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Security Forces join dengue eradication program  

2017-07-08 13:19:52

Hundreds of Army troops are currently engaged in dengue eradication campaign in Western Province, Army Media stated.

Special trains for ‘Pichcha Mal Poojawa’ in Anuradhapura  

2017-07-08 10:45:15

Railway Department announces that six special trains will be deployed on 29th and 30th July for the pilgrims participating in the 'Pichcha Mal Poojawa' to be held in Anuradhapura.

Petroleum strike postponed  

2017-07-08 08:16:30

By Rishini Jayarathna

Petroleum trade unions have decided to postpone their strike to 14 July, Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga said yesterday after a discussion with unionists.

Failure to declare assets and liabilities Sarana pleads guilty  

2017-07-08 07:48:00

By K.S. Udaya Kumar

Former Development Lotteries Board (DLB) Chairman Sarana Gunawardane last Thursday pleaded guilty for failing to declare his assets and liabilities from 2005 to 2007.

Bond Probe Commission Orders: AG to take action against Aloysius  

2017-07-08 07:02:09


The Presidential Commission, probing the controversial Treasury Bond issue, yesterday (7) ordered the Acting Attorney General to file action against Perpetual Treasuries Director, Arjun Aloysius, if there is provision to charge him with influencing the witnesses who appeared before the Commission.

Twelve hour water cut on July 9  

2017-07-07 15:26:33

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board said that water supply in Kotte area will be disrupted for twelve hours from 2.00 p.m. on 9th July.

Twenty police officers transferred  

2017-07-07 14:02:07

Twenty Police officers have been transferred on the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police and under the approval of the National Police Commission with immediate effect.

Troops help restore irrigation canals  

2017-07-07 11:47:56

Troops attached to the 65 Division of the Security Force Headquarters in Kilinochchi, together with the farming community in the Thunukkai area, recently initiated a project to clean water canals, leading to Thenniyankulam Tank, running through paddy fields in the area.

Primary dealer rights suspended for 6 months CB Slams Embargo on Perpetual Treasuries  

2017-07-07 07:13:01

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka yesterday suspended Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) from carrying on the business and activities of a Primary Dealer for a period of six months with immediate effect.

Team to test rice samples from four countries  

2017-07-06 15:11:40

Following a first round of assessment, Sri Lanka has decided to take a closer look at four international rice suppliers to meet its urgent market need.

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 ... 



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