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23, 000-strong police contingent for Popes visit

[December 26 2014]

A contingent of 23, 000 policemen led by five Deputy Inspector Generals will be deployed as part of the special security program to be launched for the visit of His Eminence Pope Francis, the police said.

 

National Safety Day commemorated today

[December 26 2014]

The National Safety Day is commemorated today (December 26) under the theme "Safety Sri Lanka- let us unite to eradicate disasters,” to mark the 10th Tsunami catastrophe that claimed over 40, 000 lives in 2004.

 

Mahindas manifesto launched

[December 23 2014]

Postal voting for the upcoming Presidential election 2015, will be held today and tomorrow (December 23 and 24). The Department of Elections has registered 541,131 voters for postal voting.

 

Postal voting today and tomorrow

[December 23 2014]

Postal voting for the upcoming Presidential election 2015, will be held today and tomorrow (December 23 and 24). The Department of Elections has registered 541,131 voters for postal voting.

 

One killed, another injured in multiple crash

[December 20 2014]

One person was killed and another sustained serious injuries when a speeding lorry failing to apply brakes crashed into three other vehicles and plunged in to Deduru Oya in Madawala last evening, the police said.

 

Aravindas cat burglar nabbed

[December 18 2014]

A man who allegedly broken-in to the legendary Cricketer Aravinda de Silvas Kollupitiya residence in late October and thieved local and foreign currency amounting to Rs.4 million, was arrested by the Fort police today, the police said.

 

Air Force to assist in repairing damaged houses

[December 13 2014]

The Air Force will take steps to repair and reconstruct houses that were damaged during the aircraft crash at Hokandara in Athurugiriya. “This will be done through the Directorate of Civil Engineering within the next few days,” said Air Force spokesman Wing Commander Gihan Seneviratne.

 

Boy dies in tractor mishap

[December 13 2014]

A four-year-old boy who was travelling in the lap of a youth who drove a land master tractor fell to his death in Urigama, Anamduwa this morning, the police said.

 

Man hacked to death in Keselwatta

[December 12 2014]

Keselwatta Police is after three suspects who are alleged to have hacked a 37-year-old man to death on Old Moore Street last night, the police said. The victim identified as Mohamed Hasan Mohamed Jesmy was found severely hacked and left on the road, by a group of residents who rushed him to National Hospital Colombo.

 

Preliminary investigations are on

[December 12 2014]

Preliminary investigations are being carried out by authorities on the Antonov AN-32 aircraft belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force that crashed this morning in Athurugiriya.

 

Tissa new Health Minister

[December 11 2014]

Former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake sworn in as the new Minister of Health before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning.

 

Two killed, 11 injured in Nittambuwa mishap

[December 10 2014]

Two persons including a one and half year old boy killed and 11 others sustained injuries when a van collided head on with a lorry in Nittambuwa on Kandy Road early this morning, the police said.

 

Dr. Mahathir Mohamed arrives

[December 09 2014]

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed arrived in the country today for the inauguration of two development projects.

 

 

Mihintale, the cradle of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, is now a sea of heads with thousands of pilgrims from all parts of the country converging on the sacred grounds where Arahat Mahinda arrived from India with the message of Buddhism on a Poson Poya Day. Here devotees climb the steps to the top of the Mihintale Rock, the very place that King Devanampiyatissa and his retinue embraced Buddhism, giving rise to a heritage and civilisation based on Buddhist principles and values. Pic: Wimal Karunatilaka

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Disseminating misleading and false information:

Govt decries UNP, JVP attempts to destabilise economy

The Government yesterday deplored attempts by the UNP and the JVP to destabilise the economy through disseminating misleading and false information. In a special statement released to the media, the Government said it has been in the forefront of protecting the entire financial system,

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Buddhas teachings can resolve todays conflicts too President

The teachings of the Buddha are relevant even today as they were 26 centuries ago. If the leaders of our modern world embrace this advice, many of todays domestic and international conflicts could be resolved, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was addressing the United Nations Day Vesak celebrations in Bangkok yesterday.

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50th anniversary of ANCL Mihintale Aloka pooja

The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) will conduct the Mihintale sacred area Aloka pooja for the 50th consecutive year from today till June 5. Abans Limited will sponsor the Mihintale Aloka pooja for the seventh consecutive year. The Ceylon Electricity Board has extended its fullest cooperation to this noble cause.

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Ideal forum to find solution:

TNAs participation in PSC vital for Tamils

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said if the TNA has a genuine interest in the plight of the Tamil community, it should participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) which is the ideal forum to find a solution to the problems of those in the North and the East. The TNA will have to definitely come to the PSC due to international pressure, the Minister told the Sunday Observer.

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Move to curb incidence of violence:

Police gets tough over abuse of women and children

The Police Department has launched a program to curb the incidence of violence against women and children by setting up 43 branches of the Women and Childrens Bureau at police divisions and a single unit at every police station to investigate complaints of abuse against women and children,

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