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BASL polls: Nominations submitted for posts of President, Secretary

Four Attorneys yesterday handed over their nominations for the post of President and Secretary of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) for the elections due to be held on February 20.

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.

Prez. should turn his words into action: Ajith P. Perera

Welcoming the statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena that death sentence will be given to those convicted of drug-related offences, Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday said the President should turn his words into action.
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Prez. should turn his words into action: Ajith P. Perera

Welcoming the statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena that death sentence will be given to those convicted of drug-related offences, Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday said the President should turn his words into action.

Basil's Almanac case postponed for March 28

The Colombo High Court’s hearing of the case against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Former Divi Naguma Director General Kithsiri Ranawaka was postponed for March 28 due to a stay order issued by the Court of Appeal.
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Basil's Almanac case postponed for March 28

The Colombo High Court’s hearing of the case against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Former Divi Naguma Director General Kithsiri Ranawaka was postponed for March 28 due to a stay order issued by the Court of Appeal.

SC orders re-evaluation of O/L results following FR case

The Supreme Court directed the Commissioner General of Examinations to appoint an independent team of examiners to re-evaluate the 2013 G.C.E Ordinary Level Examination English paper answered by an aggrieved student and award appropriate marks and a requisit
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SC orders re-evaluation of O/L results following FR case

The Supreme Court directed the Commissioner General of Examinations to appoint an independent team of examiners to re-evaluate the 2013 G.C.E Ordinary Level Examination English paper answered by an aggrieved student and award appropriate marks and a requisite grade as well.

Licences of all 9mm firearms suspended

Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando today said licences of all 9mm firearms had been suspended and new licences would be issued from January 23. Mr. Fernando expressed these views at a ceremony held in Nalanda College, Colombo today.
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Licences of all 9mm firearms suspended

Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando today said licences of all 9mm firearms had been suspended and new licences would be issued from January 23. Mr. Fernando expressed these views at a ceremony held in Nalanda College, Colombo today.

Major and corporal killed, four others injured in accident

A major and a corporal were killed while four others were injured in an accident at Oddusuddan in Mullaitivu this afternoon, the Army said.
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Major and corporal killed, four others injured in accident

A major and a corporal were killed while four others were injured in an accident at Oddusuddan in Mullaitivu this afternoon, the Army said.

SL has highest real interest rate in the region: Bloomberg

Sri Lanka has the highest real interest rate in South Asia at 6.2 percent, Bloomberg said today. It said real interest rates in South Asia are among the highest in the world, raising the
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SL has highest real interest rate in the region: Bloomberg

Sri Lanka has the highest real interest rate in South Asia at 6.2 percent, Bloomberg said today. It said real interest rates in South Asia are among the highest in the world, raising the

Cricket corruption: ICC says satisfied with progress of amnesty conduct

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has stated that the anti-corruption amnesty conduct in Sri Lanka is progressing satisfactorily, the NDTV said today.
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Cricket corruption: ICC says satisfied with progress of amnesty conduct

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has stated that the anti-corruption amnesty conduct in Sri Lanka is progressing satisfactorily, the NDTV said today.

WhatsApp limits text forwards to curb rumors

WhatsApp messenger service would globally limit the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”, Reuters said on Monday.
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WhatsApp limits text forwards to curb rumors

WhatsApp messenger service would globally limit the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”, Reuters said on Monday.

Businessman injured in Weligama shooting

A 38-year-old businessman had been hospitalised when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him at Polwatte, in Weligama, Matara a short while ago, the Police said.
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Businessman injured in Weligama shooting

A 38-year-old businessman had been hospitalised when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him at Polwatte, in Weligama, Matara a short while ago, the Police said.

Major and Corporal killed, four others injured in accident

A Major and a Corporal were killed while four others were injured in an accident at Oddusuddan in Mullaitivu this afternoon, the Army said.
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Major and Corporal killed, four others injured in accident

A Major and a Corporal were killed while four others were injured in an accident at Oddusuddan in Mullaitivu this afternoon, the Army said.

