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Govt gives undertaking to provide clinical training for SAITM students

Govt gives undertaking to provide clinical training for SAITM students

The Ministry of Health today gave an undertaking to the Supreme Court to provide clinical training to the students of the Private Medical College in Malabe at the Avissawella Base Hospital and the Kaduwela MOH. MORE..

December 15, 2015  01:48 pm|

Siyams father says Vass Gunawardena didnt kill his son

Siyams father says Vass Gunawardena didnt kill his son

In a surprising twist, the father of slain businessman Mohamed Siyam says that his son was not murdered by former DIG of Police Vass Gunawardena, who was sentenced to death after being found guilty over the killing. MORE..

November 27, 2015  06:17 pm|

Siyam murder: Vass Gunawardena, son and 4 others found guilty

Siyam murder: Vass Gunawardena, son and 4 others found guilty

Six suspects including former DIG Vass Gunawardena and his son Ravindu have been sentenced to death after being found guilty for the abduction and murder of businessman Mohamed Siyam by the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar. MORE..

November 27, 2015  03:20 pm|

Rohan Weliwita questioned by Homagama police

Rohan Weliwita questioned by Homagama police

Media Secretary to the former President, Rohan Weliwita, has been summoned to the Homagama Police station to record a statement this morning (20), a police source says. MORE...

October 20, 2015  11:54 am|

Court to announce verdict in Shyam murder trial in November

Court to announce verdict in Shyam murder trial in November

The verdict in the murder trial of Bambalapitiya businessman Mohamed Shyam, in which former DIG Vass Gunawardena is accused, will be announced on 27 November. MORE...

October 12, 2015  06:25 pm|

Drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique further remanded

Drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique further remanded

Drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique, had was arrested in Pakistan and later brought to Sri Lanka, was further remanded until October 16 by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE..

October 2, 2015  12:55 pm|

Prison officers suspended for facilitating a meeting to drug peddler

Prison officers suspended for facilitating a meeting to drug peddler

A jailer and two prison guards have been suspended for allegedly facilitating a meeting for notorious drug peddler Mohammed Siddik with an individual inside a cell at the Colombo Magistrates Court, a source from the Prison Authorities say. MORE...

September 20, 2015  04:07 pm|

Rs 1.5m stolen in Hanwella armed bank robbery

Rs 1.5m stolen in Hanwella armed bank robbery

Armed robbers are believed to have made away with nearly Rs 1.5 million in cash after storming the branch of a state bank in Wagakahahena in Hanwella this evening. MORE..

September 10, 2015  11:25 pm|

Ex-DIG admitted to Colombo National hospital

Ex-DIG admitted to Colombo National hospital

Former DIG Vass Gunawardena, who is in custody following the murder case of Bambalapitiya businessman Mohamed Shyam, has been admitted to the Colombo National hospital following a sudden illness, Ada Derana Court reporter said. MORE...

September 7, 2015  11:04 am|

Election campaigning ends at midnight

Election campaigning ends at midnight

Campaigning for the General Election will draw to a close at 12.00 midnight today (Aug 14), 48 hours before the election. MORE..

August 14, 2015  10:08 am|

Two murdured over water dispute in Medirigiriya

Two murdured over water dispute in Medirigiriya

Two persons have been murdered at a field in the Godapotta area in Medirigiriya, over a dispute when obtaining water for farming, police said. MORE..

August 13, 2015  10:44 am|

Ex-PC member and UC chairman arrested

Ex-PC member and UC chairman arrested

Former Eastern Provincial Council member Kalanthar Lebbe Mohamed Fareed and the former Chairman of the Kattankudy Urban Council Sahul Hameed Mohamed Asfer have been arrested by police. MORE..

August 6, 2015  12:24 pm|

Drug trade flourished under Rajapaksa regime - Karu

Drug trade flourished under Rajapaksa regime - Karu

Minister Karu Jayasuriya today charged that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his set of thieves would resort to any corrupt an unholy action, crushing all accepted moral values and human relations for the sake of power. MORE..

July 30, 2015  11:16 pm|

Strike at the Colombo National Hospital today

Strike at the Colombo National Hospital today

The paramedic staff at the Colombo National Hospitals on Wednesday (29) resorted to a strike action in protest over several demands. MORE...

