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12 killed, 69 injured in road accidents during 12-hour period

At least 12 people were killed and 69 injured in accidents countrywide on the National New Year's Day, the Police said today.They said 12 fatal accidents were reported during the 12-hour period between Saturday 6.00 pm and Sunday 6.00 am whil

Exhaust emission limits, safety: Vehicle importers to strictly adhere to Gazette notifications

The government by two gazette notifications has called on vehicle importers to ensure the permissible vehicular exhaust emission limits of every motor vehicle imported or assembled or manufactured locally are adhered to with effect from last Sunday (15).
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Exhaust emission limits, safety: Vehicle importers to strictly adhere to Gazette notifications

The government by two gazette notifications has called on vehicle importers to ensure the permissible vehicular exhaust emission limits of every motor vehicle imported or assembled or manufactured locally are adhered to with effect from last Sunday (15).

Buildings not meeting DSA standard to be demolished: DMC

The buildings older than 25 years belonging to the State or private, should have to be demolished if they fail in the Detailed Structural Assessment (DSA) Report, Disaster Management Ministry Secretary N.A. Sisira Kumara said.
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Buildings not meeting DSA standard to be demolished: DMC

The buildings older than 25 years belonging to the State or private, should have to be demolished if they fail in the Detailed Structural Assessment (DSA) Report, Disaster Management Ministry Secretary N.A. Sisira Kumara said.

Tug-O-War between two govt. entities threatens supply of power in South

As a result of a Tug-O-War taking place between the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) over the purchase of power from a private power supplier, Ace Power that is based in Embilipitiya, a crisis situation h
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Tug-O-War between two govt. entities threatens supply of power in South

As a result of a Tug-O-War taking place between the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) over the purchase of power from a private power supplier, Ace Power that is based in Embilipitiya, a crisis situation has arisen with regard to the supply of power to the Southern Province.

Kerala ganja smuggling: Govt. to curb menace together with India

In the wake of an increase in activities involving Kerala ganja smuggling, the government is planning to engage the Indian authorities to curb the menace, a Minister said yesterday.
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Kerala ganja smuggling: Govt. to curb menace together with India

In the wake of an increase in activities involving Kerala ganja smuggling, the government is planning to engage the Indian authorities to curb the menace, a Minister said yesterday.

Appointing Dinesh Opposition Leader: 70 MPs led by JO to meet Speaker today

A joint opposition-led coalition of 70 parliamentarians are due to meet Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this afternoon to request the appointment of MP Dinesh Gunawardane as the Opposition Leader in Parliament, an MP said yesterday.
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Appointing Dinesh Opposition Leader: 70 MPs led by JO to meet Speaker today

A joint opposition-led coalition of 70 parliamentarians are due to meet Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this afternoon to request the appointment of MP Dinesh Gunawardane as the Opposition Leader in Parliament, an MP said yesterday.

There was no secret pact with Singapore, Minister Malik Samarawickrama dispels myths about Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA

July 17, Colombo: There was no secret pact with Singapore and the Singapore - Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement was crafted with extensive stakeholder consultations, Sri Lanka's Minister of development strategies and international trade Malik Samarawickrema sai
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There was no secret pact with Singapore, Minister Malik Samarawickrama dispels myths about Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA

July 17, Colombo: There was no secret pact with Singapore and the Singapore - Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement was crafted with extensive stakeholder consultations, Sri Lanka's Minister of development strategies and international trade Malik Samarawickrema said in parliament today.

Sri Lanka Cricket team donates medicines worth Rs. 1 million to Apeksha (Cancer) Hospital

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket donated medicines worth Rs. 1 million to the Apeksha (Cancer) Hospital in Maharagama this evening.
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Sri Lanka Cricket team donates medicines worth Rs. 1 million to Apeksha (Cancer) Hospital

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket donated medicines worth Rs. 1 million to the Apeksha (Cancer) Hospital in Maharagama this evening.

Four including father arrested for giving alcohol to infant

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested a father and three others for cruelty to a child following an investigation into a video appeared in social media which showed the father feeding his 13-mnth old son what appeared to be alcohol from a bottle.
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Four including father arrested for giving alcohol to infant

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested a father and three others for cruelty to a child following an investigation into a video appeared in social media which showed the father feeding his 13-mnth old son what appeared to be alcohol from a bottle.

