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Come back, all is forgiven  👤1650

2017-02-16 08:27:52

Sri Lanka is determined not to make the same mistakes that Europe made when facing the refugee crisis, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and urged all local asylum seekers to return to the country.

Rajitha meets deans of 8 Medical faculties  👤1618

2017-02-16 08:19:23

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne had requested the deans of eight medical faculties to hand over report, with their proposals on enhancing the standards of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

Differently abled War Heroes get service pension  👤886

2017-02-15 14:45:00

President Maithripala Sirisena presented service pension benefit letters to the retired differently abled War Heroes who volunteered to retire before completing their 12 year mandatory service period at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (14).

More than 1200 tri forces deserters arrested  👤1211

2017-02-15 10:04:28

Sri Lanka Police together with the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) are currently conducting island-wide raids to arrest tri forces personnel who are considered as Absent without Official Leave (AWOL).

Navy conducts health clinic in Northern Island  👤1156

2017-02-14 13:26:38

Sri Lanka Navy troops under the Northern Naval Command conducted a field medical clinic in Karainagar island on Friday (10).

US officials visit Security Forces Headquarters-Mullaitivu  👤1167

2017-02-14 11:24:45

Lt Cdr Brian Page, US Naval Attach‚ of the US embassy in Colombo and John Hills, expert for South Asia Region at the Department of Defense visited the Security Forces Headquarters- Mullaitivu on Wednesday (8).

Rice price control in doldrums  👤1257

2017-02-14 09:20:47

Since the government's programme to sell rice at controlled prices has been completely unsuccessful, a discussion under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena is to be held today (14) to seek a solution aimed at providing relief to consumers who are facing difficulties.

I have no personnel deal with SAITM – Minister  👤821

2017-02-13 17:27:26

Health Minister Rajitha Senarathne said that he does not have any personnel deal with 'SAITM'.

563 Army deserters arrested on a single day  👤1100

2017-02-13 14:49:30

An island-wide combined raid, conducted by the Police and the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) on Thursday (9th Feb.) was able to arrest 563 Army personnel who are Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL) or considered having deserted their posts, Military Spokesman, Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne said.

Police want SAITM CEO’s statement  👤1184

2017-02-13 09:32:13

Police investigation teams have decided to obtain a statement from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Malabe SAITM Private Medical College, Dr. Sameera Senaratne, who suddenly left for Russia, soon after his return.

Motorcyclist killed in accident  👤1051

2017-02-12 15:05:30

A motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries after losing control of his machine and colliding into a lamppost in the vicinity of Moratuwa Police division last night, Police informed Ceylon Today Online.

Army officer gifts emergency ward beds to Pudukudirippu Hospital  👤1197

2017-02-11 14:53:22

Two new beds, for the Emergency Ward at the Pudukuduirippu Regional Hospital and a stock of pillows, valued at Rs 700,000.00 were donated personally by Colonel D.M.P.D Disanayake, Brigade Commander, 681 Brigade and his family members on Thursday (9) at the hospital.

Army CBRN Response Squadron contributes to Course on Chemical Incidents  👤1255

2017-02-11 12:56:45

Members of the Army Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Squadron took part as resource personnel in the Basic Training Course on Emergency Response at Chemical Incidents, held at Taj Samudra Hotel from February 6 - 10.

SEUSL to get new hostel  👤1302

2017-02-10 17:28:28

With the view of providing accommodation to all students, coming from various parts of the Island, a four-storey building, with all amenities, is to be constructed at South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (SEUSL) at a cost of Rs 212 million, which has been set apart by the Ministry of Higher Education.

Steps to increase the consumption of seaweed  👤1342

2017-02-10 16:34:29

Even though food items containing seaweed are consumed by many countries in the world, Sri Lankans are interested in fish products rather than the seaweed food products.

DS Senanayake College turns 50  👤1376

2017-02-10 14:36:53

The 50th anniversary of D. S. Senanayake College, Borella will be celebrated today (10). President Maithripala Sirisena will be the Chief Guest at the celebration which will be held in the morning.

Mission to rescue animals from drowning islands in Morgahakanda  👤1368

2017-02-10 12:23:41

A group of naval personnel was deployed to Moragahakanda on Wednesday (8th Feb.) to launch a mission to rescue the animals that are facing life threats due to the filling of water to the Moragahakanda reservoir.

Weather today  👤1307

2017-02-10 10:39:08

Ground frost can be expected at some places in the Nuwara-Eliya district, in the early hours of the morning.

Influenza in Bibila area completely controlled- DG HS Dr. Bandara  👤1310

2017-02-10 09:34:41

Prevalence of the Influenza A(A1N1) in Bibila and Medagama MOH divisions have been controlled completely, the Director General of Health Services Dr. Jayasundara Bandara said.

Suspect treasure hunters arrested  👤1309

2017-02-09 12:01:59

Three individuals who were allegedly engaged in illegal excavations in Padiyathalawa were arrested yesterday (08), Police said.

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