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  • Cross talk over alleged UL shady deals

    03/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The government and the joint opposition yesterday made allegations against each other on alleged shady deals involving the national carrier SriLankan Airlines during the past and the present regimes in Parliament yesterday.

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  • Up to 40 dead in Oakland warehouse fire

    03/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Firefighters stand outside a warehouse after a fire broke out during an electronic dance party late Friday evening, resulting in at least nine deaths and many unaccounted for in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, CaliforniaAuthorities say a massive fire broke out in the building where people were having a party on Friday night.


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  • At least 9 dead in Oakland warehouse fire

    03/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Casualties reported in Oakland warehouse fire. (Oaklandfirelive)Authorities say a massive fire broke out in the building where people were having a party on Friday night.


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  • Maldivian Foreign Minister calls on his Sri Lankan counterpart

    04/12/2016 | news.lk

    Maldivian Foreign Minister calls on his Sri Lankan counterpart

    Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs held discussions with Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives on Friday (2nd Dec.) at the Foreign Ministry.


    The ministers discussed ways and means of strengthening bilateral relations, including economic and trade links. Discussions were also held on enhancing cooperation in the areas of education, health, investment and security. The Foreign Ministers agreed to hold the next Joint Commission meeting between the two countries early next year. The last meeting of the Maldives- Sri Lanka Joint Commission was held in Colombo on 10 September 2014.



    The Maldivian Foreign Minister was accompanied by Ambassador Zahiya Zareer, Deputy Ambassador Abbas Adil Riza and Assistant Director  of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, Ms. Samahath Zuhuree.



    Foreign Minister Asim had served as High Commissioner to Sri Lanka from 2004 to 2007.

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  • Why Trump's election lifts Russia's hopes

    03/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    President-elect Donald Trump on Dec. 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Ty Wright/AFP)"It turns out that United Russia won the elections in America," one official declares in a radio interview.


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  • Arrest in fatal stabbing of USC professor

    03/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    University of Southern California professor Bosco Tjan. (KABC — Los Angeles)A University of Southern California student stabbed professor Bosco Tjan over a personal dispute, police say.


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  • Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

    03/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan callDonald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak with Taiwan's leader.


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  • Trump acting as dealmaker, not policymaker

    03/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Trump acting as dealmaker, not policymaker. (AP)President-elect Trump has a freewheeling style, which helped stop Carrier from shipping 800 factory jobs to Mexico.


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  • Negombo protest: Suspects remanded

    03/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The 18 suspects who were arrested in connection with the Negombo incident were remanded till December 9 by Acting Magistrate Shantha Niriella.

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  • Health secretary nom's right-wing association

    03/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    The right-wing medical association that Trump’s health secretary choice belongs toTom Price belongs to the libertarian Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.


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  • ආණ්ඩුව මේ ප‍්‍රශ්නයට මොකද කරන්නෙ කියලා බලමු!

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    තමාට මාස දෙකක වීසා කාලයක් ලැබුණද දේශපාලනයේ නිරත වීමට අයිතියක් ලැබී නැතැයි පෙරටුගාමී සමාජවාදී පක්ෂයේ දේශපාලන මණ්ඩල සභික කුමාර් ගුණරත්නම් මහතා පවසයි.

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  • වර්ජනය මැද ගල් ප්‍රහාරයකින් මගී ජීවිතයක් අනතුරේ (VIDEO)

    03/12/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    බස් වර්ජනය මැද පොදු ජන යහපත උදෙසා ධාවනය වූ බස් රථවලට එල්ල වූ ප්‍රහාරවලින් අනුරාධපුරයේ මගියෙකු ජීවිත අවදානමකට මුහුණ දී සිටියි. යාපනය සිට මහනුවර බලා ධාවනය වූ ලංගම බස් රථයකට ඊයේ රාත්‍රී 9.30ට පමණ මැදවච්චිය ඉකිරි ගොල්ලෑව ප්‍රදේශයේදී ගල් ප්‍රහාරයක් එල්ල විය. එම ගල බස් රථයේ සිටි මගියෙකුගේ හිසේ වැදීම හේතුවෙන් ඔහු අනුරාධපුර ශික්ෂණ රෝහලේ ස්නායු […]

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  • EMS: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze

    03/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    EMS: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze. (AP)The state government says it is ready to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during the winter months.


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  • ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ හිටපු පළාත් පාලන මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ට පොලීසියෙන් කඳුළු ගෑස් සහ ජල ප්‍රහාර (VIDEO)

    03/12/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    මාර්ග බාධක පෙරළමින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුව දෙසට ගමන් කිරීමට උත්සහ කළ ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ හිටපු පළාත් පාලන මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් පිරිසක‍‍ට අද පොලීසිය කඳුළු ගෑස් සහ ජල ප්‍රහාර එල්ල කළේ ය. විරෝධතාකරුවන්ගේ අරමුණ වූයේ, පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය කඩිනමින් පවත්වන ලෙසට ආණ්ඩුවට බල කිරීම යි.‍

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  • The 'Two Trumps' in the Trump team transition

    03/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    President-elect Donald Trump on Dec. 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (John Minchillo/AP)One has a serious side that has helped calm anxious Republicans. The other is still prone to Twitter tirades.


