Traffic congestion in Pelawatte due to protest by principals

A protest by principals was held in front of the Ministry of Education today (January 12).

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Colombo Port Eastern Terminal work begins today

The construction of the second phase of the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo Port will commence today under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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JVP challenges Government to tell people why it put off local polls

The JVP yesterday (11) urged the government to tell the people why it had postponed the local government elections by one year.

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Ranjan Ramanayake permitted to pursue external degree

Former SJB MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who is currently detained at the Welikada Prison, has been given permission to follow a degree programme at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL)

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Hand grenade found in church premises in Borella

Police said that a hand grenade has been found from the premises of All Saints’ Church  Borella located opposite the Welikada Prison.

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People’s Bank of Sri Lanka removed from Chinese Embassy blacklist

The People’s Bank of Sri Lanka has been removed from the blacklist of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of People’s Republic of China.

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Animal Welfare Bill to be gazetted

The Cabinet of Ministers have given their consent to gazette the Animal Welfare Bill and submit it to Parliament for approval.

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Sri Lanka Government to import 300,000 metric tons of rice

The Government has decided to import 200,000 metric tons of Nadu Rice to ensure the availability of required rice consignments in the open market.

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Woman commits suicide after jumping from CID building

A 46-year old woman who was arrested over an alleged financial fraud of Rs. 60 million, committed suicide by jumping out the fifth floor of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) building, the police said.

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Gazette issued extending terms of Local Government Institutions

Terms of Municipal Councils, Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas have been extended until the 19th of March, 2023.

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Institutional and legal framework of 10 ministries revised

An Extraordinary Gazette notification has been issued amending the institutional and legal framework of 10 Cabinet and State ministries.

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Four Government aid agreements signed during Chinese FM’s visit

Four government aid agreements were signed during the visit of the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, to support the Sri Lankan people, the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka said.

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Power cut schedule announced

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has announced schedule for possible power cuts in the future.

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Find solutions to power crisis without disrupting lives of people – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stressed that steps should be taken to find a solution to the power crisis without disrupting the lives of the people.

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Another male body found floating in canal in Kolonnawa

Another male body was found floating in a canal near the Kolonnawa Petroleum Storage Terminals today (January 10).

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Bodies of two unidentified males found on beach

Two bodies of unidentified males have been found on the coastline between Bambalapitiya and Wellawatte, the police said today (January 10).

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