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Fairly strong winds in several provinces – Department of Meteorology

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40 kmph can be expected over North-western, Eastern, Uva, North-central and Western provinces and in Hambanthota district. Fairly colder nights and mornings is expected over most parts of the island during next few days. Several spells of light showers will occur in Western province and in Batticaloa and Ampara districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at...

British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to win a confidence vote on Wednesday despite a crushing defeat over her Brexit deal that triggered warnings of a chaotic "no-deal" divorce. MPs on Tuesday rejected May's deal on leaving the European Union, leaving the Brexit process in limbo with just 73 days to go before the official departure date. May suffered the biggest...

Sri Lanka President meets Philippine President

President Maithripala Sirisena has met with the President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte a short while ago. Bi-lateral discussions between the two countries are currently underway. President Sirisena left for the Philippines last morning (15) for a five-day state visit at the invitation of the Philippines President. During his visit to the Philippines, the President is expected to further strengthen the political,...

MR’s appeal against CA interim order to be heard on Feb 6

The Supreme Court has ordered to take up the appeal seeking the void of an interim order issued by the Court of Appeal, suspending the former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet of Ministers from functioning, on February 06. The appeal filed by the former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the members of the former Cabinet Ministers were taken...

Former DIG further remanded

Former DIG Nalaka de Silva, who was arrested by the CID in connection with an alleged assassination plot targeting the President and former Defence Secretary, has been further remanded until 21st January. The former Director of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) was arrested by the CID on October 25, 2018, over a suspected plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and...

Land reclamation for Port City completed (photos)

Land reclamation of the Colombo International Financial City (Port City) has been completed as of now, the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development stated. Accordingly, the construction process of the city will commence shortly, the Ministry added. An observational visit led by Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka, the Chinese Ambassador, the Managing Director of Port City Colombo...

Remains of Pinoy drowning victims flown to SL

The remains of the Filipino couple who drowned in the Maldives were flown to Sri Lanka where they will be embalmed before their final journey home. Remains of Leomer Lagradilla and his wife Erika Joyce were on board a Sri Lankan Airlines flight that left for Colombo at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, Manila time. A relative of the couple was also on...

If serving President is contesting, Prez polls can be held any time

There are provisions in the constitution allowing Presidential elections to be held at any time if the serving President is contesting, says MP Dinesh Gunawardena. Commenting to the media in Padukka last evening (16), MP pointed out that, although, many months have passed since the terms of all Provincial Councils except South and Western Provinces have expired, the government continues...

University cut-off marks released in May

Cut-off marks for the Advanced Level examination 2018 for university entrance will be released by the end of May, stated the University Grants Commission (UGC). The re-scrutinized results of the examination will be released prior to the release of the cut-off marks, according to the Chairman of UGC Mohan de Silva. The list of cut-off marks for university admission will be...

Mannar mass grave: skeletal remains of 300 persons unearthed (photos)

Skeletal remains belonging to 300 persons have been unearthed from the mass grave in Mannar as of today (16), says Judicial Medical Officer Dr S. Rajapaksa, who is in charge of the excavations at the site. Skeletal remains of 23 children have been uncovered among the 294 skeletal remains which were removed from the excavations. Six samples of the skeletal remains...
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