SL has highest Real Interest Rate in the region: Bloomberg

Sri Lanka has the highest Real Interest Rate in South Asia at 6.2 percent, Bloomberg said today. It said Real interest rates in South Asia are among the highest in the world, raising the
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SL has highest Real Interest Rate in the region: Bloomberg

Sri Lanka has the highest Real Interest Rate in South Asia at 6.2 percent, Bloomberg said today. It said Real interest rates in South Asia are among the highest in the world, raising the

HRCSL requests allocation of funds in budget to make state buildings accessible to disabled

Jan 21, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has submitted a recommendation to Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera to allocate funds from the 2019 Budget to make state buildings and transportation accessible to persons with disabilit
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HRCSL requests allocation of funds in budget to make state buildings accessible to disabled

Jan 21, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has submitted a recommendation to Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera to allocate funds from the 2019 Budget to make state buildings and transportation accessible to persons with disabilities in line with national laws as well as interactional obligations of Sri Lanka.

Court lifts overseas travel ban imposed on Avant Garde suspects

Jan 21, Colombo: The Colombo High Court today ordered to temporarily lift the overseas travel ban imposed on the Chairman of controversial Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Nissanka Senadhipathi and former Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Defens
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Court lifts overseas travel ban imposed on Avant Garde suspects

Jan 21, Colombo: The Colombo High Court today ordered to temporarily lift the overseas travel ban imposed on the Chairman of controversial Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Nissanka Senadhipathi and former Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Defense retired Major General Palitha Fernando until the 25th of February.

Police investigate death of cook at Galle Face Court

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) and the Kollupitiya Police are investigating the death of a 49-year old man who had worked as a cook in an apartment at the Galle Face Court housing complex in Colombo.
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Police investigate death of cook at Galle Face Court

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) and the Kollupitiya Police are investigating the death of a 49-year old man who had worked as a cook in an apartment at the Galle Face Court housing complex in Colombo.

Bandula Gunawardena: claim wrong by 99 percent

On 17 October, the Divaina quoted Mr. Bandula Gunawardena as saying that as a result of the Sri Lanka–Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA), nearly 4,000 products can be imported with zero tariffs as per the gazette notification 2069/2.
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Bandula Gunawardena: claim wrong by 99 percent

On 17 October, the Divaina quoted Mr. Bandula Gunawardena as saying that as a result of the Sri Lanka–Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA), nearly 4,000 products can be imported with zero tariffs as per the gazette notification 2069/2.

CMC official refuses to work with female colleague

A top official of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is said to be refusing to work with another high ranking official of the council merely because the latter is a woman.
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CMC official refuses to work with female colleague

A top official of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is said to be refusing to work with another high ranking official of the council merely because the latter is a woman.

It's unclear new draft Constitution will get two thirds in House - PM

There is no need to prepare a draft for a new constitution if it cannot be approved by a two thirds majority, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said over the weekend. He said it is not clear whether a draft for a new constitution would be approved by a two
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It's unclear new draft Constitution will get two thirds in House - PM

There is no need to prepare a draft for a new constitution if it cannot be approved by a two thirds majority, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said over the weekend. He said it is not clear whether a draft for a new constitution would be approved by a two thirds majority as the parties in Parliament have to decide on it.

Govt. mulls holding PC polls with General or Presidential elections

The government was contemplating to hold Presidential poll or General election and the elections to all nine provincial councils in one day within this year, senior cabinet Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.
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Govt. mulls holding PC polls with General or Presidential elections

The government was contemplating to hold Presidential poll or General election and the elections to all nine provincial councils in one day within this year, senior cabinet Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.

UPFA to ask P'ment to help speed up PC polls

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will raise the question of the government delaying the conducting of provincial council (PC) elections in Parliament this week, a party official said yesterday.
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UPFA to ask P'ment to help speed up PC polls

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will raise the question of the government delaying the conducting of provincial council (PC) elections in Parliament this week, a party official said yesterday.

Ex-LTTEr arrested with firearms and ammunition

A former LTTE member was arrested with four firearms and a stock of ammunition by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in Palei, Kilinochchi yesterday, Police said.
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Ex-LTTEr arrested with firearms and ammunition

A former LTTE member was arrested with four firearms and a stock of ammunition by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in Palei, Kilinochchi yesterday, Police said.

