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Postal trade unions to commence 48 hour strike  👤2137

2017-06-13 10:12:22

The postal trade unions have organized a 48-hour token strike, which commenced at 12.00 am today (13).

Gnanasara Thera dodges Court again  👤2260

2017-06-13 09:31:40


Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera was not present in Court yesterday (12) when the Contempt of Court case against him was taken up for hearing by a two-Judge Bench of the Court of Appeal.

Weather today  👤2269

2017-06-13 08:47:18

Several spells of showers will occur in the Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and Galle, Kaluthara and Puttalam districts.

Strict action against traders increasing sugar price  👤1553

2017-06-12 13:40:32

Consumer Affairs Authority urged strict action against traders who increase the price of white sugar.

180th Anniversary of Manipay Memorial English School  👤1852

2017-06-12 10:48:50

By V.Thirunavukkarasu

Manipay Memorial English School (MMES) had its beginnings in 1836 with just 7 students, and E. Velauthar as the Principal, in a building located in one corner of the sprawling Green Memorial Hospital campus. From 1872-1881 Vairavanathar Page started operating another school, not too far away from the former. He was succeeded by T. Arunasalam (1882 to 1889) and then A. M. Nathaniel (1889-1900). In 1900, both schools were amalgamated to become the Manipay Memorial English School, and the Sports Houses were named after benevolent early educationists, viz., Page, Scott and Bicknell. The school was really pioneered by the Page family, ancestors of well-known business magnate, Ranjith Page of Cargills fame.

President to meet missing persons’ families today  👤2184

2017-06-12 09:07:32

By Ananth Palakidnar

President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to hold a special meeting in Jaffna today (12), with the family members of those who had disappeared.

Weather Today  👤2207

2017-06-12 08:03:16

Several spells of light showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and North-western provinces.

Road lanes law to be enforced  👤2268

2017-06-12 07:11:27

By Cassendra Doole

Road regulations applicable to carriageways will be strictly implemented from today (12) in Colombo, Police said.

Bus fare hike in July  👤2311

2017-06-12 06:24:35

Bus fares are likely to increase by 6-7 per cent in July while the minimum fare will increase from Rs 9 to Rs 10, Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) President Gemunu Wijeratne told Ceylon Today.

Naval troops take preventive action and clean waterways  👤941

2017-06-10 11:31:01

Sri Lanka Navy has taken the initiative to clean several canals in vulnerable parts of the Colombo suburbs in order to reduce the risk of flooding during the rainy season.

Weather today  👤972

2017-06-10 09:44:53

Showers will occur at several places in the Sabaragamuwa and Central Provinces and in Kaluthara District today (10th June).

'Puravesi Athwela' humanitarian train' from North to South today  👤1125

2017-06-10 08:03:12

The Presidential Secretariat and the Railway Department have jointly organized a special train titled ''Puravesi Athwela' humanitarian train'', to collect relief material to be distributed to those who were affected by the recent floods and landslides.

'Puravesi Athwela' humanitarian train' from North to South tomorrow  👤1734

2017-06-09 13:11:17

The Presidential Secretariat and the Railway Department have jointly organized a special train titled ''Puravesi Athwela' humanitarian train'', to collect relief material to be distributed to those who were affected by the recent floods and landslides.

Pulathisi Poson Udanaya begins under President’s patronage  👤2111

2017-06-09 09:22:12

The 'Pulathisi Poson Udanaya' at Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (8th June).

President's Poson Message  👤1768

2017-06-08 11:10:58

President's Poson Message

No Tsunami threat to Sri Lanka – Met. Department  👤2120

2017-06-08 09:09:19

Department of Meteorology issuing a special announcement  said that there was no cyclone or Tsunami threat to Sri Lanka at present.

New Standing Orders by July  👤2171

2017-06-08 07:51:28

By Skandha Gunasekara

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament yesterday that he hoped the House would debate and pass the final draft of the new Parliamentary Standing Orders, calling on the support of all Members for the endeavour.

Special Commodity Levy on imported Wet Fish and Sugar revised  👤1690

2017-06-07 14:33:38

The Special Commodity Levy on one kilogram of imported sugar has been increased to Rs 23.00 from Rs 13.00.

Access Uni Entrance On  👤2384

2017-06-07 08:42:59

The z score for university entrance declared by the University Grants Commission (UGC) can be accessed through

Fish perish in Nanthi kadal Lagoon  👤1620

2017-06-06 12:03:47

Thousands of fish species have perished in the Nanthi Kadal Lagoon owing to the prevailing drought in the area, the Ministry of Fisheries announced yesterday.



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