Postal charges to be revised
Postal charges to be revised

26 July 2014

It is said that Post Master General says that the postal charges will be revised in the near future, our news sources said. He said that it is supposed to present the related proposal to the cabinet, He said that there will be an increase in business postal charges and this revision is done after 6 years. It is said that the minimum charge of Rs. 5.00 will be increased. Add new comment

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75,000 from police are unhappy
75,000 from police are unhappy
26 July 2014

It is reported that about 75,000 of junior Police Officers have informed the President in writing that they are very unhappy about the government as the attention is not paid to stop the annoyances, our news sources said. They have...

Sudesh Peiris wins Silver at Commonwealth Games
Sudesh Peiris wins Silver at Commonwealth Games
26 July 2014

It is said that Sri Lanka’s Sudesh Peiris has won the Silver Medal for Men’s Weight Lifting in the 62kg category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, giving Sri Lanka its first medal at the games this...

International experts advising SL Missing Persons Commission to arrive next week
International experts advising SL Missing Persons Commission to arrive next week
26 July 2014

The three-member international panel of experts appointed to advise Sri Lanka's Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will arrive in the island next week, sources said. Sri Lankan...

Modi wants criminal cases against MPs dealt with quickly
Modi wants criminal cases against MPs dealt with quickly
26 July 2014

Eager to make the Indian Parliament and state legislatures taint-free, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is worried about lawmakers facing criminal cases getting re-elected because heavily overworked courts are taking too long to deal with...

Prison guard who covered Tangalle PS chairman's face transferred
Prison guard who covered Tangalle PS chairman's face transferred
26 July 2014

It is reported that prison officer who used his headgear to cover the face of convicted former Tangalle PS chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana has been transferred, our news sources said. Later the prison guard was...

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Postal charges to be revised

26-07-2014

Postal charges to be revised

It is said that Post Master General says that the postal charges will be revised in the near future, our news sources said. He said that it is supposed to present...

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75,000 from police are unhappy

26-07-2014

75,000 from police are unhappy

It is reported that about 75,000 of junior Police Officers have informed the President in writing that they are very unhappy about the government as the attention is not paid...

Read more

Sudesh Peiris wins Silver at Commonwealt…

26-07-2014

Sudesh Peiris wins Silver at Commonwealth Games

It is said that Sri Lanka’s Sudesh Peiris has won the Silver Medal for Men’s Weight Lifting in the 62kg category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, giving Sri Lanka...

Read more

International experts advising SL Missin…

26-07-2014

International experts advising SL Missing Persons Commission to arrive next week

The three-member international panel of experts appointed to advise Sri Lanka's Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will arrive in the island next week, sources said. Sri Lankan...

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Modi wants criminal cases against MPs de…

26-07-2014

Modi wants criminal cases against MPs dealt with quickly

Eager to make the Indian Parliament and state legislatures taint-free, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is worried about lawmakers facing criminal cases getting re-elected because heavily overworked courts are taking too...

Read more

Prison guard who covered Tangalle PS cha…

26-07-2014

Prison guard who covered Tangalle PS chairman's face transferred

It is reported that prison officer who used his headgear to cover the face of convicted former Tangalle PS chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana has been transferred, our news sources said. Later...

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Mathematics lesson from Ranil to PM

26-07-2014

Mathematics lesson from Ranil to PM

UNP/Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe questioned in parliament about an unknown motor cyclist who followed Bar Association President Upul Jayasuriya’s vehicle and a suspicious three wheeler which roamed near Bar Association...

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Court of Appeal suspended the gazette no…

26-07-2014

Court of Appeal suspended the gazette notification

The Court of Appeal yesterday suspended the gazette notification which cancelled the appointment of Indika Koralage Chairman of the Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha. The Court also suspended the gazette notification, which appointed...

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IGP to resign?

25-07-2014

IGP to resign?

It is reported that the Inspector General  of Police (IGP) N K Illangakoon has decided to go on pension in next April though he has the time until 2016. He has...

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Showers expected in Sabaragamuwa and Cen…

25-07-2014

Showers expected in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces

Several spells of showers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts. Showers may spread to the North-Western province too, The Met...

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Government spreads racism-Bimal

25-07-2014

Government spreads racism-Bimal

Central Committee Member of the JVP Bimal Ratnayake expressed the observations while commenting to media at an event in Colombo organized to sign a petition to eliminate racism from Sri...

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Man self-immolated over disputes with hi…

25-07-2014

Man self-immolated over disputes with his wife

It is reported a 46-year old person has self-immolated in Wellawatta a short while ago, over a dispute with her wife, police sources said   The deceased has been identified as a...

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Major rift in government doctors' union

25-07-2014

Major rift in government doctors' union

It is said that a major split has occurred in the powerful government doctors' union of Sri Lanka, Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) after the Central Working Committee of the...

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Indian Air Force helicopter crashes kill…

25-07-2014

Indian Air Force helicopter crashes killing seven

An Indian Air Force helicopter crashes near Lukhnow in Uttat Pradesh, killing all seven people on board, Indian media reported.

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Major protest if the government failed t…

25-07-2014

Major protest if the government failed to pay pension gratuity

It is reported that all trade unions belong to the government, semi government and private sector will stage a major island-wide protest if the government failed to pay pension gratuity...

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25 schools cancelled term test because o…

25-07-2014

25 schools cancelled term test because of a Deputy Minister

It is reported that th test of 25 schools in Nochchiyagma electorate have been cancelled because the Deputy Minister W.B Ekanayake’s attendance for a prize giving of a school in...

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Sri Lanka couple arrested for UK visa ap…

25-07-2014

Sri Lanka couple arrested for UK visa application fraud in Colombo

  It is reported that a  married Sri Lankan couple who applied together for UK visas were arrested yesterday for using deception in their applications and unofficially tampering with their passports,...

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Minister reveals Rs. 38 million pension …

25-07-2014

Minister reveals Rs. 38 million pension fraud

It is said that Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister W. D. J. Seneviratne told Parliament yesterday that paying pension arrears through the Divisional Secretariats had been stopped after receiving...

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Panther Celebrates 15 years of Learning …

25-07-2014

Panther Celebrates 15 years of Learning through Play

 Panther, Sri Lanka’s leading educational toy and stationery manufacturer celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. One of the first and only manufacturers of educational products in the country, the company...

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Why damages were not being claimed from …

25-07-2014

Why damages were not being claimed from supplier of the hose- JVP

The hose of the buoy that burst while unloading oil at the Colombo Harbour on May 23 had been purchased from an Italian company six months back and the question...

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