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Posts Minister to introduce tailored recruitment procedure

Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Abdul Haleem said today a tailored recruitment procedure will be introduced to the Department of Posts to overcome postal issues.
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Posts Minister to introduce tailored recruitment procedure

Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister M.H.A. Abdul Haleem said today a tailored recruitment procedure will be introduced to the Department of Posts to overcome postal issues.

Pathirana appointed Deputy Minister

Matara District United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana was sworn in as the Industries and Commerce Deputy Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon, the President’s Media Divisi
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Pathirana appointed Deputy Minister

Matara District United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana was sworn in as the Industries and Commerce Deputy Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon, the President’s Media Division said.     

Film distribution comes under Film Corporation from today

The distribution of local films, which was handled by four private companies, would come under the purview of the National Film Corporation with effect from today, National Film Corporation Chairman Sithendra Senaratne said.
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Film distribution comes under Film Corporation from today

The distribution of local films, which was handled by four private companies, would come under the purview of the National Film Corporation with effect from today, National Film Corporation Chairman Sithendra Senaratne said.

Heavy traffic at Battaramulla

Heavy traffic was reported along the Sri Jayewardenepura Road at the Polduwa Junction and near Parliament in Battaramulla due to a protest march carried out by a group of undergraduates against the SAITM and the proposed Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Bi
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Heavy traffic at Battaramulla

Heavy traffic was reported along the Sri Jayewardenepura Road at the Polduwa Junction and near Parliament in Battaramulla due to a protest march carried out by a group of undergraduates against the SAITM and the proposed Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) Bill.

IUSF protesters teargassed

Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse the students of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) who were protesting against the SAITM near Parliament in Battaramulla.
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IUSF protesters teargassed

Police fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse the students of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) who were protesting against the SAITM near Parliament in Battaramulla.

'Wildlife Ministry should manage human animal conflicts'

The Ministry of Wildlife should manage human animal conflicts while safeguarding species, Deputy Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma said today.
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'Wildlife Ministry should manage human animal conflicts'

The Ministry of Wildlife should manage human animal conflicts while safeguarding species, Deputy Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma said today.

Set up separate court to hear cases involving Buddhist Monks: Champika

A separate court, in consultation with the Mahanayake Theras of the relevant chapters, should be set up to hear court cases involving Buddhist monks, Jathika Hela Urumaya General Secretary Champika Ranawaka said.
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Set up separate court to hear cases involving Buddhist Monks: Champika

A separate court, in consultation with the Mahanayake Theras of the relevant chapters, should be set up to hear court cases involving Buddhist monks, Jathika Hela Urumaya General Secretary Champika Ranawaka said.

Case against Ranjan Ramanayake: SC asks AG to file draft rule on July 30

The Supreme Court today directed the Attorney General to submit draft rule on July 30 against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake to show cause as to why he should not be charged in respect of the two petitions alleging him to have committed Contempt of Court.
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Case against Ranjan Ramanayake: SC asks AG to file draft rule on July 30

The Supreme Court today directed the Attorney General to submit draft rule on July 30 against Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake to show cause as to why he should not be charged in respect of the two petitions alleging him to have committed Contempt of Court.

Govt. spends Rs.8.3 bn on embassies in 2017: AG

Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe said today the government had spent Rs.8.3 billion to maintain embassies last year but that there was no mechanism to assess the benefits gained for the country.
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Govt. spends Rs.8.3 bn on embassies in 2017: AG

Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe said today the government had spent Rs.8.3 billion to maintain embassies last year but that there was no mechanism to assess the benefits gained for the country.

Rs. 20 mn for displaying portraits of WPC Chief Ministers

A sum of Rs. 20 millions is reported to be spent to paint the portraits of six former Western Provincial Council Chief Ministers and the sitting Chief Minister to be installed at the Battaramulla new building with plaques and necessary structural arrangements
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Rs. 20 mn for displaying portraits of WPC Chief Ministers

A sum of Rs. 20 millions is reported to be spent to paint the portraits of six former Western Provincial Council Chief Ministers and the sitting Chief Minister to be installed at the Battaramulla new building with plaques and necessary structural arrangements.

