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Heads to roll in Prisons Department

In order to prevent irregularities in the Department of Prisons, Minister D. M. Swaminathan has ordered to make immediate transfers to the heads of main prisons and to promote some of the senior officials according to their seniority and efficiency.

Sri Lanka's ousted PM challenged in court on his parliamentary membership

Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been challenged in court on his eligibility to hold a parliamentary membership and his premiership.
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Sri Lanka's ousted PM challenged in court on his parliamentary membership

Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been challenged in court on his eligibility to hold a parliamentary membership and his premiership.

Railway unions threaten to launch strike on December 26

Dec 11, Colombo: The Railway Locomotive Engine Drivers Union says trade union action will be launched from the 26th of December if the Cabinet paper that was passed under the good governance government pertaining to addressing salary anomalies and the grade
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Railway unions threaten to launch strike on December 26

Dec 11, Colombo: The Railway Locomotive Engine Drivers Union says trade union action will be launched from the 26th of December if the Cabinet paper that was passed under the good governance government pertaining to addressing salary anomalies and the graded system of the railway service is not enforced.

SLSFTA’s effective date should be delayed: Bandula

The effective date of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) should be postponed to ensure the removal of any detrimental clauses, MP Bandula Gunawardana said today.
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SLSFTA’s effective date should be delayed: Bandula

The effective date of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) should be postponed to ensure the removal of any detrimental clauses, MP Bandula Gunawardana said today.

Women for Justice files Quo Warranto seeking to unseat Ranil

An organization identifying themselves as Women for Justice yesterday filed a petition in the Court of Appeal seeking a Quo Warranto order to unseat former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his parliamentarian seat.
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Women for Justice files Quo Warranto seeking to unseat Ranil

An organization identifying themselves as Women for Justice yesterday filed a petition in the Court of Appeal seeking a Quo Warranto order to unseat former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his parliamentarian seat.

CID not in court for Nalaka de Silva’s case

Colombo Fort Magistrate today issued notice directing the CID to be present in the Fort Magistrate's Court on December 19 for the inquiry into the bail application filed in court by former DIG Nalaka Silva’s counsel.
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CID not in court for Nalaka de Silva’s case

Colombo Fort Magistrate today issued notice directing the CID to be present in the Fort Magistrate's Court on December 19 for the inquiry into the bail application filed in court by former DIG Nalaka Silva’s counsel.

President instructs officials to maintain stocks of essential food items

President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed the relevant authorities to avoid any shortages of essential food items in the market during the festive season and to provide the essential food items at reasonable prices without increasing their prices.
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President instructs officials to maintain stocks of essential food items

President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed the relevant authorities to avoid any shortages of essential food items in the market during the festive season and to provide the essential food items at reasonable prices without increasing their prices.

Complaint lodged at CID for twisting identity of Beruwala drug peddler

A compliant was lodged at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today against the false rumors that a close associate of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was allegedly involved in an incident where a large heroin haul weighing 231.5 kilogrammes was seized at Beruwal
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Complaint lodged at CID for twisting identity of Beruwala drug peddler

A compliant was lodged at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today against the false rumors that a close associate of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was allegedly involved in an incident where a large heroin haul weighing 231.5 kilogrammes was seized at Beruwala on December 5.

Motion against President's request to rush SC verdict on dissolution of parliament

Dec 11, Colombo: A motion has been filed before the Supreme Court against the President Maithripala Sirisena's request to expedite the verdict of the petitions on the dissolution of the parliament.
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Motion against President's request to rush SC verdict on dissolution of parliament

Dec 11, Colombo: A motion has been filed before the Supreme Court against the President Maithripala Sirisena's request to expedite the verdict of the petitions on the dissolution of the parliament.

President to open Harvest 2018 agriculture exhibition today

Dec 11, Colombo: The Harvest 2018 Agriculture Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Sri Lanka will be opened today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH in Colombo.
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President to open Harvest 2018 agriculture exhibition today

Dec 11, Colombo: The Harvest 2018 Agriculture Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Sri Lanka will be opened today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH in Colombo.

ComBank Annual Report Best in Banking sector for 14th year

Dec 11, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC was reaffirmed the best among Sri Lanka's banks for financial disclosure for a consistent 14th year, winning the Gold in the Banking Institutions category at the 2018 CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards.
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ComBank Annual Report Best in Banking sector for 14th year

Dec 11, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC was reaffirmed the best among Sri Lanka's banks for financial disclosure for a consistent 14th year, winning the Gold in the Banking Institutions category at the 2018 CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards.

