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Jaffna HC issues notice on Army Chief Case involving disappearance of youths  

2017-11-17 15:16:23

Jaffna High Court Judge M. Illancheliyan on 15 November ordered Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake to appear in Court on 18 January 2018.

Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe to deliver Olcott Oration  

2017-11-17 11:28:52

The Olcott Oration 2017 will be delivered by the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe on 18 November 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The oration will take place at the P. de S. Kularatne Auditorium at Ananda College, Colombo.

Three PTA detainees:Solution can be expected on 29 Nov TELO  

2017-11-17 09:16:04

By Thambithurai Pratheepan

The Propaganda Secretary of the Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) Ganesh Velayutham recently said that a favourable solution can be expected on 29 November, with regard to the issue of three PTA detainees, Darshan, Sulakshan, and Thiruvarul, who have been on a hunger strike, at the Anuradhapura Prison, for the past 40 days.

President presents scholarships to school children affected by Meethotamulla landslide  

2017-11-16 14:53:34

The 'Methsarana Scholarships Pragramme' to provide scholarships for school children who were affected by the Meethotamulla landslide, was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH, today (16).

Sri Lanka Navy apprehends 10 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters  

2017-11-16 11:27:56

A Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, apprehended 10 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters north of Point Pedro Lighthouse last night (15th November).

Gamini Senarath et al re-remanded  

2017-11-16 10:11:01

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Chief of Staff, Gamini Sedara Senarath and two others were re-remanded by the Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday (15) on charges of misappropriating Government funds.

Budget 2018 Vote on second reading today  

2017-11-16 09:08:55

With the six-day debate on the second reading of the budget coming to an end today (16), the vote on the second reading of the budget 2018 is scheduled to be held at 5:00 p.m. today (16) in Parliament.

General Amnesty for Army Absentees Extended up to November 22  

2017-11-15 14:30:02

The General Amnesty period for Army personnel Absent without Leave (AWOL) has been extended by another week, until 22 November 2017 in response to numerous requests made to the Army Headquarters.

No tsunami threat - DMC  

2017-11-15 13:25:18

The Disaster Management Center (DMC) says that there is absolutely no threat of a Tsunami on any coastal area of Sri Lanka and urged the public not to panic over false rumours claiming otherwise.

Govt. to wind down SAITM Medical faculty operations to close by 31 Dec  

2017-11-15 09:34:47


The Government will officially wind down the operations of the controversial South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) by 31 December.

Royal Australian Navy ship 'HMAS Newcastle' arrives at port of Colombo  

2017-11-14 15:37:40

The Royal Australian Navy Ship 'HMAS Newcastle' arrived at the port of Colombo on a goodwill visit today (14th November). Sri Lanka Navy welcomed the visiting ship in accordance with naval traditions, upon her arrival. The vessel with a length of 138.1 m and width of 14.3 m is manned by a crew of 184. The displacement of the 'Newcastle' is 4,200 tons.

UNESCO to organize seminar: On improving safety of journos  

2017-11-14 13:17:28

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will organise a seminar in Colombo next month to strengthen the fight against impunity, and to improve the safety of journalists.



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