Pakistani arrested with heroin worth over Rs 7 million

Pakistani arrested with heroin worth over Rs 7 million

🕔09:41, 25.Apr 2017

A Pakistani National was arrested with heroin worth over Rs 7 million at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today. The Pakistani arrived from Dubai when he was arrested.

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Freed Sri Lankan fishermen set sail for IMBL

Freed Sri Lankan fishermen set sail for IMBL

🕔23:14, 24.Apr 2017

Seven Sri Lankan fishermen held on charges of trespassing into Indian waters were released and sent back along with their boat today (Monday), the Times of India reported. Indian Coast Guard ship Vaibhav apprehended these fishermen, hailing from Puthalam in Sri

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Lankan murder suspect in Canada testifies in own defence

Lankan murder suspect in Canada testifies in own defence

🕔23:00, 24.Apr 2017

A man on trial for murder took the stand Monday to testify in his own defence, ctvnews reported. Amalan Thandapanithesigar said he had a long-simmering dispute with his neighbour, Jeyarasan Manikarajah, whom he felt was continually disrespecting his wife. The

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G.L says Hambantota port could have been sustainable entity

G.L says Hambantota port could have been sustainable entity

🕔22:49, 24.Apr 2017

Joint opposition member and former Foreign Minister, G L Peiris says if the deal on the Hambantota port was done the way former President Mahinda Rajapakse had intended, the port would have been a sustainable entity. “What was proposed at

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CPC unions suspend strike after assurance from PM

CPC unions suspend strike after assurance from PM

🕔22:14, 24.Apr 2017

The strike launched by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective was suspended following an assurance received by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Workers of Sri Lanka’s state-run petroleum firm launched the indefinite strike today against the Government’s proposed deal with

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JVP to strongly oppose deal with India on Trinco oil facility

JVP to strongly oppose deal with India on Trinco oil facility

🕔15:30, 24.Apr 2017

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to oppose the agreement to be signed between Sri Lanka and India to jointly operate the oil storage facility in Trincomalee. JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the JVP backs the trade union action launched

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Japanese experts submit report on Meetotamulla to President

Japanese experts submit report on Meetotamulla to President

🕔14:26, 24.Apr 2017

The Japanese Experts Group presented their report on the Meetotamulla garbage dump to President Maithripala Sirisena today at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. Head of the Experts Group, Mitsutake Numahata handed over the report and made a power-point presentation

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Marini De Livera appointed new Chairperson of NCPA

Marini De Livera appointed new Chairperson of NCPA

🕔13:36, 24.Apr 2017

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Marini De Livera as the new Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA). She replaces Natasha Balendran who reportedly resigned for personal reasons. Marini de Livera is an LLB Graduate, an Attorney-at-Law and holds a Post-Graduate

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Indian oil operations continue despite CPC strike

Indian oil operations continue despite CPC strike

🕔12:50, 24.Apr 2017

Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) said its operations were continuing despite the strike launched by Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC). LIOC said that if the CPC is unable to provide fuel to the LIOC petrol sheds it will look to obtain

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Bahrain looks to make use of Sri Lankan skilled workforce

Bahrain looks to make use of Sri Lankan skilled workforce

🕔08:40, 24.Apr 2017

Bahrain is keen to make use of the Sri Lankan skilled workforce, the Bahrain News Agency reported. The Deputy Premier of Bahrain, Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa received the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Bahrain Dr. A. Saj U. Mendis and reviewed the

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Lankan maid in Dubai arrested 7 years after robbing sponsor

Lankan maid in Dubai arrested 7 years after robbing sponsor

🕔08:29, 24.Apr 2017

A Sri Lankan housemaid landed in court seven years after she had stolen Dh200,000 worth of valuables from her former sponsor, who had cancelled her residency and made her leave Dubai in 2010, Gulf News reported. The Emirati female sponsor

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Rock musician threatened by politician and security officers

Rock musician threatened by politician and security officers

🕔08:13, 24.Apr 2017

A popular rock musician claims he was threatened by a politician and security officers outside his home. The incident, which was caught on a CCTV camera, shows the politician kicking a traffic cone near the home of NEVI’IM guitarist Vije Dhas before

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PM sets time-frame to offer relief for Meethotamulla families

PM sets time-frame to offer relief for Meethotamulla families

🕔19:53, 23.Apr 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today set a time-frame to offer relief for the families affected by the Meethotamulla tragedy. He said that steps have already been taken to offer immediate relief to the affected families and further relief will be

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CPC workers to strike against proposed oil deal

CPC workers to strike against proposed oil deal

🕔19:12, 23.Apr 2017

Workers of Sri Lanka’s state-run petroleum firm are set to launch an indefinite strike from tomorrow against the government’s proposed deal with India to jointly operate an oil storage facility at the strategic eastern port town of Trincomalee, the Press

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International Monetary Fund gives Sri Lanka thumbs up

International Monetary Fund gives Sri Lanka thumbs up

🕔07:47, 23.Apr 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised Sri Lanka’s economic performance and the reforms introduced by the government. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who is in Washington, said that the IMF and the World Bank used Sri Lanka as an example

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Faizer denies claims street dogs are to be killed

Faizer denies claims street dogs are to be killed

🕔07:43, 23.Apr 2017

Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha denied claims that there was a move to kill street dogs ahead of Vesak. He said that a social media campaign had been launched claiming that street dogs are to be killed.

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Yala harvest may face significant impact says WFP

Yala harvest may face significant impact says WFP

🕔07:42, 23.Apr 2017

The main harvest (Maha) in March 2017 declined by more than half and the secondary harvest (Yala) in September will also be significantly impacted, bringing hardship and suffering, and increasing indebtedness for poor families, the World Food Programme (WFP) said

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Military takes action on soldiers accused in Haiti

Military takes action on soldiers accused in Haiti

🕔07:34, 23.Apr 2017

The Army came under fire last week over its alleged failure to deal with the soldiers accused of rape in Haiti. However the military insisted that all those accused and found guilty have been dealt with, including the contingent commander.

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Key suspect in Lasantha’s killing given diplomatic post by Gota

Key suspect in Lasantha’s killing given diplomatic post by Gota

🕔21:26, 22.Apr 2017

The chief suspect in Lasantha Wickrematunga’s assassination was given a diplomatic post by the then defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa but it was withdrawn soon after Mahinda Rajapaksa won the January 2010 election, fresh evidence has revealed, according to the Economy

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Sri Lanka seeks increased bilateral trade with US

Sri Lanka seeks increased bilateral trade with US

🕔21:17, 22.Apr 2017

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted prospects for increasing bilateral trade and U.S. investment in Sri Lanka at a breakfast roundtable meeting hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce.  Minister Karunanayake was in

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