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England cricket fans advised on alcohol on Poya Day matches

Ahead of the 5th ODI between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo on Tuesday and/or Wednesday, the reserve day which falls on the Vap Full Moon Poya Day, the British High Commission in Colombo has issued a travel advise to supporters of the English team, who are
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England cricket fans advised on alcohol on Poya Day matches

Ahead of the 5th ODI between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo on Tuesday and/or Wednesday, the reserve day which falls on the Vap Full Moon Poya Day, the British High Commission in Colombo has issued a travel advise to supporters of the English team, who are in Sri Lanka on the use of alcohol.

Welgama’s remarks detrimental to JO: Gammanpila

The recent remarks made by UPFA MP Kumara Welgama on his objection to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, were baseless and detrimental to smooth functioning of the Joint Opposition, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.
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Welgama’s remarks detrimental to JO: Gammanpila

The recent remarks made by UPFA MP Kumara Welgama on his objection to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, were baseless and detrimental to smooth functioning of the Joint Opposition, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.

SL needs further safeguards against rights violations: HRW

Sri Lanka’s draft counterterrorism law significantly improves upon the current, abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) but needs further safeguards against rights violations, Human Rights Watch said. It said in a statement Parliament should amend th
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SL needs further safeguards against rights violations: HRW

Sri Lanka’s draft counterterrorism law significantly improves upon the current, abusive Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) but needs further safeguards against rights violations, Human Rights Watch said. It said in a statement Parliament should amend the bill to fully comply with international human rights standards and resist pressure to roll back its reforms.

Fmr. TID DIG Nalaka appears before CID

Former Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva appeared before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for the third time a short while ago over the inquiry into the alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisen
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Fmr. TID DIG Nalaka appears before CID

Former Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva appeared before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for the third time a short while ago over the inquiry into the alleged assassination plot on President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

A 44-year-old man shot dead in Urubokka

A 44-year-old employee of the Pasgoda Divisional Secretariat was shot dead by unidentified gunmen arrived on a motorcycle at Hulankanda in Urubokka this morning, Police said.
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A 44-year-old man shot dead in Urubokka

A 44-year-old employee of the Pasgoda Divisional Secretariat was shot dead by unidentified gunmen arrived on a motorcycle at Hulankanda in Urubokka this morning, Police said.

SL family get residency in New Zealand after eight-year battle

A year after they pleaded to avoid deportation to Sri Lanka, a Sri Lankan family living in Queenstown, New Zealand, have been granted residency and are giving back to the community that supported them, New Zealand media reported.
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SL family get residency in New Zealand after eight-year battle

A year after they pleaded to avoid deportation to Sri Lanka, a Sri Lankan family living in Queenstown, New Zealand, have been granted residency and are giving back to the community that supported them, New Zealand media reported.

3,560 arrested in countrywide raid

A total of 3,560 people were arrested for various offences and another 6,020 had been charged with traffic violations during a four-hour special countrywide raid carried out by the Police this morning.
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3,560 arrested in countrywide raid

A total of 3,560 people were arrested for various offences and another 6,020 had been charged with traffic violations during a four-hour special countrywide raid carried out by the Police this morning.

Inmates launch protest at Agunukolapelessa Prison

A group of inmates of the Agunukolapelessa Prison launched a protest on top of a tower in the prison, this morning urging to withdraw the Police Special Task Force (STF) from the prison.
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Inmates launch protest at Agunukolapelessa Prison

A group of inmates of the Agunukolapelessa Prison launched a protest on top of a tower in the prison, this morning urging to withdraw the Police Special Task Force (STF) from the prison.

Dissolving Director Boards - Decision not unusual: Harin

The decision to dissolve the Boards of Directors of the Board of Investments (BOI), the Bank of Ceylon and the People’s Bank was planned some time back in keeping with the requirement to change them every two and a half years, UNP Spokesman and Minister
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Dissolving Director Boards - Decision not unusual: Harin

The decision to dissolve the Boards of Directors of the Board of Investments (BOI), the Bank of Ceylon and the People’s Bank was planned some time back in keeping with the requirement to change them every two and a half years, UNP Spokesman and Minister, Harin Fernando said yesterday.

UNP wants Anton Deshapriya investigated

Making counter allegations against investor Anton Deshapriya, who had recently accused a state minister of soliciting a bribe, the United National Party (UNP) yesterday called for a thorough investigation on the investor.
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UNP wants Anton Deshapriya investigated

Making counter allegations against investor Anton Deshapriya, who had recently accused a state minister of soliciting a bribe, the United National Party (UNP) yesterday called for a thorough investigation on the investor.

