Five judge bench to peruse petitions filed on Port City Commission Bill

A Five Judge bench of Supreme Court was appointed yesterday to consider the petitions filed challenging the Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill. The five-judge panel include Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Priyantha Jayawardena, Murdu Fernando and Janak De Silva. Accordingly, the petitions were filed by several parties including UNP Chairman Vajira […]

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A couple linked to Kalu Sagara nabbed with heroin in Talangama

A couple who had been acting agents of drug kingpin Chaminda Rohana Manju alias ‘Kalu Sagara’ had been arrested with 500 grams of heroin during a raid at Heenatikumbura in Talangama, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. He said that the couple had been handled by ‘Kalu Sagara’ and his paramour ‘Muthu’ who are living […]

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Over 107,000 saplings planted in four months

Over 107,000 saplings have been planted with the introduction of the Husma Dena Thuru National Tree Planting Programme in the last four months, said Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera. Amaraweera said that this National Tree Planting programme is now very popular and many parties have extended theri support for it and have even initiated their own […]

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Navy seizes stock of Kendu leaves being smuggled by sea

A naval operation conducted in the seas off Kochchikade, Negombo led to the seizure of about 770kg of Kendu leaves attempted to be smuggled into the island and apprehension of 06 suspects. In the operation, the Western Naval Command intercepted 03 dinghies approaching towards the land and found about 770kg of Kendu leaves in 22 […]

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Spike in cases can be expected after New Year – Chief Epidemiologist

A rise in the number of Covid-19 cases can be expected after the festival but it cannot be viewed as the emergence of a third wave, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said today. Dr. Samaraweera told the number of cases spiked after Christmas in December, last year, but it could not be considered the emergency […]

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Gazette issued establishing ‘Hambantota Managed Elephant Reserve’

A Gazette Extraordinary has been issued establishing a ‘Hambantota Managed Elephant Reserve’ under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance. The gazette has been issued under Subsection (2) of Section 2 of the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance (Chapter 469). State Minister of Wildlife Protection, Adoption of Safety Measures including the Construction of Electrical Fences and […]

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Appreciation of the staff employed at the Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel

A staff appreciation ceremony for the employees of the Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel for the year 2021 was held on (09) at the SLITA Auditorium. State Minister of Batik, Handloom, and Local Apparel Products, Dayasiri Jayasekara was present on this occasion.

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Construction of Kinniya Kurunchankarni Bridge begins

On April 10th, State Minister of Rural Roads and other Infrastructure, Nimal Lanza, inaugurated the construction work of the “Kurunchankarni Bridge” across the Kurunchankarni Lagoon on the Kinniya – Kurunchankarni Road in the Muttur Divisional Secretariat Division in the Trincomalee District. The construction of this bridge was launched conforming with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s National Policy […]

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SLPP will continue in power beyond 2025 – Minister Ramesh Pathirana

Plantations Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said the Sri Lanka Pudujana Peramuna (SLPP) will rule the country not only till 2025 but also beyond 2025. “Trade unionists took the lead to overthrow the Yahapalana Government and bring the SLPP Government to power under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He is a classic leader who carries […]

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Sajith Premadasa plans to launch initiative to provide free sanitary products

Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa says a national program to provide sanitary products to women free of charge is expected to be launched through Samagi Vanitha Balawegaya. His remarks came during a press briefing on Friday (April 09). The awarding ceremony of an art competition organized by Samagi Vanitha Balawegaya in view of the Women’s […]

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