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Man injured in Ratnapura shooting

Sri Lanka, Feb. 18 -- A 39-year-old man who was injured in a shooting incident was taken to Ratnapura hospital yesterday, Police said.The victim is identifies as Raddellagamaathi Ralalage Tissa Rathna... Read More


PALALI TO BE DEVELOPED AS AN INT'L AIRPORT

Sri Lanka, Feb. 18 -- The Government plans to develop the Palali airport in Jaffna as an international airport at a cost of Rs.20 billion and the construction work is to begin at the end of this year.... Read More


Restore damaged religious places - Malwatte Prelate

Sri Lanka, Feb. 18 -- Places of religious worship damaged during the war including Temples, Kovils, Churches and Mosques should be rehabilitated and restored to there previous status, the Malwatte Mah... Read More


Work with a conscience - President

Sri Lanka, Feb. 18 -- President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said people should focus on what the aims, objectives and priorities of the next Government are, instead of debating on who should be the... Read More


World salutes Sri Lanka for protecting democracy - Speaker

Sri Lanka, Feb. 18 -- The world hails and salutes Sri Lanka for protecting democracy and we as a country can be proud of this fact, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said. The Speaker was addressing the founda... Read More


CC debate next Thursday

Sri Lanka, Feb. 18 -- Parliament will take up a full-day debate on the Constitutional Council (CC) next Thursday amidst simmering political tensions over the appointments of individuals to high rank p... Read More


Limit of free postage facilities for MPs, PCs doubled

Sri Lanka, Feb. 18 -- The annual limit of free postage facilities given for Members of Parliament and Members of Provincial Councils has been doubled by a Gazette Extraordinary issued last Friday. Ac... Read More


SENIOR DIG TRANSFERRED

Sri Lanka, Feb. 18 -- The Galle Police Divisional Crime Investigation Unit has found a van from Galle suspected to have been used for the abduction of two persons in the Ratgama area on January 23. I... Read More


Probe into leopard's death

Sri Lanka, Feb. 18 -- The Wildlife and Conservation Department has commenced an investigation on the death of a leopard after its carcass was found in the Lindula, Hatton area last Saturday, DWC sourc... Read More


The 22nd National Convocation of MEP held

Sri Lanka, Feb. 18 -- The 22nd National Convocation of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) was held under the chairmanship of its leader Dinesh Gunawardene at the New Town Hall in Colombo yesterday. Pr... Read More