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PM in Berlin today  

2017-10-06 09:36:42

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left yesterday to Berlin, Germany.

Mannar tanks in urgent need of renovation  

2017-10-05 11:04:18

BY S. Bashkaran

Farmers Associations in Mannar have appealed to authorities to renovate the reservoirs in the region without delay. Around 41 small tanks have been abandoned or are in a state of disrepair over the past three decades. 

Ranil off to Finland via Berlin A breather before business  

2017-10-05 10:21:13

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to leave the country on a personal holiday to Germany today, before his official visit to Finland later this month, PM's Office said yesterday.

2017 Grade 5 Scholarship Exam results released  

2017-10-05 08:36:29

The results of the 2017 Grade 5 Scholarship Examination have been released online, the Department of Examinations said.

Fort Railway Station celebrates 100 years  

2017-10-04 20:27:52

A new access road from Bastian Mawatha to Colombo Fort railway station was commissioned today by Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Colombo Fort railway station.

Ryan Jayalath further remanded  

2017-10-04 14:31:59

Ryan Jayalath, the Convener of the Medical Faculty Students' Action Committee was further remanded until 11 October by the Maligakanda Magistrate's Court today (4).

Over 200 garment workers hospitalised  

2017-10-04 12:10:31

Over 200 employees of an apparel factory have reportedly been admitted to the Dickoya Hospital due to suspected food poisoning.  

Troops provide drinking water to Jaffna Civilians  

2017-10-04 11:01:33

Considering hardships being experienced by a section of Jaffna civilians due to the prevailing drought, Security Force Headquarters -Jaffna (SFHQ-J) on the instructions of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna (SF-J) has begun a project to provide drinking water to more than 10,000 villagers in Navatkuli and Kovilkandi areas since last week.

Chariot Festival begins today  

2017-10-04 09:53:21

The Chariot Festival of Thunnalai Sri Vallipuram Temple in Jaffna will commence at 8 a.m. today (4). The Holy water festival, 'Theerthotsavam' will be held tomorrow (5).

Students Protest against new SLMC Chairman  

2017-10-03 15:56:45

A protest was launched by the Medical Faculty Students' Action Committee against the appointment of the new Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) Chairman Prof. Colvin Gunaratne, in front of the SLMC premises today(3).

US Navy Ship Lewis and Clark arrives at Trincomalee harbour  

2017-10-03 15:12:47

The US Navy Ship Lewis and Clark arrived at the port of Trincomalee yesterday (02 October 2017) to attend the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise – 2017.

Mahaweli Week from 5 - 12 Oct  

2017-10-03 14:32:59

The Mahaweli Authority has decided to conduct a 'Mahaweli Week' from 5 - 12 October with the support of those in the agriculture sector, all government and semi government institutions, the farming community and the private sector encompassing the Mahaweli zones, in an effort to sustain the national food production programme.



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