Day: April 8, 2019

Circular issued making Scholarship exam non-compulsory – Akila

The Ministry of Education has issued the Circular making the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination not compulsory, Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says.



H.M. Jayawardena passes away

Veteran musician H. M. Jayawardena has passed away at the age of 69 years, a short while ago.



Maiden run on new Matara-Beliatta railway track sets off

The newly constructed Matara -Beliatta railway extension vested with the public this morning. A passenger train from Matara reached the Beliatta railway station, marking its maiden journey.



Nurses on strike

The Government Nursing Officers’ Association says it will launch a 24-hour token strike at island-wide hospitals from 7am today.



Two more arrested with Madush deported to Sri Lanka

Two more persons who were arrested with Makandure Madush in Dubai has been deported to Sri Lanka last night (07), stated the Police Spokesperson.



UNP will win next Presidential Election, says Kiriella

Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage, Kandy Development Minister and the Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella expressed his confidence that the United National Party (UNP) would win the next Presidential Election due to be held on either December 8 or 9, this year.