Welikada prison massacre firearms to be tested again, suspects further remanded until July 31

July 17, Colombo: Colombo Magistrate Court today ordered Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to send the firearms used during the Welikada Prison riot which killed 27 inmates in 2012, to the Government Analysts for re-testing and further remanded the tw
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Welikada prison massacre firearms to be tested again, suspects further remanded until July 31

July 17, Colombo: Colombo Magistrate Court today ordered Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to send the firearms used during the Welikada Prison riot which killed 27 inmates in 2012, to the Government Analysts for re-testing and further remanded the two suspect.

Sri Lanka wins historic export judgement in the U.S. trade court

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka has won the first ever revocation of countervailing duty imposed in the United States for a Lankan export, thanks to the continued pursuit of the Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiud
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Sri Lanka wins historic export judgement in the U.S. trade court

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka has won the first ever revocation of countervailing duty imposed in the United States for a Lankan export, thanks to the continued pursuit of the Department of Commerce of Sri Lanka, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.

Church of Ceylon says no to death penalty

The Church of Ceylon (Anglican Church) on Monday said it was against the death penalty and instead called on the government to vigorously combat drug smuggling and distribution at all levels in the society.
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Church of Ceylon says no to death penalty

The Church of Ceylon (Anglican Church) on Monday said it was against the death penalty and instead called on the government to vigorously combat drug smuggling and distribution at all levels in the society.

Special program launched to update websites of all Divisional and District Secretariats

July 17, Colombo: A special program has been launched under the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's instructions to update the websites of all the government divisional and district secretariats.
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Special program launched to update websites of all Divisional and District Secretariats

July 17, Colombo: A special program has been launched under the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's instructions to update the websites of all the government divisional and district secretariats.

Engineering Faculty of Peradeniya University closed indefinitely

July 17, Colombo: The Vice Chancellor of Peradeniya University has decided to indefinitely close its Engineering Faculty from 6:00 am today due to a crisis situation arisen with conducting exams.
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Engineering Faculty of Peradeniya University closed indefinitely

July 17, Colombo: The Vice Chancellor of Peradeniya University has decided to indefinitely close its Engineering Faculty from 6:00 am today due to a crisis situation arisen with conducting exams.

Thai Business Delegation briefed on Sri Lanka's Investment Potential

July 17, Colombo: A Thai delegation consisting of 35 leading entrepreneurs from the Thai Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok visited Sri Lanka as part of the business delegation accompanying the Prime Minister of Thailand on a State visit to Sri Lanka.
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Thai Business Delegation briefed on Sri Lanka's Investment Potential

July 17, Colombo: A Thai delegation consisting of 35 leading entrepreneurs from the Thai Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok visited Sri Lanka as part of the business delegation accompanying the Prime Minister of Thailand on a State visit to Sri Lanka.

Pera Engineering Faculty closed indefinitely

The Engineering Faculty of the Peradeniya University would be closed until further notice due to an issue relating to students sitting for exams without 80% attendance, Faculty sources said.
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Pera Engineering Faculty closed indefinitely

The Engineering Faculty of the Peradeniya University would be closed until further notice due to an issue relating to students sitting for exams without 80% attendance, Faculty sources said.

IP Rangajeewa, Lamahewa re-remanded till July 31

Police Narcotic Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa and Prisons Department Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who were in remand custody over the Welikada Prison riots in 2012, were further remanded till July 31 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyan
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IP Rangajeewa, Lamahewa re-remanded till July 31

Police Narcotic Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa and Prisons Department Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who were in remand custody over the Welikada Prison riots in 2012, were further remanded till July 31 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today.

President arrives in Georgia

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Gerogia to attend the 5th Session of Open Government Partnership this morning. The President arrived in the Shota Rustavelli International airport in Tbilisi, the  Georgian capital, where he was welcomed by the D
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President arrives in Georgia

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in Gerogia to attend the 5th Session of Open Government Partnership this morning. The President arrived in the Shota Rustavelli International airport in Tbilisi, the  Georgian capital, where he was welcomed by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, George Sharvashidze.

Pera Engineering Faculty closed; students on Sathyagraha

The Engineering Faculty of the Peradeniya University would be closed until further notice due to an issue relating to students sitting for exams without 80% attendance, Faculty sources said.
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Pera Engineering Faculty closed; students on Sathyagraha

The Engineering Faculty of the Peradeniya University would be closed until further notice due to an issue relating to students sitting for exams without 80% attendance, Faculty sources said.