Five arrested over sword attack in Jaffna, one shot dead

Five suspects were arrested by the police in connection with a sword attack incident at Mallakam Junction in Tellippalai, Jaffna last night.
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Five arrested over sword attack in Jaffna, one shot dead

Five suspects were arrested by the police in connection with a sword attack incident at Mallakam Junction in Tellippalai, Jaffna last night.

At least 3 killed, 200 injured as strong quake hits Japan

At least three people were killed and more than 200 injured after a strong quake rocked Osaka in western Japan during the morning rush hour today. 
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At least 3 killed, 200 injured as strong quake hits Japan

At least three people were killed and more than 200 injured after a strong quake rocked Osaka in western Japan during the morning rush hour today. 

Heavy traffic at D.R. Wijewardena Mw

Heavy traffic was reported along the D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha in Colombo 10 due to a protest march organised by a group of postal workers outside the Central Mail Exchange (CME).
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Heavy traffic at D.R. Wijewardena Mw

Heavy traffic was reported along the D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha in Colombo 10 due to a protest march organised by a group of postal workers outside the Central Mail Exchange (CME).

Rupee hits 161 against dollar

The value of Sri Lankan rupee dropped to a new low of 161 against the US Dollar on Monday. Earlier, it was recorded as 160 against the US Dollar.
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Rupee hits 161 against dollar

The value of Sri Lankan rupee dropped to a new low of 161 against the US Dollar on Monday. Earlier, it was recorded as 160 against the US Dollar.

SriLankan informs passengers to arrive at BIA 4hours early

All passengers requested to arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) 4 hrs prior to departure time from tomorrow (18) due renovation work at BIA, issuing a travel alert SriLankan Airlines said today.
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SriLankan informs passengers to arrive at BIA 4hours early

All passengers requested to arrive at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) 4 hrs prior to departure time from tomorrow (18) due renovation work at BIA, issuing a travel alert SriLankan Airlines said today.

I have not obtain cheque or cash from Aloysius: Sajith

UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa over the weekend denounced allegations that he had obtained a cheque from Perpetual Treasuries Chief Arjun Aloysius.
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I have not obtain cheque or cash from Aloysius: Sajith

UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa over the weekend denounced allegations that he had obtained a cheque from Perpetual Treasuries Chief Arjun Aloysius.

Over 40,000 families affected by drought

More than 40,000 families in Sri Lanka are said to be affected by drought by today as the country joined the world in marking international Day to combat desertification and drought, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
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Over 40,000 families affected by drought

More than 40,000 families in Sri Lanka are said to be affected by drought by today as the country joined the world in marking international Day to combat desertification and drought, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

Extend my term of office till next polls: Wigneswaran

Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran said today he had no objection to the postponement of the elections to his provincial council provided that his term of office was extended up to the point of the next polls.
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Extend my term of office till next polls: Wigneswaran

Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran said today he had no objection to the postponement of the elections to his provincial council provided that his term of office was extended up to the point of the next polls.

SL a perfect location to run global programme on Maritime Crime: Sagala

Sri Lanka, especially with its strategic location in the Indian Ocean, was perfect to run a global programme on maritime crime, project management, Southern Development Minister and Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayaka said.
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SL a perfect location to run global programme on Maritime Crime: Sagala

Sri Lanka, especially with its strategic location in the Indian Ocean, was perfect to run a global programme on maritime crime, project management, Southern Development Minister and Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayaka said.

Govt. laying groundwork to betray armed forces: MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the amendments proposed by the Government to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act of 2002, were clearly aimed at assisting foreign courts in the trial of Sri Lankans for offences allegedly committed in Sr
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Govt. laying groundwork to betray armed forces: MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the amendments proposed by the Government to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act of 2002, were clearly aimed at assisting foreign courts in the trial of Sri Lankans for offences allegedly committed in Sri Lanka.

