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23 companies to join local drug manufacturing  

2017-07-06 12:43:11

Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine will sign 33 MoUs with 23 drug manufacturing companies to locally manufacture drugs for the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka.

New Bill to strengthen laws against illegal fishing  

2017-07-06 11:16:32

A Bill to further strengthen the legal framework against illegal fishing methods including bottom trawling ... 

Tuk-Tuk drivers angry at US travel warning  

2017-07-05 10:55:40

Three-wheel taxi drivers in Sri Lanka on Monday protested against a US travel warning for tourists using three-wheelers in Colombo.

Weather today  

2017-07-05 10:01:31

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

GMOA postpones strike by a week  

2017-07-05 08:42:09

By Umesh Moramudali

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) yesterday postponed its scheduled countrywide strike by a week in response to a positive response from the government and appeals from religious leaders.

IGP hands over report to NPC  

2017-07-04 11:44:20

By Cassendra Doole

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara submitted a report to the National Police Commission (NPC) on the incident involving the alleged use of force against university students......during an anti- South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) protest.

Weather today  

2017-07-04 10:59:25

Light showers will occur at Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at few places in the Eastern, Uva and North-central provinces and in the Mullaitivu and Vauniya districts after 2.00 p.m

Docs strike from tomorrow  

2017-07-04 10:02:18

By Umesh Moramudali

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) will launch a countrywide indefinite strike tomorrow (5) demanding that the Government nationalize the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

Fate Of Anti-Corruption Secretariat Cabinet decision today  

2017-07-04 08:36:46

By Dhammika Ranaweera

A final decision on whether to sustain the Anti Corruption Secretariat which saw its term expire on 30 June will be taken during the Cabinet meeting to be held today, sources said.

Skull cap riders shun helmet law in Kattankudi  

2017-07-03 11:32:25

By Karuppaiah Ramakrishnan

A large number of motor cyclists were nabbed for riding without helmets in the Kattankudi area recently, Police said, yesterday.
Acting OIC Traffic at Kattankudi Police, Inspector IP Kamal Jayaweera told Ceylon Today that a special operation had been launched to nab motorcyclists who violate the law.

Weather today  

2017-07-03 09:19:23

Several spells of showers will occur at Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Eastern, Uva and North-central provinces and in the Mullaitivu and Vauniya districtsafter 2.00 p.m.

GMOA Countrywide Strike Date to be decided today  

2017-07-03 08:46:19

By Umesh Moramudali

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) will today decide on the date to launch a countrywide strike in protest over the Government's failure to nationalize the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

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