‘Energy Conservation’ Project Enters Army Headquarters with Awareness Programme

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Energy and Power Ministry's timely national project to create awareness for economical use of energy for the best interests of the Nation saw its entry into the State's largest employment provider, Sri Lanka Army on Monday (25) with an elaborate programme at the Defence Services College (DSC) auditorium, Colombo 2. Read the Full Article

‘Energy Conservation’ Project Enters Army Headquarters with Awareness Programme

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Energy and Power Ministry's timely national project to create awareness for economical use of energy for the best interests of the Nation saw its entry into the State's largest employment provider, Sri Lanka Army on Monday (25) with an elaborate programme at the Defence Services College (DSC) auditorium, Colombo 2. Read the Full Article

State Minister attends temperance programme in Gampaha

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State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene attended as the chief guest at an alcohol temperance programme held at the Ragama Teaching Hospital auditorium today (26th Tuesday, May 2015). Read the Full Article

Four soldiers suspended over a fatal road accident

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Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva has ordered to suspend the service of four soldiers, involved in a fatal road accident in Jayanthipura, Polonnaruwa which claimed the lives of two persons, with immediate effect. MORE... Read the Full Article

Gnanasara thera released on bail

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The General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera who was taken into police custody this morning has been released on bail, Police Media Spokesman told Ceylon Today Online.


Colombo Chief Magistrate granted the bail on a surety bail worth Rs one million and a cash bail worth Rs 5000, Police said.

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Gnanasara thera released on bail

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The General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera who was taken into police custody this morning has been released on bail, Police Media Spokesman told Ceylon Today Online.


Colombo Chief Magistrate granted the bail on a surety bail worth Rs one million and a cash bail worth Rs 5000, Police said.

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Chinese newspaper issue war warning to US

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The US military has been warned not to meddle in China's territorial disputes or "war will be inevitable".

China has had a long line of territorial disputes in the region, the most of famous of which is the standoff with Japan over the Senkaku, or Diaoyu to the Chinese, an uninhabited island chain northeast of Taiwan which is rich in natural resources.

Last week, the Chinese navy issued eight warnings to the crew of the P8-A Poseidon, a state of the art surveillance aircraft; after it was spotted in the airspace over the artificial chain of islands China is building to bolster its claim to the entire sea.

And now, the Global Times, a state-owned newspaper, issued the war warning amid the rising tensions.

Increased Chinese presence in the region is widely seen to be a sign of its increasing confidence and a desire to create a political sphere of influence. The construction of the artificial reefs caused widespread alarm among its neighbours such as Malaysia and Vietnam.

It comes as the Philippines, which is close to the artificial reefs, has called on the US for a "stronger commitment" to protecting them from Chinese aggression.

Philippine Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin said he would meet U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday in Hawaii to ask for a stronger commitment: "I will ask about the extent of the assistance they will give us, what they can do to help us because right now we are being oppressed.

"We feel concerned about what is happening in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Freedom of navigation, freedom of flight is disrupted so that even U.S. aircraft flying at the international territory are challenged." (The Independent)

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Chinese newspaper issue war warning to US

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The US military has been warned not to meddle in China's territorial disputes or "war will be inevitable".

China has had a long line of territorial disputes in the region, the most of famous of which is the standoff with Japan over the Senkaku, or Diaoyu to the Chinese, an uninhabited island chain northeast of Taiwan which is rich in natural resources.

Last week, the Chinese navy issued eight warnings to the crew of the P8-A Poseidon, a state of the art surveillance aircraft; after it was spotted in the airspace over the artificial chain of islands China is building to bolster its claim to the entire sea.

And now, the Global Times, a state-owned newspaper, issued the war warning amid the rising tensions.

Increased Chinese presence in the region is widely seen to be a sign of its increasing confidence and a desire to create a political sphere of influence. The construction of the artificial reefs caused widespread alarm among its neighbours such as Malaysia and Vietnam.

It comes as the Philippines, which is close to the artificial reefs, has called on the US for a "stronger commitment" to protecting them from Chinese aggression.

Philippine Defence Minister Voltaire Gazmin said he would meet U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday in Hawaii to ask for a stronger commitment: "I will ask about the extent of the assistance they will give us, what they can do to help us because right now we are being oppressed.

"We feel concerned about what is happening in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Freedom of navigation, freedom of flight is disrupted so that even U.S. aircraft flying at the international territory are challenged." (The Independent)

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Gnanasara thera arrested

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General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera has been taken into custody by Cinnamon Garden Police this morning, Police Media Spokesman told Ceylon Today Online.

