- Published on Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:33
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The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says that more than 21,000 suspected dengue cases have been reported across the island so far this year. The ministry said that the dengue epidemic has currently spread to 11 districts including Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Galle, Matara,Jaffna, Kurunegala, Puttalam and Ratnapura.
- Published on Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:32
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A UN official has resigned after saying the UN had pressured her to withdraw a report accusing Israel of apartheid over its treatment of Palestinians. The report was published by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), led by Under Secretary General Rima Khalaf. She had said it was the first to conclude Israel was a racist state. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had distanced himself from the report, saying it reflected its authors' views.(BBC)
President says, necessary action will be taken to make the state service a more efficient service under good governance government.
- Published on Friday, 17 March 2017 19:34
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President Maithripala Sirisena says, necessary action will be taken to make the state service a more efficient service under good governance government. He further said independent commissions have been established, after passing the 19th amendment of the constitution.
This action has been a good example for the present government. President Sirisena made these remarks while addressing the gathering, at the 34th annual convention of Sri Lanka administrative service this morning at Nelum Pokuna Art Theatre in Colombo. Speaking further at this function, president said, Right To Information Act and Audit Act are important for fund management in a country. The present government has established this environment by the relevant act in the parliament. The legislature will also help the common masses in a more effective manner. The state service is also strengthen through the legislation and judicial framework introduced by the good governance government.
Prime Minister says, the present government has established a peaceful atmosphere with media freedom and speech freedom.
- Published on Friday, 17 March 2017 19:32
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A book with collection of editorial messages of newspaper articles written by the editor of Tamil Mirror A.P.Madanavasan was launched this afternoon under the patronage of prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. The function was held at the auditorium of ministry of post , postal services and Muslim religious affairs.
This book has 190 articles. Speaking at the gathering prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said, the present government has provided the media freedom and speech freedom in a more comprehensive manner. He also recalled the past instances during the previous regime where the media journalists were threatened.
Ministers including, Rauf Hakeem, and Mano Ganeshan were also present on this occasion,
The former Sri Lankan Ambassador to US Jaliya Wickremasooriya who is in remand for sometimes has been released on bail under strict conditions.
- Published on Friday, 17 March 2017 19:30
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The former Sri Lankan Ambassador to US Jaliya Wickremasooriya who is in remand for sometimes has been released on bail under strict conditions. Jaliya Wickremasooriya was earlier arrested due to an allegation of misappropriation of funds and malpractices during the previous regime. Taking into consideration of his health condition, the court has decided to grant bail with 50,000 rupees and two sureties of rupees one million each.
- Published on Friday, 17 March 2017 08:49
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Somali pirates who hijacked an oil tanker have released it without condition, according to officials. The announcement came hours after the pirates and naval forces exchanged gunfire over a boat believed to be carrying supplies to the hijackers. The tanker, which was en route from Djibouti to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, was seized on Monday with eight Sri Lankan crew members on board. It is the first hijack off Somalia's coast since 2012. There were eight Sri Lankans in the cabin crew of the vessel at the time of abduction.
The annual general meeting of the Sri Lanka Administrative Officers Association, will be held today under the patronage of the President and the Prime Minister.
- Published on Friday, 17 March 2017 08:47
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The annual general meeting of the Sri Lanka Administrative Officers Association, will be held at the Lotus Pond Theater in Colombo this morning. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe are the chief guests of the event. Ministers Ranjith Maddumabandara and Vajira Abeywardena will also be present at this occasion. New team of office bearers will be selected at this meeting.
- Published on Friday, 17 March 2017 08:45
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A large amount of Chinese motor spare parts which were marked as made in Germany and Japan were seized from Panchikawatta in Maradana, yesterday. They were taken into custody during a raid conducted by Consumer Affairs Authority. The Authority has sealed the arrested items.