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13 Arrest During ISUF Protest  👤1146

2017-02-02 17:59:35

At least 13 medical students have been arrested during the protest march against the SAITM, organized by IUSF (Inter University Students Federation), around the Lotus Road in Colombo, earlier today (02).

 

Navy Commander in India inspects advanced patrol vessels  👤1387

2017-02-02 16:38:27

Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who is on a five-day official visit to India, made an inspection visit onboard the Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessels, which are being built for the Sri Lanka Navy, at the Goa Shipyard Limited in India, yesterday (1).

Independence Day rehearsals  👤1447

2017-02-02 15:05:04

Rehearsals for the 69th National Independence Day was held at the Galle Face Green earlier today (02).

One dies in motorcycle accident  👤1680

2017-02-02 11:03:48

A motorcycle collided with a private bus on Colombo – Kandy road in Kajugama, last evening (01) killing one.

PA confident of annexing SriLankan  👤1848

2017-02-02 10:56:48

Peace Airways Pvt. Ltd. expresses extreme confidence in obtaining SriLankan Airlines through the support of all seven trade unions and associations related to the airlines.

Lankans detained at JFK  👤1846

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  👤1657

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  👤1948

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  👤1480

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  👤1613

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  👤1579

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  👤1690

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  👤1830

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  👤1867

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  👤1814

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  👤1822

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  👤2079

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  👤1003

2017-01-31 17:50:49

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

CID arrests Astrologer Vijitha Rohana   👤1034

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  👤593

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).

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