Category: Local News

Price of bread and bakery items to be reduced

The All Island Bakery Owners Association notes that they will take steps to reduce the prices of bakery products including bread by Rs.5 a loaf.

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Ranil to contest upcoming poll from Colombo District

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will contest the upcoming parliamentary election from the Colombo District

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Lack of national policy is detrimental – Ravi

United National Party Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake says governance without national policy will force the country into decline.

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Champika’s driver says he did not drive vehicle that collided with motorcycle

Walawe Mahandurage Dilum Thusitha Kumara, the driver of former minister Patali Champika Ranawakam had told the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) that he did not drive the vehicle involved in an accident on 28 February 2016, Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris informed Colombo Assistant Magistrate, Kanchana Neranjana Silva, yesterday.

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Six including Maldivians busted with heroin

Six persons including 2 Maldivians have been arrested along with over 4 kgs of heroin from Dehiwala & Maharagama areas, says the Police Narcotics Bureau.

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Take immediate steps to control vegetable prices – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the officials to implement a programme to control the rising prices of vegetables with the aim of providing relief to consumers while safeguarding farmers.

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Sajith extends an invitation to SLFP

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday invited the SLFP to join in a coalition with Samagi Jana Balavegaya led by him and contest the forthcoming general election.

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Teachers and principals to go on sick leave strike

All teachers and principals have decided to go a sick leave strike and carry out trade union actions on the 26th of February over several demands including the issuance of an interim allowance circular.

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Foreign secretary Aryasinha meets Human Rights Council President in Geneva

Ahead of the upcoming 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) scheduled to commence  Monday (24 February), Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha briefed the President of the HRC Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger on the decision of the Government of Sri Lanka…

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Military Police to assist police to control traffic

With the increase in the number of vehicles on the road causing heavy traffic congestion in Colombo city, especially during the peak hours, the Military Police personnel will be deployed from today at the main entry and exit points in Colombo to assist the Police in order to ease traffic congestion in the city, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.

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SLMC will form broad alliance with JVP & TNA – Hakeem

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress says it will work to form a broad alliance with the JVP and the Tamil National Alliance.

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Yahapalana power struggle facilitated Easter Sunday carnage – Catholic Church

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, in a statement, in Sinhala read out at churches, on Sunday, Feb 23, called for a thorough investigation to find out why the political leadership and the security authorities had failed to act in spite of having specific intelligence on the Easter Sunday carnage.

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Bus collides with van on A9 road – 5 killed 20 injured

Five people were killed and 20 others injured when a SLTB bus and a van collided on the Kandy-Jaffna (A-9) main road in Omanthai.

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Matara-Hambantota extension of Southern Expressway declared open

The Matara-Hambantota section of the Southern Expressway was vested with the public a short while ago.

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Sri Lanka briefs UN rights official on resolution pullout

A Sri Lankan diplomat has briefed the president of the U.N. Human Rights Council on the government’s decision to withdraw from a 2015 resolution calling for an investigation into alleged human rights violations committed during the country’s long civil war.

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Suspect arrested over a ransom remanded

The suspect arrested for allegedly attempting to threaten and obtain a ransom of Rs. 500,000 from Anuradhapura District Parliamentarian Ishak Rahman, has been remanded till the 5th of Match.

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