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  • Police fire tear gas at JO protest

    03/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Police fired teargas and water cannons to disperse a group of Joint opposition protestors who attempted to move towards Parliament from the Polduwa Junction.

     

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  • මෙරට පුද්ගලයින් හයදෙනෙකුගෙන් එක් අයෙකුට නිධන්ගත රෝගයක්

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    සෑම පුද්ගලයින් 06 දෙනෙකුගෙන් එක් අයෙකුට යම් නිධන්ගත රෝගී තත්ත්වයක් පවතින බව අනාවරණය වී තිබේ.

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  • දැව ඉරූ 2ක් කොටු

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    වැලිමඩ, බොරලන්ද ප්‍රදේශයේදී නීති විරෝධී ලෙස දැව කපමින් සිටි පුද්ගලයින් දෙදෙනෙකු අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබේ.

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  • 18 arrested over Negombo protest

    03/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    At least 18 people were arrested and six three-wheelers and a private bus were taken into custody in connection with incident where a group of people staged a protest by obstructing the Colombo-Negombo main road yesterday.

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  • Parliament Road closed due to protest

    03/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The Parliament Road was temporarily closed from Polduwa Junction and Jayanthipura Junction due to a protest staged by the Joint Opposition, police said.

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  • President appoints committee over bus issues

    03/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed a special committee to look into the issues faced by bus operators, Presidential Media Unit said.

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  • ගම්පහ හිටපු සභාපති රෝහලේ

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    පළාත් පාලන නියෝජිතයින්ගේ විරෝධතාව අතරතුර පොලීසිය එල්ල කළ කඳුළු ගෑස් ප්‍රහාරයෙන් තුවාල ලැබූ ගම්පහ ප්‍රාදේශීය සභාවේ හිටපු සභාපති රංජිත් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා රෝහල් ගත කර තිබේ.

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  • No traffic fine increase: Bus Associations

    03/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Private Bus Associations said today President Maithiripala Sirisena assured them that there would be no traffic fine increase without consulting relevant parties.

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  • වර්ජනයදා වැඩකළ ලංගම සේවකයින්ට අවදානම් දීමනාවක්

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    පෞද්ගලික බස් රථ වර්ජනය පැවැත් වූ ඊයේ දිනයේදී බස් රථ සේවයේ නිරත වූ ලංකා ගමනා ගමන මණ්ඩලයේ සේවකයින්ට අවදානම් දීමනාවක් ලබාදීමට රජය තිරණය කර ඇති බව එම මණ්ඩලය පවසයි.

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  • IGP’s Sir could be anybody: Kiriella

    03/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The controversial cellular phone call to the Police Chief could have been from anybody, House Leader and Minister Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament yesterday.

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  • බස් වර්ජනයෙන් ලංගම කෝටි 12ක් වැඩිපුර සොයයි

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    පෞද්ගලික බස් රථ වර්ජනය පැවති සිකුරාදා දිනයේ ලංකා ගමනා ගමන මණ්ඩලයේ ආදායම රුපියල් මිලියන 120ක් බව එම මණ්ඩලය පවසයි.

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  • Yellow crossings become white

    03/12/2016 | news.lk

    Yellow crossings become white

    Inauguration of the national program to re-color the yellow passenger crossing as white crossings was held this morning under the patronage of the Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake in Colombo.

    It will be implemented as a part of the ‘Parissamin Gihin Enna’ road safety program sponsored by the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.

     

    The program will be assisted by the Colombo Municipal Council, Road Development Authority, Urban Development Authority, National Council for Road Safety, and Sri Lanka Police.

     

    Chairman of SLRC Ravi Jayawardhane was also participated.

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  • Strict enforcement of law against those who damage public property

    03/12/2016 | news.lk

    Strict enforcement of law against those who damage public property

    The Government has instructed the Police to strictly enforce the law against persons who blocked roads and obstructed the free flow of traffic duringyesterday’s bus strike.

    The Police acted particularly to remove containers placed across the Negombo – Colombo main road and steps have been taken to arrest those responsible.

     

    Several incidents of attacks on buses and causing damage to public property have been reported today. Police investigations on these incidents are on way.

     

    The Police will strictly enforce the law against disruption of normal civilian life and causing damage to public property. Those responsible will be arrested soon.

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  • Gunaratnam granted two months visa

    03/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Kumar Gunaratnam - the controversial political activist holding an Australian citizenship - who was released yesterday after completing his prison term has been granted a two-month visa to submit his application for a citizenship in Sri Lankan, the Daily Mirror learns.