Bill to be presented to Parliament today

The 'Office of Reparations' Bill which is aimed at providing legal provisions for the establishment of the Office for Reparations, to identify war affected people eligible for reparations, has been placed on the Order Paper of Parliament meant for tod
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Bill to be presented to Parliament today

The 'Office of Reparations' Bill which is aimed at providing legal provisions for the establishment of the Office for Reparations, to identify war affected people eligible for reparations, has been placed on the Order Paper of Parliament meant for today

Sri Lanka Navy rescues two Indian fishermen drifting in the sea

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has rescued two Indian fishermen stranded in the seas off the northern coast of Jaffna on Monday.
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Sri Lanka Navy rescues two Indian fishermen drifting in the sea

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has rescued two Indian fishermen stranded in the seas off the northern coast of Jaffna on Monday.

Sri Lanka Navy arrest four Indian nationals with 36 kg of Kerala cannabis

July 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan navy has arrested four Indian nationals transporting a stock of Kerala cannabis in the territorial waters of the island Monday.
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Sri Lanka Navy arrest four Indian nationals with 36 kg of Kerala cannabis

July 17, Colombo: The Sri Lankan navy has arrested four Indian nationals transporting a stock of Kerala cannabis in the territorial waters of the island Monday.

Special program launched to update websites of all government agencies

July 17, Colombo: A special program has been launched under the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's instructions to update the websites of all the government divisional and district secretariats.
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Special program launched to update websites of all government agencies

July 17, Colombo: A special program has been launched under the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's instructions to update the websites of all the government divisional and district secretariats.

GMOA urges parliamentarians to test urine for glyphosate

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today urged all parliamentarians to test their urine for residues of the herbicide glyphosate in their system.
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GMOA urges parliamentarians to test urine for glyphosate

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today urged all parliamentarians to test their urine for residues of the herbicide glyphosate in their system.

Take steps to recall UNHRC resolution on SL

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris said today he would write to the newly appointed British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt asking him to take decisive steps to call upon the UNHRC in Geneva to withdraw the resolution on Sri Lanka.
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Take steps to recall UNHRC resolution on SL

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris said today he would write to the newly appointed British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt asking him to take decisive steps to call upon the UNHRC in Geneva to withdraw the resolution on Sri Lanka.

Our relationship which was worse, now changed: Trump to Putin

US President Donald Trump, speaking alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference in Helsinki, Finland, admitted that the relationship between the two countries 'has never been worse' - before adding 'but that changed as of abou
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Our relationship which was worse, now changed: Trump to Putin

US President Donald Trump, speaking alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference in Helsinki, Finland, admitted that the relationship between the two countries 'has never been worse' - before adding 'but that changed as of about four hours ago', the Daily Mail reported today.

MRIA: Proposal before cabinet soon

The proposal to develop the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) into a Public-Private partnership (PPP) with India would be presented to Cabinet shortly, Deputy Minister of Aviation Ashok Abeysinghe said today.
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MRIA: Proposal before cabinet soon

The proposal to develop the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) into a Public-Private partnership (PPP) with India would be presented to Cabinet shortly, Deputy Minister of Aviation Ashok Abeysinghe said today.

On-line bus ticket booking for long distances launched

Bus transportation in the country is to undergo significant changes with the launching of online bus ticket booking facility and with the introduction of high-bred and electric buses, Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation Asoka Abeysinghe said today.
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On-line bus ticket booking for long distances launched

Bus transportation in the country is to undergo significant changes with the launching of online bus ticket booking facility and with the introduction of high-bred and electric buses, Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation Asoka Abeysinghe said today.

U.S. to grant Sri Lanka Rs. 80 bn to strengthen development - State Minister

July 16, Colombo: State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera says that the United States is planning to grant Rs. 80 billion to strengthen Sri Lanka's development process.
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U.S. to grant Sri Lanka Rs. 80 bn to strengthen development - State Minister

July 16, Colombo: State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera says that the United States is planning to grant Rs. 80 billion to strengthen Sri Lanka's development process.

Sri Lanka Minister apologizes for statement regarding death penalty and wrongdoers in high places

July 16, Colombo: Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera has apologized for a recent statement he made expressing his views on death penalty and individuals in high positions involved in drug dealing.
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Sri Lanka Minister apologizes for statement regarding death penalty and wrongdoers in high places

July 16, Colombo: Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera has apologized for a recent statement he made expressing his views on death penalty and individuals in high positions involved in drug dealing.

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