Legal action against motorists with tinted front windscreens

Legal action against motorists with tinted front windscreens

🕔12:10, 19.Jan 2017

Legal action will be taken against motorists with tinted front windscreens, the police media unit said today.  

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Notice issued on Lanka e-News Editor to appear in court

Notice issued on Lanka e-News Editor to appear in court

🕔11:54, 19.Jan 2017

The Supreme Court today issued notice on Lanka e-News Editor Sandaruwan Senadheera to appear in court on March 3. He was noticed to appear in court over a defamation case.

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Former SLTB chairman Shashi Welgama further remanded

Former SLTB chairman Shashi Welgama further remanded

🕔11:48, 19.Jan 2017

Former Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) Chairman Shashi Welgama was further remanded till February 2 today. Welgama was arrested and remanded over alleged financial fraud.

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Tiruchi freight services hit by new Sri Lankan Airlines schedule

Tiruchi freight services hit by new Sri Lankan Airlines schedule

🕔08:55, 19.Jan 2017

Overseas freight handled at the airport in Tiruchi has been hit due to suspension of one of the daily services of the Sri Lankan Airlines from Tiruchi to Colombo. Daily shipments to Kuwait which were being dispatched through the airlines morning

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India, Sri Lanka to reach decision soon on Trinco port

India, Sri Lanka to reach decision soon on Trinco port

🕔08:47, 19.Jan 2017

Sri Lanka is in talks to offer the port of Trincomalee to India. Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, Colombo’s Minister of Regional Development, said that the decision

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Pakistan tells Sri Lanka it wants stability in South Asia

Pakistan tells Sri Lanka it wants stability in South Asia

🕔08:39, 19.Jan 2017

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told Sri Lanka his country backs stability in South Asia, Radio Pakistan reported. Talking to his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe in Davos, the Pakistan Prime Minister said that Pakistan strongly wants peace and cooperation in

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Switzerland hails positive steps taken in Sri Lanka

Switzerland hails positive steps taken in Sri Lanka

🕔23:37, 18.Jan 2017

Switzerland today welcomes the positive steps taken in Sri Lanka after the next Government took office. The President of Switzerland Doris Leuthard noted that the Government has taken steps to strengthen democracy and good governance. President Doris Leuthard expressed these views

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Sri Lanka deeply grateful to China for helping landslide victims

Sri Lanka deeply grateful to China for helping landslide victims

🕔23:14, 18.Jan 2017

Sri Lanka and China have started to construct the Aranayake China-Sri Lanka Friendship village in Central Sri Lanka to provide shelter for the landslide victims, the Chinese Embassy said in a statement Wednesday. China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang,

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President holds special ministerial discussion on drought relief

President holds special ministerial discussion on drought relief

🕔23:07, 18.Jan 2017

A special discussion was held at the President’s Official Residence today (18) under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena, to look into the preparations at Ministerial level to provide essential reliefs to the public during the impending  drought situation in

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Government will not prosecute anyone practising homosexuality

Government will not prosecute anyone practising homosexuality

🕔22:57, 18.Jan 2017

The Government says while it is against homosexuality the authorities will not prosecute anyone for practising it. Cabinet has rejected a proposal to end discrimination based on sexual orientation because it could legitimise homosexuality, which is illegal on the island. Sri Lanka’s 1883

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Manatunga appointed new Police Commission chairman

Manatunga appointed new Police Commission chairman

🕔22:51, 18.Jan 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed P.H. Manatunga as the new Chairman of the National Police Commission. Manatunga replaces Professor Siri Hettige who had resigned from the post recently. (Colombo Gazette)

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New leasing scheme proposed in 2017 budget to be implemented

New leasing scheme proposed in 2017 budget to be implemented

🕔15:51, 18.Jan 2017

The Treasury Secretary has informed secretaries of all line Ministries to take necessary action to implement all development proposals made in the 2017 Budget for each Ministry. The proposals in the budget which have already been passed by Parliament will be

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One person killed following shooting incident in Homagama

One person killed following shooting incident in Homagama

🕔14:24, 18.Jan 2017

One person was killed following a shooting incident in Homagama today.

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Cabinet approves proposal to cancel VOA agreement

Cabinet approves proposal to cancel VOA agreement

🕔13:12, 18.Jan 2017

Cabinet has approved a proposal to cancel the Voice of America (VOA) agreement. Accordingly the VOA premises in Iranavila will be acquired by the Government.

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EU reiterates Sri Lanka must ratify 27 conventions for GSP

EU reiterates Sri Lanka must ratify 27 conventions for GSP

🕔12:04, 18.Jan 2017

The European Union today reiterated that the ratification and implementation of 27 international conventions signed by a succession of Sri Lankan Governments, are the only criteria on which the Government of Sri Lanka’s application to rejoin the Generalised Scheme of

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PUCSL introduces installment plan for electricity connections

PUCSL introduces installment plan for electricity connections

🕔11:57, 18.Jan 2017

Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), the electricity sector regulator, has introduced a guideline to identify information for an installment payment system for those who are not able to pay the connection charge for a new electricity connection, in terms

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Sri Lanka passport ranked 93 in the world

Sri Lanka passport ranked 93 in the world

🕔09:00, 18.Jan 2017

The Sri Lanka passport has been ranked 93 in the world, behind countries like Bangladesh, Sudan, Nepal and Congo. Germany take first place with a visa-free score of 157, closely followed by Singapore and Sweden which were both ranked second with

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Fonseka says Indian security concerns cannot be jeopardised

Fonseka says Indian security concerns cannot be jeopardised

🕔23:17, 17.Jan 2017

Allying all fears regarding Indian security concerns in Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan military leader-turned-politician Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday sent a strong message that Indian security and geopolitics cannot be jeopardized, endorsing India as a

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Structural reforms to be announced in February, March

Structural reforms to be announced in February, March

🕔23:07, 17.Jan 2017

The Government is undertaking structural reforms which will be announced in February and March, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. Speaking at a press briefing at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the Prime Minister said that Sri Lanka will go

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One person killed following shooting incident in Athurugiriya

One person killed following shooting incident in Athurugiriya

🕔22:14, 17.Jan 2017

One person was killed following a shooting incident in Athurugiriya this evening, the police said. The victim was said to be an underworld member. The police said the deceased was identified as T.B. Dharmasiri and that he was wanted over several crimes. (Colombo

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