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Father and son killed, mother injured in accident

A 31-year-old man and his 3-year-old child were killed while his wife sustained injuries when the car they were travelling in skidded off the road and toppled at Kumdukwela in Ella yesterday.

Attempted bribe to Sports Minister: SLC sends employee on compulsory leave

A Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) employee has been sent on compulsory leave, pending an inquiry, after he attempted to bribe Sports Minister Harin Fernando to include a player in the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team.
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Attempted bribe to Sports Minister: SLC sends employee on compulsory leave

A Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) employee has been sent on compulsory leave, pending an inquiry, after he attempted to bribe Sports Minister Harin Fernando to include a player in the Sri Lanka ‘A’ Team.

Contempt case against Sarath Silva: SC defers case for February 7

The Supreme Court today deferred for February 7, the contempt of court petition filed against former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva. The petition was filed by Senior Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Prof. Hewa Waduge Cyril and Senior Prof. Prashantha G
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Contempt case against Sarath Silva: SC defers case for February 7

The Supreme Court today deferred for February 7, the contempt of court petition filed against former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva. The petition was filed by Senior Prof. Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Prof. Hewa Waduge Cyril and Senior Prof. Prashantha Gunawardena.

Court orders to detain five suspects arrested with heroin

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today permitted the Police Narcotics Bureau to detain the five suspects who were arrested with 95.88 kgs of heroin worth more than Rs.1 billion in Kollupitiya yesterday.
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Court orders to detain five suspects arrested with heroin

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today permitted the Police Narcotics Bureau to detain the five suspects who were arrested with 95.88 kgs of heroin worth more than Rs.1 billion in Kollupitiya yesterday.

Suspending MPs without taking legal action useless: Deputy Speaker

Deputy Speaker J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri said simply suspending MPs who misbehaved in Parliament in November last year would be useless if no legal action was taken against them. 
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Suspending MPs without taking legal action useless: Deputy Speaker

Deputy Speaker J. M. Ananda Kumarasiri said simply suspending MPs who misbehaved in Parliament in November last year would be useless if no legal action was taken against them. 

Two killed, three injured in Pothanegama accident

A mother and daughter were killed when the three-wheeler they were travelling in had collided with a cab on the Anuradhapura Puttalam New Road in Pothanegama, Anuradhapura this morning, the Police said.
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Two killed, three injured in Pothanegama accident

A mother and daughter were killed when the three-wheeler they were travelling in had collided with a cab on the Anuradhapura Puttalam New Road in Pothanegama, Anuradhapura this morning, the Police said.

Celebrating entrepreneurship: Hatch launches with a masterclass in start-up culture

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's promising young start-up ecosystem is set to accelerate into a new phase of growth with the upcoming grand opening of Hatch Colombo - the island's largest co-working office space, business incubator and accelerator designed for st
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Celebrating entrepreneurship: Hatch launches with a masterclass in start-up culture

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's promising young start-up ecosystem is set to accelerate into a new phase of growth with the upcoming grand opening of Hatch Colombo - the island's largest co-working office space, business incubator and accelerator designed for start-ups.

Education Minister bans practice of collecting money from parents for school activities

Jan 23, Colombo: The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed to take immediate steps to stop collecting money from parents for activities at schools.
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Education Minister bans practice of collecting money from parents for school activities

Jan 23, Colombo: The Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed to take immediate steps to stop collecting money from parents for activities at schools.

Sri Lankan President to commence working visit to Singapore today

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan Maithripala Sirisena will make a three-day working visit to Singapore from January 23-25, to attend the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific, the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
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Sri Lankan President to commence working visit to Singapore today

Jan 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan Maithripala Sirisena will make a three-day working visit to Singapore from January 23-25, to attend the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific, the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

Drug-related convicts - Talatha hands over list to Cabinet

A day after President Maithripala Sirisena complained that case files of drug convicts on death row were missing, Justice Minister Talatha Athukorale handed over to the Cabinet a list of 18 such prisoners facing capital punishment.
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Drug-related convicts - Talatha hands over list to Cabinet

A day after President Maithripala Sirisena complained that case files of drug convicts on death row were missing, Justice Minister Talatha Athukorale handed over to the Cabinet a list of 18 such prisoners facing capital punishment.

Another Dollar loan from IMF

Sri Lanka is likely to apply for another dollar loan from the International Monitory Fund (IMF) after the last tranche of US$ 1.5 billion was paid in late 2019, Treasury Secretary  Dr.  R.H.S. Samaratunga said yesterday.
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Another Dollar loan from IMF

Sri Lanka is likely to apply for another dollar loan from the International Monitory Fund (IMF) after the last tranche of US$ 1.5 billion was paid in late 2019, Treasury Secretary  Dr.  R.H.S. Samaratunga said yesterday.

