Sep 30, 2016 4:06:40 AM- hirunews.lk
MD cordial has commences a new cordial thematic campaign ‘Palathuru Double’ or ‘double the fruit content advantage’ to its demand generation teams. It consists of new vibrant packaging for MD’s mixed fruit, orange, mango... Read More
Sep 30, 2016 8:20:02 AM- nation.lk
The Supreme Court dismissed a Fundamental Rights petition filed by Professor Tissa Vitharana deeming it null and void. The petition claimed that five contestants who had at the General Election held in August last year were elected to Parliament through the National List. The petition was taken up for hearing before Chief Justice K Sri Pavan, and
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Sep 30, 2016 7:33:30 AM- colombogazette.com
The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) staged a protest in Vavuniya today against Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. The BBS said that the protest was staged to express opposition to the
Sep 30, 2016 5:20:53 AM- colombogazette.com
The Government today said that the environment in the Pakistan region is not conducive to hold south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, which was scheduled to take place
Sep 30, 2016 8:13:45 AM- lankatruth.com
Eight persons including former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi, who appeared before court on a case filed by Bribery Commission over the Avant Garde case in which they are charged for causing a loss of Rs 11.4 billion to the state through the illegal establishment of a floating armory in the port of Galle, released on a cash bail of Rs 200,000 an...
Sep 30, 2016 8:02:20 AM- lankatruth.com
It is reported that all suspects involved in the murder of former editor of ‘Sunday Leader’ Lasantha Wickremetunga have been identified by the Police.
According to sources all suspects are members of Army Intelligence Division and they would be arrested soon.
The members of the Army Intelligence Division who were involved in Lasantha Wickremetunga’s murder had been attached to a camp in Kohuwela ...
Sep 30, 2016 7:16:05 AM- lankatruth.com
Shashi Weerawansa, wife of former Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities of the Mahinda Rajapaksa governemnt and Leader of the NFF, has rejected all charges that have been aimed against her when the case against her for obtaining a diplomatic passport forwarding false information was heard today (30th).
She had said she was not at fault as she had not committ...
Sep 30, 2016 6:34:45 AM- lankatruth.com
The Mahanayaka of the Malwatte chapter, the Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sumangala Thera has sent a special memorandum to the President and the Prime Minister say reports.
The memorandum has been handed to the Chairman of Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms (PRCCR) Attorney Lal Wijenayake when he visited the Mahanayaka requesting him to make it available to the President and the Prime...
Sep 30, 2016 1:50:33 PM- dailymirror.lk
Mahinda Gammanpila a former Ministry Secretary was appointed as the Chairman of the Right to Information (RTI) Commission by President Maithripala Sirisena today.
Sep 30, 2016 1:12:27 PM- dailymirror.lk
The Malwatu Mahanayake the Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera today handed over a ‘secret’ letter to Constitutional Reform Committee Chief Lal Wijenayake to be transmitted to the President and the Prime Minister.
Sep 30, 2016 11:05:08 AM- dailymirror.lk
In the wake of four member-countries including India pulling out of the 19th SAARC Summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad on November 9 and 10, Sri Lanka said today the atmosphere in the South Asian region was not conducive for the holding of the Summit.
Sep 30, 2016 10:04:41 AM- dailymirror.lk
More than 11 kilos of Hashish worth Rs.160 million has been taken into custody in Rajagiriya by the Special Investigations Unit of the Colombo Excise Department last night, an official for the Excise Department said.
Sep 30, 2016 6:52:10 AM- LBO.com
The Embassy of the United States in Sri Lanka launched its new website (lk.usembassy.gov) yesterday, featuring a more mobile-friendly layout, with easy-to-access and more locally-relevant news and information. The new homepage will allow users to quickly find answers to visa questions, U.S. citizen services, job opportunities, and business opportunities, as well as latest Embassy-related news [...
