Maithripala says will not remove military camps from North

Jan 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s common opposition Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena said, that his government after January 08 would not remove any military camp from the North but will provide an environment conducive to all Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim people to live in peace and harmony. Addressing a public rally in Puttalam Wednesday (December 31), […]
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More rains, floods mar Sri Lanka’s holiday season

Dec 25 2014, Colombo: More rains and threat of island-wide floods marred Sri Lanka’s holiday season as the Meteorology Department predicted the adverse weather to continue. Under the influence of low pressure area is located to the south-east of Sri Lanka, showery and windy weather will continue over most parts of the island and suburb […]
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Act fast to protect vanishing urban wetlands

Urban wetlands in the Western Province are one of the important eco-systems in our country but they are in danger of vanishing within our lifetime. Throughout generations, these wetlands have played a significant role in contributing eco-system services towards fisheries, The Muthurajawela wetland bears testimony to the fact that Sri Lanka’s urban wetlands are shrinking […]
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Scotia Prince ferry suspended

The Colombo-Tuticorin passenger ferry service which was started in June has been suspended indefinitely amidst some confusion with officials of both countries giving different reasons. The vessel, which left for the island capital on November 18 not having returned since.  Sources in Sri Lanka have also mentioned that the halt may be due to low […]
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Senior police officer of Sri Lanka sacked over soliciting bribe from a drug dealer

July 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Headquarters say that one of its   officer-in-charge was sacked on the charges of taking ransom from a drug dealer. The police officer, the chief of Hanwella police station of the Colombo district, is alleged of soliciting a bribe of Rs. 3.5 million from a drug dealer is said […]
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Sri Lanka newspapers refuse journalism awards for excellence

July 28, Colombo: Major newspapers in Sri Lanka have refused to take part in the country’s premier awards presentation for journalists. Under a heading “We did not apply for those awards” Sri Lanka’s prominent daily The Island newspaper said “None of The Island journalists applied for Editors’ Guild Journalism Awards for Excellence, 2010.” In a […]
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