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BIA banks stop exchanging Qatar Riyal  👤1758

2017-06-06 11:45:31

All the state and private banks at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) airport, Katunayake would not exchange any Qatar Riyal (currency) until further notice, BIA Duty Manager said.

Knife wielding killers strike  👤1899

2017-06-06 10:04:49

BY CASSENDRA DOOLE

Two persons were killed, in separate incidents, by knife wielding killers, Police said. One person was stabbed to death, in Yakkalamulla, by two individuals who had arrived on a motorcycle yesterday (5) morning.

Weather Today  👤1890

2017-06-06 09:33:26

Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in the Galle and Mathara Districts.

President visits affected areas in Kalutara District  👤1450

2017-06-05 16:29:41

President Maithripala Sirisena today (5th June) made an inspection tour in Bulathsinhala, Yatagampitiya, and Nagahadola areas in the Kalutara district, which were affected by recent floods and landslides.

Special trains for Poson  👤1434

2017-06-05 15:14:04

Special train services will be in operation during the Poson season for the benefit of the pilgrims travelling to Anuradhapura, Railway Department said.

All night pirith chanting tonight at Independence Square  👤1483

2017-06-05 14:32:55

An all night pirith chanting ceremony to invoke blessings on the deceased from floods and landslides, the country, and the people, will be held at the Independence Square, today (5th June).

President’s World Environment Day message  👤1871

2017-06-05 11:48:11

It took several centuries for the human beings to be modest enough to accept the fact that they are only one of creations of the nature.

Liquor outlets closed for Poson  👤2081

2017-06-05 10:27:41

By Methmalie Dissanayake

All liquor stores and outlets in the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa Districts will be closed from today until 11 June, the Excise Department announced yesterday.

Sri Lanka condemns UK terror attack  👤2116

2017-06-05 09:11:11

BY KAVINDYA CHRIS THOMAS

Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that no Sri Lankans were affected by yesterday's terror attack in London, United Kingdom.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mahishini Colonne, yesterday (4) tweeted on her official Twitter account that there were no reports of Sri Lankans being affected in the London Bridge attack.

Schools in WP reopen today  👤2120

2017-06-05 08:06:17

Schools in the Western Province, that were closed due to adverse weather conditions, that prevailed last week, will be reopened today, the Education Ministry announced yesterday.

All night Pirith on 5 June  👤1595

2017-06-03 13:14:53

An all night Pirith chanting ceremony, to ward off evil throughout the country and prevent natural calamities, will be held on 5 June at the Independence Square, sources said.

WP schools to reopen on 5 June  👤1513

2017-06-03 11:24:33

By Harshani Arsakularatne

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that all schools that were closed in the Western Province due to the recent adverse weather will be reopened on 5 June.

Government allocates Rs. 166 million so far for flood victims  👤1745

2017-06-03 10:09:42

Government has granted Rs. 166 million as flood and landslide relief to the affected districts to be utilized for the displaced people by 2nd June, Disaster Management Center (DMC) sources said.

Navy reconstructs Meegahajadura Tank in Sooriyawewa  👤1724

2017-06-03 09:21:57

As part of the Navy's Social Responsibility project being implemented under the guidance of the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, the reconstruction work of the Meegahajadura Tank in Sooriyawewa came to a close yesterday (2nd June).

206 deaths: 92 missing due to floods  👤1711

2017-06-02 13:11:18

The number of deaths due to the recent floods and landslides in 15 districts has increased up to 206 while 92 are missing, Disaster Management Center said.

Ex-Senior DIG Anura Senanayake granted bail  👤1787

2017-06-02 12:22:15

Former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake, who was arrested and remanded in connection

Meat items found in toilet  👤2086

2017-06-02 11:05:34

PHI's told to produce probe report

Batticaloa Magistrate M. Ganesharaja has ordered the closure of an eatery and directed Public Health Officials (PHI) to carry out an inquiry into the storing of meat items in the eatery's toilet.

Special trains for Poson  👤1384

2017-06-01 12:20:53

By Ayodhya Rupasinghe

The Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) will operate special trains to Anuradhapura for the upcoming Poson season.

Weather Today  👤1546

2017-06-01 09:21:16

Fairly strong winds about 50 kmph can be expected over the country (These windy conditions are especially expected over the Southern province and Matale and Polonnaruwa districts).

SC to hear appeal today Judge declines to be on Bench  👤1785

2017-06-01 08:37:05

BY KAMAL MAHENDRE WEERARATNE

The Supreme Court yesterday (31) put off the appeal against the SAITM judgment issued by the Court of Appeal, to 1 June (today).

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