Sep 30, 2016 4:04:22 AM- LBO.com
Sept 30, 2016 (Reuters) – The Sri Lankan rupee traded slightly firmer on Friday, after four straight sessions of losses, as tight rupee liquidity triggered dollar sales by some banks, dealers said. The spot rupee was at 146.75/90 per dollar at 0556 GMT, compared with Thursday’s close of 146.90/147.00. The rupee has fallen 0.58 percent […]
Sep 30, 2016 5:58:34 AM- adaderana.lk
After the announcements from Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan, Sri Lanka has become the fourth country today confirming that it will not participate in the annual SAARC summit which is scheduled in November this year in Islamabad.
Sep 30, 2016 4:35:49 AM- adaderana.lk
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key is being urged to make strong statements about human rights when he meets the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka today.
Sep 30, 2016 3:25:49 AM- adaderana.lk
The Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court today rejected a request to issue an arrest warrant for Sri Lanka's former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga.
Sep 30, 2016 2:50:26 AM- adaderana.lk
A school principal has been arrested by the Ella police today (30) for allegedly sexually abusing four girls aged 16.
Sep 30, 2016 3:49:09 AM- newsfirst.lk
Bail was granted to seven respondents, including the former defence secretary,Gotabaya Rajapaksa in connection to the Avant Garde deal. Bail was granted when the case was taken up before the Colombo Chief Magistrate, Gihan Pilapitiya. Each respondent was ordered to place a surety bail of Rs.10 million while cash bail was set at Rs 200,000 […]
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Sep 30, 2016 2:27:35 AM- newsfirst.lk
President Maithripala Sirisena has said that steps will be taken to strengthen rules and regulations pertaining to immigration and emigration as well as laws pertaining to registration of persons. The president points out that necessary steps will also be taken if there remains a need to amend certain clauses. The president made these remarks, at […]
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Sep 30, 2016 2:22:02 AM- newsfirst.lk
Issuing a communique, the Government Information Department stated that the cabinet has granted permission to impose 15 percent of VAT on cigarettes and increase production tax by Rs.5 per cigarette. It also noted that said that the cess tax imposed on cigarettes will be increased from Rs. 2000 to Rs.3000 per kilogramme. The government points […]
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Sep 30, 2016 2:05:47 AM- newsfirst.lk
Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan have been forced to flee following the attack by India targeting militants in Kashmir. A number of people from villages in Punjab were leaving amid fears the confrontation might escalate. Kashmir has been point of conflict for years and has been central to two wars. According […]
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Sep 30, 2016 1:49:16 AM- newsfirst.lk
Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry has expressed that is is a matter of ‘grave concern’ that relatives of 9/11 victims in the US are able to sue the kingdom. The US Congress voted for the law allowing families of the people killed in the attacks to sue for damages, however this was done by overriding a […]
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Sep 30, 2016 1:04:41 AM- newsfirst.lk
One of two lions that escaped from an enclosure in Leipzig zoo in Germany has been shot dead after attempts to use a tranquilliser failed. The male lions, Majo and Motshegetsi, broke out of their enclosure and leapt over a moat at 08:40 (06:40 GMT) on Thursday, before the zoo opened. They were discovered in […]
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Sep 30, 2016 3:51:24 AM- hirunews.lk
Tea production has decreased notably this year, brokers say. Reports shows that tea production in August has decreased by 13 per cent from last year. This is by 3.4 million kilograms. This marks the lowest production in ten years. Till August this year,... Read More
Sep 30, 2016 3:51:11 AM- hirunews.lk
Two new national records were set at the 42nd National Sports Festival at Alfred Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna. Setting a new record in women’s put throwing event, Tharika Kumudumali representing the Western Province reached 15.25 meters. G. Anita... Read More
Sep 30, 2016 3:42:14 AM- hirunews.lk
Pakistans Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will convene an emergency cabinet meeting Friday about the deteriorating situation in Kashmir, he said in a statement. Two Pakistani soldiers were killed after clashes with Indian troops on the de-facto... Read More