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Arjun Mahendran arrives Presidential Commission  👤1810

2017-03-10 09:46:19

Former CBSL Governor Arjun Mahendran arrives at Presidential Commission appointed to look into bond issue.

104 fishers to be released  👤1666

2017-03-10 09:17:45

Sri Lanka is to release 85 Indian fishermen, while India will release 19 Sri Lankans.

Arts Faculty students banned  👤2030

2017-03-10 08:39:42

Second, third and fourth year students, of the Colombo University's Faculty of Arts, have been banned from entering the premises, Vice Chancellor of the Faculty, Professor Lakshman Dissanayaka said yesterday (9).

E-health project to be launched in 200 hospitals  👤1531

2017-03-09 15:45:44

The e-health project was launched last year by the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratna.

No forced Contraception for moms  👤1495

2017-03-09 12:10:26

The Director of the Dambulla Hospital Dr. Charles Nugawela says that with effect from today all mothers who have given birth at the hospital will be asked to voluntarily opt to receive birth control methods and signify this with their written consent.

Four Demos Demand SAITM Closure  👤1722

2017-03-09 10:00:03

Several street protest demonstrations were staged yesterday by a collective of student federations against the dragging on of the controversies related to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

Separate lane for buses soon  👤1734

2017-03-09 08:36:08

In order to reduce the heavy traffic congestion in the metropolis, a separate lane for buses is to be introduced shortly, according to the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development.

Online Course from Harvard University for Foreign Ministry and Commerce Department officials  👤1465

2017-03-08 17:37:03

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken initiatives to design and implement an online Economic Diplomacy Course catering to Sri Lanka's specific economic needs and challenges.

US Navy Ship ‘Fall River’ arrives in Sri Lanka  👤1322

2017-03-08 15:11:18

US Naval Ship 'Fall River' belonging to the US Pacific Command arrived at the Port of Hambantota yesterday (7).

Rs. 198 million worth Cigarettes found  👤1370

2017-03-08 13:28:15

Cigarettes worth around Rs. 198 million found, in a container from Malaysia, at Orugodawatta container yard - Customs-

Kabul military hospital under attack  👤1667

2017-03-08 11:38:51

Attackers have entered the largest military hospital in Kabul and a gun battle is under way, the Afghan defence ministry says.

Attempts being made to prevent legislation – CaFFE  👤1634

2017-03-08 09:32:01

A number of Ministers and MPs from the minority and minor parties are attempting to prevent legislation ensuring a 25% quota for women in local councils, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Executive Director Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon said yesterday.

New Courts complex for Ruwanwella  👤973

2017-03-07 15:42:52

The Foundation stone will be laid for the new Courts complex in Ruwanwella on 10th March under the patronage of the Minister of Justice Wijayadasa Rajapaksha.

COPE report on Treasury Bond will present to Parliament  👤1339

2017-03-07 13:56:24

Speaker informs MPs that Attorney General's letter reguarding the COPE report on Treasury Bond will be presented to Parliament.

President urges Sri Lankan expatriates not to be misled by false propaganda  👤1355

2017-03-07 13:42:52

President MaithripalaSirisena requested all Sri Lankan expatriates not to be misled by false propaganda on the government carried out by political opponents through some websites and media. The President was speaking to the Sri Lankans living in Indonesia yesterday (6thMarch) at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Indonesia.

Dhamma School teachers to get incentive allowance  👤1508

2017-03-07 11:21:32

Minister of Justice and Buddhasasana, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that it is pointless to create scholars who cannot make a significant contribution towards the wellbeing of the nation. According to reports he made this remark during a Dhamma school ceremony organized by the Ministry of Buddhasasana in Negombo.

Wild jumbo threat in Ampara  👤1801

2017-03-07 09:23:30

The villagers of Ashraff Nagar in the Addalaichenai DS Division staged a march on Sunday to create awareness on the threats they faced from wild elephants.

PIA to return Airbus-330 to SL  👤1787

2017-03-07 08:38:22

The management of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is returning premier service aircraft to Sri Lanka.

Special tourism zone from Thabbowa to Wilpattu  👤1245

2017-03-06 19:23:35

Government has decided to establish a special tourism zone from Thabbowa to Wilpattu, said the State Minister of Skill Development and Vocational Training Palitha Range Bandara.

MoU signed to purchase new train engines and power sets  👤1163

2017-03-06 13:23:37

Department of Railway on 3rd March signed an MoU to purchase 10 train engines and six power sets made in India.

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