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  • ලක්ෂ 10ක වල්ලපට්ටා රේගු දැලේ

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    වල්ලපට්ටා තොගයක් මෙරටින් රැගෙනයාමට උත්සහ කළ පුද්ගලයෙකු කටුනායක බණ්ඩාරනායක ජාත්‍යන්තර ගුවන් තොටුපළේදී අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබේ.

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  • Duterte: Trump wished me 'success' in drug war

    03/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. (Aaron Favila/AP)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he discussed his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs with Donald Trump.


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  • Bus strike called off

    03/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Private bus operators have called off their strike last night after President Maithripala Sirisena agreed to meet them to discuss their demands, private bus trade unions confirmed.

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  • කහඉර සුදු වෙයි

    03/12/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    පදික මාරු සඳහා යොදා ඇති කහ ඉරි සුදු  පැහැ ගැන්වීමේ වැඩපිළිවෙළ අද ආරම්භ විය. ඒ, කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාලය ඉදිරිපිට ඇති පදික මාරුව සුදු පැහැ ගැන්වීමත් සමගයි. මෙහි පළමු අදියර යටතේ බස්නාහිර පළාතේ සියලු පදිකමාරු සුදු පැහැ ගැන්වීම සිදු කෙරෙනු ඇති. වසරක් ඇතුළත දිවයිනේ සියලු පදික මාරු සුදු පැහැ ගැන්වීම සිදු කරන බව මාර්ග සංවර්ධන අධිකාරිය […]

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  • ප්‍රවාහන සේවයේ ගැටලු සෙවීමට ජනපති කමිටුවක් පත් කරයි

    03/12/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    පොදු ප්‍රවාහන සේවයේ උද්ගතව ඇති ගැටලු පිළිබඳ සොයා බලා විසඳුම් ලබාදීමට ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ උපදෙස් මත මණ්ඩලයක් පත්කර තිබේ. ප්‍රවාහන හා නීති පාර්ශව නියෝජනය කරන පිරිසක් එම මණ්ඩලයට ඇතුළත් ය. මෙම මණ්ඩලය ලබන සඳුදා සිට ක්‍රියාත්මක වනු ඇති. මණ්ඩලය පත් කිරීමේ මෙම තීරණය ගනු ලැබුවේ, අද පෙරවරුවේ බස් සංගම් නියෝජීතයින් සමග ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතා සමග පැවති […]

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  • විරෝධතාකරුවන්ට කඳුළු ගෑස් ප්‍රහාරයක්

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    පළාත් පාලන ඡන්දය පැවැත්වීම කඩිනම් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලමින් ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂය විසින් සංවිධානය කළ විරෝධතා ව්‍යාපාරයට පොලීසිය විසින් කඳුළු ගෑස් හා ජල ප්‍රහාර එල්ල කර තිබේ.

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  • සහල් වෙළඳපොළ කුඩා පිරිසකට සීමාවෙලා

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    මෙරට සහල් වෙළඳපොළ හැසිරවීම, කුඩා පිරිසකට පමණක් සීමා වී ඇති බව සමස්ථ ලංකා සුළු හා මධ්‍ය පරිමාණ වී මෝල් හිමියන් හා වී තොග රැස් කරන්නන්ගේ සංවිධානය පවසයි.

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  • SL's economic growth no threat to the region: PM

    03/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Sri Lanka's future economic growth is not a threat to the region as it is playing a sub role in Asia’s development, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

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  • බස්හිමියන්ගේ ගැටළු විසඳීමට ජනපති නියමයෙන් මණ්ඩලයක්

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    පෞද්ගලික බස් හිමියන්ගේ ගැටළු විසඳීම සඳහා මණ්ඩලයක් පත්කිරීමට ජනාධිපතිවරයා එකඟතාවය පළ කර තිබේ.

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  • Syrian rebels defend key Aleppo district

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    A Syrian child, who fled with his family from rebel-held areas of Aleppo, pictured at a shelter in Jibrin. (Youssef Karwashan/AFP Photo))Opposition forces control at least 70 percent of the neighborhood, but rebels put up ferocious resistance.


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  • මේ අන්තිම බස් එකයි!

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    ජාතික ප්‍රශ්නය විසදීම වෙනුවෙන් දේශපාලන විසඳුමක් ගෙන ඒමට, ජාතික ඒකාබද්ධතාවක් ඇති කිරීමේ අත්‍යාවශ්‍ය ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයක් හෝ නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් නිර්මාණය කිරීමට මේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුව අවංකව මැදිහත්වන්නේ කවදාදැයි රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය ඩිලාන් පෙරේරා මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව අමතමින් ප්‍රශ්න කර තිබේ.

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  • රන් භාණ්ඩ කොල්ලකෑ 3ක් අල්ලයි

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    රන් භාණ්ඩ කොල්ලකෑමකට සම්බන්ධ පුද්ගලයින් තිදෙනෙකු අතුරුගිරිය ප්‍රදේශයේදී අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබේ.