Army Nalaka, wife arrested in Peliyagoda

Two suspects including an accomplice of prominent gangster 'Welle Saranga' have been arrested by the Peliyagoda Division Crimes officers in connection with a robbery and an attempted murder.
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Army Nalaka, wife arrested in Peliyagoda

Two suspects including an accomplice of prominent gangster 'Welle Saranga' have been arrested by the Peliyagoda Division Crimes officers in connection with a robbery and an attempted murder.

Sri Lanka handlooms to go hi-tech after decades

Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's textile and handlooms sector gets a major upgrade this year after many decades when a global technology platform used in complex patterns is presented to domestic craftsmen and designers this year.
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Sri Lanka handlooms to go hi-tech after decades

Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's textile and handlooms sector gets a major upgrade this year after many decades when a global technology platform used in complex patterns is presented to domestic craftsmen and designers this year.

Gota Case - Special HC has no jurisdiction: Defence

Raising a preliminary objection in the case filed against former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa the Defense said today the Special High Court had no jurisdiction to hear the case under the Judicature (Amendment) Act.
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Gota Case - Special HC has no jurisdiction: Defence

Raising a preliminary objection in the case filed against former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa the Defense said today the Special High Court had no jurisdiction to hear the case under the Judicature (Amendment) Act.

Found guilty by presidential commissions - UPFA, JVP asks what action taken

The UPFA and the JVP today asked what action had been taken against the politicians found guilty by Presidential Commissions in cases such as the Bond Scam, Batalanda and by the Special Presidential Commission on major financial crimes.
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Found guilty by presidential commissions - UPFA, JVP asks what action taken

The UPFA and the JVP today asked what action had been taken against the politicians found guilty by Presidential Commissions in cases such as the Bond Scam, Batalanda and by the Special Presidential Commission on major financial crimes.

Only a new Govt. can end instability: Anura P. Yapa

Only a government under a new leadership and with a fresh vision can bring an end to the instability in the country, MP Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said today.
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Only a new Govt. can end instability: Anura P. Yapa

Only a government under a new leadership and with a fresh vision can bring an end to the instability in the country, MP Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said today.

Sri Lanka Army releases 39 acres of occupied land in the East

Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army complying with the President's directive to release all military occupied lands to the rightful owners, has released another plot of occupied lands in the Eastern Province.
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Sri Lanka Army releases 39 acres of occupied land in the East

Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army complying with the President's directive to release all military occupied lands to the rightful owners, has released another plot of occupied lands in the Eastern Province.

Committee report on disorderly conduct in parliament handed over to Speaker

Jan 22, Colombo: The report of the Committee appointed to probe the unruly incidents in parliament on November 14, 15 and 18 has been handed over to the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya today (22).
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Committee report on disorderly conduct in parliament handed over to Speaker

Jan 22, Colombo: The report of the Committee appointed to probe the unruly incidents in parliament on November 14, 15 and 18 has been handed over to the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya today (22).

Committee appointed to restructure SriLankan airlines wraps up work

Jan 22, Colombo: The Committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena earlier this month to resolve the problems and restructure the national carrier SriLankan Airlines, has completed its work on schedule and will present its report to the President tomo
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Committee appointed to restructure SriLankan airlines wraps up work

Jan 22, Colombo: The Committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena earlier this month to resolve the problems and restructure the national carrier SriLankan Airlines, has completed its work on schedule and will present its report to the President tomorrow, according to non-cabinet Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva.

Sunil Handunneththi appointed COPE Chairman

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Sunil Handunneththi has been re-appointed as the Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) in Parliament today
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Sunil Handunneththi appointed COPE Chairman

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Sunil Handunneththi has been re-appointed as the Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) in Parliament today

'Sena' caterpillar; Govt. must take immediate action to destroy the pest: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today urged the government to take quick action to destroy the Fall Army Worm which has almost become a national disaster.
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'Sena' caterpillar; Govt. must take immediate action to destroy the pest: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today urged the government to take quick action to destroy the Fall Army Worm which has almost become a national disaster.

Plans afoot to release Duminda: Hirunika

UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra said today she had received information that there was a plan to grant a presidential pardon death row inmate Duminda Silva on February 4.
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Plans afoot to release Duminda: Hirunika

UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra said today she had received information that there was a plan to grant a presidential pardon death row inmate Duminda Silva on February 4.

FCID launches probe into purchasing bonds from EPF money

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today informed the Fort Magistrate that it has launched an investigation into an alleged fraud which had taken place while purchasing Central Bank bonds from EPF money in 2016.
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FCID launches probe into purchasing bonds from EPF money

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today informed the Fort Magistrate that it has launched an investigation into an alleged fraud which had taken place while purchasing Central Bank bonds from EPF money in 2016.

Self Defence - Won't hesitate to use my official weapon: Punchinilame

UPFA MP Susantha Punchinilame said today he would not hesitate to use his official weapon in self defence should there be a threat to his life.
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Self Defence - Won't hesitate to use my official weapon: Punchinilame

UPFA MP Susantha Punchinilame said today he would not hesitate to use his official weapon in self defence should there be a threat to his life.

