Constitutional reform programme launched amidst chaos in the country - MR

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has highlighted some of the 'most harmful' recommendations that have been submitted to the constitutional reform programme. MORE... Read the Full Article

India to supply locomotives, train sets to Sri Lanka

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Indian Railways has got the export order of supplying 10 locomotives and six DMU train sets to Sri Lanka. The total size of the order is Rs 700 crore (Indian rupees). MORE... Read the Full Article

Navy arrests five local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing

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The Navy has arrested 5 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing activities using unauthorized nets in Silawathurai Seas today. MORE... Read the Full Article

Met. Department predicts thundershowers

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Showers or thundershowers may occur at most parts of the island after 2.00p.m, the Met. Department predicts. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka calls for measures to address the menace of chemical terrorism

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Sri Lanka has called for ways and means to address the menace of chemical terrorism, in the wake of Non-State Actors acquiring the capability to manufacture and use chemical weapons. MORE... Read the Full Article

Australian PM plays down US refugee deal concerns

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The Australian government is confident its refugee resettlement deal with the United States will hold up despite fresh fears Donald Trump could scuttle it. MORE... Read the Full Article

Members of organized crime group arrested in Kopay

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Five suspects including a 16-year-old boy, believed to be members of an organized crime group in Jaffna have been arrested, the police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Indonesian police plane with 15 on board goes missing

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A twin-engine Indonesian police plane went missing on Saturday with 15 people on board en route to the island of Batam, south of Singapore, police and rescue authorities said, as search teams scoured the area. MORE... Read the Full Article

Samaraweera calls on Maldivian Foreign Minister

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Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs has held discussions with Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives at the Foreign Ministry. MORE... Read the Full Article

Three arrested for trapping rare sea turtle

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Sri Lanka Navy arrested 3 persons who trapped a rare species of sea turtle in Anthonipuram area and were attempting to transfer the turtle by illegal means. MORE.. Read the Full Article

SLTB earns record profit during private bus strike

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The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) generated a revenue of approximately Rs 120 million on Friday (2), as private bus operators across the country engaged in a strike action. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Former Gampaha PS chairman hospitalised

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Former chairman of the Gampaha Pradeshiya Sabha, Ranjith Gunawardena, has been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following the tear gas and water cannon attack on the protest at the Parliament Roundabout today. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Yellow crossings changed to white

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Inauguration of the national program to re-color the yellow pedestrian crossings as white was held this morning under the patronage of the Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake in Colombo. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Colombo Port City will fill void between Singapore and Dubai - PM

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Sri Lanka will buy more military transport planes from China and seek its help in transforming its failed Hambantota port into a hub comparable with Shenzhen, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told This Week in Asia in an exclusive interview. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka mulls stiff fines for boats violating IMBL

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Sri Lanka is considering imposing huge fines on foreign vessels trespassing into its territorial waters. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Police fire tear gas, water cannon at JO protest

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Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse a group of protesters blocking the road near the Parliament Roundabout, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

President to appoint committee to resolve public transport issues

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President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to appoint a special committee to study issues of private bus operators and to provide solutions based on the recommendations of the committee, the President's Media Division said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Private bus strike called off

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Private bus operators have decided to call their strike action after President Maithripala Sirisena has assured them a meeting to discuss their issues. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Police fire tear gas at three-wheeler drivers blocking road

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Police used tear gas to disperse a group of three-wheeler drivers blocking the railway crossing at Galkanda on the Colombo-Negombo main road. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Fidel Castro was one of my heroes since childhood - President

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President Maithripala Sirisena described Fidel Castro as a great revolutionary leader who set an unparalleled example for true commitment and leadership to the world. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Court issues order against protesters blocking road

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The Colombo Magistrates Court today issued an order preventing any protesters from blocking the Colombo-Chilaw main road. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Five missing Indian fishermen land in Sri Lanka

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Five fishermen from Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, who went missing from November 28, were found off Sri Lankan coast and taken to Kangesantghurai by the island nation navy today. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Kumar Gunaratnam released from prison

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Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) politburo member, Kumar Gunaratnam, has been released from the Anuradhapura Prison after the completion of his one year prison sentence. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Heavy traffic at Town Hall due to protest

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Severe traffic congestion has been reported in the Town Hall area in Colombo due to a protest rally by three-wheeler drivers. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Jaliya Wickramasuriya further remanded

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Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya, who as arrested on charges of misusing state funds, has been further remanded till December 16. MORE.. Read the Full Article