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  • නියෝගය නොතැකූ විරෝධතාකරුවන් 18ක් අත්අඩංගුවට ගනියි

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    මීගමුව, ගල්කන්ද දුම්රිය හරස් මාර්ගය අවහිර කරමින් අධිකරණ නියෝගය නොතකා උද්ඝෝෂණයේ නිරතවෙමින් කලහකාරී ලෙස හැසිරුණු පුද්ගලයින් 18 දෙනෙකු පොලීසිය විසින් අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන තිබේ.

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  • Multi-ethnic, trilingual school for Polonnaruwa

    03/12/2016 | news.lk

    Multi-ethnic, trilingual school for Polonnaruwa

    Ministry of Education together with the Government of India will construct a multi-ethnic, trilingual school in Polonnaruwa at a cost of Rs.1, 200 million.

    Earlier the Cabinet approved the construction of this school which has classes from grade 6 as the Polonnaruwa Royal College is insufficient to provide access to all students who pass grade 5 scholarship examination.


    Rs. 900 million of the cost of construction is borne by the Sri Lankan government while the rest Rs. 300 million is provided by the Government of India.

     

    Accordingly, the proposal made by Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education, to sign an MoU with the Republic of India for obtaining the said grant and to implement its constructions with the coordination of the Ministry of Education, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

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  • කහ ඉරි අද සිට සුදු වෙයි

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    මෙරට මාර්ගවල තිබෙන කහ ඉරි අද(03) සිට සුදු පැහැ කිරීමට පියවර ගන්නා බව මාර්ග සංවර්ධන අධිකාරිය පවසයි.

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  • වොක්ස්වැගන් කර්මාන්ත ශාලාවට ජනවාරියේදී මුල්ගල් තැබෙයි

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    වොක්ස්වැගන් සමාගමේ ශාඛාවක් ඉදිකිරීම සඳහා එළඹෙන ජනවාරි 3 වැනි දා කුලියාපිටියේ දී මුල්ගල තබන බව අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය අකිල විරාජ් කාරියවසම් මහතා පවසයි.

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  • බස් වර්ජනය මගින් නිරූපණය වන්නේ ආණ්ඩු විරෝධයයි

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    බස් වර්ජනය මගින් නිරූපනය වන්නේ ආණ්ඩුව කෙරෙහි පවතින ජනතා විරෝධය බව විමල් වීරවංශ මන්ත්‍රීවරයා පවසයි.

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  • President leads in tributes to great Cuban revolutionary icon, Fidel Castro

    03/12/2016 | news.lk

    President leads in tributes to great Cuban revolutionary icon, Fidel Castro

    President Maithripala Sirisena described Fidel Castro as a great revolutionary leader who set an unparalleled example for true commitment and leadership to the world. “There are no Castros, Marx or Lenins in the world and there are only Batistas and Tzars. Hence, the people themselves will have to fight for their aspirations and rights,” he said.

    President Sirisena made this statement at the Remembrance Meeting held to pay tribute to Fidel Castro, the revolutionary leader who gave a humane face to the revolution at the President’s House in Colombo yesterday (December 2).

     

    Since launching the great Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, taught an exemplary lesson to the world on freedom, democracy, justice and equality and every politician in the world can take lessons from the life of this great humanist leader who gained international respect and honour, President Sirisena said.

     

    “Fidel Castro was one of the heroes I admired since childhood. Today, as President, I decided to open the doors of the President’s House to pay tribute to this great leader as that is the most befitting respect I could pay in his memory,” he said.    

     

    The President recalled that Sri S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, whom he respects as his political leader, recognized the government established by Fidel Castro through the Cuban Revolution, within 48 hours. “He made Sri Lanka the first country in Asia , which officially recognized the government of Fidel Castro”, he said.

     

    The keynote address of the event was delivered by Mr. D E W Gunasekara, the leader of the Communist Party and the Vice President of the Sri Lanka-Cuban Friendship Association who made a significant contribution for the friendship between Sri Lanka and Cuba.

     

    One minute silence in memory of the great leader of the people who won the respect of the world was observed.

     

    President Sirisena paid floral tribute to a photograph of Fidel Castro. The Ambassador of Cuba to Sri Lanka Juana Elena Ramos Rodriguez also joined the President at this occasion.

     


    Former President, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Ministers and MPs, Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Tissa Vitharana, Political Party leaders, diplomats and dignitaries attended at this ceremony.

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  • පිදෙල් අසහාය නායකයෙක්

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    මුළුමහත් ලෝක ප්‍රජාවගේ ගෞරවයට පාත්‍ර වූ පිදෙල් කැස්ත්‍රෝගේ දේශපාලන ජීවිතය කියුබානු විප්ලවයේ සිට මේ දක්වා ලෝකයට විශිෂ්ට පාඩමක් කියා දී ඇති බව ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා පවසයි.

