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Daily Archives: October 6, 2017

26 arrested as JO protesters clash with police

Around twenty-six persons have been arrested for unruly behavior following a tense situation during the protest opposite the Indian Consulate in Hambantota. Meanwhile it has also been reported that at least three police officers were injured as a result of the clash, which broke out after police attempted to disperse …

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Showery condition continues

Prevailing showery condition is expected to continue during next few days, announces the Meteorological Department. This condition will prevail particularly in South-western part of the island and Eastern province. Meanwhile showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts. …

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GMOA, Health Ministry lock horns on appointment list

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) had so far not submitted its observations on the post intern appointment list, the Health Ministry said yesterday.   Health Secretary Janaka Sugathadasa said the GMOA was expected to submit its observations to the Ministry by Wednesday (04). At a meeting on Monday the GMOA had been given …

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Divulapitiya OIC arrested following death at Negombo prison

The Police spokesperson has reported that the Officer in Charge of the Crimes Division at the Divulapitiya Police station has been arrested following the death of a suspect who was detained at the Negombo prison. It was reported that the OIC of the Divulapitiya Crimes Division and two other Police …

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PM presents National Action Plan on HR to Cabinet

A National Action Plan on Human Rights had been presented to the Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Minister Gayantha Karunathillake said on Wednesday.   Addressing a news conference at the Information Department, he explained that the Action Plan had been prepared …

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4-day bee’s honey production promotion training 

The Ministry of Primary Industries is organizing a series of bee’s honey production promotion training in Ampara.The training will take place over four days   from 10th October with 16 trainees taking part each day.Prof. Wasantha Punchihewa will be responsible for the training

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No decision to raise fuel prices,

Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga has said that no decision has been taken by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) to increase the fuel prices. Minister Ranatunga said the other fuel supplier, Lanka Indian Oil Company (Lanka ) held a discussion with himself and the Ministry of Finance on …

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New dialysis unit established at Colombo National Hospital

Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says fully pledged free health services have been established in the country as a result of the successful program being implemented by the government in the health field. The Minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of the new dialysis unit at Colombo National Hospital Thursday …

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Kelaniya University temporarily closed

All faculties of the Kelaniya University except the Medical Faculty have been temporarily closed from today until further notice following a brawl that erupted between two groups of students. Accordingly, the University authorities have called students of all faculties other than the Medical Faculty to leave the University premises and …

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