Sri Lanka s tallest building gets shaky from the start

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Deputy Chairman of the World Capital Centre (WCC), Dr. Senaka de Silva declared that the WCC was one hundred percent a private business, and as such, would be constructed solely with the funding of foreign direct investments. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Bring forth a federal constitution now if you can, Wimal challenges Govt.

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Leader of the National Freedom Front, MP Wimal Weerawansa challenged the Government to now bring forth a federal Constitution, with the Constitutional Assembly being rendered invalid after he and four other parliamentarians left the Assembly yesterday (19). MORE... Read the Full Article

Shooting incident at IDH junction

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A shooting incident has been reported near a fuel station located at IDH Junction in Gothatuwa, a short while ago. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Govt is not killing dogs or cattle – Champika

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Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says that the government did not point guns or deploy the army to resolve the waste management issue and that they managed to remove all the piled up garbage in the city of Colombo within three days. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Australia to provide Rs. 118 mil. for dengue prevention

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Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop announced a major Australian assistance to combat dengue fever in Sri Lanka, the President s Media Division (PMD) said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Ram Nath Kovind elected India s 14th President

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Giving India its second Dalit president, former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind today won the presidential election with a comfortable margin against Opposition nominee Meira Kumar. MORE.. Read the Full Article

NFF proclaims UN official s ill-famed statement a violation of sovereignty

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National Organizer of the National Freedom Front (NFF), Piyasiri Wijenayaka stated that no Sri Lankan citizen had asked UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson or anyone else to probe into the “dark, closed chapter of the terror-stricken of LTTE.” MORE... Read the Full Article

New Inland Revenue Act prepared by the IMF - JVP

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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today charged that the proposed new Inland Revenue Act has been prepared according to the needs of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that therefore it should be defeated. MORE.. Read the Full Article

19 hour water cut in parts of Colombo

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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced a 19 hour water cut from 11.00pm on Friday (21) to 6.00pm on Saturday to several parts of Colombo. MORE.. Read the Full Article

7 arrested over Rs. 3.2 bn cocaine haul

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Seven individuals have been arrested in connection with yesterday s (19) discovery of a cocaine haul estimated to be worth around Rs. 3.2 billion, Police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sarana Gunawardena fined Rs 2,000 after pleading guilty

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The Colombo Chief Magistrate s Court today imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena for failure to declare assets during the two years he served as the Chairman of the National Lotteries Board. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan held in Bengaluru is Tamil Nadu s most-wanted bank card fraudster

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Sri Lankan national Divyan alias Dinesh alias Pulikesi, 30, who landed in Bengaluru police custody on Friday, happens to be Tamil Nadu s most-wanted bank card fraudster who had been on the run for five years. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Court extends ban on dumping garbage in Muthurajawela

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The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the order prohibiting the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) from disposing garbage at Muthurajawela till July 25. MORE.. Read the Full Article

President committed towards encouraging drug-busting officers

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President Maithripala Sirisena announced that a special programme would be launched in order to encourage and render due recognition to officers responsible for drug-related arrests. MORE... Read the Full Article

Goodwill visit to be paid by JS Izuma and Sazanami

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Two vessels under the command of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are expected to arrive at the Colombo Harbour today (20), for a three-day goodwill visit. MORE... Read the Full Article

JO to decide fate of party s future in Constitutional Assembly

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Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena stated that the Joint Opposition (JO) had not yet made a decision as to whether or not they would leave the Constitutional Assembly. MORE... Read the Full Article

Australian FM Julie Bishop to meet with President Sirisena today

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Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, who is currently in Sri Lanka on a two-day state visit, is scheduled to meet with President Maithripala Sirisena today (20). MORE... Read the Full Article

Deposing the Govt. is an unrealistic fantasy - John Amaratunga

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Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga stated that the deposition of the present government was merely a fantasy. MORE... Read the Full Article

PM orders expedition of dengue antigen test reports

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed private hospitals and private laboratories to expedite the issuing of dengue antigen test reports. MORE... Read the Full Article

Indian duo nabbed at BIA over attempted gold smuggling

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Two male Indian nationals have been apprehended by Airport Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) whilst attempting to smuggle gold out of the country. MORE... Read the Full Article

NF Hospital has not been taken over by the Govt. as expected - GMOA

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The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) stated that they would take strict decisions if the Government attempted to provide fake solutions to the SAITM issue. MORE... Read the Full Article

New pilot programme to provide transport facilities to students

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The Government has taken a decision to implement a pilot programme under the “Let s Protect Children” national programme, to facilitate convenient and secure transport for students. MORE... Read the Full Article

Basil is responsible for the North-Central PC dispute - Devapriya

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Chief Minister of the Western Province, Isura Devapriya said that Basil Rajapaksa was solely to be blamed for the heated situation of the North-Central Provincial Council. MORE... Read the Full Article

Government cannot be dictated by ministers - Rajitha

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Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne says that in the past the GMOA gave leadership to the struggle while the political parties followed, but now others are leading and the professional trade unions are marching behind them. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Around 160kg of cocaine found in container truck

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A stock of cocaine, believed to be weighing around 160 kilograms, has been discovered inside a shipping container on a truck transporting sugar to the Sathosa warehouse in Ratmalana. MORE.. Read the Full Article