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Weather today  👤2473

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  👤2663

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  👤2636

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  👤1025

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  👤1431

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  👤1579

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  👤1879

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  👤2001

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  👤2214

2017-03-29 09:15:08

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

Kataragama’s Deer Slaughtered  👤2317

2017-03-29 08:37:20

Hunters have killed eight of the herd of 9 deer in the Nagahaveediya Beheth Watta area near the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Dewale.

Resettlement Ministry constructs 11,253 houses in war affected areas  👤1766

2017-03-28 16:04:02

Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M. Swaminathan said that his ministry has constructed 11,253 houses in war affected areas in Northern and Eastern provinces and in border villages in Puttlam, Anuradhapura, and Polonnaruwa districts in 2016.

G.C.E (O/L) top rankers announced  👤1943

2017-03-28 14:04:56

Department of Examination announced the top rankers of the G.C.E Ordinary Level examination – 2016 today (28th March).

Tablet computers for fishermen  👤2193

2017-03-28 12:02:52

The government is expected to grant E-log books, in the form of tablet computers, to 1,490 fishermen to record various data while out at sea as well as to monitor each vessel, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources told Ceylon Today.

Showers or thundershowers expected today  👤2299

2017-03-28 11:01:12

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

15-hour water cut in Colombo  👤2510

2017-03-28 09:58:44

The water supply in several Municipal Divisions of Colombo will be disrupted tomorrow for 15 hours, from 9.00 a.m. to midnight, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced yesterday.

2016 GCE O/L results released  👤2630

2017-03-28 08:32:45

2016 GCE OL examination results released. Students can apply for re-correction till April 30 .

Man nabbed with Heroin  👤1954

2017-03-27 13:44:44

Navy arrests one person with 2 kilos of Heroin in Valvettithurai, Jaffna - Navy Spokesperson -

South Eastern University shuns ragging  👤2084

2017-03-27 11:45:34

Students of the Faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language, of the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (SEUSL) yesterday declared that there would be zero tolerance of ragging and assured their fullest cooperation and assistance to the administration to maintain law and order at all times.

R’kanth’s Jaffna visit dropped  👤2170

2017-03-27 11:12:42

Tamil Nadu politicians do not cater to the interests of the Sri Lankan Tamils and prevents others from helping out, United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian MP Namal Rajapaksa said, with regard to the recent cancellation of the Indian celebrity Rajinikanth's visit to the country.

2,484 dengue patients in Trinco  👤2350

2017-03-27 09:17:57

A total of 2,484 dengue patients have been recorded in the Trincomalee District during this year while the death count has increased to 15, Eastern Provincial Council Health Service Director, Dr. K. Murugananthan said.

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