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Konavil-East villagers hit by water shortage  

2017-09-29 10:40:30

BY S. Bashkaran- Kilinochchi

The People living in the Konavil-East village in Kilinochchi are facing a drinking water shortage. They complain that drinking water provided by Konavil Pradeshiya Sabha is inadequate. Public and private wells in the village have dried up due to the drought.

Sathosa reduces prices  

2017-09-29 09:32:37

Lanka Sathosa reduced the price of eight types of rice and sprats from midnight yesterday (28), Lanka Sathosa Chairman P.M.K.B. Tennakoon said.

Geetha’s appeal against HC ruling AG told to make oral submissions  

2017-09-28 14:23:07

The five-Judge Supreme Court Bench, comprising Chief Justice Priyasath Dep and Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew, Anil Goonaratne and Nalin Perera, yesterday directed the Attorney General to make oral submissions Friday (29) in connection with the special appeal filed against the Court of Appeal judgment, of 3 May 2017, invalidating MP Geetha Kumarasinghe's parliamentry membership.

JCPSM to strike Urges Health Ministry to expedite promotions  

2017-09-28 11:13:50


The Joint Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine (JCPSM) will hold an islandwide token strike on 4 October because the Ministry of Health has delayed special grade promotions, its President, Ajith P. Thilakaratne said.

Release of occupied Iranaitheevu lands after 9 October  

2017-09-28 10:13:00

BY S. Bashkaran- Kilinochchi

Private lands within the High Security Zone, in Iranaitheevu, Kilinochchi, will be released to their owners after the lands are surveyed and the rightful owners are identified on 9 October. This was revealed, by Pooneryn Divisional Secretary S. Krishnendran, to the people who have been on a protest for the past 100 days demanding the release of their lands.

Vithya’s mother faints inside Courtroom  

2017-09-28 08:02:25

"I will never get my daughter back," an emotional Saraswathy Sivaloganathan, mother of murder victim Vithya Sivaloganathan said after the trial ended yesterday in Jaffna.

Vithya Sivaloganathan rape-murder trial Guilty!  

2017-09-28 07:17:56

By Ananth Palakidnar in Jaffna

After a four-month trial, seven out of nine accused, in the rape-murder of teenager Vithya Sivaloganathan, were sentenced to death by the three-Judge Bench at the Jaffna High Court yesterday.

Heavy traffic in Colombo 07  

2017-09-27 13:11:33

A tree has fallen on top of a parked vehicle at Ward Place in Colombo 07, due to the prevailing inclement weather conditions, resulting in severe traffic congestion in the area. 

Powers of S’gamuwa PC transferred to Governor  

2017-09-27 11:42:06

The powers of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council were transferred to the Governor from midnight yesterday (26), Information Officer of the Council, Denzel Weerasuriya said.

Missing persons protest Death fast called off  

2017-09-27 10:31:14

A 'fast unto death' protest by relatives of missing persons in Vavuniya was called off yesterday (26).

Vithya Murder Trial Final verdict today  

2017-09-27 09:58:04

The final verdict in the schoolgirl, Vithya Sivaloganathan, rape and murder trial, will be delivered today (27) by the Jaffna High Court.
 The Trial- at- Bar Bench comprising Vavuniya High Court Judge Balasingham Sasimahendran, Jaffna High Court Judge Manickkavasagar Illanchelian and Trincomalee High Court Judge Annalingam Premshankar, heard the case over the past four months. 

S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Commemoration Today  

2017-09-26 13:53:41

The 58th commemoration of late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike was held today near the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike statue in Horagolla under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.



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