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Sep 20, 2017 11:12:37 PM- hirunews.lk
Two tippers collided head-on at Thalahena in Malabe in the wee hours of today (21). Police said that the drivers of the tippers have sustained injuries and one of them was in a critical condition. The accident created a huge traffic jam in the area.... Read More
Sep 21, 2017 12:46:22 AM- adaderana.lk
Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe submitted an interim report on the new constitution compiled by the Steering Committee, to the Constitutional Assembly earlier today (21). .
Sep 21, 2017 12:33:56 AM- adaderana.lk
The National Movement for Consumer Right s Protection (NMCRP) penned a letter to the CEO of Dialog AXIATA Supun Weerasinghe, expressing their displeasure over the manner in which Dialog handled the 3-hour interruption of service yesterday (20). .
Sep 21, 2017 12:50:06 AM- hirunews.lk
Former India skipper MS Dhoni is well-known for his aggressive batting. The Indian media reported that Dhoni is also a good shooter. Yesterday (20) he headed to Kolkata Police Training School for a session in pistol shooting after the teams outdoor practice... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 11:34:03 PM- adaderana.lk
A fire broke out last night (20) at Kumara Veediya in Pettah damaging three shops in the region. .
Sep 20, 2017 11:04:12 PM- adaderana.lk
The GMOA has announced that a series of strikes will be launched across the island today (21), in protest of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine. .
Sep 20, 2017 8:33:58 PM- LBO.com
PC election law amended with hybrid system and more representation for womenSept 21, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s parliament voted to amend the Provincial Council election Act with a hybrid system where both proportional representation and first-past-the-post will apply and also better representation to women, Wednesday. MPs voted 154 in favour and 44 against the rather controversial legislation with only Joint Opposition which is led by former president […]
Sep 20, 2017 11:45:40 PM- hirunews.lk
North Korea has made its first response to the statement made by US President Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly, comparing Trumps speech to the sound of a barking dog. Trump said he would totally destroy North Korea if it posed a threat to the US... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 11:30:27 PM- hirunews.lk
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the current government is using various strategies, to postpone elections. The former President said this while participating at a function held at the Colombo Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium last afternoon (20).... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 11:21:30 PM- hirunews.lk
Bruce Springsteen has detailed a new archival release of a show he performed live in Houston in 1978. Proceeds from the sales of the live concert recording will go toward MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund supporting efforts in Florida and Texas. Springsteen... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 11:12:37 PM- hirunews.lk
The drivers of a passenger bus and a tipper sustained injuries when their vehicles collided in Thalahena on the Malabe – Battaramulla main road, this morning (21). It created a traffic jam in the area and police diverted vehicles to alternate roads.... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 11:11:23 PM- hirunews.lk
The 8-day long strike carried out by trade unions attached to CEB, ended last night after successful discussions between the unions and the CEB management with the intervention of Labour Minister, W. D. J. Seneviratne. After an 8-hour long discussion... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 11:03:35 PM- hirunews.lk
Hurricane Maria has knocked out power to the entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.5 million people. Abner Gómez, head of the disaster management agency, said none of the customers of Puerto Ricos Electric Power Authority had any electricity.... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 10:58:54 PM- hirunews.lk
The Government Medical Officers’ Association says that Health, Education and several other Trade Unions are launching an island-wide token strike from this morning (21). They are urging the government to abolish Malabe Private Medical College.... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 10:48:22 PM- srilankaguardian.org
What North Korea attempting dangerously is to test long range ballistic missiles with nuclear war heads that can threaten America, Australia and other countries. It has […] The post Looming Danger of a Nuclear War: A Total Ban is Necessary appeared first on Sri Lanka Guardian.
Sep 20, 2017 10:44:12 PM- srilankaguardian.org
His motto was summed up in the aphorism: “aram seyya virumbu” (Desire to do things harmoniously), an embodiment of his life and work. ( September 21, […] The post Obituary – Dr. Rajasingham Narendran appeared first on Sri Lanka Guardian.
Sep 20, 2017 10:46:04 PM- LBO.com
Sri Lanka President, First Lady meets US counterparts Trump and MelaniaSept 21, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena and First Lady Jayanthi Sirisena yesterday attended a reception hosted by the United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for visiting Heads of State on Tuesday in New York.
Sep 20, 2017 9:24:58 PM- hirunews.lk
16 shops in the Kumara Street in Pettah were destroyed by fire at around 12.30 last night. According to information that the fire which has started in one shop has spread to other shops. The Fire Brigade of Colombo Municipal Council has deployed 16 fire... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 1:33:08 PM- adaderana.lk
Ada Derana wins the award for Best Investigative News Reporting for Television in 2016 at the Sumathi Tele Awards 2017 held at Nelum Pokuna Theatre today (20).
Sep 20, 2017 10:57:47 AM- hirunews.lk
The third reading of the Provincial Council Elections Amendment Bill passed in Parliament with a 2/3rd majority. 159 MPs voted for the bill while 37 voted against. Earlier, the Attorney General had informed the Speaker that the Bill needed to be passed... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 10:57:47 AM- hirunews.lk
The second reading of the Provincial Council Elections Amendment Bill passed in Parliament with a 2/3rd majority a short while ago. 154 MPs voted for the bill while 44 voted against. Read More
Sep 20, 2017 10:49:57 AM- hirunews.lk
The trade unions of the Ceylon Electricity Board have decided to suspend their strike action. The decision was reached following negotiations/discussions with Labour Minister W. D. J. Seneviratne. Read More
Sep 20, 2017 10:42:03 AM- hirunews.lk
Saudi Arabia is lifting a ban on voice and video calling apps such as WhatsApp and Skype, in a move aimed at boosting productivity and economic growth. The Ministry of Communications said access to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) would be widely... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 11:01:04 AM- adaderana.lk
Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) trade unions decide to call off their strike action after discussions with Labour Minister.
Sep 20, 2017 11:00:17 AM- adaderana.lk
Provincial Council Elections Amendment Bill passed in Parliament with a two-thirds majority with 154 voting in favour and 43 against.
Sep 20, 2017 10:15:04 AM- hirunews.lk
The CEB workers on strike are having a crucial discussion with Labor Minister W.D.J. Senevirathna at this moment. The meeting started at 1pm is represented by all CEB trade unions. A spokesperson from the Labor Department stated that an agreement is... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 10:10:30 AM- hirunews.lk
Parliament adjourned once again, due to a tense situation, just before the vote on Provincial Council Elections Amendment Draft Bill is taken. Read More
Sep 20, 2017 9:41:04 AM- hirunews.lk
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told in Parliament today (20) that elections for Sabaragamuwa, North Central and Eastern Provincial Councils will be held before end of next March. He said this joining the debate on the second reading of the Provincial... Read More
Sep 20, 2017 9:38:23 AM- hirunews.lk
Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Anusha Palpita were released on bail today (20). The Colombo High Court Judge, Gihan Kulatunga who considered the bail applications,... Read More
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