Category: Local News

Postal workers to go on strike today

Due to several demands not being met, the Joint Postal Trade Union Alliance stated that a token strike will be launched from 4 pm today(July 16) to 4 pm tomorrow (July 17) at the Central Mail Exchange.

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I only referred to a ‘handful of monks’: Ranjan

State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake yesterday said there was no need for him to seek an apology from the Maha Sangha as he had not made any statement insulting the Maha Sangha and said he only spoke about a ‘handful of monks’.

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President says new government within five months

Sri Lankans would have the opportunity to appoint a new government within five months and they should ensure that a government of humane, patriotic and clean politicians would be elected, President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday at Nuwara Eliya.

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“They bombed our livelihoods”: Sri Lanka’s tourism firms struggle after attacks

Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka’s most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels on the island on Easter Sunday, killing about 250 people. It had no customers as tourists canceled holidays, and its manager Nuwan Harshana says he took two months leave and a pay cut.

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EU gives counterterror support package to Sri Lanka

The European Union says it has agreed to provide an 8.5 million euro ($9.6 million) package to help Sri Lanka battle terrorism following Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people.

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290 detonators found from a house in Hadigama, Piliyandala

Four persons have been arrested while in possession of 290 electric detonators at Hedigama, Piliyandala, says the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara.

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Panadura North OIC interdicted over missing T-56 rifles

The officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Panadura North Police Station, Prabath Paranawithana has been interdicted on the National Police Commission’s covering approval after two T-56 assault rifles went missing from his police station.

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Our candidate will certainly win

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the presidential candidate they would field would certainly win the election.

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‘Outsiders cannot name UNP Candidate’

State Minister Ranjith Aluvihare says outside parties cannot name the next Presidential candidate of the United National Party.

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NTJ Colombo District organizer granted bail

The Colombo District leader of National Thowheed Jama’ath Mohamed Fawaz has been granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate.

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Father and daughter dies in train accident

A 45-year-old father and 11-year-old daughter died today (15) after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a train in Veyangoda.

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‘Defeated NCM due to post-Easter stabilisation’ – PM

The present government has proven that it is strong enough to face any challenge. This was achieved by stabilizing the country following the Easter Sunday attacks, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe pointed out in Trincomalee yesterday.

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Ravi tells Chandrika to mind her business

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s attempt to form a clique within the UNP would be thwarted, Minister of Power Ravi Karunanayake said, on Saturday, at Kataragama.

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Sri Lanka keen on enhancing connectivity with Indian ports

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is keen on enhancing connectivity with Indian ports using ferry services to facilitate easier trade and tourism, its chairman Kavan Ratnayake said.

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I respect principles of JVP – Fonseka

United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says despite differences of political ideologies, he respects the principles of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).

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Sajith’s wife speaks as future First Lady

Jalani Premadasa, the wife of Sajith Premadasa on Saturday addressing and event said that she appeared before them as the First Lady of future leader of the country.

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