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Oct 19, 2016 9:21:51 AM - adaderana.lk
The Ministry of Power and Energy says that there will be no power cuts from today as the second generator at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant has been restored.
Oct 19, 2016 9:46:21 AM - lankatruth.com
Authorities unable to implement Bibile drug policy
It was stated at the 39th ‘Prof. Senaka Bibile Commemoration’ Ceremony organized by the ‘Senaka Bibile Commemorative Organization’ that the drug policy prepared by Prof. Senaka Bibile has been accepted by the whole world but authorities in this country have not been able to implement it. The 39th Prof. Senaka Bibile Commemoration was held at […]
Oct 19, 2016 9:19:45 AM - newsfirst.lk
Sri Lanka has planned to increase sugarcane cultivation and set up fifteen new manufacturing plants in the country under a two stage project. According to a statement, under the first stage project, the country expects to manufacture 50% of its sugar requirement locally by 2020. The statement by the Ministry of Finance quotes Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake […] The post Sri Lanka to culti...
Oct 19, 2016 7:22:16 AM - newsfirst.lk
Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir of Saudi Arabia has been executed for shooting a man dead during a mass brawl which occurred three years ago outside Riyadh. The prince was put to death in Riyadh. However, details of how he was executed were not given. The prince is supposed to be the 134th person to […] The post Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir of Saudi Arabia executed appeared first on Sri Lan...
Oct 19, 2016 7:12:20 AM - newsfirst.lk
Japan continues to have a problem with labour as Japan’s working population mostly consists of people aged above 65 and shrinking. As a result of this, a robotic revolution is on the way in Japan and some experts predict that within a decade or two, nearly half of the jobis s could be done by […] The post Robotic revolution : World’s first robotic staffed hotel in Japan appeared ...
Oct 19, 2016 6:08:14 AM - newsfirst.lk
A rare lunar rainbow – or moonbow has been photographed in the skies over northern England. Ben Gwynne was out last weekend to capture the moon in all its glory when he happened upon this amazing visual. As the name suggests, a moonbow is the same thing as a rainbow. its formed when moonlight, rather […] The post Rare ‘moonbow’ captured by UK photographer appeared first on ...
Oct 19, 2016 9:13:41 AM - hirunews.lk
The Power and Renewable energy Ministry announced a short while ago that the island wide power cuts will be suspended with effect from this afternoon. Power cuts were  introduced following the breakdown of the Norochcholai Thermal power plant. Read More
Oct 19, 2016 9:11:10 AM - hirunews.lk
The resignation by the Director General of the Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe has been accepted by President Maithripala Sirisena. The Bribery Commission’s Director General announced her resignation on last Monday.   Dilrukshi... Read More
Oct 19, 2016 4:48:42 AM - hirunews.lk
Three days after the burial, the body of the retired army intelligence officer who committed suicide after claiming that he was responsible for the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga was exhumed today. Following a court order issued by Mt.Lavinia... Read More
Oct 19, 2016 8:54:30 AM - colombogazette.com
Theruni Visakya Hettithanthrige, a 12 year old student of The British School in Colombo recently launched her debut publication, “A Chocolate Box of Poetry” at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of
Oct 19, 2016 8:44:55 AM - colombogazette.com
The Government is to have talks with all Euuropean Union (EU) member countries in its bid to regain the GSP plus trade concession. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe told reporters in Brussels
Oct 19, 2016 2:44:00 PM - dailymirror.lk
There wouldn’t be power cuts from today as the broken unit of the Noraichcholai Coal Power Plant had been repaired and was operational from this evening, Power and Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.
Oct 19, 2016 2:06:02 PM - dailymirror.lk
President Maithripala Sirisena today accepted the letter of resignation of Bribery Commission Director General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe, sources said.
Oct 19, 2016 8:03:45 AM - adaderana.lk
The President has accepted the resignation letter of Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Dilrukshi Dias Wickramsinghe. .
Oct 19, 2016 7:55:40 AM - adaderana.lk
The Attorney General today indicted former UPFA Minister Bail Rajapaksa and three others in connection with the case on alleged misappropriation of funds in the Divi Neguma Department, Ada Derana reporter said. .
