Police fire tear gas at three-wheeler drivers blocking road

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Police used tear gas to disperse a group of three-wheeler drivers blocking the railway crossing at Galkanda on the Colombo-Negombo main road. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Fidel Castro was one of my heroes since childhood - President

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President Maithripala Sirisena described Fidel Castro as a great revolutionary leader who set an unparalleled example for true commitment and leadership to the world. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Court issues order against protesters blocking road

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The Colombo Magistrates Court today issued an order preventing any protesters from blocking the Colombo-Chilaw main road. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Five missing Indian fishermen land in Sri Lanka

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Five fishermen from Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, who went missing from November 28, were found off Sri Lankan coast and taken to Kangesantghurai by the island nation navy today. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Kumar Gunaratnam released from prison

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Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) politburo member, Kumar Gunaratnam, has been released from the Anuradhapura Prison after the completion of his one year prison sentence. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Heavy traffic at Town Hall due to protest

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Severe traffic congestion has been reported in the Town Hall area in Colombo due to a protest rally by three-wheeler drivers. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Jaliya Wickramasuriya further remanded

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Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya, who as arrested on charges of misusing state funds, has been further remanded till December 16. MORE.. Read the Full Article

SLTB busses attacked; strike causes inconvenience to public

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The Sri Lanka Transport Board has requested police protection for busses in operation today as several busses have been attacked. MORE... Read the Full Article

Three-wheeler operators block Colombo-Negombo main road

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The Colombo-Negombo main road has been blocked at the Galkanda junction by three-wheeler operators who are protesting the proposed increase of the minimum fine for several traffic offences. MORE... Read the Full Article

Lankan couple granted refugee status in NZ after family members slain

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A Sri Lankan couple fearing harm after their family members were shot and killed by underworld criminal have been granted refugee status in New Zealand. MORE... Read the Full Article

Mike Pence, Sirisena discuss bilateral ties over phone

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US Vice President-elect Mike Pence discussed bilateral relations with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, in a phone conversation today, the President's Media Division said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

President says devolution key to reconciliation in Sri Lanka

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President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday made a passionate appeal for reconciliation, saying he was committed to the current process of constitutional reforms to devolve powers to address the concerns of minority Tamils. MORE.. Read the Full Article

School Principal suspended for distributing uniform material

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The Principal of Badi-ud-din Mahmud Girls' College, Kandy has been suspended for distributing uniform material instead of vouchers to students. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Court of Appeal issues notice to Karunasena Hettiarachchi

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The Court of Appeal Thursday issued notice on Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi and several others, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Gotabaya fires back at Mangala over accusations

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Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa today charged that Mangala Samaraweera is the weakest Foreign Minister in the history of Sri Lanka because he had done absolutely nothing. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Railway trade unions call off strike

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The railway trade unions have decided not to take part in the scheduled strike from midnight today following discussions with the President. MORE... Read the Full Article

President to inquire into conduct of the IGP

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President Maithripala Sirisena has requested all who engage in protests and strikes to resolve their issues through discussions without inconveniencing the public. MORE... Read the Full Article

President orders to stop and check all VIP vehicle convoys

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President Maithripala Sirisena says that he has asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to report to him regarding all the vehicle convoys of around 7-8 vehicles traveling at high speeds on the road flashing headlights from January 1. MORE.. Read the Full Article

President praises the services rendered by the Catholic church

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President Maithripala Sirisena has commended the immense contribution made by the Catholic Church for social development and help given to the poor and underprivileged. MORE... Read the Full Article

Court lifts travel ban on Gotabaya and 7 others

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The Colombo Magistrate's Court today lifted the overseas travel ban on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 7 others over the Avant Garde case, with conditions. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Yet another ‘immature’ attempt to discredit me - Gotabaya

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Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa Thursday severely condemned the allegation as 'baseless', leveled against him by the Foreign Minister that his son had lived in a house in America depending on funds from the former government. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan among 8 killed in Australia’s thunderstorm asthma

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A 58-year-old Sri Lankan has become the eighth victim of a rare thunderstorm asthma outbreak in Australias second largest city this week, forcing authorities to issue health alerts. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Bus - railway strike from midnight today

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The private bus unions and several railway unions will resort to an islandwide strike from midnight 01 December. MORE... Read the Full Article

Six school students injured in Diyatalawa accident

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Six school students were injured and hospitalized after a speeding bus veered off the road in Diyatalawa on Thursday, police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Angelo Mathews wins Cricketer of the Year award

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Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been named as Cricketer of the Year 2015 while T M Dilshan was voted Dialog People's Player of the year 2016 at the Dialog Cricket Awards on Wednesday (30). MORE.. Read the Full Article