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An all night Pirith chanting ceremony at ANCL

[February 22 2015]

An all night Pirith Chanting ceremony organized by Lake House to mark 129th birth anniversary of Lake House founder D.R Wijewardene. 

 

Maj. Gen. Chrishantha De Silva new Army Commander

[February 20 2015]

Major General A W J Chrishantha De Silva was appointed as the 21st Commander of the Sri Lanka Army on the directions of President Maithripala Sirisena as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

 

Immigration deploys team to nab Kumar Gunaratnam

[February 19 2015]

A special team was deployed by the Department of Immigration and Emigration to arrest the controversial Frontline Socialist Party Central Committee Member Kumar Gunaratnam who is evading arrest, Immigration sources said.

 

Presidential Secretariat Transport Director remanded

[February 17 2015]

Director of the Presidential Secretariat Transport Division Keerthi Samarasinghe Dissanayake who was answerable to over 748 missing vehicles was produced before Colombo Chief Magistrate Court yesterday and remanded until February 18.

 

CID records statement from Gotabhaya

February 13 2015]

The CID today recorded a statement from former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa about the activities of the Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited and the armoury affiliated to it found at the BMICH recently.

 

CID grills Duminda Silva for six hours

February 10 2015]

The CID yesterday questioned Colombo District UPFA Parliamentarian Duminda Silva for over six hours yesterday for his alleged involvement with the notorious drug kingpin Wele Sudha.

 

Sri Lankan Airlines Stewardess dies in Doha

[January 31 2015]

A Sri Lankan airlines Stewardess died on the spot and three Cabin Crew members sustained injuries when the vehicle that was carrying them on a desert safari toppled in Doha, Qatar yesterday evening.

 

Father and son burnt to death

[January 30 2015]

A 43-year-old man and his 03-year-old son were burnt to death when their shoddily built house behind Ismailpura Tsunami village in Walathapitiya in Samanthurai was gutted by fire last night, the police said.

 

Police seize 75, 000 Divi Neguma certificates

[January 28 2015]

Police seized a large stock of Divi Neguma Certificates and almanacs from a storeroom in Ampara District Secretariat this morning, the police said.

 

Saman Wagaarachchi, new Director Editorial ANCL

[January 23 2015]

Veteran media personality and former Dinamina Editor Saman Wagaarachchi has been appointed as the new Editorial Director of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited, Lake House.

 

Minister John Amaratunga assumes duties

[January 23 2015]

Senior UNP Parliamentarian John Amaratunga today assumed duties as the Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs. Minister Amaratunga signed his first document of acquiring a land for the proposed building for the new Police Headquarters at the Ministry of Disaster Management at Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 07.

 

Colombo High Security Zones opened

[January 22 2015]

Several main roads surrounding the Presidents House in Fort that had been closed for public commuting for over many years due to being part of Colombos High Security Zone were reopened today, the police said.

 

Brig. K J Jayaweera new Military Spokesman

[January 22 2015]

Brigadier K.J Jayaweera has been temporarily appointed as new Military Spokesman with immediate effect, in addition to his present duties at the Army Headquarters, the Army said. Brig. Jayaweera who is currently the Director,

 

 

Sri Lanka and Pakistan have always enjoyed close diplomatic, social and economic ties which received a further boost with the three-day State visit of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Pakistan. Here President Rajapaksa is being warmly welcomed by Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari prior to their bilateral talks in Islamabad on Friday. Pic: Sudath Silva

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Efforts to be stepped up to realise potential:

Sri Lanka, Pakistan target $2 billion in trade by 2015

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari have called for enhancing bilateral trade, targeting US$ 2 billion by 2015 from the current US$ 375 million. Pakistan is the second largest trade partner of Sri Lanka. During extensive discussions, the two leaders called to step up efforts to fully realise the potential of the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement and build a mutually beneficial economic and trade partnership.

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Following US led sanctions :

World oil prices soar

World oil prices are soaring following the US led sanctions against Iran, Petroleum Industries Ministry Secretary R.H.S. Samaratunga told a media briefing on Friday at his ministry. He said that the price of a barrel of crude oil had increased by US $ 9 in the past 36 days. The price of refined oil had also increased to US $ 130 per barrel last weekend. It was less than US $ 120, two weeks ago, he said.

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The ‘Mother of All Shows’ begins

The tradition established will be kept as Sri Lanka’s first ever award show for schoolboy cricketers, which has produced many champion Sri Lanka cricketers, is back to continue its role in fostering school cricket. The countdown to the 34th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2012 event begins today with the voting for the Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year All-Island and Outstation contests.

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‘Ranil tactics, only to gain political mileage’

Many political, religious and social leaders yesterday condemned Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe’s statement and categorised it as a move to take political mileage ahead of the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) sessions by discrediting the country. Minister of Trade and Consumer Affairs, Johnston Fernando said that the Opposition leader is coming out with concocted stories for his own survival.

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Civilian officer to nip crime in the bud

A civilian officer with a sociological background has been appointed to the police department to do an indepth study on the pattern of serious crime plaguing the country and recommend preventive measures to nip such crime in the bud. The officer who will be attached to the Criminal Record Office is expected to submit a report to the IGP within the next few weeks highlighting the causes that led to such heinous crime being committed,

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