BASL President complains to police again
BASL President complains to police again

01 August 2014

The President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) complained to the police again about continual intimidation by men in plainclothes at his office in Colombo 3 yesterday. In two separate incidents, men inplaiclothes had hung around Mr. Jayasuriya’s office on Flower road, Colombo 3 at about 1.30 pm and again about 5.30 pm yesterday, the BASL president said in a complaint to the Cinnamon Gardens police. Add new comment

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JHU worried about the path the UPFA has taken
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BASL President complains to police again

01-08-2014

BASL President complains to police again

The President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) complained to the police again about continual intimidation by men in plainclothes at his office in Colombo 3 yesterday. In two...

Read more

36 hour water cut in Colombo and suburbs

01-08-2014

36 hour water cut in Colombo and suburbs

It is reported that a 36-hour water cut will be imposed in several areas in Colombo for two days (August 2 -3) due to construction work that is being carried...

Read more

Sri Lanka warned over mounting foreign d…

01-08-2014

Sri Lanka warned over mounting foreign debt

Sri Lanka’s economy was among the fastest growing in Asia, but it was vulnerable to sudden external shocks due to high levels of foreign commercial borrowings, the IMF said Wednesday. The...

Read more

40 percent increase of OUSL fee unbearab…

01-08-2014

40 percent increase of OUSL fee unbearable

It is said that students of the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) are protesting against increasing of fees by 40 percent  and banning student unions by the university administration,...

Read more

Major Sri Lankan drug racketeers live in…

01-08-2014

Major Sri Lankan drug racketeers live in Peshawar-Police

Police Narcotics Bureau has revealed that the drug kingpins Mohammed Siddik and Wele Suda live in Peshawar in Pakistan. Sri Lanka police had sought the support of the Pakistan police and...

Read more

JHU worried about the path the UPFA has …

01-08-2014

JHU worried about the path the UPFA has taken

. Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said  that the party is worried about the path the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has taken. Addressing a JHU media briefing, party national organizer Nishantha...

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'First Front' - the political movement t…

01-08-2014

'First Front' - the political movement to meet Ranil

It is reported that several activists of 'First Front' - the political movement which launched an overnight islandwide poster campaign recently, have engaged in discussions with the UNP/opposition leader Ranil...

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Sri Lanka the world’s lowest countries

01-08-2014

Sri Lanka the world’s lowest countries

The UNP says Sri Lanka is today among the world’s lowest countries, and the government led by the president should take the full responsibility for the lawlessness prevailing in the...

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Some schools to be closed until 12 Sep f…

01-08-2014

Some schools to be closed until 12 Sep for A/L paper marking

It is reported that15 schools including Royal & Vishaka Colombo, Maliyadeva BV, Kurunegala will be closed for AL paper marking from 30 August to 12 September.  

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Government to reduce pension of pensione…

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It is reported that the government is  planning to cut down the pensioners’ pension who are living in overseas, JVP said “The government should give an assurance on the minimum pension...

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Petition filed against Indian government…

31-07-2014

Petition filed against Indian government to boycott SL defence meeting

The Madurai bench of the Madras high court today sought a reply from the Indian Government on a petition filed against India's participation at a defence conference to be held...

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Khuram murder convict appeals

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Khuram murder convict appeals

The first convict O.A.Lahiru Kelum in the Tangalle Resort British tourist murder case yesterday petitioned to the Court of Appeal against the Colombo High Court Judge’s  verdict of sentencing him...

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Inflation rises to 3.6 percent in July

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Inflation rises to 3.6 percent in July

It is said inflation, as measured by the change in the Colombo Consumers' Price Index (CCPI) , rose to 3.6 percent in July 2014 on a year-on-year basis after dropping...

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111,459 families have been affected

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111,459 families have been affected

It is reported that more than 111,459 families have been affected due to the prevailing drought condition in ten districts in the country. It is said that Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Monaragala, Ampara,...

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Dr.Jasinghe being accused

31-07-2014

Dr.Jasinghe being accused

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) accuses the Director National Hospital Anil Jasinghe for giving permission by the government to hold any meeting inside hospital premises during  office/working hours. Dr Jasinghe...

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Three persons died due to accident in Ga…

31-07-2014

Three persons died due to accident in Gampaha

It is reported that three people including a woman were killed and three others injured following a Boom Truck collided with a van in Polhena in Meegahawatta police area this...

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Good behavior expected after handing ove…

31-07-2014

Good behavior expected after handing over nomination

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshaprya requested all political party secretaries to advice their candidates to behave in a decent and appropriate manner after handing over their nominations for the Uva Provincial...

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17 STF personnel injured in a road misha…

31-07-2014

17 STF personnel injured in a road mishap

It is reported that 17 Special Task Force personnel were injured when the bus in which they were traveling met with an accident at the Sapugaskanda junction in Kantale around...

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Hudson to sell valuable SLBC property

31-07-2014

Hudson to sell valuable SLBC property

Chairman Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) Hudson Samarasinghe decided as a solution for the financial crisis it is confronted with has decided to sell a 71 acre land belonging to...

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SC orders release of results of nurses’…

31-07-2014

SC orders release of  results of nurses’ final examination

The Supreme Court yesterday ordered the Principals of Nursing Schools to release the results of the final examination for 2014 held at 15 centres within two weeks,our news sources said...

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