National hospitals polluting Beira and Kandy lakes

National hospitals polluting Beira and Kandy lakes

🕔16:39, 28.Apr 2017

National hospitals are polluting the Beira and Kandy lakes, Minister Champika Ranawaka told Parliament today. He said that the Colombo National hospital is one reason for the Beira lake being polluted and the Kandy General hospital is part of the reasons

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Parliament debates garbage gazette and Meethotamulla

Parliament debates garbage gazette and Meethotamulla

🕔14:24, 28.Apr 2017

Parliament today debated the gazette declaring garbage an essential service and the Meethotamulla tragedy. President Maithripala Sirisena summoned Parliament to meet today to be informed of the decision taken to declare disposing garbage an essential service. The President instructed the issuance

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Talks held to address concerns on Norochcholai

Talks held to address concerns on Norochcholai

🕔12:49, 28.Apr 2017

Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator, held discussions with the communities that raised concerns on the environment impact of the Norochcholai coal power plant in the North Western Province. Accordingly, a committee of expertise appointed by

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Person found hacked to death in Thalawathugoda

Person found hacked to death in Thalawathugoda

🕔11:44, 28.Apr 2017

A person was found hacked to death in Thalawathugoda today, the police media unit said. The police said the man was found dead in the Thalawathugoda junction.

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Outrage as women send booty snaps to win Sri Lanka trip

Outrage as women send booty snaps to win Sri Lanka trip

🕔08:15, 28.Apr 2017

A surf company has been slammed after offering women a free holiday if they sent in pictures of their bums, the Daily Star reported. Surf Europe was blasted after posting the advert on Facebook telling female customers they could win

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Jaeger-LeCoultre unveils SIHH 2017 collection

Jaeger-LeCoultre unveils SIHH 2017 collection

🕔08:10, 28.Apr 2017

The movements of the stars have long inspired humanity to strive for greatness; to shape matter into forms that capture the essence of time itself. Celebrating this timeless legacy, iconic Swiss watchmakers Jaeger-LeCoultre hosted an intimate dinner to showcase its

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India in doubt for Champions Trophy

India in doubt for Champions Trophy

🕔08:02, 28.Apr 2017

India’s participation in the Champions Trophy is in doubt following a landmark vote by the International Cricket Council that went against the sport’s most powerful nation and means their share of the financial pot from global events will suffer a significant

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UK police arrest man with knives

UK police arrest man with knives

🕔07:27, 28.Apr 2017

Armed British police officers arrested a man carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May’s office in London on Thursday on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism. The 27-year-old man was detained by counter-terrorism officers on Parliament Street, a stone’s

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Germany to ban civil servants, judges, soldiers from wearing full-face veil

Germany to ban civil servants, judges, soldiers from wearing full-face veil

🕔07:24, 28.Apr 2017

Germany’s Bundestag lower house of parliament agreed to a draft law on Thursday that will prevent civil servants, judges and soldiers in Germany from wearing full-face veils at work. The move comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel called in December for

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Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible

Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible

🕔07:19, 28.Apr 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. “There is a chance that we

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CBK calls for unity between Sinhalese, Tamil kids

CBK calls for unity between Sinhalese, Tamil kids

🕔22:53, 27.Apr 2017

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga today noted that there needs to be unity between Sinhalese and Tamil children. Speaking at an event today, Kumaratunga said that while the war was won peace was not achieved. She said that simply winning the war does not

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Mahinda accuses Maithripala of creating a split in SLFP

Mahinda accuses Maithripala of creating a split in SLFP

🕔17:37, 27.Apr 2017

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused President Maithripala Sirisena of creating a split in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). He said that in January 2015, when a new leader took over an undivided SLFP he made no attempt to

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Twenty-five senior lawyers appointed as President’s Counsel

Twenty-five senior lawyers appointed as President’s Counsel

🕔17:24, 27.Apr 2017

Twenty-five senior lawyers were appointed as President’s Counsel by President Maithripala Sirisena today. The appointments were made at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. M.A. Sumanthiran, Upul Jayasuriya and J.C. Weliamuna were among those appointed as President’s Counsel. Others appointed are Daya

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Tissa says he never left UNP, says he is still a member

Tissa says he never left UNP, says he is still a member

🕔17:11, 27.Apr 2017

Former United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Tissa Attanayake says he never left the party and that he is still a member of the party. Attanayake said that he decided not to support Maithripala Sirisena at the last Presidential election

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Motion to deny Sri Lanka GSP plus defeated by EU Parliament

Motion to deny Sri Lanka GSP plus defeated by EU Parliament

🕔16:46, 27.Apr 2017

The motion to deny Sri Lanka the GSP plus trade concession was defeated by the EU Parliament today. Deputy Foreign Minister Harsha de Silva said that Sri Lanka won the vote in Brussels with 436 members voting against the motion, 119

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Malaysia’s twin towers company urged to invest in Sri Lanka

Malaysia’s twin towers company urged to invest in Sri Lanka

🕔16:39, 27.Apr 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena invited leading Malaysian entrepreneurs to explore possibilities of expanding investment and trade and look at the potential of new trade opportunities in Sri Lanka. He stated this when the CEO of Malaysia’s petrochemical giant, Petronas, Datuk Wan Zulkiflee

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Court rules cops can file plaints under Excise Ordinance

Court rules cops can file plaints under Excise Ordinance

🕔16:25, 27.Apr 2017

The Galle Magistrate today said that the police can file plaints under the Excise Ordinance. The ruling overturns an order issued by the Kalutara Magistrate in February where it was stated that the police cannot file plaints under the Excise Ordinance  

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Main suspect in murder of policeman killed by cops

Main suspect in murder of policeman killed by cops

🕔16:02, 27.Apr 2017

The main suspect wanted over the murder of a policeman in Kurunegala last year was killed by the police in Hambantota today. The suspect was killed during an exchange of fire with the police. Two policeman were injured in the incident.

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North, East observe shutdown in protest over missing and land

North, East observe shutdown in protest over missing and land

🕔15:40, 27.Apr 2017

All the major towns in the northern and eastern provinces today observed a shutdown after the Tamil and Muslim political parties held a protest demanding the release of military-occupied land, the Press Trust of India reported. Offices, businesses, schools and

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Special Rapporteur on non-recurrence to visit Sri Lanka

Special Rapporteur on non-recurrence to visit Sri Lanka

🕔11:41, 27.Apr 2017

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence Pablo de Greiff, is to visit Sri Lanka in October. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said that Pablo de Greiff is expected in

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