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9-hr water cut today  

2017-10-10 08:28:01

National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced a nine-hour water cut on today(10) in some of the Western-South areas of the country.

Colombo Lotus Road closed due to protest  

2017-10-09 14:34:10

 Lotus Road in Colombo Fort has been temporarily closed for traffic due to an ongoing protest today (09).

UDA to transform Narahenpita into ‘green city’  

2017-10-09 13:32:51

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) has announced that a programme is in the pipeline to transform Narahenpita into a 'green city' by 2018.

Repairs to bridge Trains to halt at Navatkuli  

2017-10-09 11:11:41

The train service between Colombo and Kankesanthurai will be terminated at the Navatkuli Railway Station between 23 and 27 October for five days due to repairs on a key bridge that connects the Jaffna Peninsula, officials said.

Protest at Hambantota 28 suspects remanded  

2017-10-09 10:11:33

The 28 suspects who were arrested following the unrest during a protest in Hambantota last week were ordered to be remanded until October 16, Police said.

Appropriation Bill to Parliament Today  

2017-10-09 09:21:29

By Skandha Gunasekara

The Appropriation Bill (2018) is to be presented to Parliament today (9), the Speaker's office stated yesterday.

9-hr water cut on 10 October  

2017-10-07 12:42:02

National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced a nine-hour water cut on 10 October in some of the Western-South areas of the country.

Heavy rains expected  

2017-10-07 11:17:55

The Department of Meteorology warned that fairly heavy showers can be expected in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central Provinces during next few days.

AFPPD 12th Gen Assembly at BMICH 70 MPs from 30 countries to attend  

2017-10-07 10:15:50

The 12th General Assembly of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) is to be held today (7) and tomorrow (8) at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), President of the Sri Lanka Forum for Parliamentarians on Population and Sustainable Development (SLPPD) and Social Empowerment and Welfare, Minister S. B. Dissanayake said.

‘VIDYA 2017’ to re-commence today Exhibition put on hold following clashes  

2017-10-07 09:37:47

By Rishini Jayarathna

'VIDYA 2017', the science exhibition organized by the Science Faculty of the University of Kelaniya which came to a closure on Thursday (5) following a clash between two student groups is rescheduled to recommence today, a spokesperson with the university media unit announced yesterday.

No fuel price hike – Arjuna  

2017-10-06 11:28:28

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has not as yet decided to increase the price of fuel, according to a communiqué from Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranathunga.

Food production Nat battle starts today  

2017-10-06 10:30:26

The Inauguration ceremony of the National Food Production Battle will be held today (06) at 8.30 a.m. under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The ceremony will be held near the Thibbotuwewa tank in Kekirawa, the President's Media Unit (PMU) said.



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