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Lankans detained at JFK  👤1833

2017-02-02 10:07:11

In the chaotic aftermath of US President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban, news has emerged that 71 individuals from 20 , including Sri Lanka, a country that was not on the US travel blacklist – were detained Tuesday at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

One nabbed with illicit liquor  👤1648

2017-02-02 09:04:15

An individual has been arrested for keeping illicit liquor in his possession, on a raid conducted by the Police in Horana, last evening (01), the Police said.

GMOA takes vital decision today  👤1936

2017-02-02 08:37:30

Dr. Naveen De Soyza, Secretary to the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) told Ceylon Today, that the Central Committee of the GMOA which will meet today is expected to arrive at several serious decisions relevant to securing the rights of patients and protecting the standards of medical education.

Independent Professionals’ protest against CB Bond Scam  👤1463

2017-02-01 16:32:51

A protest campaign has been organized, requesting a complete criminal investigation into the CB Bond Scam by a group of University lectures, actress and professional workers, of “ The Independent Professionals Association ”,  in front of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, today (01).

Water cannons and tear gas against Port protestors  👤1602

2017-02-01 14:13:44

Water cannons and tear gas used by Police to disperse protestors in Colombo Fort.

STF to construct housing schemes  👤1568

2017-02-01 13:56:22

A special task force appointed to oversee the construction of 620 000 houses for low and middle income families by 2019.

Road accidents claim seven lives  👤1676

2017-02-01 11:42:44

Several incidents of road accidents have been reported island wide yesterday (31), resulting 7 casualties, said the Police Media Unit

SAITM wins major battle against SLMC  👤1820

2017-02-01 11:19:15

The Court of Appeal issued a verdict yesterday stating that the SAITM private university in Malabe has the legal authority to award a Medical Degree, and ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council to take steps to duly register students who obtain the Medical Degree from this institution, as qualified medical practitioners.

FCID to check Namal’s bank Accounts  👤1847

2017-02-01 10:42:34

Colombo Additional Magistrate Aruna Buddhadasa yesterday granted approval to the FCID to peruse the bank accounts of JO and SLFP MP Namal Rajapaksa and five others related to the purchase of shares from the Hello Corporation from which it is alleged they had illegally earned a sum of Rs 100 million.

PRESIDENT ACTS ON CT MALARIA ALERT  👤1799

2017-02-01 10:08:33

The report in yesterday's edition of Ceylon Today referring to the disclosure of a new breed of mosquito, discovered in Pesalai in the North, which is a vector of malaria, has caught the attention of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Brothel in Malay St. raided  👤1807

2017-02-01 09:45:44

A brothel ran under the guise of an ayurvedic massage parlour was raided in Malay Street Colombo last evening (31), Police Media Unit said.

Phase two begins today  👤2070

2017-02-01 09:21:46

The construction of the second phase of the Central Expressway, from Meerigama to Kurunegala, will begin today.

Rainy weather will wane  👤993

2017-01-31 17:50:49

Prevailing rainy weather will gradually decrease from today (31), the Met. Department said.

CID arrests Astrologer Vijitha Rohana   👤1026

2017-01-31 17:50:31

CID arrested Astrologer Vijith Rohana on charges of misleading the public.

GMOA to seek legal counsel regarding SAITM judgement  👤570

2017-01-31 16:52:08

Government Medical Officers' Association said that they will be seeking legal consultation regarding the court order issued by the Court of Appeal, into the SAITM students' case at a press conference that was held today (31).

Protest against legalizing SAITM  👤1358

2017-01-31 16:11:57

A protest organized by IUSF displaying their displeasure regarding the court order legalizing the private medical institute SAITM was held earlier today (31).

Police uniform to be changed  👤1427

2017-01-31 15:02:51

A survey to determine whether to change the police uniform - Police Media Spokesman

Parrot fish fishing to be banned  👤1681

2017-01-31 13:33:34

Parrotfish is a colorful species found in relatively shallow tropical oceans such as the seas around Sri Lanka. They belong to the Scaridae family and the Sri Lankan fishers call them "Giraw".

SAITM legally accepted  👤1713

2017-01-31 11:40:20

The court of appeal ruled earlier today that the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is legally eligible to issue medical degrees. 

Three dies following road accidents  👤1782

2017-01-31 10:52:24

Three people have died yesterday (30) due to road related accidents, Police said.

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