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Singaporean Students Impressed with Army De-mining Work  

2017-11-24 11:37:44

A group of foreign students from Raffles Institute of Singapore, now in Sri Lanka on tour made a trip down to the demining sites in Kokkuthuduvai North on Tuesday (21) after a request to that effect was made to the Commander of the Army by those students.

Malaka seeks relaxation of nightclub ban  

2017-11-24 09:36:07

By Kavindya Perera

The lawyers of former Minister Mervyn Silva's son Malaka, who has been slapped with a bail condition preventing him from entering nightclubs following 

Weekend water cut  

2017-11-23 14:43:10

National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced that owing to essential repairs to be done at the Ambatale Water Treatment Plant, a water cut would be in operation from 25-26 November.

Health sector workers strike  

2017-11-23 10:02:48

Story and Pix BY Thambithurai Pratheepan

Nurses, pharmacists and medical lab technicians, except those in emergency units, in the Northern Province launched a one-day strike yesterday (22), Jaffna Teaching Hospital Director T. Sathiyamoorthy said.

President to visit South Korea  

2017-11-23 09:48:39

On the invitation of President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake a State visit to the Republic of Korea from 28 to 30 November, in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Nettikumara’s FR petition SC to consider on 28 Nov  

2017-11-22 13:28:12

The fundamental rights petition filed by businessman Shanil Nettikumara seeking a Court order preventing his arrest, is to be taken up for consideration by the Supreme Court on 28 November.

Navy flag blessing ceremony held at sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi  

2017-11-21 16:11:22

In view of the 67th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Navy which falls on 09th December 2017, a colourful ceremony to invoke blessings on naval flags was held at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura yesterday(20) under the auspices of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe. The President of Navy Seva Vanitha Unit, Mrs. Sandya Ranasinghe was also present at this religious event.

SL Economic and Investment Conclave on November 28  

2017-11-21 14:13:13

Investors from seven countries will be in Colombo this month for the first Sri Lanka Economic and Investment Conclave.

Symposium on alcohol menace  

2017-11-21 11:13:35

It is high time to revisit the policy and the strategies taken to address the alcohol menace and look at the matter from a different perspective, the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) stated in a press release and added that there is a trend in the society to persuade the community to foster an alcoholic culture.

O/L exam to commence on 12 December  

2017-11-21 09:11:54

The General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level Examination will commence on 12 December and conclude on 21 December, the Department of Examinations said.

Man shot dead at Punchi Borella  

2017-11-20 12:33:03

A 45-year-old man was found shot dead at Punchi Borella yesterday morning, Police said.

153.1 kg of Kerala cannabis found from northern seas  

2017-11-20 11:23:55

Naval personnel onboard the Fast Attack Craft P 437 and CG 401 belonging to the Northern Naval Command and Sri Lanka Coast Guard respectively had found 153.1 kg of Kerala cannabis floating in the seas north of Point Pedro yesterday(19).



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