Central Bank bombing: 21 years later

Central Bank bombing: 21 years later

🕔07:34, 29.Jan 2017

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya   One of the deadliest attacks carried out in Colombo during the 30 year war was the bombing of the Central Bank. On 31, January 1991 at around 10.45 -11 am, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka,

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SA breeze past Sri Lanka in first ODI

SA breeze past Sri Lanka in first ODI

🕔07:20, 29.Jan 2017

A sensational spell by Imran Tahir that rocked the middle-order, splendid support bowling by Wayne Parnell and Chris Morris and crafty half-centuries by Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis powered South Africa to an emphatic eight-wicket victory against Sri Lanka

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Oil leaks from Kolonnawa distribution line at port

Oil leaks from Kolonnawa distribution line at port

🕔14:44, 28.Jan 2017

Oil leaked from the Kolonnawa distribution line at the Colombo port today. The oil is transferred from the port via the distribution line to the Kolonnawa oil storage facility. Officials said that the leak was contained and steps were taken to repair

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Suspect in killing in VIP security chief’s house arrested

Suspect in killing in VIP security chief’s house arrested

🕔14:38, 28.Jan 2017

A key suspects wanted over the murder a policeman who was based in the house of the Police VIP Security chief in Polonaruwa was arrested today. The policeman was found in the house last December.

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Two bodies found at two locations in Dehiwala canal

Two bodies found at two locations in Dehiwala canal

🕔14:31, 28.Jan 2017

Two bodies were found at two separate locations in the Dehiwala canal today. The police said that the bodies were recovered following information received by the police.

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Intelligence on alert following plot to kill Sumanthiran

Intelligence on alert following plot to kill Sumanthiran

🕔09:33, 28.Jan 2017

Intelligence agencies have increased their activities in the North following a plot to kill Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran earlier this month, the Colombo Gazette has learnt. Rehabilitated LTTE cadres who have been released into society have been

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Stuart Law named new West Indies coach

Stuart Law named new West Indies coach

🕔09:20, 28.Jan 2017

Former Australian international Stuart Law was on Friday named as the new coach of the West Indies on a two-year deal. The 48-year-old will bring the experience of being a former head coach of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to the

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Trump suspends U.S. refugee program

Trump suspends U.S. refugee program

🕔09:06, 28.Jan 2017

President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred visitors from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks. The order limiting

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Harry Potter actor John Hurt dies aged 77

Harry Potter actor John Hurt dies aged 77

🕔08:59, 28.Jan 2017

Legendary British actor Sir John Hurt has died aged 77 after a battle with cancer, UK media has reported. Hurt announced he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, the same year he was awarded a knighthood for his

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North Korea appears to have restarted plutonium reactor

North Korea appears to have restarted plutonium reactor

🕔08:08, 28.Jan 2017

New commercial satellite imagery indicates North Korea has resumed operation of a reactor at its main nuclear site used to produce plutonium for its nuclear weapons program, a U.S. think tank said on Friday. Washington’s 38 North North Korea monitoring

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British PM May to raise trade, security with Turkey

British PM May to raise trade, security with Turkey

🕔07:12, 28.Jan 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday to discuss trade and security, her spokeswoman said, part of a charm offensive to bolster her hand in negotiations to leave the EU. A day after meeting U.S.

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Mauritania wants to elevate relations with Sri Lanka

Mauritania wants to elevate relations with Sri Lanka

🕔21:24, 27.Jan 2017

The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Nigeria Thambirajah Raveenthiran, concurrently accredited as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Mauritania as well, presented his Credentials to Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the President of Mauritania at a ceremony held at the Presidential

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Mahinda warns foreign investors at joint opposition rally

Mahinda warns foreign investors at joint opposition rally

🕔21:09, 27.Jan 2017

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today warned foreign investors at a rally staged by the joint opposition in Nugegoda. Rajapaksa said that foreign investors should think deeply before signing any agreements with the current government. Rajapaksa also warned that funds of

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Special commodity tax on imported rice reduced

Special commodity tax on imported rice reduced

🕔20:43, 27.Jan 2017

The special commodity tax on imported rice has been reduced from midnight tonight. The Finance Ministry said the special commodity levy on imported rice has been reduced from by Rs. 10 per kilo. Accordingly the levy has been reduced from

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US notes democratic governance, economic freedom in Lanka

US notes democratic governance, economic freedom in Lanka

🕔17:21, 27.Jan 2017

The United States has noted the progress in strengthening democratic governance and economic freedom in Sri Lanka. Senior officials from the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) visited Sri Lanka from January 23-26 to discuss joint efforts to fight poverty and

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President appoints commission to investigate bond issue

President appoints commission to investigate bond issue

🕔15:57, 27.Jan 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a three member committee to investigate the Central Bank treasury bond issue. The President’s office said that Supreme Court Judge K.T. Chithrasiri, P.S. Jayawardena and Retired Deputy Auditor General K. Velupillai. The President had said

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Speaker to obtain legal advise on case against COPE

Speaker to obtain legal advise on case against COPE

🕔14:04, 27.Jan 2017

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament today he will obtain legal advise on the case filed in the Supreme Court on the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE). COPE member Bimal Ratnayake said that COPE members have received details of the case

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Seven officials of Royal College interdicted over malpractice

Seven officials of Royal College interdicted over malpractice

🕔13:51, 27.Jan 2017

Seven officials of Royal College Colombo have been interdicted over alleged malpractices in Grade one admissions.  

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Parliament erupts over recognition given to SAITM

Parliament erupts over recognition given to SAITM

🕔13:27, 27.Jan 2017

A heated exchange of words took place in Parliament today over the recognition given to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM). Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that SAITM was approved by the former Government. He urged

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Galle Face Road temporarily closed at day time for rehearsals

Galle Face Road temporarily closed at day time for rehearsals

🕔11:37, 27.Jan 2017

The Galle Face road is to be temporarily closed in the morning from tomorrow for Independence Day rehearsals, the Government information department said. The road from the Galle Face roundabout to the Old Parliament will be closed from tomorrow till

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