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18-hour water cut  👤1325

2017-05-24 10:03:46

By Methmalie Dissanayake

The water supply to several parts of Colombo will be disrupted today, for 18 hours, due to urgent repairs, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced yesterday. Accordingly, the water supply will be cut off from 10p.m. today.

Weather Today  👤1183

2017-05-24 08:36:28

South-west monsoon conditions are likely to establish over the country during next few days (particularly from 25th). Hence Showery and windy condition are expected to enhance over the south-western part of the country.

President’s visit will boost Australia – Sri Lanka Ties  👤1417

2017-05-23 13:09:13

Sri Lanka and Australia enjoy strong bilateral relations and the current state visit of President Maithripala Sirisena will give them quantum jump, says Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Australia Somasundaram Skandakumar.

Population boom As Fertility Rate Increases  👤1365

2017-05-23 10:55:08

By Umesh Moramudali

The State should identify the implications of the fertility rate increase Sri Lanka experienced in the last decade and develop overall strategies to curb the unexpected trend, senior professor of Demography, University of Colombo Prof. Indralal de Silva said.

Weather Today  👤1613

2017-05-23 08:49:03

Southwest monsoon conditions are likely to establish over the country during next few days (particularly from 25th). Hence Showery and windy condition are expected to enhance over the southwestern part of the country.

Water bill payments at post offices Concession from 1 June  👤984

2017-05-22 12:23:41

By Ariyaratne Ganegoda

The Water Supply and Drainage Board (WSDB) said that consumers will be granted the opportunity to pay their bills at a concessionary rate from 1 June 2017 at post offices.

Cabinet reshuffle: 9 portfolios change  👤1775

2017-05-22 10:41:51

The ministerial portfolios of nine Cabinet Ministers and a State Minister changed today, as the much awaited cabinet reshuffle took place. 

Indian Offshore Patrol Vessel here  👤1239

2017-05-22 10:27:37

BY Kavindya Chris Thomas

An Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Indian Navy, Indian Naval Ship (INS) 'Sumedha' arrived at the Colombo Harbour on a three-day official visit yesterday (21).

Chinese national held at BIA  👤1309

2017-05-22 09:41:32

By Kavindya Chris Thomas

A Chinese national was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday while attempting to smuggle foreign currency worth of Rs 3.7 million out of the country.

Weather today  👤1344

2017-05-22 08:02:06

Fairly strong winds at times (up to 50kmph) can be expected over the island (Especially in the western slope of the central hills) and strong winds at times are expected also in the south-eastern and southern sea areas of the island (up to 60 kmph).These winds can be strengthened during showers.

Gnanasara Thera likely to be arrested today!  👤1760

2017-05-22 07:48:01

BY SHAAHIDAH RIZA

General Secretary of the militant monk movement Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera is likely to be arrested today. Over the past two weeks hate crimes perpetrated against minorities escalated to 19 incidents when a petrol bomb was thrown at a mosque......in Kurunegala, causing severe damage to property.

Govt Doctors to report sick today!  👤1937

2017-05-22 07:13:52

BY RAVI LADDUWAHETTY

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) will stage a 24-hour countrywide token strike beginning at 8:00 a.m. today and continue till 8:00 a.m. tomorrow.

Doctors to strike on Monday  👤1840

2017-05-20 11:04:23

By J.T. de Silva

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has decided to stage a token strike from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday (22 May) throughout the country in protest over the recent Police action to break up a demonstration by university students who were demanding the closure of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

National war heroes’ commemoration ceremony today  👤1078

2017-05-19 13:12:42

The National war heroes' commemoration ceremony will be held today (19th May) evening at the war Heroes' memorial near the parliament grounds under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Navy commemorates Naval War Heroes at Welisara  👤1149

2017-05-19 12:26:33

The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne today (19th May) presided over a ceremony held at the War Hero Monument in Welisara to commemorate the naval war heroes who made supreme sacrifices for the motherland.

Attack on mosque in Panadura  👤1634

2017-05-19 09:28:50

By Kavindya Chris Thomas

Police investigating Tuesday's attack on a mosque in Panadura yesterday revealed that there was a racial element behind the incident.

Weather today  👤1382

2017-05-19 09:07:16

Fairly strong winds at times (up to 50kmph) can be expected over the island (Especially in the western slope of the central hills) and strong winds at times in the surrounding sea areas (up to 60-70 kmph).

Eight U’grads remanded till today  👤1547

2017-05-19 08:03:16

BY Kavindya Chris Thomas

Seven university students and a Buddhist monk were arrested by Police on charges of violating a Court order and behaving in an unruly manner during Wednesday (17)...... evening's IUSF protest march in Colombo against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

National war heroes’ commemoration ceremony tomorrow  👤737

2017-05-18 16:05:25

The National war heroes' commemoration ceremony will be held tomorrow (19th May) at 4pm at the war Heroes' memorial near the parliament grounds under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Mannar District administration Complex opens tomorrow  👤846

2017-05-18 14:02:03

The new Mannar District administration Complex built at a cost of Rs. 300.62 million will be opened by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tomorrow (19th May).

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