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Ordinary Level tuition classes to be halted from Dec 6

All private tuition classes and supplementary lectures related to the GCE Ordinary Level examination will be halted from midnight tomorrow (6). The Department of Examinations stated that the circulation or discussion of printed material will also be banned. It was also stated that legal action will be taken against any …

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19-storeyed nursing faculty will be opened soon

The first ever Nursing Faculty, affiliated to the University of Colombo, will be opened on December 20 by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Sri Jayewardenepura hospital premises.   Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne told parliament yesterday that the Nursing Faculty comprised a 19- storeyed fully fledged building and another …

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Nominations called for 248 local bodies

Announcing the nominations for 248 local government bodies, the National Election Commission (NEC) yesterday said that it was hopeful of holding the long awaited LG polls on or before Feb. 17 next year.   Addressing the media in Colombo, NEC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said that the election date should be …

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Weather forecast

Issuing a weather advisory yesterday, the Meteorology Department said the low pressure area in the South-east Bay of Bengal, located 1,300 km away from Sri lanka, was likely to develop into a depression during the next 24 hours.   The Met Department predicted that the wind speed would increase over …

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Court grants Tissa Attanayake permission to travel overseas

The  court today granted former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake permission to travel overseas later this month. The Colombo High Court today postponed the hearing of the case against Tissa Attanayake until 26th February 2018. The court had previously ordered the President and the Prime Minister to appear before the …

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US Supreme Court lets full Trump travel ban take effect

The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed the newest version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to take effect pending appeal. This is the first time justices have allowed any edition of the ban to go forward in its entirety. It signals that some of the justices might be distinguishing …

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