Govt. turns down gas price hike request

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce yesterday rejected the requests made by gas companies to add their transport costs to the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) to come up with the new price of domestic gas cylinders district-wise.
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Govt. turns down gas price hike request

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce yesterday rejected the requests made by gas companies to add their transport costs to the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) to come up with the new price of domestic gas cylinders district-wise.

Ranil meets Modi

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday held talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi on a range of issues related to bilateral ties, including the progress of India assisted development projects in the island nation.
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Ranil meets Modi

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday held talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi on a range of issues related to bilateral ties, including the progress of India assisted development projects in the island nation.

UN asks SL to repatriate commander in Mali

The United Nations asked the Sri Lankan government to immediately repatriate the commander of the Sri Lankan U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali following a review of his human rights background.
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UN asks SL to repatriate commander in Mali

The United Nations asked the Sri Lankan government to immediately repatriate the commander of the Sri Lankan U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali following a review of his human rights background.

This Govt. rescued SL from Chinese debt trap: Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said it was the present government that rescued Sri Lanka from the Chinese debt trap and thus ended the era in which not only our land but also its airspace of was entrusted to China.
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This Govt. rescued SL from Chinese debt trap: Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said it was the present government that rescued Sri Lanka from the Chinese debt trap and thus ended the era in which not only our land but also its airspace of was entrusted to China.

Traffic congestion at Ward Place

Heavy traffic was reported from Ward Place, Colombo as a result of a protest carried out by a group of students of the Inter University Students' Federation outside the University Grant Commission today, Police said.
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Traffic congestion at Ward Place

Heavy traffic was reported from Ward Place, Colombo as a result of a protest carried out by a group of students of the Inter University Students' Federation outside the University Grant Commission today, Police said.

Giving false evidence at PCoI: Ravi K can be a suspect: Magistrate

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake today clarified his order on Ravi Karunanayake being named as a suspect, observing that the order does not say he cannot be a suspect in the inquiry but questions the process by which he was named a suspect.
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Giving false evidence at PCoI: Ravi K can be a suspect: Magistrate

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake today clarified his order on Ravi Karunanayake being named as a suspect, observing that the order does not say he cannot be a suspect in the inquiry but questions the process by which he was named a suspect.

IUSF protest tear-gassed

Police used teargas and water cannon to disperse the protesting university students outside the University Grants Commission (UGC), Police said.
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IUSF protest tear-gassed

Police used teargas and water cannon to disperse the protesting university students outside the University Grants Commission (UGC), Police said.

J. Walter Thompson to get Rs.314mn contract to promote SL tourism

The Cabinet approval had been granted to award a Rs. 314 million-contract to J. Walter Thompson Institute to promote Tourism in Sri Lanka. Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga had submitted the proposal to award the con
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J. Walter Thompson to get Rs.314mn contract to promote SL tourism

The Cabinet approval had been granted to award a Rs. 314 million-contract to J. Walter Thompson Institute to promote Tourism in Sri Lanka. Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga had submitted the proposal to award the contract of implementing a wide advertising program to

Mawanella SLFP organizer remanded till Nov.2

Mawanella SLFP organizer Imitiaz Cader, who was arrested by the STF yesterday while in possession of several weapons, was remanded till November 2 by the Kegalle Magistrate Chamara Wickremanayake.
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Mawanella SLFP organizer remanded till Nov.2

Mawanella SLFP organizer Imitiaz Cader, who was arrested by the STF yesterday while in possession of several weapons, was remanded till November 2 by the Kegalle Magistrate Chamara Wickremanayake.

Afternoon thundershowers to enhance from tonight: Met. Dep.

The Meteorology Department today warned that the enhancement of afternoon thundershowers over the Island was expected to continue further from tonight particularly during October 20 and 21.
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Afternoon thundershowers to enhance from tonight: Met. Dep.

The Meteorology Department today warned that the enhancement of afternoon thundershowers over the Island was expected to continue further from tonight particularly during October 20 and 21.

SLC manager admires English players’ off-field conduct

Sri Lanka Cricket Manager Charith Senanayake in a Facebook post admired visiting English players for their off-field conduct and described them as perfect ambassadors for England.
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SLC manager admires English players’ off-field conduct

Sri Lanka Cricket Manager Charith Senanayake in a Facebook post admired visiting English players for their off-field conduct and described them as perfect ambassadors for England.

