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Palitha Thewarapperuma continues fast published on : 26 December 2013 15:27

The protest fast launched by UNP Parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma and several others, demanding the immediate reopening of the Baduraliya Hospital, entered its second day today.

Two minutes silence to be observed for tsunami victims published on : 26 December 2013 13:16

Two minutes silence will be observed nationally today (National Safety Day)from 9.25am in remembrance of the 2004 tsunami, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said.

Hafeez ton takes Pakistan to series win published on : 26 December 2013 06:02

Mohammad Hafeez notched his third hundred of the series while off-spinner Saeed Ajmal grabbed four wickets to help Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the fourth one-day international on Wednesday.

Two arrested after villagers clash with police in Angulana published on : 25 December 2013 22:50

Two persons have been arrested in connection with a clash between police officers and villagers in the Angulana area in Moratuwa this morning.

TNA unsure about President’s call for dialogue published on : 25 December 2013 22:18

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has said it is uncertain about President Mahinda Rajapaksa extending an open invitation to it to join efforts to achieve national reconciliation as the government’s stand is unclear.

VIDEO: Palitha Thewarapperuma launches protest fast published on : 25 December 2013 20:52

Kalutara District UNP Parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma and the Opposition Leader of the Walallawita Pradeshiya Sabha Dilip Pitigala have launched a protest fast in front of the Baduraliya Hospital today.

Two held smuggling gold from Sri Lanka to Indian published on : 25 December 2013 19:58

Two persons were arrested at the airport in Chennai for allegedly attempting to smuggle gold worth 3 million Indian rupees from Sri Lanka today.

PS member among 9 held digging for treasure published on : 25 December 2013 18:56

Nine persons including a member of the Thanamalwila Pradeshiya Sabha have been arrested for engaging in illegal excavations in the Embilipitiya area with the intention of finding buried treasures.

One dead, 6 injured as bus hits three-wheeler published on : 25 December 2013 18:05

One person died while another six, including 3 children and two women, were wounded after a private bus collided with a three-wheeler in the Wella area in Tangalle, police said.

Sri Lankan fishermen expect talks in January published on : 25 December 2013 17:16

A meeting between fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka is likely in the second week of January, 2014.

Christmas sends messages of simplicity in life - President published on : 25 December 2013 15:45

The Christians of Sri Lanka are today free to celebrate with joy the birth of the founder of their faith in keeping with the traditions of the past, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in a Christmas message.

Foreigner arrested with hashish in Tangalle published on : 25 December 2013 15:13

A foreign national has been arrested for the possession of a large quantity of narcotics in the Netolpitiya area in Tangalle.

Sri Lanka lets Geoffrey Dobbs in after flag spat published on : 25 December 2013 02:48

The Australian owner of one of the world’s most exclusive hotels has been given temporary permission to return to his home in Sri Lanka after being barred in a flag spat.

Rupee steady near two-month high; forward premiums fall published on : 24 December 2013 22:32

The Sri Lankan rupee traded steady on Tuesday near its two-month closing high amid high inward remittances, while a state-run bank bought dollars to curb any sharp appreciation in the currency, dealers said.

CAA seizes Rs.4.4 mil worth of food unfit for consumption published on : 24 December 2013 21:58

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has seized around Rs.4.4 million worth of food items unfit for consumption following a raid in Pettah today (December 24).

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