President to obtain SC verdict without delay - MP Wimal Weerawansa

Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has announced that he will request the Supreme Court to issue the decision of the petition against the dissolution of Parliament.
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President to obtain SC verdict without delay - MP Wimal Weerawansa

Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has announced that he will request the Supreme Court to issue the decision of the petition against the dissolution of Parliament.

Sri Lanka's Colombo Port reports 28.8% increase in cruise ship arrivals

Dec 10, Colombo: A remarkable growth of the cruise ships calling at the Port of Colombo has been reported this year. According to the records of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, 45 cruise ships have called at the Port of Colombo in the past 10 months
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Sri Lanka's Colombo Port reports 28.8% increase in cruise ship arrivals

Dec 10, Colombo: A remarkable growth of the cruise ships calling at the Port of Colombo has been reported this year. According to the records of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, 45 cruise ships have called at the Port of Colombo in the past 10 months

SMS alerts to prevent elephant deaths by trains

Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Railway Department has launched a SMS alert service from Monday (10) as the first phase of the project on preventing elephant deaths by collision with trains.
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SMS alerts to prevent elephant deaths by trains

Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Railway Department has launched a SMS alert service from Monday (10) as the first phase of the project on preventing elephant deaths by collision with trains.

Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President

The report of the Experts Committee appointed to look into the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) has highlighted the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.
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Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President

The report of the Experts Committee appointed to look into the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) has highlighted the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

ICC suspends Dananjaya after bowling action found to be illegal

Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from international cricket with immediate effect after an independent assessment has found his bowling action to be illegal, the International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced.  
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ICC suspends Dananjaya after bowling action found to be illegal

Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from international cricket with immediate effect after an independent assessment has found his bowling action to be illegal, the International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced.  

Prez making bogus claims about 19A : JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today the President’s claim that  19th  Amendment to the Constitution was brought in haste was baseless and said it was discussed for months prior to its approval in Parliament.
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Prez making bogus claims about 19A : JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today the President’s claim that  19th  Amendment to the Constitution was brought in haste was baseless and said it was discussed for months prior to its approval in Parliament.

PM, ministers not removed; only functions suspended: GL

The Court of Appeal's restraining order had only stopped the prime minister and the ministers from functioning in their offices and had not declared them unlawful, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) chairman G. L. Peiris said today.
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PM, ministers not removed; only functions suspended: GL

The Court of Appeal's restraining order had only stopped the prime minister and the ministers from functioning in their offices and had not declared them unlawful, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) chairman G. L. Peiris said today.

Railways launches SMS alerts to prevent elephant collisions

The Department of Railways today introduced an SMS hotline 070-4445454 to inform about locations of elephant herds on railway lines countrywide with the help of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.
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Railways launches SMS alerts to prevent elephant collisions

The Department of Railways today introduced an SMS hotline 070-4445454 to inform about locations of elephant herds on railway lines countrywide with the help of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace, justice and strong institutions

Dec 10, Colombo: The Government of Norway entered into a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka's flagship portfolio on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 16: Peace, Justic
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Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace, justice and strong institutions

Dec 10, Colombo: The Government of Norway entered into a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka's flagship portfolio on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions project for the period December 2018 to December 2020.

Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President

Dec 10, Colombo: The report of the Presidential Commission on Sri Lanka - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLFTA) has highlighted that the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.
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Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President

Dec 10, Colombo: The report of the Presidential Commission on Sri Lanka - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLFTA) has highlighted that the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

ICC suspends Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya after his bowling action of found to be illegal

Dec 10, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka's off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and has suspended him from bowling in international cricket with imme
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ICC suspends Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya after his bowling action of found to be illegal

Dec 10, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka's off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and has suspended him from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

SL woman tortured and forced into prostitution in Bahrain

A 36-year-old Sri Lankan housemaid in Bahrain has claimed that she was tortured and forced into prostitution for almost two years, the Gulf Daily News reported on Monday. The victim says she survived only on bread and was made to sleep with up to 20 men ever
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SL woman tortured and forced into prostitution in Bahrain

A 36-year-old Sri Lankan housemaid in Bahrain has claimed that she was tortured and forced into prostitution for almost two years, the Gulf Daily News reported on Monday. The victim says she survived only on bread and was made to sleep with up to 20 men every day.