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  • පොලිස්පතිට කතා කළ සර් රටට හෙළි කළ යුතුයි

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    පොලිස්පති පූජිත් ජයසුන්දර මහතා පසුගියදා රත්නපුර ප්‍රදේශයේ පැවැති උත්සවයක් අතරතුර සිදු කළ දුරකථන සංවාඳය ඔස්සේ උපදෙස් ලබාදුන් පුද්ගලයා රටට හෙළි කළ යුතු බව අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක මන්ත්‍රීවරයා පවසයි.

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  • Korea Exim bank to strengthen the connectivity of traffic network in Kandy

    03/12/2016 | news.lk

    Korea Exim bank to strengthen the connectivity of traffic network in Kandy

    As the second largest city in Sri Lanka, Kandy is geographically located as a nodal point of major road networks in Sri Lanka. However, at present, the city is afflicted with increasing traffic congestion caused by unsystematic road networks in the city. Hence there is a great need for a comprehensive study to develop a tailored and systematic traffic network that takes into consideration the urban expansion of the city. As a sustainable measure to address this issue, the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Exim bank) has agreed to support the development of a master plan to strengthen the connectivity of the traffic network in Kandy city through a Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP). The Korean delegation conducted its inception workshop with Road Development Authority (RDA) on 2nd December, 2016.

    Considering the historic, commercial and geographic significance of Kandy city, the insufficiency of an efficient road network becomes a greater challenge that impedes the economic and social development of the city. Narrow access routes, hilly terrain and being located in an environmentally and historically sensitive area severely restrict the smooth traffic flow within the city. In this context, Korea Exim bank intends to share the traffic network expansion experience of Korea with Sri Lanka by supporting the development of this plan which strengthens the accessibility between Northern and Eastern parts of Kandy. During the mission, the members from Korean consultant team stated that their master plan will also take into consideration other ongoing developments in Kandy city such as construction of the Central Expressway and the proposed 5.5km by-pass Kandy tunnel in order to create more synergy in their plan.

     

    The scope of this KSP policy consultation includes analyzing the current and future traffic issues in Kandy city, conducting case studies on Korean experience in improving transport network, recommending how to improve the connectivity between the North and East of Kandy and providing necessary capacity building and dissemination programs to RDA officials.  Through successful application of an efficient road network model in Kandy, it is anticipated to improve not only the accessibility and live-ability but also the investment attractiveness of the city.

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  • පෞ. බස් වර්ජනය තාවකාලිකව අත්හිටුවයි

    03/12/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    පෞද්ගලික බස් සේවකයින් ආරම්භ කර තිබූ වර්ජනය තාවකාලිකව අත්හිටුවා තිබේ. පෞද්ගලික බස් සංගම් නියෝජිතයින් පැවසුවේ, අද උදෑසන ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා සමඟ සාකච්ඡාවක් පැවැත්වෙන බැවින් වර්ජනය තාවකාලිකව අත්හිට වූ බව ය. සමස්ත ලංකා පෞද්ගලික බස් සමාගම් සම්මේලනය, අන්තර් පළාත් බස් හිමියන්ගේ සංගමය සහ දකුණු පළාත් බස් හිමියන්ගේ සංගමය නියෝජනය කරමින් නියෝජිතයින් 20 දෙනෙකු ජනපති සමග […]

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  • Regional cooperation pivotal to Lanka’s progress: PM

    03/12/2016 | news.lk

    Regional cooperation pivotal to Lanka’s progress: PM

    The main objective of Sri Lanka’s National Government steered by President Maithripala Sirisena is to develop the economy and complementing the economies of its regional neighbours, while strengthening international friendship and cooperation, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.


    The Premier said future development in Sri Lanka is not a threat but a complement to the countries in the region while pointing out that regional cooperation is pivotal to Sri Lanka’s progress, which is located in a place of strategic importance in the Indian Ocean.


    Prime Minister Wickremesinghe was delivering the keynote address at ‘The World in 2017’ conference at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong on Thursday.


    The Prime Minister was received by the ‘The Economist’ Chief Editor Daniel Franklin who briefed the PM on the objectives and trends of the conference.


    Premier Wickremesinghe wrote a message on the Special Occasion Guest Book while having a brief discussion for The Radio Economist with the radio’s Chief Editor Mack Elroy.


    The President of Didi Chuxing Jean Liu, a leading mobile-transportation platform based in China spoke on the buildup of 2017 on a technological basis. She stated that there are 25 million employed in her company that is currently adapting its services to the new economic, environmental and technological transitions. Premier Wickremesinghe in his keynote address on the socio-economical development of post-war Sri Lanka highlighted its future economic development plans, regional and global shifts, Sri Lanka in 2017 and on Asia in the world.


    The Premier further said the strong features of Sri Lanka are its geographical importance and the human resources for which a conducive environment is in place to utilize their full potential.