July 29, 2015  02:53 pm|

MCSL condemns IS following Lankans death

MCSL condemns IS following Lankans death

The Sri Lankan national, who was reportedly killed in battle in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State, was the former principal of an international school in the Galewela area, according to the schools owner. MORE..

July 21, 2015  03:03 pm|

Those who cannot defeat MR want his security reduced: NFF

Those who cannot defeat MR want his security reduced: NFF

A plan is underway to put the former Presidents life in danger through reducing his security, Spokesman of the National Freedom Front (NFF), Mohammed Muzammil, said. MORE...

July 20, 2015  06:01 pm|

Paranavitana resign as Media Ministry Secretary

Paranavitana resign as Media Ministry Secretary

Karunaratne Paranavitana has resigned from his position as the Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and Information, with effect from Friday (10). MORE..

July 11, 2015  02:23 pm|

Runaway Sri Lankan maids worry Saudi Labor Ministry

Runaway Sri Lankan maids worry Saudi Labor Ministry

Saudi Arabias Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani has asked the Sri Lankan government to stop maids running away from their Saudi sponsors soon after their arrival in the Kingdom. MORE..

June 27, 2015  02:34 pm|

Ramadan to begin on Friday as new moon not sighted

Ramadan to begin on Friday as new moon not sighted

Since the new moon was not sighted in any part of the country today, the Colombo Grand Mosque has decided that Ramazan fast will commence from Friday (June 19). MORE..

June 17, 2015  08:25 pm|

Police Inspector arrested for assaulting woman

Police Inspector arrested for assaulting woman

A Police Inspector attached to the Medirigiriya Police Station has been arrested for assaulting a woman in Palugasdhamana, Polonnaruwa. MORE..

May 30, 2015  05:10 pm|

Want to re-open investigations on attacks on media President

Want to re-open investigations on attacks on media  President

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says he wants to re-open investigations into all past murders and disappearances of journalists. MORE..

May 30, 2015  12:24 pm|

Sri Lanka condemns suicide attack on Saudi mosque

Sri Lanka condemns suicide attack on Saudi mosque

Sri Lanka has condemned Fridays suicide attack on a mosque in Saudi Arabia that left at least 21 people dead and more than 100 injured. MORE..

May 23, 2015  02:08 pm|

Egypts Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death

Egypts Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death

An Egyptian court sentenced deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants to death on Saturday over jail breaks during the 2011 uprising. MORE..

May 16, 2015  03:25 pm|

Three months leave for Basil

Three months leave for Basil

Parliament has approved three(03) months leave for MP Basil Rajapaksa commencing from today(28). The approval was granted on a proposal made by Opposition leader Nimal Siripala De Silva. MORE...

April 28, 2015  09:58 am|

Wele Sudas accomplice remanded

Wele Sudas accomplice remanded

A suspect arrested for his alleged involvement in a large scale drug racket was remanded until May 08 by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE..

April 24, 2015  02:47 pm|

Basil Rajapaksa transferred to prison hospital

Basil Rajapaksa transferred to prison hospital

MP Basil Rajapaksa who was remanded last night by the Kaduwela Magistrate has been transferred to the prison hospital, Police told Ada Derana. MORE...

April 23, 2015  06:38 am|

Basil Rajapaksa remanded

Basil Rajapaksa remanded

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and two other senior ministry officials, who were arrested by the Police FCID over allegations of financial fraud, have been remanded until the 05th of May by the Kaduwela Magistrate. MORE..

April 22, 2015  11:49 pm|

400 migrants die in shipwreck off Libya

400 migrants die in shipwreck off Libya

About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors said on Tuesday, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year. MORE..

April 15, 2015  12:55 pm|

26/11-like attack by ISI agents based in Sri Lanka thwarted - report

26/11-like attack by ISI agents based in Sri Lanka thwarted - report

A 26/11-like attack was in the making, but this time, from the east coast. That is how National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director-General Sharad Kumar sums up the agencys exhaustive nearly two-year investigation into what it says was a massive terror plot against India by Pakistans Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). MORE..

