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Anyone found drunk or disorderly at polling booths to be arrested

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Legal action would be taken against anyone caught under the influence of liquor when casting their vote at the upcoming Local Government election. This will also be applicable to persons who behave badly and engage in violent activities at polling ...

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Maldives’ ex-president Nasheed urges India to intervene to resolve crisis


Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday called for India to send an envoy backed by its military to free Supreme Court judges and other detainees held by the government following the imposition of a state of emergency in the Indian ...

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All schools will be closed on February 09


The Ministry of Education says that all schools in the island will be closed on 09th of February in view of the Local Government elections being held on 10th of February. In addition,19 schools and two Colleges of Education will ...

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MR visits Jaffna after 3 years


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has visited Jaffna three years later today. He has visited there to attend a public meeting of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna held at Weerasingham Hall, Jaffna.

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Australia grants AUD 31 million for Governance Initiatives


Australia and Sri Lanka signed a Subsidiary Arrangement for grant assistance to work together on strengthening governance in Sri Lanka, through a four-year program valued at up to AUD 31 million (LKR3,850 million). The Governance for Growth Program aims to ...

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Parliamentary debate on PRECIFAC and Bond reports on Feb 6


The Parliamentary debate on PRECIFAC and Bond Commission reports to be held on February 6. The Parliament Deputy Secretary General announced this following a meeting held between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Speaker of parliament.

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Roads closed for Independence Day rehearsals

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The section of the Galle road from Galle Face roundabout to the Old Parliament roundabout will be closed for traffic on January 31 and February 1, 2 and 3 from 7 a.m. to 12 noon daily, the Police Headquarters said. ...

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Sri Lanka’s Conflict-Affected Women: Dealing with the Legacy of War


Eight years after the end of Sri Lanka’s armed conflict, Tamil speaking women in the island’s north and east are still seeking justice and truth for wartime violations. Bold promises by the government to the United Nations Human Rights Council ...

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Customs officials seize 2.4 kg gold smuggled from Sri Lanka


In an early morning operation on Monday, Customs Preventive Unit (CPU) sleuths seized 2.4 kg of gold biscuits, smuggled from Sri Lanka, through the sea route after intercepting two fishermen on the coast between Mukuntharayar Chathiram and Dhanushkodi. Acting on ...

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SL beat Zimbabwe by four wickets in one-off test


Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne hit crucial half centuries to guide Sri Lanka to their highest ever run chase as the hosts defeated Zimbabwe by four wickets on the final day of an intriguing one-off test on Tuesday. Chasing 388 ...

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