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Daily Archives: January 11, 2018

Another new butterfly for Sri Lanka

The “Shiva Sunbeam” (Curetis siva), a species hitherto unrecorded in Sri Lanka but found in India, has been recently discovered by our butterfly expert Dr. Michael van der Poorten. Although earlier misidentified as a seasonal form of another butterfly, the “Indian Sunbeam” (Curetis thetis), Dr. van der Poorten has now …

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Business hours of licensed liquor shops revised

The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera, under the excise Ordinance today issued a special gazette notification which revise the business hours of the liquor licensed establishments in the country. The revised time schedule, which will come into effect from today (Jan. 11), has been listed in the …

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Over 900kg of cocaine to be destroyed in Katunayake

Sri Lanka Police said that over 900 kilograms of cocaine, seized by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) during past raids, will be destroyed in Katunayake on Monday (Jan. 15). Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka said last week that necessary legal provisions will be taken to …

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U.R. De Silva re-elected President of Bar

Attorney-at-Law U.R. De Silva has been unanimously re-elected the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) for 2018-2019. President’s Counsel Udaya Rohan De Silva was first elected as the President of the Bar Association on Mar 15, 2017. Educated at Ananda College, Colombo, Mr. De Silva was called …

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Election monitor demands action against Uva CM

Election monitor Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has urged the Secretary to the Ministry of Education to take action against the Chief Minister of Uva Province Chamara Sampath Dassanayake, who has summoned a principal from a Tamil medium school in Badulla to his official residence and forced her …

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8 Sri Lankans remanded in Seychelles

The Magistrate Court of Seychelles has remanded eight Sri Lankan nationals who are suspected of illegal fishing in local waters, for an extra ten days as the investigation into their case continues. Seychelles Fishing Authority’s legal officer, Yannick Roucou, told SNA that “the suspects will return to court on January …

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Sri Lanka removes ban on women buying alcohol

Sri Lanka has removed a ban imposed on women from buying alcohol and working at establishments that produce or sell alcohol. The lifting of the ban will allow females over 18 years to purchase alcohol legally and work at places of production and marketing of liquor without prior approval from …

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17-year-old detainee commits suicide at Pettah Police Station

A 17-year-old detainee has committed suicide at the Pettah Police Station by hanging himself inside a cell. Police said the teenager was arrested with a stock of cannabis last night (10) at Bastian Mawatha in Pettah. The suspect, a resident of Kirimanagama in Haputale, had allegedly used his own clothes …

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