April 4, 2015  11:23 am|

Wele Sudas accomplice in Pakistan arrested, brought to Sri Lanka

Wele Sudas accomplice in Pakistan arrested, brought to Sri Lanka

A wanted Sri Lankan drug trafficker, believed to be an accomplice of notorious drug lord Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda, has been brought back to the country following his arrest in Pakistan, police said today. MORE..

March 19, 2015  09:38 pm|

Jaffna spreading message of peace to the world - Modi

Jaffna spreading message of peace to the world - Modi

Jaffna is making a new mark for itself, spreading message of peace to the world, says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. MORE..

March 14, 2015  02:52 pm|

Modi flags off train service at Talaimannar Pier

Modi flags off train service at Talaimannar Pier

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off a train service at the north-western Sri Lankan town of Talaimannar the closest point to India restored after decades of civil war, completing the reconstruction of the entire Northern Province Railway Line. MORE..

March 14, 2015  01:27 pm|

Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13 years in jail

Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13 years in jail

In a major development, former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was on Friday night sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by a criminal court here under the anti-terrorism laws. MORE..

March 14, 2015  07:55 am|

Special ceremony to invoke blessing on national heroes

Special ceremony to invoke blessing on national heroes

The principal and administrator of the Pepiliyana Sunethra Mahadevi Pirivena, Dr. Medagoda Abayatissa Thero, says that a special religious ceremony to invoke blessings on the countrys national heroes will take place on March 15, 2015 marking the 200th year of signing the Kandyan Convention of 1815. MORE..

March 12, 2015  10:32 am|

Muslims can live in harmony with very different religions, Dahalan

Muslims can live in harmony with very different religions, Dahalan

President of the Centre for Islamic Research and Information (CIRI) and Psychological Counsellor, Mohamed Dahalan, on Friday (6) severely criticised the policy of some print, electronic media organisations and civil organisations for their bid to damage the good reputation of Islam and Muslims. MORE...

March 8, 2015  11:22 am|

National Drug Policy Bill passed in Parliament

National Drug Policy Bill passed in Parliament

The National Medicine Regulatory Authority Bill which was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday has been passed with amendments in parliament with a majority of 67 votes. MORE..

March 6, 2015  03:36 pm|

85 undocumented Sri Lankans detained in Medan

85 undocumented Sri Lankans  detained in Medan

Immigration authorities in Medan, North Sumatra, have detained 85 Sri Lankan citizens for trespassing on Indonesian territory without documents. MORE...

March 1, 2015  02:01 pm|

Maldivian opposition delegation calls on President

Maldivian opposition delegation calls on President

Qasim Ibrahim, the leader of the Jumhooree Party (JP) also known as the Republican Party, one of the main opposition parties in Maldives, on Saturday called on Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena. MORE..

February 28, 2015  03:19 pm|

Govt. expresses concern over situation in Maldives

Govt. expresses concern over situation in Maldives

The Sri Lankan government issuing a statement expressed its concern over the developing situation in the Maldives following the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed. MORE...

February 26, 2015  11:04 am|

Nasheed to be detained until end of trial

Nasheed to be detained until end of trial

Criminal Court on Monday evening ruled that opposition leader and former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was to be kept under police arrest until end of trial. MORE...

February 23, 2015  06:19 pm|

Ex-Maldives prez Mohamed Nasheed held on terror charges

Ex-Maldives prez Mohamed Nasheed held on terror charges

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was on Sunday arrested by police on terror charges for having detained a top judge while in power, according to media reports. MORE...

February 22, 2015  05:15 pm|

TNA accepts SLMCs invitation

TNA accepts SLMCs invitation

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has decided to accept two ministerial portfolios and the deputy chairmanship of the Eastern Provincial Council. MORE..

February 17, 2015  01:54 pm|

Armed robbery at financial institute in Warakapola

Armed robbery at financial institute in Warakapola

An armed robbery has taken place at a private financial institution located in the Warakapola town. MORE...

February 7, 2015  12:46 pm|

Ahamed Nazeer sworn in as Eastern Province CM

Ahamed Nazeer sworn in as Eastern Province CM

SLMC Deputy Leader and Provincial Councilor, Ahamed Nazeer Zainulabdeen, took oaths as the Chief Minister of the Eastern Province before the Governor Austin Fernando this evening. MORE..

February 6, 2015  07:12 pm|

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