Gota’s case postponed till Nov. 9

The case, which was taken up against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Special High Court today over the alleged misappropriation of public funds for the construction of the D. A. Rajapaksa memorial museum at Weeraketiya, was postponed till
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Gota’s case postponed till Nov. 9

The case, which was taken up against former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Special High Court today over the alleged misappropriation of public funds for the construction of the D. A. Rajapaksa memorial museum at Weeraketiya, was postponed till November 9.

17-hour water cut in Kotte, Colombo today

The water supply to several areas in Kotte, Colombo and suburbs would be interrupted for 17 hours from noon today owing to an essential maintenance work of a water supply pipe extending from the Ambathale Water Treatment Plant, the National Water Supply and D
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17-hour water cut in Kotte, Colombo today

The water supply to several areas in Kotte, Colombo and suburbs would be interrupted for 17 hours from noon today owing to an essential maintenance work of a water supply pipe extending from the Ambathale Water Treatment Plant, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said today.

J. Walter Thompson to promote SL tourism

The Cabinet approval had been granted to award a Rs. 314 million-contract to J. Walter Thompson Institute to promote Tourism in Sri Lanka. Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga had submitted the proposal to award the con
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J. Walter Thompson to promote SL tourism

The Cabinet approval had been granted to award a Rs. 314 million-contract to J. Walter Thompson Institute to promote Tourism in Sri Lanka. Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga had submitted the proposal to award the contract of implementing a wide advertising program to

Six brand new PT-6 aircraft purchased from China joins SLAF fleet

Six brand new PT-6 aircraft purchased from the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) for primary training of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has joined the SLAF fleet.
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Six brand new PT-6 aircraft purchased from China joins SLAF fleet

Six brand new PT-6 aircraft purchased from the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) for primary training of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has joined the SLAF fleet.

Some elements trying to belittle probe: Presidential Advisors

Two Presidential advisors yesterday charged that there was an attempt by certain politicians and officials to belittle the investigations into the alleged attempt to assassinate President Maithjripala Sirisena and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa a
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Some elements trying to belittle probe: Presidential Advisors

Two Presidential advisors yesterday charged that there was an attempt by certain politicians and officials to belittle the investigations into the alleged attempt to assassinate President Maithjripala Sirisena and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and thereby thwart the successful conclusion of the probe.

Warning sign boards removed following social media protests

The sign boards which were displayed in the premises of the Koggala Martin Wickremesinghe Museum and Children Park by the Community Police Unit in Habaraduwa restricting tourists with swim-wear, were removed by the police following objections by the people o
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Warning sign boards removed following social media protests

The sign boards which were displayed in the premises of the Koggala Martin Wickremesinghe Museum and Children Park by the Community Police Unit in Habaraduwa restricting tourists with swim-wear, were removed by the police following objections by the people on social media, police said.

Trains on up-country line delayed due to derailment

The train services on the upcountry railway line had come to a standstill following a train derailment near the Demodara Railway Station, the Railway Control Room said.
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Trains on up-country line delayed due to derailment

The train services on the upcountry railway line had come to a standstill following a train derailment near the Demodara Railway Station, the Railway Control Room said.

China says its loans only 10% of SL’s foreign debts

While reiterating that China was not dragging Sri Lanka into a debt trap, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said Chinese loans only accounted for around 10% of Sri Lanka's foreign debts by 2017.  
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China says its loans only 10% of SL’s foreign debts

While reiterating that China was not dragging Sri Lanka into a debt trap, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said Chinese loans only accounted for around 10% of Sri Lanka's foreign debts by 2017.  

«Ministers who leaked RAW canard must be exposed»

Four cabinet Ministers who had told the canard that President Mithripala Sirisena at Tuesday's cabinet meeting had incriminated India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) for an attempt on his life, to the Hindu Newspaper Colombo Correspondent Meera Sri
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«Ministers who leaked RAW canard must be exposed»

Four cabinet Ministers who had told the canard that President Mithripala Sirisena at Tuesday's cabinet meeting had incriminated India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) for an attempt on his life, to the Hindu Newspaper Colombo Correspondent Meera Srinuivasan must be exposed and they themselves must come forward and admit the blunder and apologize, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said today.

Speaker instructs officials to supervise food supply in parliament

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has instructed relevant officials to supervise the process of food supply in parliament in the wake of the President's claim that parliament wasted the most amount of food in the country.
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Speaker instructs officials to supervise food supply in parliament

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has instructed relevant officials to supervise the process of food supply in parliament in the wake of the President's claim that parliament wasted the most amount of food in the country.