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Sunday, April 18, 2021
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1961  The Tamil Federal Party launched a civil disobedience campaign demanding a separate Tamil-speaking state. The rioting that followed triggered a state of emergency that lasted for 743 days.
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Bar Association expresses serious concern on motion seeking to implement PCoI decisions
Apr 18, Colombo: The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has expressed serious concern over a motion presented in parliament by the government seeking to implement certain decisions of the Presidential Commission Of Inquiry (PCoI) on Political Victimization and requested the Prime Minister to refrain from pursuing the motion in parliament....
Henan Province to create a Sri Lanka pavilion at the Giant Bairong Wholesale Market
Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to China Dr. Palitha Kohona has met with the Deputy Governor of Henan Province He Jinping and the Deputy Mayor of Zhengzhou, Wu Fu Min recently, the Foreign Ministry said. ...
SLFP takes decisions favorable to the country - Minister Mahinda Amaraweera
Apr 18, Colombo: Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera says there is a discussion in the country regarding the Colombo Port City and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has not yet held a discussion in this regard. ...
Special islandwide operation to arrest drunk drivers today
Apr 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police will launch a special island-wide operation, especially along expressway from 12 noon on Sunday (18) to 06 AM on Monday (19) to arrest drunk drivers, police media spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. ...
Two soldiers injured in a collision with a cab driven disregarding orders
Apr 18, Colombo: Two soldiers suffered injuries due to a collision with a cab driven in defiance of orders to stop at the Omanthai roadblock in Vavuniya. ...
Sri Lanka to import equipment to catch intoxicated drivers
Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Public Security retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara says that measures will be taken to import equipment to catch motorists who are not only under the influence of alcohol but also drugs to bring them under the control of the law....
Coronavirus update: 253 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 96,439
Apr 17, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 253 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Saturday. ...
Media Minister claims of an attempt to sabotage the Port City project
Apr 17, Colombo: Minister of Mass Media Keheliya Rambukwella says that a calculated program is being implemented to sabotage the Colombo Port City project. ...
Operation launched in forest reserve searching for a person disguised as a monk
Apr 17, Colombo: Meegalewa Police say that the police and the villagers have launched a joint operation to find a person disguised as a monk and tried to enter the Rasvehera Rajamaha Viharaya in the Meegalewa....
Sri Lanka reports two COVID-19 deaths Saturday, toll rises to 617
Apr 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka confirmed two deaths on Saturday due to COVID -19 raising the death toll from the viral disease to 617, according to health authorities. ...
Ready to confiscate all assets of banned Islamic organizations - Public Security Minister
Apr 17, Colombo: Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara says measures will be taken to confiscate the assets of banned Islamic extremist organizations. ...
Five youths arrested for promoting LTTE
Apr 17, Colombo: Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara states that 5 persons have been arrested on charges of promoting the defunct terrorist organization LTTE. ...
Airman killed in road accident
Apr 17, Colombo: A Sri Lanka Air Force airman was killed in a road accident on the Manampitiya-Dehiattakandiya road in Polonnaruwa on Saturday. ...
Port City Commission bill is not unconstitutional - Attorney General informs Secretary to the President
Apr 17, Colombo: Attorney General Dappula de Livera has informed the Secretary to the President Dr. P.B> Jayasundera that the Colombo Port City Commission Bill is not unconstitutional....
BOC recognized for the contribution to GRC sector
Apr 17, Colombo: ISACA Sri Lanka chapter at its 25th AGM, recognized Bank of Ceylon for the contribution made to the GRC (Governance, Risk and Control) sector locally and internationally consecutively for the second time. ...
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