    “There is no more political instability in Sri Lanka after the new government was elected on January 8, 2015 and the plans are afoot to restructure the political administrative changes necessary for the country’s development, the PM pointed out.


    The Prime Minister further pointed out that the development of two international airports and three international ports are under way to encourage an export oriented economy with which Sri Lanka can become an economic focal point in the Indian Ocean.


    “Sri Lanka is aiming at an expanded international market.


    Sri Lanka has already signed free trade agreements with India and China. It will expand the international market for our industries. We are continuing discussions with the European Union to regain the GSP+ as well,” the Premier further added.


    Responding to the questions from the audience, the Prime Minister said Sri Lanka has taken adequate measures for environmental protection in parallel with its development progress.


    “President Maithripala Sirisena himself has taken the leadership in this matter.


    President Sirisena’s role in environmental protection itself symbolizes the great importance that Sri Lanka is paying for the subject matter,” PM Wickramasinghe explained.


    “The Sri Lankan government is dedicated to increasing the female contribution to the labour force by 40%.


    With sufficient investments, conducing working environments, new entrepreneurs, the government shall be able to generate high-income jobs by 2020,” the Premier further added. A 25% female representation at Local Governments and Provincial Council level is assured by the government, which will directly augment female representation in Parliament, the Prime Minister said.


    The Sri Lankan delegation to conference includes Professor Maithree Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka Ambassador to China Dr.Karunasena Kodiithuwakku, the Prime Minister’s Additional Secretary Saman Athaudahetti and special assistant to the PM Sandra Perera. (CDN)

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  • පාරිභෝගික නීති කැඩූ වෙළෙඳුන් 1423කට නඩු

    03/12/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    ගත වූ නොවැම්බර් මාසය තුළ පාරිභෝගික නීති උල්ලංඝනය කරමින් භාණ්ඩ අළෙවි කළ වෙළෙඳුන් 1423 දෙනෙකුට නඩු පවරා තිබේ. භාරිභෝගික සේවා අධිකාරියේ උසස් නිලධාරිනියක සඳහන් කළේ, ගත වූ මාසය තුළ පමණක් වැටලීම් 2,108 ක් සිදු කළ බව ය. මේ අතර එළැඹෙන උත්සව සමය වෙනුවෙන් සති අන්ත දිනවලදී දිවයින පුරා වැටලීම් සිදු කිරීමට විශේෂ වැටලීම් ඒකක ක්‍රියාත්මක […]

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  • US to make arrangements for a Sirisena – Trump meeting in Washington DC

    03/12/2016 | news.lk

    US to make arrangements for a Sirisena – Trump meeting in Washington DC

    Vice President-elect of the USA, Mike Pence telephoned President Maithripala Sirisena on December 1 night on behalf of President-elect Donald Trump.


    During the conversation, President Sirisena conveyed his best wishes to the new Administration under the leadership of President-elect Donald Trump.


    The conversation focused on measures for strengthening bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and the United States in the future.


    Vice President-elect Mike Pence informed President Sirisena that they would work towards arranging a visit by President Sirisena to Washington DC for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.


    The objective of both countries is to ensure the progress of relations between the two countries based on common values of democratic governance and Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the middle of Asia.


    Cooperation directed at securing the safety of sea lanes, countering drug smuggling and working together in disaster management as partners was also discussed.

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  • රාජ්‍ය දේපලට හානි කළොත් වැඩ වරදියි

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    ලංගම බස් රථ ඇතුළු පොදු දේපළවලට හානි කරන පුද්ගලයින්ට එරෙහිව නීතිය දැඩිව ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන බව රජය පවසයි.

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  • Roof's former lawyers want back on case

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Shooting suspect Dylann Roof (AP)Attorneys dismissed by the Charleston church shooting suspect are worried he may not present evidence that could spare his life.


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  • පුද්ගලික බස් වර්ජනය තාවකාලිකව අත්හිටුවයි!

    03/12/2016 | adaderana.lk

    පුද්ගලික බස් හිමියන් විසින් ආරම්භ කර තිබුණු වර්ජනය තාවකාලිකව අත්හිටුවීමට තීරණය කර තිබේ.

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  • Would-be school shooter disarmed by parents

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    A police officer outside following a lockdown at Mueller Park Junior High. (Rick Bowmer/AP)Parents noticed their son acting strangely before school and realized he had taken the family's guns.


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  • Howard Dean drops out of DNC leadership race

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Howard Dean drops out of race for DNC chair. (AP)The former Vermont governor says the party needs to "turn itself over to the next generation" and takes himself out of the running.


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  • Gatlinburg residents survey wildfire toll

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Gatlinburg residents survey wildfire toll. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)The death count is at 13, and the number of buildings damaged is now approaching 1,000.


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  • Philippines' Duterte invited to meet Trump

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while delivering a speech. (Reuters)The invitation came amid uncertainty about the relationship with one of the U.S.'s most important Asian allies.


