Category: Local News

Only UNP can envisage tomorrow’s world and create it in Sri Lanka – Ranil

UNP is to be handed over to a youthful team, which will take the party and the nation to a new era just like its founder leader late Prime Minister D. S. Senanayake did, said UNP leader and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last week (20).

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Actress Vishaka Siriwardena passes away

Popular actress Vishaka Siriwardana has passed away at the age of 64.

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JVP urges Government not to allow Chinese ship under any grounds

Claiming that the Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group and Chinese Embassy are influencing the Sri Lankan authorities to accept the ship carrying organic fertilizer shipment which was rejected following the laboratory tests…

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Traffic Police officer interdicted & arrested for assaulting two youths in Eravur

Sri Lanka Police said the Police Constable caught on camera assaulting two youth in Eravur on Friday (22) night was interdicted and arrested.

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Son of Bambalapitiya businessman arrested over ‘garlic scam’

The son of the businessman from Bambalapitiya who was involved in the recent ‘garlic scam’ that took place at Lanka Sathosa was arrested yesterday (22) by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

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Area ASP responsible for corrupt Police officers – Minister of Public Security

Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara says if intelligence units uncover that any Officer-in-Charge of Police stations or other lower-ranked officers are engaged in any illegal activities, action will be taken against the Assistant Superintendent of Police of the area.

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Import of Nano Fertiliser: Herath claims payment made outside due process

Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) MP Vijitha Herath on Friday (22) claimed in Parliament that Sri Lanka had deposited USD 1.275 million to an account of a private company, as payment for the recently imported Nano Liquid Nitrogen Fertiliser from India, violating the due process.

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Sri Lanka to obtain USD 3.6 Billion loan from Oman to buy fuel

Cabinet approval has been granted to obtain a loan of USD 3.6 billion from Oman to purchase fuel, said Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila.

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Announcement on resumption of train services

Inter-Provincial train services are scheduled to resume from the 1st of November, said Transport Minister Pavitra Wanniarachchi.

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Inter-provincial travel restrictions lifted on October 31

The existing Inter-Provincial travel restrictions will be lifted at 4:00 AM on Sunday, the 31st of October, said Army Commander General Shavendra Silva.

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Introduction of Online Falsehood Bill soon

Online Falsehood and Manipulation Bill to control publishing of false information on social media will be introduced soon, Minister of Justice Ali Sabri told Parliament yesterday.

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Expert Committee to formulate Ecotourism Strategic Plan

As Sri Lanka has failed to recognise ecotourism, the Ministries of Environment and Tourism have decided to form a joint expert committee to formulate an ecotourism strategic plan.

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“Doing what’s right is a challenge, Let’s face it together and move forward”

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasises that doing what’s right is a grave challenge and added that despite the magnitude of a challenge, the desired goals can be achieved by moving forward together.

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Lanka IOC increases fuel prices from midnight

Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) has decided to increase fuel prices from midnight today.

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Easter Sunday Attack: Those who used it to capture power won’t stay long – Cardinal

Those who used the Easter Sunday mayhem to come to power will not be able to stay in power for long if they are a part of it, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said yesterday.

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Thousands of students returned to schools today – Dinesh

Minister of Education Dinesh Gunawardena says thousands of children from all provinces attended schools today (21).

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