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Met Dept assures cyclone will not hit Sri Lanka

Dismissing rumours that a cyclone could hit Sri Lanka in the coming days, the Department of Meteorology yesterday assured that there were no signs of the low pressure area over the Southeast Bay of Bengal adjoining South Andaman sea with associated cyclonic conditions heading towards the country.   Met Department’s …

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State institutions owe Rs. 67 b to CPC

It was revealed in Parliament yesterday (05) that a total of Rs. 67.8 billion has to be paid by state institutions to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC). Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Management, Anoma Gamage, made this revelation while taking part in yesterday’s committee stage debate on the expenditure heads …

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Udayanga’s petition against FCID to be taken up on 29

The Supreme Court today named a three-judge bench to hear the fundamental rights petition filed on behalf of the former ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga against the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). Supreme Court Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew and Nalin Perera were named to the three-judge bench to …

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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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