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Kabul military hospital under attack  👤1671

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  👤1638

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  👤978

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  👤1342

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  👤1358

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  👤1514

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  👤1804

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  👤1789

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  👤1247

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  👤1168

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.

Hassan Ali openly flays Hakeem  👤1375

2017-03-06 11:54:42

Subsequent to being removed from the post of Secretary of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), Hassan Ali has launched an attack openly on the Leader of the Party Minister Rauff Hakeem.

Heavy traffic in Old Colombo - Awissawella road  👤1271

2017-03-06 11:09:48

Old Colombo - Awissawella road blocked due to a protest at the Meethotamulla junction.

‘Shilpa Navoda’ opens today  👤1348

2017-03-06 09:10:25

The inauguration ceremony of the program 'Shilpa Navoda', organized by the Education Ministry along with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the National Craft Council will take place today at the 'Ape Gama' premises, in Battaramulla.

Underworld warfare resurfaces - Vasu  👤1348

2017-03-06 08:33:48

UPFA and JO MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara says that warfare between underworld gangs has resurfaced, in the country, as a result of gangsters who had left the country during the Mahinda Rajapaksa presidency, having returned, due to lax policies of the current administration. He said that during the Rajapaksa regime such warfare among underworld groups had been effectively curtailed due to its stringent network helmed by then Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. He said that those who had even fled the country due to the tough action initiated by the then Defence Secretary have now returned to resume their activities resulting in constant clashes between such groups in the recent past.

More deserters arrested   👤1319

2017-03-05 13:57:04

Tri forces and Police are continuing with operations to arrest tri forces personnel considered as Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL). 

CaFFE urges 25% women in PCs  👤1528

2017-03-05 10:53:31

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) said yesterday that all those concerned in mooting the idea of a minimum of 25 % of ministers in a Provincial Council (PC) be women as announced on Women's Day – 2016, have quietly dropped the subject.

Island-wide operation to search illegal firearms  👤1091

2017-03-04 18:11:11

Former Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the Sri Lanka Police from yesterday commenced an island wide operation to search illegal firearms used by underworld gangsters.

Illegal weapons smugglers to be questioned  👤1227

2017-03-04 15:55:08

Court orders to detain and question the suspect who brought weapons into Mt. Lavinia court premises.

Motorcyclists Rage against ‘Full-Face’ ban  👤1485

2017-03-04 13:22:33

By U. Munasinghe

The Ceylon Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will, this morning, stage a protest demonstration at Galle Face against the decision to ban the wearing of full-face helmets.

Station Masters to strike  👤1608

2017-03-04 10:07:31

The Railway Station Masters Association (SMA) is planning to stage a 48-hour strike commencing at midnight on 7 March over several issues such as salary anomalies and promotions etc, Railway sources said yesterday.



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