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Sri Lanka rejects Chinese request for submarine visit

Sri Lanka has rejected China’s request to dock one of its submarines in Colombo this month, two senior government officials said on Thursday as the Indian prime minister landed in the island nation. Sri Lanka last allowed a Chinese submarine to dock in the capital of Colombo in October 2014, …

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Four persons on motorcycle killed in fatal crash

Four persons travelling on a motorcycle died after they collided with a passenger bus in Bandiwewa, Polonnaruwa, our news sources said. The four individuals had passed away after being admitted to the hospital last night. Three of the deceased have been identified as Bandiwewa residents, Roshan Madushanka (23), Dilshan Kure …

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Indian PM arrives in Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka on a two-day visit this evening to participate in the United Nations International Vesak Day celebrations as the chief guest. The Indian Premier was warmly welcomed by his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. “I …

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Reviewing petition from SLMC put off

The Supreme Court postponed reviewing the appeal filed by Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) requesting Supreme Court to issue an interim injunction annulling the ruling made by the Appeal Court regarding SAITM medical degree selling institute at Malabe till the 31st of this month. The petition was called before three …

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Police allege Piliyandala shooting a trap

The grisly shooting that took place in Piliyandala on Tuesday night, killing an officer of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB), is alleged to be a trap set up by leading underworld figure ‘Matara Madush,’ the police alleged yesterday. Police Media Spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody saod that according to information received, the …

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Daya Group Vesak pandal opens

The Vesak pandal being organized by Daya Group of companies was opened by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in front of the Group’s head office at Pepiliyana in Nugegoda yesterday evening. A large gathering including Buddhist clergy, ministers Daya Gamage and Wijedasa Rajapakshe, and deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage participated. The …

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Proposal to increase number of High Court Judges

The number of High Court Judges will be increased by 85, it was reported. A proposal made by Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe in this regard has been granted permission by the Cabinet of Ministers as well. At the moment, there are 75 High Court Judges in Sri Lanka. The decision …

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