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New AG sworn in before President

2019-05-10 09:14:43

Acting Attorney General Dappula de Livera was sworn in as the new Attorney General before President Maithripala Sirisena today (10). ..


India undertakes over 70 people-oriented development projects in Sri Lanka

2019-03-25 08:35:09

India has undertaken more than 70 people-oriented development projects in various fields including health, education, housing, skill development, infrastructure, vocational training among others, all across the country. About 20 such projects are cur..


A different pest in Galle, not 'Sena'!

2019-01-29 10:04:40

District Director of Agriculture J. Ponnamperumaarachchi says that the species discovered in Jack fruit and Bread fruit in Ethkandura area, Galle is not 'Sena' caterpillar.  ..


State workers protest; say “politicians, trade unions lied to us”

2019-01-27 14:00:38

A group of state workers in Bogawantalawa area had launched a protest today (27) saying that the new daily wage of Rs 700 per day is insufficient. The Rs 140 allowance given to them earlier had not been included in the new daily wage, they added. ..


Onion cultivation in Puttalam affected by ‘Disco’ fungi!

2019-01-01 07:29:34

Onions is cultivated all around the world. Each year in the rainy season farmers prepare their lands for onion cultivation. ..


Cyber crime investigation unit established in Matara

2018-12-25 05:05:48

A police cyber crime investigation unit has been established in the Matara district. ..


60,000 in North affected due to floods

2018-12-24 09:00:46

60,345 people from 18,585 families have been affected due to adverse weather in the North. ..


Teachers strike in support of tea estate workers’ protest

2018-10-26 07:13:22

The teachers of the Teachers’ Training College, Kotagala, Hatton, engaged in a strike today (26) morning (26) urging plantation companies to increase the basic wage of estate workers up to Rs 1000. ..


Shops at Hatton City Closed as Black Flagged

2018-10-24 07:49:11

All shops in Hatton city have closed and raised black flags for supporting the protest movements held in demanding the estate companies to increase the basic wage of the estate workers up to 1000 Rupees. ..


Landslide Risk for Towning and Housing Project of Thalawakale Wanigasekara Place into Upper Kotmale Reservoir

2018-10-21 14:05:42

A group of residents from the Wanigasekara Place of Thalawakale participated on a protest yesterday (20) at the city centre claiming that the Towning and Housing project is at a risk of being landslided into the Upper Kotmale reservoir. ..


Gravel Trafficking Rules in Puttalam! Authorities in Deep-sleep!

2018-08-26 07:37:59

We have previously revealed information on several occasions regarding the heavy environmental issues occurred in whole to Wiluka village of 606 Manathiv GM Division belongs to the Puttalam Divisional Secretariat caused by illegal larger-scale Gravel..


If police can’t stop drugs, let us do it – people in Bingiriya protest

2018-08-19 07:30:00

The people in Bingiriya yesterday (18) engaged in a protest against the Bingiriya police and government saying that they find it difficult to live due to increasing drugs consumption. ..


Heavy rains, landslides in central highlands

2018-08-17 10:06:48

Due to heavy rains in the western slopes of the central hills, lives of the people living in the region have been affected. ..


Body of an elephant found

2018-05-22 09:44:08

Mullativu wildlife officers said that they found the body of an electrocuted elephant yesterday (21). ..


Dear President Sirisena, Don’t Be Ungrateful

2018-03-26 04:08:42

The last two days I have watched you in Pakistan having a great time at the expense of the poor tax payers of Sri Lanka. ..


Calf elephant racket goes on

2017-11-24 06:17:54

Capturing calf elephants and selling them has been going on for several years. That is forgotten by the public now. But, the threat to baby jumbos in the wild persists.The most recent incident was reported from Yala National Park. Acting on a tip off..


A wedding where the dowry was a basket with a cobra & a monkey

2017-11-13 08:42:12

Masannage Malkanthi is 19 years of age. She got married recently to Sunilge Vimukthi Aravinda Kumara (20) in accordance with Telugu traditions. ..


Affordable Housing Set for Growth in 2017

2017-07-12 03:34:06

  Affordable housing schemes for the middle and lower income groups are finally on a serious growth curve in 2017, with huge demand in both segments now also being met with increasing supply. It may seem strange that massive demand and massive ..


Public in Rekawa protest to renovate the road (2)

2016-01-31 11:16:30

Public in Rekawa started a protest today 31st, demanding to restart the road construction starting from Ranna through Rekaw up to the Tangalle stretch. The public said the construction work has been halted for the last one year and due to this they f..


Public in Rekawa protest to renovate the road

2016-01-31 11:16:30

Public in Rekawa started a protest today 31st, demanding to restart the road construction starting from Ranna through Rekaw up to the Tangalle stretch. The public said the construction work has been halted for the last one year and due to this they f..


Public in Rekawa protest to renovate the road (3)

2016-01-31 11:16:30

Public in Rekawa started a protest today 31st, demanding to restart the road construction starting from Ranna through Rekaw up to the Tangalle stretch. The public said the construction work has been halted for the last one year and due to this they f..