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Heavy traffic in Old Colombo - Awissawella road  👤1277

2017-03-06 11:09:48

Old Colombo - Awissawella road blocked due to a protest at the Meethotamulla junction.

‘Shilpa Navoda’ opens today  👤1353

2017-03-06 09:10:25

The inauguration ceremony of the program 'Shilpa Navoda', organized by the Education Ministry along with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the National Craft Council will take place today at the 'Ape Gama' premises, in Battaramulla.

Underworld warfare resurfaces - Vasu  👤1352

2017-03-06 08:33:48

UPFA and JO MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara says that warfare between underworld gangs has resurfaced, in the country, as a result of gangsters who had left the country during the Mahinda Rajapaksa presidency, having returned, due to lax policies of the current administration. He said that during the Rajapaksa regime such warfare among underworld groups had been effectively curtailed due to its stringent network helmed by then Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. He said that those who had even fled the country due to the tough action initiated by the then Defence Secretary have now returned to resume their activities resulting in constant clashes between such groups in the recent past.

More deserters arrested   👤1322

2017-03-05 13:57:04

Tri forces and Police are continuing with operations to arrest tri forces personnel considered as Absent Without Official Leave (AWOL). 

CaFFE urges 25% women in PCs  👤1532

2017-03-05 10:53:31

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) said yesterday that all those concerned in mooting the idea of a minimum of 25 % of ministers in a Provincial Council (PC) be women as announced on Women's Day – 2016, have quietly dropped the subject.

Island-wide operation to search illegal firearms  👤1095

2017-03-04 18:11:11

Former Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the Sri Lanka Police from yesterday commenced an island wide operation to search illegal firearms used by underworld gangsters.

Illegal weapons smugglers to be questioned  👤1233

2017-03-04 15:55:08

Court orders to detain and question the suspect who brought weapons into Mt. Lavinia court premises.

Motorcyclists Rage against ‘Full-Face’ ban  👤1489

2017-03-04 13:22:33

By U. Munasinghe

The Ceylon Motorcyclists Association (CMA) will, this morning, stage a protest demonstration at Galle Face against the decision to ban the wearing of full-face helmets.

Station Masters to strike  👤1613

2017-03-04 10:07:31

The Railway Station Masters Association (SMA) is planning to stage a 48-hour strike commencing at midnight on 7 March over several issues such as salary anomalies and promotions etc, Railway sources said yesterday.

CID arrests two Navy men  👤1637

2017-03-04 09:01:39

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday (2) arrested two Navy officers in connection with the murder of 11 persons, including five students in Trincomalee, after they were kidnapped from Colombo in the 2008-2009, sources said.

Program to provide water to drought affected areas  👤1353

2017-03-03 17:22:39

A program to provide Bowsers to supply water to the people in the drought affected areas was implemented under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (2nd March) at the Ministry of Defense.

Showery conditions to further enhance  👤1475

2017-03-03 12:59:28

Prevailing showery condition is expected to continue during the next few days (3rd and 4th March) due to the atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, Met. Department said.

CBSL confirms T-bonds Gazette  👤1432

2017-03-03 12:10:15

Gazette notification about T- Bonds is in compliance with the Registered Stock and Securities Ordinance, No7 of 1937 - CBSL-

Sathosa rice cheaper  👤1670

2017-03-03 11:02:56

Lanka Sathosa has begun to sell rice at below the maximum retail price, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen announced yesterday (2).


2017-03-03 09:10:52

The CID yesterday informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court that it has begun a probe into transactions conducted with credit cards belonging to rugby star Wazim Thajudeen around the time that he was brutally murdered.

20 suspects arrested  👤1619

2017-03-03 08:32:51

Twenty suspects have been arrested on suspicion of being connected to the discovery of two revolvers and ten bullets found at the Mount Lavinia Magistrate's Court premises by Mount Lavinia Police last Wednesday.

Peradeniya ragging team re-remanded   👤1773

2017-03-02 13:11:49

Fifteen students of Peradeniya University arrested over ragging freshers, further remanded until March 16th.

Anura Senanayake further remanded  👤1837

2017-03-02 12:57:08

Anura Senanayake, arrested over the murder case of Wasim Thajudeen, further remanded till16th of March.

Senior Judge Dep sworn as New CJ  👤1858

2017-03-02 12:22:47

Supreme Court Senior judge Priyasad Dep sworn as the new Chief Justice, before President Maithripala Sirisena, at President's House, earlier today (02).

SAITM will not be closed – Rajitha  👤2028

2017-03-02 12:07:48

The government will not close down the South Asian Institute of Technology and Management (SAITM), Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday, commenting on the recent controversies surrounding the institute.



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