Gnanasara Thera has been summoned to Colombo Magistrate's Courts for violating the stay order issued by Colombo Magistrate's Courts, banning protests in front of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC). Colombo Chief Magistrate issued a warrant for the arrest of Gnanasara Thera, following his failure to appear before the courts.

Thera was arrested when he arrived at Cinnamon Garden Police Station today (26).

He will be produced to Colombo Cheif Magistrate today (26).

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No more protests in Chunnakam!

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Mallakam Magistrate's Courts have issued a stay order banning protests, demonstrations and processions for 14 days from today (26), Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today Online.

The stay order has been issued to the Chairman of Mahajana Balaya Organization Murugan Kumaravel.

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Caught in the act!

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Dambulla Police has arrested an ambulance driver and another individual for alleged theft of public property, in a raid conducted at Dambulla hospital premises last night, Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today Online. Police conducted the raid based on a tip off they have received asserting that the suspects were stealing diesel from an ambulance, using a rubber hose.


The suspects, aged 33 and 52, are residents of Matale.

24 l of diesel obtained by illegal means and the hose used for obtaining diesel were also taken into police custody.

The two suspects will be produced to Dambulla Magistrate today (26).

Dambulla Police is carrying out further investigations into the incident.

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Explosives found in Puttalam

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An individual alleged to have had an illegal stock of explosives in Samagipura area in Kallady, has been arrested by Puttalam Police yesterday (25) at noon, the Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today Online.

Police added that the stock of explosives which included 40 sticks of dynamite, 50 detonators, 9 Kg of Ammonia and 35 m of thread were recovered from the suspect.

The suspect is a 66-year-old resident of Samagipura area. He is to be produced to Puttalam Magistrate's Courts today (26).
Puttalam Police are conducting further investigations into the incident.

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Sri Lanka Cricket Board of Inquiry appointed

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Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake has appointed a Board of Inquiry (BoI) to probe, investigate, inquire and report on any corruption, abuse of power and authority by any office bearers and members of the Committee of former Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka Cricket Board of Inquiry appointed

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Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake has appointed a Board of Inquiry (BoI) to probe, investigate, inquire and report on any corruption, abuse of power and authority by any office bearers and members of the Committee of former Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). MORE... Read the Full Article

We don’t know who to believe now - Rajapaksa

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that certain members of the government who had accused him of corruption in the constructing of the Colombo Port City project, during the Presidential Election, are now saying no such thing has taken place. MORE.. Read the Full Article

We don’t know who to believe now - Rajapaksa

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that certain members of the government who had accused him of corruption in the constructing of the Colombo Port City project, during the Presidential Election, are now saying no such thing has taken place. MORE.. Read the Full Article

One killed, four injured in two separate shootings

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One man was killed and four were injured in two separate shootings that occurred in Peradeniya and Batticaloa on Tuesday (26) morning, police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

One killed, four injured in two separate shootings

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One man was killed and four were injured in two separate shootings that occurred in Peradeniya and Batticaloa on Tuesday (26) morning, police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Army deployed in hospitals after strike

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The assistance of the Sri Lanka Army has been offered to conduct emergency skeletal services at island-wide government hospitals in response to a request, following a trade union action, staged by the minor staff working in hospitals Tuesday (26) morning. MORE... Read the Full Article

No room for separatism and violence, says Lankan Cannes star

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Jesuthasan Anthonythasan, the Tamil Tiger child soldier who attained international stardom when his film Dheepan bagged the Palme d'Or at Cannes this year, has well and truly abjured violence and separatism, which had marked his life in Sri Lanka. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

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President Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently visiting Jaffna, pledges that the accused in the Pungudutivu gang rape and murder case will be punished even through a special court, the Presidential Media Division said. Read the Full Article

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

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President Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently visiting Jaffna, pledges that the accused in the Pungudutivu gang rape and murder case will be punished even through a special court, the Presidential Media Division said. Read the Full Article

Eight-hour water cut today

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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) has announced an eight-hour water cut from 9.00 pm on Wednesday (6) to 5.00 am in certain parts of Colombo, due to necessary repair work. MORE... Read the Full Article

Eight-hour water cut today

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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) has announced an eight-hour water cut from 9.00 pm on Wednesday (6) to 5.00 am in certain parts of Colombo, due to necessary repair work. MORE... Read the Full Article

Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest in parliamentary polls - report

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Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had informed his close aides that he will contest in the parliamentary elections which are expected to be held in the country in July, a senior opposition member said on Monday. MORE.. Read the Full Article