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  • Jury deadlocked in Walter Scott case

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, left, is escorted from the courthouse. (AP)A judge tells jurors they must try again to reach a verdict in the trial of former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager.


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  • Jury deadlocked in Walter Scott case

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager gestures as he testifies in his murder trial at the Charleston County court in CharlestonJurors in the trial of former police officer Michael Slager adjourn for the weekend after struggling to reach a unanimous verdict.


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  • Efforts underway to stop 2 state recounts

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Efforts underway to stop recounts in two states. (AP)Supporters of Trump have filed a lawsuit trying to stop Wisconsin's recount, spearheaded by Jill Stein.


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  • Efforts underway to stop state recounts

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    File photo of Michigan Attorney General William Supporters of Trump have filed lawsuits in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania to halt the Green Party's recount request.


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  • Trump likely infuriated Beijing with first U.S. call to Taiwan since 1979

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Donald Trump (Reuters)This is the first time a U.S. president has spoken directly with Taiwan’s leadership in more than 30 years.


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  • Cop run over by private bus in Peraliya

    02/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    A Sub Inspector attached to the Mitiyagoda Police Station had been run over by an inter-city private bus plying from Ambalangoda to Galle at Peraliya in Thelwatta yesterday evening.

     

    Video by Anuradha Priyadarshana

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  • COPE to probe questionable rice deal

    02/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) will probe the Rs.18 billion rice import scam in which both the present and the previous regimes were allegedly involved, COPE Chairman and JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti told Parliament today.
     

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  • 6 issues facing Trump's Pentagon pick

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    President-elect Donald Trump and retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis on Nov. 19. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)Retired Marine general James Mattis agrees with the president-elect on some — but not all — of his approaches to these challenges.


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  • Police use teargas to disperse 3-wheeler protest

    02/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    A tense situation prevailed at the Galkanda Junction in Negombo a short while ago when a group of protesting three-wheeler drivers had pelted stones at police officers who arrived at the location to disperse the crowd.

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  • Facebook admits rules for fake news needed

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Mark Zuckerberg (Yahoo Finance)"We resisted having standards about whether something’s newsworthy ... And that was wrong!" said a company VP.


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  • China opposes external interference in SL: Jiechi

    02/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi was reported to have told former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his entourage that China was opposed to any ‘external intervention’ in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka and the use of human rights as a political tool.
     

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  • Mall of America's Santa Claus makes history

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Santa Larry Jefferson smiles with Jack Kivel, 3, at the Santa Experience at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune/Zuma Press)The Minnesota mall, the largest in the nation, welcomed its first black Santa this holiday season.


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  • Iran: Senate vote violates nuclear deal

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Iran's nuclear energy chief, Ali Akbar Salehi. (AP)Senior Iranian officials describe the vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act for 10 years as a "clear violation" if implemented.


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  • Striking bus operators to meet President this evening

    02/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Several private bus operators who were involved in today’s bus strike have requested for a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena and Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva at 5 p.m. today, the Transport Ministry said.

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  • F1 ලෝක ශූරයා සමු ගනී.

    02/12/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    මෙවර ෆෝමියුලා වන් ලෝක ශූරතාව හිමිකරගත් ජර්මනියේ නිකෝ රොස්බර්ග් ක්‍රීඩා දිවියෙන් විශ්‍රාම ගැනීමට තීරණය කර තිබේ. විදෙස් මාධ්‍ය වාර්තා කරමින් ඔහු අද මාධ්‍ය වෙත එය නිළ වශයෙන් ප්‍රකාශ කළ බවයි. “කුඩා කල සිට මට සිහිනයක් තිබුණා. ෆෝමියුලාවන් ලෝක ශූරයෙකු වීමට. මේ වසරේදී එය මට සිදු කිරීමට හැකිවුණා. ඉතින් මම ඇයි තවත් ක්‍රීඩා කරන්නේ. ඒ හේතුවෙන් මම විශ්‍රාම […]

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  • 'Trump-like fearmongering': S.F. police commissioner pans union ad

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    San Francisco police union ad (Yahoo News)A new advertisement from San Francisco's police union urges viewers to contact the city's police commissioner to oppose a proposed city policy.


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  • Lankan couple whose family members were killed, granted NZ refugee status

    02/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    A Sri Lankan couple fearing harm after their family members were shot and killed by underworld criminals in Sri Lanka has been granted refugee status in New Zealand.

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  • මීගමුව දී පැවති ත්‍රිරෝද රථ රියැදුරන් විරෝධතාව විසිරුවා හැරීමට පොලීසිය මැදිහත් වෙයි.

