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Army continues with relief work in Meetotamulla  👤1297

2017-05-02 16:22:40

Army troops are still involved in the relief operations in Meetotamulla, army media sources said.

Accordingly Army's Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Response Squadron together with Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLR & DC) and other technical experts are continuously engaged in building a solid soil-bund around the garbage dump, draining underneath polluted water, laying hume pipes as a drainage system and closely monitoring emission of methane gas at the collapsed area.

Cop arrested for firing at UNP HQ  👤1795

2017-05-02 11:57:33

A Policeman was arrested for shooting at the elephant symbol at the UNP Headquarters in Kotte, Police said.

Two die at JO May Day rally  👤2468

2017-05-02 09:59:36

By Leon Berenger

Two people died of a possible heat stroke while participating at the Join Opposition's May Day rally at the Galle Face yesterday, police and hospital officials said.

Weather today  👤2475

2017-05-02 09:24:21

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

School to re-open tomorrow  👤1348

2017-05-01 10:22:33

By Methmalie Dissanayake

Terrence N. de Silva College, which was used as a temporary shelter for those affected from the Meethotamulla tragedy, will open for students from tomorrow, a senior official with the Western Province Education Department said yesterday.

JVP May Day Rally in Jaffna No ties with TNA  👤1448

2017-05-01 09:44:01

By Ravi Ladduwahetty

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday denied having any connections or a political understanding with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

Prime Minister’s May Day Message  👤1346

2017-05-01 09:01:21

May Day celebrates a historic testimony of labour in all its dignity and sacrifice. It unites the workers of the world, in acknowledging that the global economy is indeed empowered by the workers and their service, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a message to mark May Day, which falls today.

Colombo City a no parking zone today  👤1371

2017-05-01 08:29:16


Any vehicle parked within Colombo City limits today, will be immediately towed away to the nearest Police station, according to the special traffic plan implemented for the day.

Japan donates a fully equipped Ambulance to SLAF  👤1557

2017-04-30 13:33:38

Japan donated a fully equipped ambulance to Sri Lanka Air Force to use for urgent medical requirements and disaster relief in the country on 28th April at the Air Force Headquarters.

DCS launches ‘’Lanka Star’ and ‘LankaStarMap’  👤1629

2017-04-30 11:25:27

The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) launched its first mobile data dissemination App "Lanka Stat" on 26th April.

The "Lanka Stat" mobile application, in the first stage, works on Android operating system (OS) based Smart phones including Tablet PCs.

Weather today  👤1226

2017-04-29 10:11:20

There is a high possibility of enhancing afternoon thundershowers during next few days.

Liquor shops closed on May Day  👤1222

2017-04-29 09:56:59

By Chamara Amarasuriya

The Excise Department announced yesterday that liquor stores and outlets in all towns and cities, where May Day rallies and processions are to be held, will be closed on May Day.

10 Lanka exporters at Canada show  👤1749

2017-04-28 11:34:01

The High Commission of Canada in Colombo announced the participation of 10 small and medium sized exporters to the international food and beverage trade show SIAL Canada 2017 to be held from 2 to 4 May in Toronto, Canada.

Weather today  👤1921

2017-04-28 10:17:08

There is a high possibility to enhancing of afternoon thundershowers during next few days (especially from 30th April).

24th Premadasa death anniversary  👤1980

2017-04-28 10:04:13

By Ariyaratne Ganegoda

The 24th death anniversary of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa who was killed in a bomb blast at Armour Street in Central Colombo will be commemorated on 1 May at 8:30 am. 

Presidential Order Convenes Parliament Today  👤2083

2017-04-28 08:29:14

By Ravi Ladduwahetty

President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday issued a Presidential Order summoning Parliament to convene at 9 a.m. today to discuss and adopt the Essential Services Order made by him declaring garbage collection and disposal as an essential service.


'Sundaramahadevigama' opens today  👤936

2017-04-27 14:29:49

Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa today (27th April) will open the 'Sundaramahadevigama', the 26th Uda Gama under the new Uda Gammana program in Welikanda Divisional Secretariat Division in Polonnaruwa District.

The Uda Gama established in a six-acre land comprises of 29 new houses with each house having a garden of 40 perches. National Housing Development Authority has granted housing loans at low rates to build the houses.

Bus priority lanes for more routes  👤1104

2017-04-27 11:34:25

By Umesh Moramudali and Rathindra Kuruwita

The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development is to introduce the bus priority lanes to several major routes entering Colombo, with the aim of reducing traffic congestion in Colombo.

Govt will solve missing persons’ issue  👤1310

2017-04-27 11:02:44

Cabinet Spokesman, Minister Rajitha Senaratne, yesterday gave an assurance that the matter regarding missing persons will be sorted out by the Government. However, he added, that it will take some time to solve the issue.

Flight timings changed due to closure of Indian airspace  👤1304

2017-04-27 09:55:23

Due to an experimental flight launch by India and closure of the Indian airspace on the 27th of April, the arrival and departure timings of the following SriLankan Airlines flights will change.



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