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Initiatives have been taken to expand the measures that should be taken to minimize accidents during shipping. Director General of NARA Buddhika Iddamalgoda said that this programme will be implemented on the full instructions of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development. NARA Director General Buddhika Iddamalgoda said that the Fisheries Minister has…
02.24 / 16:39
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Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna has said that the issue concerning rice will be totally settled within the next two weeks. He gave this assurance at a media conference held at the Information Department auditorium. Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna said that the Government mediated in halting the unnatural hike in the price of rice. Not only it…
02.24 / 16:39
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LocalDepartment of Government Information  President of Indonesia Joko Widoda invited President Maithripala Sirisena to pay a visit to Indonesia after participating in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit in Jakarta. Indonesian President’s special envoy, A M Fachir, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered the invitation to the Presidential secretariat yesterday (23). With the invitation, President Sirisena scheduled to attend the IORA Summit in March 6 - 7 and pay the state vi…
02.24 / 12:42
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The prime expectation and the noble vision of all religions is to promote spiritual and moral well-being of humankind. All their religious rituals and celebrations recall those core values ofreligious teachings. These religious ceremonies, that are being held to dispel the darkness of ignorance and conceit with the light of knowledge, love and peace help tremendously for the human beings to live with sustenance of human dignity in the contemporary world of new technology.   Religions …
02.24 / 11:06
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LocalDisna Mudalige  The Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly has agreed that the Centre must have the power to dissolve the Provincial Councils or take over their powers, Constitutional Lawyer and UNP MP Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne said today. He was speaking at an adjournment debate in Parliament on Wednesday. “We have now proposed to include a clause in the new Constitution to enable the Centre to dissolve or take over the powers of any Provincial Council if it acts ag…
02.24 / 10:05
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Local  The twenty-four-year-old youth who operated the boat that capsized in Katukurunda on Sunday, February 19, was arrested last evening. He was produced before the Kalutara Magistrate who ordered him remanded till March 6. The youth is a resident of Beruwala. In addition to overloading the boat, the youth had also allegedly failed to provide life jackets to the passengers, Police said. Sixteen people died in the incident. Kalutara Police is investigating. Friday, February 24, 2017 - …
02.24 / 09:28
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Local  Hanguranketha Police exhumed a female body buried in Hewaheta, Rockwood estate, yesterday (24). The body identified to be a twenty-eight-year-old mother of one named Sumatra Devi was buried in a grave sealed by cement. Hanguranketha Police made this discovery with the complaint lodged by relations of the deceased saying that she was missing for two weeks. The Police suspects the husband of the deceased who has fled from the area. The body was handed over to the Nuwara-Eliya Hospital …
02.24 / 08:51
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Local  Sri Lanka Medical Council President Professor Carlo Fonseka was admitted to the Colombo General Hospital earlier today (24) after a brief illness. Sources said that he was admitted after complaining of heart ailment and is currently undergoing several medical tests. The Professor will be discharged shortly, the sources added. Professor Fonseka will turn 84 this year in March. He received a first class MBBS (Ceylon) in 1960 from the University of Colombo and obtained his postgraduate …
02.24 / 07:32
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Minister Sajith Premadasa has revealed that the United States has agreed to give its maximum support to the re-awakened model village programme. The Minister made this disclosure participating in the opening of the Tissapura Siri Vijayagama model village built at Tissamaharama in Hambantota. Minister Sajith Premadasa said that a group of members of the…
02.24 / 06:06
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The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) today issued a response to the statement recently released by the Military Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne, regarding allegations of sexual exploitation of war widows. …
02.23 / 23:09
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the statement made by Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to foreign correspondents in Colombo last week to the effect that war widows in Sri Lanka now face 'widespread' sexual exploitation by members of the army among others, is a matter of grave concern. …
02.23 / 23:09
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LIRNEasia’s research findings from the nationally representative survey on ICT use and information needs conducted in 2016 are being quoted by officials from the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Myanmar, Htaike Htaike Aung of MIDO reports.  Most recently, it has been quoted by U Myo Swe, Deputy Director General of the Post and Telecommunications Department […
02.23 / 23:05
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LocalTags: Print EditionThe SriLankan Airlines would have suffered a loss of over US$ 205 million over the next 12 years if the aircraft leasing agreement with Air Cap Cooperation was not terminated, state Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim said clarifying certain press reports published on the cabinet memorandum he had submitted on the issue. The minister said these press reports contained certain falsehoods deliberately aimed to crate a clash between his ministry and the…
02.23 / 22:43
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LocalZahrah ImtiazTags: Print EditionSports Minister and SLFP member for the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Dayasiri Jayasekara yesterday said COPE had found certain wrong doings in the manner in which SAITM was granted approval to establish itself as a private medical campus in 2011. “When COPE was looking into the UGC, the UGC included a note on SAITM. It explained that at the time, the UGC had given six months for SAITM to correct certain shortcomings before it canapply for …
02.23 / 22:43
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LocalZahrah ImtiazTags: Print EditionAs the government faces tough questions at the 66th session of the Committee on the Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) this week, Cabinet has taken steps to simultaneously approve the setting up of the National Commission on Women- decades after it was first proposed by CEDAW. The government in the late 90s established the National Committee on Women as per the Women’s Charter based on CEDAW but it did n…
02.23 / 22:43
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