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Placing of omniscient sacred relic at Sandahiru Seya

[November 22 2014]

A religious ceremony is due to be held to place an omniscient sacred relic in the hemispherical dome of the Sandahiru Seya tomorrow (23) under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Anuradhapura.

 

Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya ends tomorrow

[November 22 2014]

Phase three of the Sri Lanka Armys latest culinary exhibition and food festival Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya will end its three-day show, tomorrow. This festival which started on November 20 at Kadolkele stadium in Negombo has twenty three stalls set up by different regiments of the Army.

 

Presidential election : President Rajapaksa signs proclamation

[November 20 2014]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today signed the official proclamation declaring his intention to hold a Presidential Election seeking another term.

 

Two more housing projects replacing slums

[November 18 2014]

Two new housing schemes to facilitate undeserved settlements in Colombo will be opened this week by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The two projects, Randiya Uyana in Henemulla and Sirimuthu Uyana in Edirisinghe watte in Colombo 14,

 

24-hour water cut in Colombo South

[November 14 2014]

A 24-hour water cut would be imposed in Kohuwala, Nugegoda, Wellawatta, Manthrimulla and Kirulapona from 9.00am on Saturday to 9.00am on Sunday due to maintenance works, the Water Supplies and Drainage Board announced today.

 

Underworld figure injured in shooting

[November 13 2014]

A man alleged to be a wanted underworld suspect sustained serious injuries when he was shot by a gang in Nuge Road in Peliyagoda this morning, the police said.

 

Male bodies found in river

[November 12 2014]

Two unidentified male bodies had been found floating on the Mahaweli River near Polgolla Dam this morning, the police said. Kandy Police have launched an investigation on details provided by the residents of the area who spotted the bodies floating on the river.

 

Couple nabbed with gold in underwear

[November 08 2014]

A local couple that tried to enter the country carrying gold worth Rs.59 million concealed in their undergarments was arrested by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake this afternoon.

 

Brothers brutally hacked to death in Gandara

[November 08 2014]

Two siblings had been brutally hacked to death with axes by a gang in Gandara on Friday night over a personal feud, the police said. The victims identified as Mahadurage Prasad Manoj Kumara (36) and Mahadurage Rasaal Wasantha Kumara (38) were living in Nawadunna area.

 

Turkish nationals nabbed for credit card scam

[November 07 2014]

Criminal Investigation Department arrested three Turkish nationals last night for their alleged involvement with a credit card scam in Colombo, the police said. Two suspects were nabbed in Pamankada last,

 

Police raid brothel in Maharagama

[November 05 2014]

Police Organised Crimes Detection Unit on a tip off raided a brothel being run in the pretence of an Ayurvedic Massage Centre in Maharagama and arrested four sex workers, the police said.

 

Eight dead, hundreds trapped in landslide tragedy

[October 30 2014]

The rescuers have found eight bodies so far whilst several hundred are still feared to be trapped under a mountain of earth that buried an entire village in Haldummulla, Badulla this morning, the police said.

 

 

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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