    02/12/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    මීගමුව කුරණ අතර ගල්කන්ද දුම්රිය හරස් මාර්ගයේදී දුම්රියක් නවතා ත්‍රිරෝද රථ රියැදුරන් පිරිසක් මේ වන විට විරෝධතාවයේ නිරත විය.  ඔවුන් ගේ මෙම විරෝධතාව හේතුවෙන්, දුම්රිය ගමනාගමනයට මෙන්ම කොළඹ – මීගමුව ප්‍රධාන මාර්ගයද අවහිර විය. කෙසේ වෙතත් අද රාත්‍රී 7 ට පමණ පොලීසියේ මැදිහත් වීමෙන් විරෝධතා කරුවන් විසිරුවා හැරීමට පියවර ගෙන තිබිණ. විරෝධතාකරුවන් කලහකාරී ලෙස හැසිරෙමින් මාර්ගයේ […]

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  • Environmentalists not discouraged by Trump

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Trump hasn’t crushed environmentalists' hopesNonprofits are looking to multinational firms that advance sustainability agendas rooted in bottom-line concerns.


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  • Traffic in Town Hall

    02/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Traffic congestion was reported in Town Hall as three-wheel drivers who were scheduled to stage a protest march this afternoon gathered at town Hall this morning, Police said.

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  • Kumar Gunaratnam released

    02/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) politburo member Kumar Gunaratnam was released from the Anuradhapura Prison today. He was sentenced to one year imprisonment for violating visa regulations by the Kegalle Magistrate on March 31, 2016.

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  • යාපනය සරසවියේ සිසුන් මියයාම: පොලිස් නිලධාරීන් 5 දෙනා රිමාන්ඩ්

    02/12/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    යාපනය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ සිසුන් දෙදෙනෙකු මියයාමේ සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් පොලිස් නිලධාරීන් 05 දෙනා යාපනය මහේස්ත්‍රාත් අධිකරණයට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව ලබන 16 වන දා දක්වා රක්ෂිත බන්ධනගාරගත කෙරිණි. මෙය අනතුරක් බවට පවසන ලෙසට පොලීසිය තමන්ට දැනුම් දුන් බව එහිදී මියගිය සිසුන්ගේ දෙමව්පියන්ට පවසා ඇති බව ඔවුන් වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටි නීතිඥවරුන් අධිකරණයට දැනුම් දුන්නේ ය. ඒ, පිළිබඳ […]

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  • Colombo-Negombo main road blocked by protestors

    02/12/2016 | dailymirror.lk

    The Colombo-Negombo main road has been blocked at the Galkanda junction due to a protest carried out by the three-wheeler operators against the increase of minimum penalty.

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  • Chairman: GOP will change Medicare to save it

    02/12/2016 | yahoo.com

    Chairman: GOP will change Medicare to save it. (AP)Kevin Brady, head of the Ways and Means Committee, says Republicans will move cautiously, starting with "small" steps.


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  • 6,100 SLTB buses deployed to face strike – Chairman

    02/12/2016 | news.lk

    6,100 SLTB buses deployed to face strike – Chairman

    Chairman of SLTB Ramal Siriwardhane told NEWS.LK that they had deployed 6,100 SLTB buses today to face the ongoing private bus strike.


    Usually, about 5,900 SLTB buses are running daily and today more 200 buses were added to facilitate the passengers without curtailing any long distance and short distance bus services, he said. 

     
    Further, the SLTB has already informed the region depots to cancel the leave of the drivers, conductors, and the mechanics.


    He further added that he has written to the IGP asking the police protection for the running SLTB buses. In addition, the police mobile services have also been deployed and the police protection will be provided to the night parking buses.

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  • Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy pays homage to Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

    02/12/2016 | news.lk

    Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy pays homage to Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

    The Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy, Admiral Sunil Lanba paid homage to Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi during his visit to Anuradhapura yesterday (1st Dec.).


    During this tour, Admiral Lanba also paid homage to Ruwanwelisaya, Jethawanaramaya and took much interest in observing the “Moonstone” (Sandakadapahana), a unique feature of the Sinhalese architecture of ancient Sri Lanka.


    The occasion was attended by Commander North Central Naval Area, Rear Admiral Merril Wickramasinghe, senior officers and Defence Advisor of the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Captain Prakash Gopalan along with senior Indian naval officers. Mementoes were also exchanged to mark the significance of this visit.

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  • වසරක සිර දඬුවමින් පසුව කුමාර් ගුණරත්නම් නිදහස් වෙයි

    02/12/2016 | newsfirst.lk

    පෙරටුගාමී සමාජවාදී පක්ෂයේ දේශපාලන මණ්ඩල සභික කුමාර් ගුණරත්නම් මහතා අද දහවල් සිය දඬුවම් කාලය නිම වීමෙන් පසු අනුරාධපුර බන්ධනාගාරයෙන් පිටව ගියේ ය. ඔහු එලෙස සිරගතව සිටියේ, වලංගු වීසා  නොමැතිව මෙරට රැඳී සිටීමේ වරදට ය. ඊ‍ට අදාළව කෑගල්ල අධිකරණය මගින් වසරක සිර දඬුවමක් ඉකුත් මාර්තු මස 31 වන දා ඔහුට නියම කළේ ය. වීසා නොමැති වීම […]

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