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Sumanthiran's security tightens   👤1102

2017-02-09 11:02:09

Relevant authorities have been advised to ensure the security of TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran- Speaker informs Parliament.

Lanka to ask UN for more time  👤1324

2017-02-09 10:52:24

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister says his country needs more time to fulfil promises given to the UN human rights body to investigate war crimes allegations from a long civil war that ended seven years ago.

CPC’s CWU to file FR application in SC  👤1303

2017-02-09 09:15:13

The Common Workers Union (CWU), of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), will today file a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court, seeking an order for the China Bay Oil Tank Farm in Trincomalee, which is being used illegally by the Indian Oil Company (IOC), be removed from the administration of the IOC and vested in the CPC.

Two more Medical Colleges in pipeline – Kiriella  👤1299

2017-02-09 09:01:13

Two more, new medical colleges will be established in the country within this year, said Minister of Higher Education and Highways.

Shashi Weerawansa to face trial  👤1325

2017-02-09 08:51:34

The case filed against former Minister Wimal Weerawansa's wife Shashi, was yesterday committed to trial by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara.

Govt will assist SAITM – Kiriella  👤1287

2017-02-09 08:44:55

The government has accepted the Court ruling on SAITM and will do whatever is necessary to assist it in the near future, said Minister of Higher Education Lakshman Kiriella.

Two drown in swimming pool  👤1486

2017-02-08 13:42:51

Two people who are bathing at a pool in "Village Resort" in Theldeniya police division have drowned, last evening (07), police reported.

One dies in Three-wheeler accident  👤1172

2017-02-08 12:08:48

An accident has occurred when a three-wheeler travelled on Katunayake-Minuwangoda road, lost control toppled off the road and crash into a post, last night (07), police said.

Sudden fire in Rossella railway station  👤1489

2017-02-08 11:47:36

A sudden fire has occurred in a land near Rossella Railway station, last evening (07), police said.

Three-wheeler accident claims youth life  👤1461

2017-02-08 10:52:06

A fatal accident has occurred when the trishaw traveling on a by road, lost control and toppled off the road, in Kilinochchiya police division, last evening (07), Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today.

President launches website on 14th UN International Vesak Festival  👤1463

2017-02-08 10:15:38

A website created for the 14th UN International Vesak Festival to be held in Sri Lanka this year, and for the World Buddhist Conference, was launched by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (7thFeb).

Misty conditions in the morning  👤1514

2017-02-08 09:23:08

Ground frost can be expected at some places in the Nuwara-Eliya district, in the early hours of the morning.

MS shakes up Lake House  👤1537

2017-02-08 08:18:45

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a four-member committee to standardize the functions of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd aka Lake House.

Electricity from Ocean waves  👤1510

2017-02-08 07:35:47

The Government of Finland is prepared to fully assist Sri Lanka turn a new leaf in the field of power and energy.

Committee to look upgrading functions at Lake House  👤1456

2017-02-07 19:37:28

Four member committee appointed to look in to upgrading functions at Lake House-PMD (President's Media Division)

Compensation for victims of wild elephant attacks to be increased to Rs 500,000  👤1728

2017-02-07 16:38:04

The compensation given to families of persons killed by wild elephant attacks will be increased to Rs 500,000 from Rs 200,000. The minister of Sustainable Development and Wild Life Gamini Jayawickrema Perera will present a cabinet paper said Deputy Minister Sumedha G. Jayasena.

New drug to save the lives of heart patients to be imported  👤1751

2017-02-07 15:03:58

Minister of Health,Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr.Rajitha Senarathna is exploring the possibility of importing a drug to save the lives of heart patients.

University non-academic staff protest  👤1987

2017-02-07 13:46:17

Heavy traffic has been reported in Ward Place, Colombo 7 due to a protest rally by university non-academic staff.

Weerawansa remanded till 20th of February  👤1864

2017-02-07 10:37:23

MP Wimal Weerawansa further remanded till 20 February.

HC to consider today  👤1894

2017-02-07 10:29:13

Colombo High Court (CHC) Judge Manilal Waidyathilaka yesterday put off the consideration of the bail revision application filed by former DIG Anura Senanayake, who has been incarcerated for nearly a year over his alleged involvement in the brutal murder of former rugby player Wazim Thajudeen until today.

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