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KKS – Point Pedro road opened after 27 years

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On the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena, the AB-21 Jaffna-Ponnalai-Point Pedro Road from Kankasanthurai to Point Pedro was opened from yesterday for public after 27 years. The road segment has been closed since the 28th of June 1990. The President ...

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All schools will be closed on February 09

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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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Water Board strike called off

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The strike launched by the employees of the Water Supply and Drainage Board has been called off. Trade union said the decision taken after solutions found for their grievances, following discussions with the authorities.

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Lanka performing well at primary education level – IPS survey

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Sri Lanka has been performing well at the primary education level and significant policy gaps exist when it comes to secondary and tertiary education, an IPS survey revealed recently. It also said that Sri Lanka has been performing well at ...

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A.L.M Nazeer sworn in as UNP MP

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Former Eastern Province Health Minister A.L.M. Nazeer sworn in as UNP Member of Parliament filling National List vacancy created by resignation of M.H.M. Salman.

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One person shot dead in Gampaha

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One person shot dead in Kehelbaddara, Gampaha this morning. Police said two unidentified gunmen opened fire at him and had fled. A 65-year-old person from Udugampala was killed in the incident after admission to the Gampaha hospital. Gampaha police are ...

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Maldives: Supreme Court judges arrested amid political crisis

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Maldives police have arrested the country’s chief justice of the Supreme Court as a political crisis worsens. Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another judge, Ali Hameed, were arrested hours after the government declared a state of emergency. No details were ...

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Two additional days allocated for Parliamentary debate

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The Party Leaders yesterday agreed to allocate two more days for the Parliamentary debate on the reports by the Bond Commission and PRECIFAC on February 20 and 21. The debate will commence at 10.30 a.m. today and will continue till ...

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Parliament to debate the Bond reports tomorrow

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The Parliamentary debate on the Bond Commission report and PRECIFAC report will be held at 10.30 a.m., tomorrow. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya convened the special sitting on the request of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The debate will possibly continue on another ...

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Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Thera’s cremation with State honours on Thursday

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The Cremation with State honours of Venerable Prof. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Anunayake Thera will be held on February 8, at the Sri Jayawardenapura University Grounds. It has been revealed that the Thera passed away as a result of heart failure and ...

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