Oct 19, 2016 8:01:45 AM - lankatruth.com
A group of external degree candidates in several universities including Kelaniya University held an agitation opposite University Grants Commission (UGC) today (19th) protesting against slashing of opportunities for external degrees. They assembled at Viharamahadevi Park in the morning, walked to the UGC and held an agitation. They handed over a memorandum to the Minister of […]
Oct 19, 2016 7:50:42 AM - lankatruth.com
It has been decided to hold a special cabinet meeting after the usual cabinet meeting held every Tuesday say government sources. It is reported that this special cabinet meeting is held to discuss political matters, take decisions and take actions accordingly. Hereafter, the normal cabinet meeting will be held in the morning on Tuesdays and […]
Oct 19, 2016 8:22:49 AM - colombogazette.com
President Maithripala Sirisena has accepted the resignation letter of the Director General of the commission to investigate allegations of bribery or corruption, Dilrukshi Dias Wickremesinghe. Dilrukshi Dias Wickremesinghe had tendered her
Oct 19, 2016 8:31:10 AM - LBO.com
Oct 19, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka is to introduce an industry-wide and real-time IT solution to integrate functions associated with tea in order to improve productivity and quality across the industry. The proposed IT backbone will acquire, store, analyze and report on industry-related data and will integrate the entire value chain with efficient monitoring […]
Oct 19, 2016 1:03:07 PM - dailymirror.lk
The cabinet had approved the establishment of a radial and solid tyre plant in the Horana area with the investment of US$ 75 million, within the next four years, Cabinet Co-Spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake said.
Oct 19, 2016 7:39:31 AM - adaderana.lk
Owing to several reasons, transparency on the corruption probes into the activities of the former government is uncertain, Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne says. .
Oct 19, 2016 6:53:32 AM - LBO.com
Oct 19, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved appointment of the Public Utilities Commission as the regulator of the petroleum industry. “The government has noted the importance of transferring Ceylon Petroleum Corporation to the regulatory scope of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka,” a statement on cabinet decisions said. The proposal was […]
Oct 19, 2016 6:48:15 AM - LBO.com
Oct 19, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved conducting of detailed feasibility studies for five remaining light railway transits (LRTs) with an estimated cost of 300 million rupees. Megapolis Ministry has initially identified 7 LRTs to be constructed in the Colombo district to cater to the transport demand while leaving provisions for further […]
Oct 19, 2016 12:31:09 PM - dailymirror.lk
The Police today launched an operation to arrest beggars frequenting traffic lights in a move to prevent traffic congestion and possible road accidents.
Oct 19, 2016 12:02:37 PM - dailymirror.lk
UPFA MP Kumara Welgama would raise a Privilege issue in Parliament tomorrow over the incident in which Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) officers inspected his residence in search of unauthorised vehicles belonging to the Government, the Joint Opposition (JO) said today.
Oct 19, 2016 6:39:32 AM - adaderana.lk
The Joint Opposition on Wednesday urged the government not to increase the proposed 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) hike. .
Oct 19, 2016 5:52:36 AM - colombogazette.com
The body of the former army intelligence officer found dead in Kegalle with a letter saying he killed journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga, was exhumed for investigations. The former intelligence officer was found
Oct 19, 2016 6:08:54 AM - lankatruth.com
It is reported that the body of I.G. Jayamanna, the Army Intelligence officer from Puwakdeniya area at Kegalle, who committed suicide on the 14th after writing a letter that he committed the murder of the Editor of ‘Sunday Leader’ Lasantha Wickremetunga, is to be exhumed. The body is to be exhumed on an order from […]
Oct 19, 2016 5:51:45 AM - lankatruth.com
NBF opposes ETCA
Signing the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) would sacrifice the service economy of this country to India states National Bhikkhu Front (NBF). This was stated at a press conference held by a group of Bhikkhus yesterday (18th). The NBF also stated that they oppose privatizing and selling state institutions that earn profits. It was stated […]
Oct 19, 2016 5:34:23 AM - lankatruth.com
Plaintiff absent – case put off
The injunction order halting the screening of ‘Usawiya Nihandai’ film directed by Prasanna Vithanage was extended by Colombo District Court Judge M.U. Gunawardena until 20th October as the plaintiff was not present in Court. The plaintiff former Magistrate Lenin Ratnayake filed the petition citing that the film was based on a story that he had committed […]
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