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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 14:36

Father and three others in custody...

The Meegalewa Police had arrested four persons in connection with the incident where a toddler sitting on the lap of a man was made to sip an alcoholic beverage.

President Maithripala Sirisena, who completed a successful three-day official tour of Italy where he attended the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry, organised by the FAO and delivered the keynote speech, arrived at the Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport yesterday to begin a three-day official tour of Georgia.

Action will be taken against any minister if found to be protecting underworld leaders, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:17

SLSFTA: Opposition advocates, JO rejects

Leader of the Joint Opposition in Parliament, MP Dinesh Gunawardena, vehemently opposing the proposed Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA), called on the Government to do away with the current agreement and draft a new FTA which would not damage local markets and industries.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:15

PARLIAMENT

Necessary action will be taken against MP Vijayakala : Speaker

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:13

CBK reminds Lanka of Mandela’s legacy

Chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga urged Sri Lankans to learn understand and transmit to succeeding generations the timeless legacy the late South African President Nelson Mandela left us and march undaunted towards our goal of a united, strong and prosperous nation. 

Four individuals including the father, who was captured feeding alcohol to his 13 month old infant in a video which went viral on social media, were arrested by Police, this morning.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:44

GOVT. MULLS MASSIVE REFORESTATION DRIVE

The Government plans to plant five million trees by 2020 and increase the forest cover to 32 percent, President Maithripala Sirisena told the 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry, of Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome yesterday.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:42

Investigations continue- PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday reiterated that the investigations into the encashing of cheques by certain individuals and handing over the money to officials of the Presidential Secretariat on the eve of the 2015 Presidential election has not been halted.

Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala, acknowledging that the list of names comprising 18 prisoners, who have been sentenced to death for drug trafficking, had been received, said the first name in the list was that of a woman.

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