Ex-Malaysian PM Razak arrested, freed on bail

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by the country’s anti-graft agency over alleged “tampering” of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit report, Channel News Asia reported a short while ago.
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Ex-Malaysian PM Razak arrested, freed on bail

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by the country’s anti-graft agency over alleged “tampering” of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit report, Channel News Asia reported a short while ago.

Ranil won’t be PM even confidence motion passed: PHU

United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe would not be appointed as the Prime Minster even if the confidence motion would be passed in Parliament, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said today.
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Ranil won’t be PM even confidence motion passed: PHU

United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe would not be appointed as the Prime Minster even if the confidence motion would be passed in Parliament, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said today.

Museum in Los Angeles to present exhibition on Sri Lanka

The first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by a US museum-The Jewelled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka-would be presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Art Daily reported on Monday.
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Museum in Los Angeles to present exhibition on Sri Lanka

The first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by a US museum-The Jewelled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka-would be presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Art Daily reported on Monday.

Sri Lanka President ready to accept the top court verdict with respect

Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says he will accept the Supreme Court's verdict with respect and take future political decisions accordingly in the best interest of the country.
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Sri Lanka President ready to accept the top court verdict with respect

Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says he will accept the Supreme Court's verdict with respect and take future political decisions accordingly in the best interest of the country.

Sri Lanka tea estate workers continue strike for the seventh day

Dec 10, Colombo: The strike launched by tea estate workers demanding the plantation companies to increase their basic daily wage up to Rs. 1000 continued for the seventh day today throughout the estate sector.
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Sri Lanka tea estate workers continue strike for the seventh day

Dec 10, Colombo: The strike launched by tea estate workers demanding the plantation companies to increase their basic daily wage up to Rs. 1000 continued for the seventh day today throughout the estate sector.

FR petition filed in Supreme Court challenging Speaker's decision to convene parliament

Dec 10, Colombo: A Fundamental Rights petition filed before Supreme Court challenging Speaker Karu Jayasuirya's decision to convene parliament while the court has issued an injunction.
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FR petition filed in Supreme Court challenging Speaker's decision to convene parliament

Dec 10, Colombo: A Fundamental Rights petition filed before Supreme Court challenging Speaker Karu Jayasuirya's decision to convene parliament while the court has issued an injunction.

Two arrested with cache of firearms and ammunition

Dec 09, Colombo: The police have seized a cache of weapons and a large stock of ammunition hidden in a house in Beruwela on Sunday and arrested two people with regard to the weapons.
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Two arrested with cache of firearms and ammunition

Dec 09, Colombo: The police have seized a cache of weapons and a large stock of ammunition hidden in a house in Beruwela on Sunday and arrested two people with regard to the weapons.

All payments to ministers and their staff suspended following court order

Dec 09, Colombo: According to the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeal, all payments to ministers and their staff were temporarily suspended, a senior government official has told the Sunday Times.
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All payments to ministers and their staff suspended following court order

Dec 09, Colombo: According to the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeal, all payments to ministers and their staff were temporarily suspended, a senior government official has told the Sunday Times.

Five ministry secretaries to be summoned before parliamentary committees for questioning

Dec 09, Colombo: A motion to summon five Secretaries to Ministries before parliamentary committees for questioning has been handed over to the Speaker of House, Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
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Five ministry secretaries to be summoned before parliamentary committees for questioning

Dec 09, Colombo: A motion to summon five Secretaries to Ministries before parliamentary committees for questioning has been handed over to the Speaker of House, Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka said.

Man arrested with fire arms, ammunition in Beruwela

A 40-year-old man had been arrested with nine fire arms including a MP5K weapon used for VIP protection and a stock ammunition in Beruwala, the Police said.
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Man arrested with fire arms, ammunition in Beruwela

A 40-year-old man had been arrested with nine fire arms including a MP5K weapon used for VIP protection and a stock ammunition in Beruwala, the Police said.

Three killed, five injured in two accidents involving same car

Three persons were killed and another five persons were injured in two accidents involving the same car at Mount Lavinia on the Colombo-Galle Main road early this morning, Police said.
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Three killed, five injured in two accidents involving same car

Three persons were killed and another five persons were injured in two accidents involving the same car at Mount Lavinia on the Colombo-Galle Main road early this morning, Police said.

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