Health Minister not afraid of criticism to take decisions for benefit of people's health

Jan 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says he is not afraid of criticism when taking decisions for the health of the people.
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Health Minister not afraid of criticism to take decisions for benefit of people's health

Jan 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says he is not afraid of criticism when taking decisions for the health of the people.

Fall armyworm menace cancels leave for agriculture officials

Jan 20, Colombo: As the fall armyworm infestation has alarmingly spread to many areas in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture has decided to cancel the leave for all officers in the Department of Agriculture and Department of Agrarian Services from tomorr
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Fall armyworm menace cancels leave for agriculture officials

Jan 20, Colombo: As the fall armyworm infestation has alarmingly spread to many areas in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture has decided to cancel the leave for all officers in the Department of Agriculture and Department of Agrarian Services from tomorrow until further notice to battle the caterpillar.

President to launch National Drug Eradication School Week tomorrow from North

Jan 20, Colombo: Special attention has been paid to school children in the program being carried out by the President to control and suppress the illegal drugs, which has become a social menace devastating the entire country and accordingly, a National Drug E
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President to launch National Drug Eradication School Week tomorrow from North

Jan 20, Colombo: Special attention has been paid to school children in the program being carried out by the President to control and suppress the illegal drugs, which has become a social menace devastating the entire country and accordingly, a National Drug Eradication School Week has been declared.

Philippines to assist SL to eradicate illegal drug trafficking

The Philippines to send a specialist team to Sri Lanka to inquire on the technical expertise that can be provided to eradicate drug smuggling.
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Philippines to assist SL to eradicate illegal drug trafficking

The Philippines to send a specialist team to Sri Lanka to inquire on the technical expertise that can be provided to eradicate drug smuggling.

Sena caterpillar: Agriculture Employees leave cancelled

Leave off all agriculture officers and employees engaged in the Agrarian Services had been cancelled with effect from January 21 until further notice in order to control the Sena caterpillar (Army Worm) which had spread to all parts of the country, Director G
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Sena caterpillar: Agriculture Employees leave cancelled

Leave off all agriculture officers and employees engaged in the Agrarian Services had been cancelled with effect from January 21 until further notice in order to control the Sena caterpillar (Army Worm) which had spread to all parts of the country, Director General of Agriculture Dr W.M.W. Weerakoon said.

Police arrest 21 youths with drugs on pilgrimage to Sri Pada

Jan 20, Colombo: The police have arrested 21 youths who were engaged in a pilgrimage to the sacred Sri Pada mountain with drugs in their possession.
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Police arrest 21 youths with drugs on pilgrimage to Sri Pada

Jan 20, Colombo: The police have arrested 21 youths who were engaged in a pilgrimage to the sacred Sri Pada mountain with drugs in their possession.

Public Health Inspectors to launch token strike on Monday

Jan 20, Colombo: Public Health Inspectors of Sri Lanka are due to launch an island wide strike Monday (21), the President of the Public Health Inspectors Union of Sri Lanka Upul Rohana said.
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Public Health Inspectors to launch token strike on Monday

Jan 20, Colombo: Public Health Inspectors of Sri Lanka are due to launch an island wide strike Monday (21), the President of the Public Health Inspectors Union of Sri Lanka Upul Rohana said.

Car-lorry collision kills six people in Sri Lanka

Jan 20, Colombo: Six people have died when a car traveling towards Chilaw on the Colombo-Chilaw road collided with a lorry transporting fish near the Nainamadama Bridge at Wennappuwa at pre-dawn hours of Sunday.
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Car-lorry collision kills six people in Sri Lanka

Jan 20, Colombo: Six people have died when a car traveling towards Chilaw on the Colombo-Chilaw road collided with a lorry transporting fish near the Nainamadama Bridge at Wennappuwa at pre-dawn hours of Sunday.

Update: Six killed, three injured in accident in Wennappuwa

Six people were killed and three others were injured when a car they were travelling in collided with a lorry near the Nainamadama Bridge in Wennappuwa on the Colombo- Chilaw Main Road early this morning, Police said.
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Update: Six killed, three injured in accident in Wennappuwa

Six people were killed and three others were injured when a car they were travelling in collided with a lorry near the Nainamadama Bridge in Wennappuwa on the Colombo- Chilaw Main Road early this morning, Police said.

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