ MRIA bid is still open for investors says Govt  

2018-01-07 10:05:56

While India is 'waiting' to hear the final word on their bid proposal to uplift the defunct Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA), through a joint venture project, the Government says the bidding to run the MRIA on a lease agreement is still open for local and international investors.

Navy assists to extinguish fire at Kerawalapitiya  

2018-01-06 17:10:01

With the quick reaction into the fire which broke out at Kerawalapitiya in Colombo, Naval fire fighting teams extinguished it totally, yesterday night. ( 5th January )

Speaker summons party leaders meeting on 9th To discuss economic concerns  

2018-01-06 09:52:44

BY J.T. de Silva and Daya Perera

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (5) informed all party leaders that a party leaders' meeting has been convened for 9 January at
10 : 00 a.m. at the Speaker's official chamber.

Japan FM assures fullest support to Sri Lanka  

2018-01-05 17:10:32

The Foreign Minister of Japan Tharo Kono said that the Government of Japan is ready to provide its fullest support for the development and reconciliation process of Sri Lanka.

President to vest Rajagiriya flyover with public on January 08  

2018-01-05 12:23:31

President Maithripala Sirisena will vest the Rajagiriya flyover with the public on January 08, providing long term solutions for the heavy traffic congestion in the Rajagiriya area.

Playground becomes dumping ground  

2018-01-05 10:10:08

Story and Pix BY S. Bashkaran

The children's playground at Kilinochchi General Hospital is highly polluted due to improper waste
management.

Navy apprehends 13 Indian fishermen for engaging in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters  

2018-01-04 15:19:37

Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 13 Indian fishermen along with 2 fishing trawlers for engaging in illegal fishing activities in the Sri Lankan territorial waters yesterday (03 January).

A British landmark glorified in Jaffna  

2018-01-04 11:27:30

By M. Sooriasegaram

The Victoria Clock Tower, which is known as the 'Big Ben' of Jaffna, was glorified for the first time in its 135-year-old history with the dawn of New Year 2018.

51 Division New GOC in Jaffna Assumes Office  

2018-01-04 10:25:29

Amidst religious observances and military formalities, the newly-appointed General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 51 Division Headquarters in Jaffna, Major General Roshan Seneviratne assumed office yesterday  (3).

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