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Weather today  👤1010

2017-04-01 11:10:56

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western, Uva and Southern provinces after 2.00p.m.

Ranil modifies Party’s Strategy  👤1288

2017-04-01 10:17:47

By Upatissa Perera

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is planning to carry out a few political changes in the Party with the aim of handing over the Party's reins to some of...... the young front-liners in the future.

Sri Lankan delegation to visit the Reunion Island  👤1639

2017-03-31 17:25:03

On invitation from the French Agency for Development (AFD), an Official Delegation headed by M.I.M. Rafeek, Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs will visit the Reunion Island from 1st to 7th of April.

Navy assists to clean Ambathale water tanks  👤1918

2017-03-31 14:25:24

Navy divers together with Rapid Action Boat Squadron carried out clean-up efforts at the Ambatale Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday (29th March).

Employing children in dangerous jobs Fine increased to Rs 25,000  👤2262

2017-03-31 12:04:38

Anyone found employing a child, under the age of 18 in dangerous jobs will now be liable to a fine of Rs 25,000, Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations John Seneviratne said.

Weather today  👤2546

2017-03-31 10:01:51

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western, Uva, North-central and Southern provinces after 2.00p.m.

SF to be UNP’s Assistant Leader  👤2684

2017-03-31 08:46:20

BY Cassendra Doole

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka will be appointed Assistant Leader of the United National Party (UNP) next week, sources said.

‘Younpuraya – 2017’ commenced in Trincomalee  👤1317

2017-03-30 20:19:30

The opening ceremony of 'Yovunpuraya-2017', the youth camp organized by the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs in collaboration with the National Youth Services Council was held at the Mechaizer outdoor stadium in Trincomalee yesterday (29th March).

Six RO plants declared open  👤1824

2017-03-30 13:19:33

Sri Lanka Navy opened six RO plants installed at Aluketiyawa Primary School in Mahiyangana, Abepura Vidyalaya, Nagadeepa Track 1 Primary School, Dikyaya Vidyalaya, Andaulpatha National School in Badulla and Army 62 Division in Galkulama, Padaviya on Tuesday (28th March).

Indian Institutes of Technology Entrance test in Colombo on 21 May  👤2117

2017-03-30 11:32:40

The High Commission of India announced that the Government of India has decided to hold the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 at D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo on 21 May, 2017, for admission of Sri Lankan students in prestigious IITs for the academic session 2017-18.

Wimal concludes hunger strike  👤2371

2017-03-30 10:56:53

NFF Leader Wimal Weerawansa has decided to end his 9 day hunger strike.

Weather today  👤2465

2017-03-30 10:25:04

Showers or thundershowers will occur over most provinces (particularly in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western, Uva and Southern provinces) after 2.00p.m.

Only 63.2% utilized – Ranil  👤2655

2017-03-30 09:18:31

The overall rate of utilization of the capital budget in 2016 was 63.2% of the allocation, a note sent to Cabinet by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Around 800,000 suffer from depression  👤2627

2017-03-30 08:33:44

About 800,000 persons, in Sri Lanka, have been found to suffer from depression, Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Neil Fernando said.

Lanka Sathosa outlet network expanded  👤1015

2017-03-29 18:24:32

President Maithripala Sirisena opened the Lanka Sathosa outlet at Kohuwala yesterday (28th March) with the aim of providing high quality food at concessionary prices to the consumers.

European Investment Bank to assist in Govt.’s sustainable development plan  👤1423

2017-03-29 14:54:00

Andrew McDowell, newly appointed Vice President of the European Investment Bank responsible for South Asia, in a three day visit to Sri Lanka addressing the media at the Finance Ministry yesterday (28th March) said he had held discussions about recent engagement and future investment with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Weerawansa transferred to Colombo National hospital  👤1571

2017-03-29 13:25:53

NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa, on a hunger strike, transferred from the Prison Hospital to National Hospital.

HRCSL begins probe today  👤1871

2017-03-29 11:54:15

A complaint made to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) by the Salawa Army Camp Collective, relating to the explosion at that camp last year, will be taken up at the HRCSL today (29) for a special inquiry.

Weather today  👤1993

2017-03-29 10:29:10

Showers or thundershowers will occur over most provinces,particularly in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva and Southern provinces, after 2.00p.m.

Van allegedly used to abduct Keith Noyahr found  👤2206

2017-03-29 09:15:08

A van, allegedly used for the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008, found in Piliyandala - Police

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