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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.

'Meena Gaya' derails again today after colliding with an elephant

Oct 22, Colombo: Batticaloa bound 'Meena Gaya' intercity train has collided with a wild elephant again this morning (22) and derailed, the Welikanda Police said.
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'Meena Gaya' derails again today after colliding with an elephant

Oct 22, Colombo: Batticaloa bound 'Meena Gaya' intercity train has collided with a wild elephant again this morning (22) and derailed, the Welikanda Police said.

Measures to eliminate competition in Grade 5 Scholarship Exam

Oct 22, Colombo: Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that steps will be taken to change the methodology of holding the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination to eliminate the competition, as the exam has become extremely competitive and imposes undue
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Measures to eliminate competition in Grade 5 Scholarship Exam

Oct 22, Colombo: Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that steps will be taken to change the methodology of holding the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination to eliminate the competition, as the exam has become extremely competitive and imposes undue pressure on the children.

Police Special Task Force for Colombo prisons also from today

Oct 22, Colombo: Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel will be deployed to inspect the visitors to prisons in Colombo from today, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms Bandula Jayasinghe said.
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Police Special Task Force for Colombo prisons also from today

Oct 22, Colombo: Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel will be deployed to inspect the visitors to prisons in Colombo from today, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms Bandula Jayasinghe said.

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.

Sri Lanka to recall commander of peacekeeping contingent in Mali

Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's military said that it will recall its commander leading a U.N. peacekeeping contingent in Mali even though it does not agree with the U.N. request alleging the officer of human rights violations.
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Sri Lanka to recall commander of peacekeeping contingent in Mali

Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's military said that it will recall its commander leading a U.N. peacekeeping contingent in Mali even though it does not agree with the U.N. request alleging the officer of human rights violations.

Sri Lanka seeks waiver for Iranian oil imports

Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka, which is dependent on Iranian light crude, has sought advice from India over its strategy on purchasing oil from the country in the light of tightening US sanctions during bilateral talks, according to a Mehr News Agency report.
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Sri Lanka seeks waiver for Iranian oil imports

Oct 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka, which is dependent on Iranian light crude, has sought advice from India over its strategy on purchasing oil from the country in the light of tightening US sanctions during bilateral talks, according to a Mehr News Agency report.

Sri Lanka Police in special operation arrest 3,560 people for various crimes

Oct 21, Colombo: A special five-hour police operation launched early Sunday morning covering all police divisions across the island has made 3,560 arrests for various violations of law, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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Sri Lanka Police in special operation arrest 3,560 people for various crimes

Oct 21, Colombo: A special five-hour police operation launched early Sunday morning covering all police divisions across the island has made 3,560 arrests for various violations of law, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Train services on upcountry line restored after derailment

Oct 21, Colombo: Train services on the upcountry line have been restored to normal after the service was suspended due to a derailment of a service train early Sunday morning.
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Train services on upcountry line restored after derailment

Oct 21, Colombo: Train services on the upcountry line have been restored to normal after the service was suspended due to a derailment of a service train early Sunday morning.

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.

U.S. ad agency J. Walter Thompson to get Rs. 314 mn contract to promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination

Oct 21, Colombo: The Cabinet has previously granted approval to implement a wide advertising program to promote Sri Lanka as an attractive tourist destination.
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U.S. ad agency J. Walter Thompson to get Rs. 314 mn contract to promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination

Oct 21, Colombo: The Cabinet has previously granted approval to implement a wide advertising program to promote Sri Lanka as an attractive tourist destination.

Sri Lankan Government to release 79 acres of land in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to original owners

Oct 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is taking measures to release the private lands taken into custody of the Tri‑Forces during the period of conflict in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to the original owners of those lands.
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Sri Lankan Government to release 79 acres of land in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to original owners

Oct 21, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is taking measures to release the private lands taken into custody of the Tri‑Forces during the period of conflict in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to the original owners of those lands.

