Presidential Committee report on Meethotamulla garbage issue handed over to President


The final report of the Presidential Committee appointed to inquire into the damage caused to life and property due to the collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage dump, was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena, at the President’s Official Recidance, yesterday ...

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British Defence Attaché calls on Commander of the Navy


The Defence Attaché of the British High Commission in Sri Lanka, Group Captain Frazer Nicholson called on the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the Navy Headquarters yesterday (06). During the cordial meeting, they discussed a range ...

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Department expedites daily service of issuing NICs


The Department for Registration of Persons has taken steps to expedite the one-day service of issuing National Identity Cards (NICs) due to forthcoming Local Government Election, Commissioner General of the Department, P. Viyani Gunathilaka said. Speaking to the Government Information ...

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KKS – Point Pedro road opened after 27 years


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


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


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


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


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


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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