Special High Court serves indictments against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and 6 others in DA Rajapaksa Museum case

Jan 22, Colombo: The Special High Court Tuesday read out the indictments against former Secretary of Defense Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others, over the DA Rajapaksa Museum case.
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Special High Court serves indictments against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and 6 others in DA Rajapaksa Museum case

Jan 22, Colombo: The Special High Court Tuesday read out the indictments against former Secretary of Defense Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others, over the DA Rajapaksa Museum case.

Cabinet nod to allocate Rs. 250 million to pay compensation to farmers affected by Fall Armyworm infestation

Jan 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has received the cabinet approval to allocate Rs 250 million to pay compensation to the farmers whose crops were damaged due to the Fall Armyworm ('Sena' caterpillar).
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Cabinet nod to allocate Rs. 250 million to pay compensation to farmers affected by Fall Armyworm infestation

Jan 22, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has received the cabinet approval to allocate Rs 250 million to pay compensation to the farmers whose crops were damaged due to the Fall Armyworm ('Sena' caterpillar).

Sri Lanka seeks Canadian and French assistance to face energy crisis

Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development Ravi Karunanayake has held a meeting with the French and Canadian Ambassadors, in order to find solutions to the expected energy crisis the world including Sri Lanka will face in
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Sri Lanka seeks Canadian and French assistance to face energy crisis

Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development Ravi Karunanayake has held a meeting with the French and Canadian Ambassadors, in order to find solutions to the expected energy crisis the world including Sri Lanka will face in the 2020.

Part of Central Expressway to be opened for public this year

Jan 22, Colombo: A part of the first stage of the Central Expressway will be opened for public within this year, the Road Development Authority said.
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Part of Central Expressway to be opened for public this year

Jan 22, Colombo: A part of the first stage of the Central Expressway will be opened for public within this year, the Road Development Authority said.

The Ceylon Chamber signs MoU with Foreign Ministry to facilitate efficient document approval process for exporters

Jan 22, Colombo: A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) recently, for the certification of export related documents through the electronic Document Attestation System (e
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The Ceylon Chamber signs MoU with Foreign Ministry to facilitate efficient document approval process for exporters

Jan 22, Colombo: A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) recently, for the certification of export related documents through the electronic Document Attestation System (e-DAS) of the Ministry.

Sri Lanka releases nine Indian trawlers from custody

Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard on Sunday handed over nine Indian fishing trawlers held under its custody, back to India on completion of repair work.
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Sri Lanka releases nine Indian trawlers from custody

Jan 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard on Sunday handed over nine Indian fishing trawlers held under its custody, back to India on completion of repair work.

NGOs lenient to drug dealers don't realize extent of danger -Prez

In a hard-hitting statement yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena called on NGOs which sympathized with drug dealers to remove their masks and look at the threats the children of our country faced due to drugs.
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NGOs lenient to drug dealers don't realize extent of danger -Prez

In a hard-hitting statement yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena called on NGOs which sympathized with drug dealers to remove their masks and look at the threats the children of our country faced due to drugs.

NGOs lenient to drug dealers don't release extent of danger -Prez

In a hard-hitting statement yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena called on NGOs which sympathized with drug dealers to remove their masks and look at the threats the children of our country faced due to drugs.
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NGOs lenient to drug dealers don't release extent of danger -Prez

In a hard-hitting statement yesterday, President Maithripala Sirisena called on NGOs which sympathized with drug dealers to remove their masks and look at the threats the children of our country faced due to drugs.

Sri Lanka Defense Secretary says law will be enforced against military personnel involved in crimes

Jan 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Secretary of Defense Hemasiri Fernando today pointing out that not every soldier is a war hero said strict legal action will be taken against military personnel involved in crimes.
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Sri Lanka Defense Secretary says law will be enforced against military personnel involved in crimes

Jan 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Secretary of Defense Hemasiri Fernando today pointing out that not every soldier is a war hero said strict legal action will be taken against military personnel involved in crimes.

Sri Lanka Army releases 1,201 acres of land in North to legitimate owners

Jan 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today (21) handed over 1201.88 acres of state and private lands in the Northern Province released by the military from its occupation to the legitimate owners.
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Sri Lanka Army releases 1,201 acres of land in North to legitimate owners

Jan 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today (21) handed over 1201.88 acres of state and private lands in the Northern Province released by the military from its occupation to the legitimate owners.

Two Army officers killed in a road accident in Mullaitivu

Jan 21, Colombo: Two Army personnel have died and four other Army officers have sustained injuries in a road accident in the Oddusudan Police Division, Mullaitivu, the police said.
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Two Army officers killed in a road accident in Mullaitivu

Jan 21, Colombo: Two Army personnel have died and four other Army officers have sustained injuries in a road accident in the Oddusudan Police Division, Mullaitivu, the police said.

SLPP to move court for PC polls

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will move the Supreme Court on a fundamental rights application seeking the conduct of the elections to the provincial councils.
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SLPP to move court for PC polls

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will move the Supreme Court on a fundamental rights application seeking the conduct of the elections to the provincial councils.

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