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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.

 

UN HR boss here next month

[January 24 2016]

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein is due to visit Colombo in mid February, before the HRC's March regular sessions this year. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said,

 

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.

 

Ban Ki-moon congratulates Sirisena, welcomes reforms agenda

[January 10 2016]

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated President Maithripala Sirisena, the government and the people of Sri Lanka on the first year of the country's political transition.

 

Sri Lanka gets first time invite to WEF 2016

[January 10 2016]

Over 2,500 leaders from business, government, international organisations, civil society, academia, media and the arts are to converge in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

 

Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera 2016

[January 10 2016]

The Annual Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara will be held from 20-22 January. The historic Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera had its origins in 1927,

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa greets the masive crowd which thronged the UPFA May Day rally at theTown Hall grounds, Colombo yesterday.
Pic: Chaminda Hittatiya.

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UPFA May Day rally at Town Hall:

President extends invitation to Opposition to join hands

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday addressing the biggest ever May Day Rally organised by the UPFA, after the elimination of the three decade-old terrorism, appealed to the Opposition to join hands with the Government to rebuild the country, forgetting political differences.

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Father’s dream now a reality, says Sajith

UNP Hambantota District MP Sajith Premadasa recounting the invaluable services rendered by his father, the late Ranasinghe Premadasa for the downtrodden said his father’s dream of creating peace in the country is now a reality.

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No room for hardliners -Douglas Devananda

Tamil political parties have strongly condemned the moves by LTTE proxies to form a `Transnational’ Government abroad. Plans are under way even to hold an election for this so-called `Transnational Government’.

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