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  1. Researcher ready to go to courts against lifting of import ban on glyphostate

    06.19 / 22:14 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    By Shanika Sriyananda Researcher and the Head of the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Rajarata Dr. Channa Jayasumana has said he will go to courts against the recommendation of the Cabinet-appointed committee to relax the import ban on glyphostate, the herbicide which is widely used in tea cultivation.  He said that the Government could not relax the import ban on glyphostate for the benefit of the tea industry as it would pollute downstream water …
  2. Accused reinstated by Navy but disappeared, AG tells CA

    06.19 / 19:36 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    By S.S. Selvanayagam The Attorney General yesterday informed the Court of Appeal that the 2nd Accused-Respondent Navy Officer Sampath – who had been reinstated by the Navy after having been acquitted by the High Court in the Raviraj murder case – had disappeared following his release. Deputy Solicitor General Rohantha Abeysuriya appearing for the Attorney General told Court that the Accused-Respondent Navy Officer Chandana Kumara alias Sampath was reinstated by…
  3. Foreign Minister, Navy Commander visit USS Lake Erie

    06.19 / 19:36 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Sri Lanka Navy Commander Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne joined US Ambassador Atul Keshap to visit the captain and crew aboard the USS Lake Erie to express their appreciation for the flood relief work provided by US Navy sailors visiting Sri Lanka. “I want to thank Captain Darren McPherson and all of our US servicemen and women, who exemplify the spirit and goodwill of America,” said Ambassador Keshap. “We know the exper…
  4. Mangala showcases SL at AIIB

    06.19 / 19:05 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera with the President of South Korea Moon Jae-in, the Deputy Prime Minister of South Korea Kim Dong-yeon and other Finance Ministers   Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera concluded his first official overseas visit after assuming office, taking part in the Board of Governors meeting of Asian …
  5. SC dismisses petition contesting Hajj quota

    06.19 / 05:04 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    The Supreme Court dismissed the Fundamental Rights petition contesting the impugned allocation of Hajj pilgrims quota for 2017. The Bench comprising Chief Justice Priyasath Dep and Justice Anil Gooneratne dismissed the Petition for non-inclusion of necessary parties, the other tour operators, as respondents. Petitioners, nine Hajj/Umrah travel operators, cited Director of Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs M.R.M. Malik,…
  6. Worldwide, more than 10% of young teens are smokers

    06.19 / 05:04 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka has lowest teenage smoking percentage globally  Reuters: Roughly 11% of youth aged 13 to 15 around the world use tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars, a global survey of students suggests. Tobacco use is the world’s leading cause of preventable death and serious illness, killing an estimated 6 million people each year, res…
  7. Five Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Navy

    06.19 / 05:04 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    Five Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested and their boat impounded by the Sri Lankan Navy today for allegedly fishing in Sri Lanka’s territorial waters, the Press Trust of India reported. The fishermen from Mandapam had put out to sea in a boat early Sunday and were fishing off Neduntheevu when Lankan naval personnel surrounded them and took them to Kangesanthurai Port, State Fishermen Association President N. Devadoss said. On 23 May, six fishermen were arrested for a…
  8. SC grants leave to proceed with petition on school admission

    06.19 / 05:04 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    The Supreme Court granted leave to proceed with the Fundamental Rights violation petition filed against Galle Southlands College for impugned refusal to select an aggrieved Christian (Non Roman Catholic) child to Grade 1, despite it being started in 1885 by the Methodist Mission. The Bench comprising Chief Justice Priyasath Dep and Justice Anil Gooneratne granted leave for the alleged infringement of child’s fundamental right to equality and f…
  9. Residents file FR case against garbage in Muthurajawela

    06.19 / 05:04 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    SC fixes petition for 20 July By S.S. Selvanayagam A Fundamental Rights petition against the steps to dump garbage in the Muthurajawela sanctuary was fixed for support on 20 July, for granting leave to proceed by the Supreme Court. Thirty-five Petitioners who reside in close proximity to the Muthurajawela …
  10. President joins Yoga Day celebrations

    06.18 / 21:51 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    President Maithripala Sirisena joined thousands of yoga enthusiasts at Independence Square in Colombo on 17 June to celebrate the International Day of Yoga 2017. He performed a number of yoga asanas and encouraged yoga institutions in Sri Lanka to continue their good work. The event was attended by a number of Sri Lankan ministers and officials, apart from public at large, including professionals, doctors, academicians and cultural personalities, cutting…
  11. Open University of Sri Lanka annual research sessions to focus on building sustainable nation

    06.18 / 21:51 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) is preparing for the 15th annual research sessions renamed as the Open University Research Sessions or OURS under the theme of ‘Opening minds: Research for Sustainable Development’.  “It is a theme that is very relevant to today’s world,” said conference chair and director of research at OUSL, Prof. R. Fernando. However, though sustainability is a highly publicised topic there is…
  12. MTCP Alumni and High Commission of Malaysia organise Ifthar at Fathima Welfare Centre

    06.18 / 21:19 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Alumni Association of Sri Lanka and High Commission of Malaysia Colombo organised an Ifthar gathering at the Fathima Welfare Centre Colombo 05 recently. The Chief Guest was High Commissioner of Malaysia to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah – Pix by Ruwan W…
  13. Coming Soon: Online platform for youth to speak and be heard (www.iVoice.lk)

    06.18 / 21:19 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    UNFPA representative in Sri Lanka Ritsu Nacken and Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum Chairperson Prof. W.A.D.P. Wanigasundera ​UNFPA and SDJF join hands to encourage youth participation in addressing community issues The UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security i…
  14. UNDP partners with Wijeya Newspapers to promote youth voices

    06.18 / 21:19 ft.lk Ft.lk - Sri Lanka
    Pioneering initiative with Daily FT expanded to cover Sinhala daily Ada and Tamil Mirror The United Nations Development Program entered into a partnership with the Wijeya Newspapers, namely the ‘Ada’ and ‘Tamil Mirror’ newspapers, last week to promote and provide a space to unlock youth voices across the country via the UNLOCKED platform. The UNLOCKED Project is an initiative by UNDP Sri Lanka…