Scout movement should move forward with new technology and knowledge - President

Oct 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena says, the policies and objectives of the Scout movement founded by Lord Baden-Powell was prepared according to the economic, social and cultural features of the then society and amendments should be made to in p
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Scout movement should move forward with new technology and knowledge - President

Oct 20, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena says, the policies and objectives of the Scout movement founded by Lord Baden-Powell was prepared according to the economic, social and cultural features of the then society and amendments should be made to in par with the modern world

Sri Lanka mulls restrictions on fruit imports in future

Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera says that a proposal has been made not to allow imports of fruits in the future without prior consultation of the Ministry of Agriculture.
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Sri Lanka mulls restrictions on fruit imports in future

Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera says that a proposal has been made not to allow imports of fruits in the future without prior consultation of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Premier Modi expresses disappointment in the delay in implementing Indian projects in Sri Lanka

Oct 20, New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing regret and disappointment over the delay of implementing family development projects agreed under the 2017 Memorandum of Understanding between India and Sri Lanka has requested the Sri Lanka
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Premier Modi expresses disappointment in the delay in implementing Indian projects in Sri Lanka

Oct 20, New Delhi: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing regret and disappointment over the delay of implementing family development projects agreed under the 2017 Memorandum of Understanding between India and Sri Lanka has requested the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to take steps to expedite the projects.

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.

Education Ministry says will take legal action against misleading public with false claims on Suraksha Sisu Insurance

Oct 20, Colombo: The Ministry of Education states that legal action will be taken against those who are spreading rumors to mislead the public regarding the «Suraksha Sisu Rakshanaya» insurance policy.
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Education Ministry says will take legal action against misleading public with false claims on Suraksha Sisu Insurance

Oct 20, Colombo: The Ministry of Education states that legal action will be taken against those who are spreading rumors to mislead the public regarding the «Suraksha Sisu Rakshanaya» insurance policy.

Heavy Chemical industrial zone to arise from the defunct chemical factory site in Northern Sri Lanka

Oct 20, Colombo: The famed Northern lands where Sri Lanka's chemical giant Paranthan Chemicals Company (PCC) stood are now earmarked for a large industry block which will also pack Sri Lanka's first Heavy Chemical Industry Zone, Minister of Industry and Comme
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Heavy Chemical industrial zone to arise from the defunct chemical factory site in Northern Sri Lanka

Oct 20, Colombo: The famed Northern lands where Sri Lanka's chemical giant Paranthan Chemicals Company (PCC) stood are now earmarked for a large industry block which will also pack Sri Lanka's first Heavy Chemical Industry Zone, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen says.

Sri Lanka, Australia reaffirm commitment to combat transnational crime

Oct 20, Colombo: Government of Australia has affirmed its commitment to support Sri Lanka in capacity building and legislative reform to combat people smuggling and other transnational crimes.
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Sri Lanka, Australia reaffirm commitment to combat transnational crime

Oct 20, Colombo: Government of Australia has affirmed its commitment to support Sri Lanka in capacity building and legislative reform to combat people smuggling and other transnational crimes.

UN asks Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate commander of peacekeeping contingent in Mali

Oct 19, New York: The United Nations has asked the government of Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate the commander of the country's contingent in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali.
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UN asks Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate commander of peacekeeping contingent in Mali

Oct 19, New York: The United Nations has asked the government of Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate the commander of the country's contingent in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali.

Pakistan University delegation to visit Sri Lanka to enhance educational cooperation

Oct 19, Colombo: High Commissioner of Pakistan, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on Minister for Science, Technology and Research, Dr. Sarath Amunugama at the Ministry recently.
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Pakistan University delegation to visit Sri Lanka to enhance educational cooperation

Oct 19, Colombo: High Commissioner of Pakistan, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on Minister for Science, Technology and Research, Dr. Sarath Amunugama at the Ministry recently.

Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi calls on Sri Lankan PM in New Delhi

Oct 19: New Delhi: Congress party president Rahul Gandhi, on Friday, called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is in New Delhi on an official visit.
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Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi calls on Sri Lankan PM in New Delhi

Oct 19: New Delhi: Congress party president Rahul Gandhi, on Friday, called on Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is in New Delhi on an official visit.

MP Vijayakala's case to be taken up on December 07

Oct 19, Colombo: The Colombo Magistrate's Court today ordered to take up the case filed against former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran, over her controversial statement regarding the LTTE, on December 07.
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MP Vijayakala's case to be taken up on December 07

Oct 19, Colombo: The Colombo Magistrate's Court today ordered to take up the case filed against former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran, over her controversial statement regarding the LTTE, on December 07.

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