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President congratulates Indian PM on successful launching of new satellite  👤1621

2017-05-06 11:58:49

President Maithripala Sirisena extended his best wishes to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion, when India successfully launched a new communications satellite, which can be utilized by the member countries of SAARC including Sri Lanka.

Some resorting to strikes to serve own political agendas – President  👤1614

2017-05-06 11:13:05

President Maithripala Sirisena said it is highly regrettable that some people due to their political agendas have resorted to strikes when steps have been taken to solve SAITM issue.


2017-05-06 10:01:35

By Ravi Ladduwahetty

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday voiced its displeasure over the Cabinet approval for the policy and the legal framework relating to the proposed Counter Terrorism Act.

ADB’s 50th annual conference begins  👤1166

2017-05-05 13:47:12

The 50th annual conference of Asian Development Bank (ADB) themed "Rise together towards a prosperous Asia" began yesterday (4th May) at Yokohama in Japan.

NFTH offers free OPD services today  👤1584

2017-05-05 10:59:07

The Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) in Malabe, which operates under the management of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), will keep its Out Patients Department (OPD) open free of charge to...... the general public, throughout the day today, 5 May, to help mitigate the adverse impact of the islandwide trade union strike action orchestrated by the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA).

Weather today  👤1790

2017-05-05 09:42:25

Showers or thundershowers will occur atseveral places in the most provinces of the island after 2.00p.m.

December O/L Applications out  👤1911

2017-05-05 09:02:19

The Department of Examinations says that applications were called yesterday for the 2017 GCE Ordinary Level Examination.


2017-05-05 07:02:11

By Ravi Ladduwahetty

The Government yesterday said that it was ready to meet any contingency or negative fall-out of the countrywide multiple trade union strike which is expected to cripple the nation's health, education, transport and other sectors.


2017-05-05 06:51:40


The GMOA last night issued an unapologetic threat to "cripple the country today" in the public transport, health and education sectors.

PNS ‘Zulfiquar’ arrives at the Port of Colombo  👤1418

2017-05-04 14:53:15

Pakistan Naval Ship (PNS) 'Zulfiquar' arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (4th May).

Public servants’ salary increased: Need productivity - Finance Minister  👤1581

2017-05-04 12:52:21

Public servants had been given an election pledge for 11 years to increasing their salary, but the Good governance government fulfilled it within 28 days. Therefore this government expects further productivity from public workers, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.

National War Heroes Day Celebrations in all Provinces  👤1918

2017-05-04 11:18:23

The National War Heroes Day Celebration will be held on 19th May at the Parliamentary Grounds.

President to open Thamankaduwa DS building tomorrow  👤1981

2017-05-04 10:52:00

The new Divisional Secretariat Building at Thamankaduwa built at a cost of Rs. 82.3 million under the isntructions of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be opened tomorrow 

No Hanuman Bridge – Ranil  👤2043

2017-05-04 10:23:19

By Gagani Weerakoon

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday told Parliament that he did not agree with India, during his recent visit to that country on constructing a Hanuman Bridge linking the two countries, even though Indian Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari was of the opinion that a bridge connecting Sri Lanka and......India was a "good plan in the long term."

Weather today  👤2147

2017-05-04 09:18:29

Showers or thundershowers will occur atseveral places in the most provinces of the island after 2.00p.m.

Floating Restaurant opened on 'Sayura’ ship  👤1256

2017-05-03 15:22:24

The ship 'Sayuru' was recreated as a floating restaurant to provide recreational services to the public and it was opened at the Dickowita harbor by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Mahinda Amaraweera recently.

Crop insurance expanded for five other crops as well  👤1546

2017-05-03 12:39:05

As announced by the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake at the Budget- 2017 the crop insurance that has so far covered only paddy cultivation has been expanded to cover other major five food crops too.

Geetha Kumarasinghe can't hold a seat in parliament due to dual citizenship  👤1569

2017-05-03 10:43:53

MP Geetha Kumarasinghe can't hold a seat in parliament due to her dual citizenship of SL and Switzerland- Court of Appeal.

4 M Mobikes registered  👤1702

2017-05-03 09:16:55

BY Ariyaratne Ganegoda

The Department of Motor Traffic said yesterday that out of nearly seven million registered vehicles four million are motorcycles.

Showers or thundershowers expected  👤1769

2017-05-03 08:35:42

Showers or thundershowers will occur atseveral places in the most provinces of the island after 2.00p.m.



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