SL deny wrongdoing amid ball-tampering controversy

Sri Lanka’s cricketers were continuing their second test against West Indies ‘under protest’ after they were accused by match officials of altering the condition of the ball.
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SL deny wrongdoing amid ball-tampering controversy

Sri Lanka’s cricketers were continuing their second test against West Indies ‘under protest’ after they were accused by match officials of altering the condition of the ball.

PC polls unlikely this year: Musthapha

The elections to six provincial councils are not likely this year because political parties are apprehensive of the outcome following the experience gained at the February local government polls, Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustha
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PC polls unlikely this year: Musthapha

The elections to six provincial councils are not likely this year because political parties are apprehensive of the outcome following the experience gained at the February local government polls, Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Musthapha said yesterday.

Kirivehera shooting; main suspect arrested

Asela Lakmal Bandara, the former chief ‘Kapu Mahatthaya’ of the Mahasen Devalaya of the Kirivehera Temple, Kataragama and two twin brothers were arrested in Pepiliyana this evening in connection with the shooting incident in Kataragama, where Kiri
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Kirivehera shooting; main suspect arrested

Asela Lakmal Bandara, the former chief ‘Kapu Mahatthaya’ of the Mahasen Devalaya of the Kirivehera Temple, Kataragama and two twin brothers were arrested in Pepiliyana this evening in connection with the shooting incident in Kataragama, where Kirivehera Chief Incumbent Venerable Dhamminda Thera and another monk were injured, police said.

President asks group of 16 to remain united

President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have requested the 16 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members, who quit the government, to remain united amid reports about a split among the them.
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President asks group of 16 to remain united

President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have requested the 16 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members, who quit the government, to remain united amid reports about a split among the them.

SLFPers can join SLPP on an individual basis: Basil

Former minister Basil Rajapaksa, who spearheads the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), ruled out the possibility of accommodating the members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) as a distinct political group under the SLPP banner.
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SLFPers can join SLPP on an individual basis: Basil

Former minister Basil Rajapaksa, who spearheads the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), ruled out the possibility of accommodating the members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) as a distinct political group under the SLPP banner.

Land swindle in Knuckles Range: Ministry sends auditors to inspect site

The Public Enterprise and Kandy City Development Ministry has sent a team of auditors to inquire into the alleged transfer of 21,000 acres of land in the Knuckles Mountain Range to close associates of government ministers, Ministry Secretary Ravindra Hewavith
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Land swindle in Knuckles Range: Ministry sends auditors to inspect site

The Public Enterprise and Kandy City Development Ministry has sent a team of auditors to inquire into the alleged transfer of 21,000 acres of land in the Knuckles Mountain Range to close associates of government ministers, Ministry Secretary Ravindra Hewavitharana told Daily Mirror.

Over 1,500 sacks of airmail stuck at BIA

Over 1,500 airmail sacks had piled up at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) due to the ongoing postal work stoppage, a spokesman from SriLankan Imports said yesterday.
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Over 1,500 sacks of airmail stuck at BIA

Over 1,500 airmail sacks had piled up at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) due to the ongoing postal work stoppage, a spokesman from SriLankan Imports said yesterday.

Delaying trial for 12 years: SC orders CTC to pay widow Rs.400,000 as costs

The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment, on Thursday, ordered the Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) to pay Rs.400,000 as costs to a smoker's widow after the company was found to have prolonged the trial for more than 12 years by filing petitions in the Appea
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Delaying trial for 12 years: SC orders CTC to pay widow Rs.400,000 as costs

The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment, on Thursday, ordered the Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) to pay Rs.400,000 as costs to a smoker's widow after the company was found to have prolonged the trial for more than 12 years by filing petitions in the Appeal Court and the SC.