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Heavy traffic in Maradana due to protest  👤2607

2017-03-13 15:38:18

Heavy traffic is reported  around Maradana as a result of the protest march launched by Inter-University Students' Federation agains SAITM.

‘World Kidney Day’ commemoration today in Matale  👤1708

2017-03-13 14:13:17

National event to mark the 'World Kidney Day' which fell on 9th March will be held today (13th March) in Matale under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Showers or thundershowers expected after 2.00 p.m.  👤1537

2017-03-13 13:08:29

Inter-monsoon conditions are prevailing over the island.

Sugar price hike  👤1871

2017-03-13 10:12:48

The price of a kilo of raw sugar, which was sold at Rs 93 in the market, has gone up by 17 rupees and it is currently sold at Rs 110.

New traffic plan in force  👤2126

2017-03-13 09:13:14

The government decided to implement a new traffic plan in the metropolis with effect from yesterday (12), in order to drastically reduce traffic congestion in the city, sources said.

Former Minister Renuka Herath passed away  👤2220

2017-03-13 08:30:01

Former Minister and Opposition Leader of the Central Provincial Council, Renuka Herath, passed away at the age of 72.

Three drown in Nachchimale  👤1159

2017-03-12 18:50:30

Three youth drown while bathing in Nachchimale Ela, Ingiriya.

Sudden fire in Maharagama  👤1592

2017-03-12 15:32:50

Several houses destroyed due to a fire that erupted at a building in Daham Mawatha, Maharagama.

SLPA a profit making venture now  👤1841

2017-03-12 14:35:10

Sri Lanka Ports Authority in 2016 has earned a profit of Rs.11 billion showing an increase of 83 percent in comparison to the year 2015, said the Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranathunghe.

Weather today  👤1838

2017-03-12 12:09:07

Inter-monsoon conditions are establishing over the island.

Sri Lanka farmers advised to grow short maturing rice, other crops in 2017  👤1846

2017-03-12 11:12:53

Sri Lanka is forecasted to get normal rain in 2017, but farmers outside the wet zone have been advised to grow short maturing rice, alternative crops with tanks starting the next cropping season with low water levels, the Department of Agriculture said.

Top police officials transferred  👤1864

2017-03-12 09:27:06

Several high ranking police officials have been transferred with immediate effect considering the service requirement, Police media sources said.

1246 arrested since last evening  👤555

2017-03-11 19:15:44

1246 arrested on suspicion of various crimes in an operation that began last evening.

Licensing New Pharmacies Suspended  👤904

2017-03-11 16:47:26

The registration of new pharmacies has been suspended until the National Drug Regulatory Authority (NDRA) completes its island-wide survey on pharmacies, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said.

Major Strike Imminent  👤1050

2017-03-11 11:11:40

Several frontline trade unions in the country are planning to stage a combined strike shortly to express their vehement opposition to the SAITM Institute in Malambe.

Old Rice Stocks seized  👤971

2017-03-11 09:13:04

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) yesterday seized a stock of rice, worth more than Rs 01 million, at a wholesale shop in Colombo, a senior official said.

Katchatheevu feast on March 12  👤1557

2017-03-10 16:40:33

The annual feast of St. Anthony's church in Katchatheevu is set to get underway on a grand scale on 12th March 2017.

Weather today  👤1457

2017-03-10 13:31:00

Showers or thundershowers will occur in several places over the island except Northern and Eastern provinces after 2.00 p.m.

Indictments filed against Basil  👤1626

2017-03-10 11:51:00

Indictments filed against Basil Rajapaksa regarding to a house in Malwana which is alleged to be worth Rs. 250 million.

Navy Commander Gets Court Order  👤1865

2017-03-10 10:57:38

Additional Magistrate of Colombo Jeyaram Trotsky yesterday ordered Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne to produce before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), five personnel who had served as Commanding Officers at the Welisara Navy Camp in order to enable the CID to record statements in connection with an abducting and disappearance case.



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