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Prince Zeid's first visit to SL

[February 07 2016]

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera briefed the UN Human rights High Commissioner Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on the progress the government had made in setting up the domestic apparatus to investigate war crimes charges against Sri Lanka.

 

Only India can check poaching and illegal fishing

[February 07 2016]

Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera is expected to undertake a visit to India shortly, in an effort to look at an 'innovative solution' to the fisheries issue between the two countries.

 

Minister Hakeem off to Turkey as PM's emissary

[February 07 2016]

Rauff Hakeem, Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and Minister of City Planning and Water Supply is on a week-long official visit to Turkey as part of the government's initiative to expand the market for Sri Lankan tea.

 

Sicille Kotelawala must appear before Colombo MC

[February 07 2016]

The Golden Key All Depositors' Association, the victimised depositors of the Golden Key money scam yesterday emphasised that Sicille Kotelawala must appear before the Colombo Magistrate Court without sending the lawyers representing her.

 

No evidence of ship strike risk to whales

[January 31 2016]

A research belt dedicated to study whales will be set up soon in the seas off Mirissa in Southern Sri Lanka, said Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Marine Affairs Co-operation (IOMAC) Dr. Hiran Jayawardene.

 

‘No screening at BIA for visitors from Latin American, African countries’

[January 31 2016]

Health officials rejected claims of an active screening program for symptoms of the Zika virus currently spreading in Latin American and African countries for passengers arriving from these countries at the Bandaranaike International airport.

 

Virusara card for war heroes

[January 24 2016]

Virusara a privilege card for war heroes, which grants them tangible discounts on medicines, food and other essentials will be launched tomorrow, January 25 on the initiative of the State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardena.

 

More land in North to be released- PM

[January 17 2016]

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a national event to mark Thai Pongal in Jaffna that 4,600 acres of land in the North were still under the Sri Lanka Army and will be released in two months.

 

Is this the world’s biggest Sapphire?

[January 17 2016]

Less than a fortnight after the discovery of the world’s largest Star Sapphire in Sri Lanka, a gem merchant from Beruwala is claiming to have found a 2,476 karat Blue Sapphire, making it the world’s largest Sapphire discovered so far.

 

Diesel leak contaminates Nilwala River

[January 17 2016]

Water supply to Akuressa, Malimbada, Matara, Mirissa, Dondra, Gandara, Kottagoda and Dickwella have been suspended temporarily after 15,000 litres of diesel leaked to the river from an underground tank of a fuel station.

 

 

The resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in Mannar region is in progress. Hundreds of families were resettled in their original places after nearly two decades in Musali, Mannar on Friday. Here the Muslim families who were forcibly evacuated from Musali by the LTTE terrorists are seen returning to their homes. Pic: Irshad, Colombo Kotte Corr.

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General Secretary confident of winning major elections:

UPFA on strong footing

The Minister of Education and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil Premajayanth and the Minister of Agriculture Development and Agrarian Services and General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Maithripala Sirisena expressed tremendous confidence in the UPFA gaining landslide victories in the Presidential and Parliamentary polls.

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IDPs settlement accelerated in Mannar

In the second phase of the resettlement process the Government has resettled 442 families numbering 1,898 persons in Musali Divisional Secretariat Division in Mannar District last Friday.

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Menik Farm IDPs being evacuated

A plan to evacuate the flood-affected IDPs at welfare villages in Menik Farm, Chettikulam was finalised on Friday after discussions and the process of relocating them at identified safer places will begin shortly, Vavuniya Government Agent Ms. P.S.M. Charles told the Sunday Observer.

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Customs target Rs. 427 bn this year

A record revenue of Rs. 427 billion will be targeted by the Sri Lanka Customs during this year, Sri Lanka Customs, Director General Sarath Jayathilake told the Sunday Observer yesterday.

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NCPA probe into child trafficking

The National Child Protection Bureau (NCPA) has launched an investigation into the trafficking of two girls aged between 13 and 14 years from up country whose bodies were found dumped in a canal at Bauddhaloka Mawatha area last week.

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