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CEB unions in strike threat Over simmering bonus issue  

2017-12-18 09:14:37

BY RAVI LADDUWAHETTY

Ceylon Electricity Board Unions yesterday threatened to stage an indefinite strike if the Board of Directors refuses to approve their bonuses.

Bird sanctuary set ablaze  

2017-12-15 14:44:17

A virgin bird sanctuary had been set ablaze by unknown persons early this week at Kokkuthoduwai (Stork Island) in Batticaloa.
This bird sanctuary is situated adjoining the Batticaloa mainland near the Palanmeenmadu coastal falling under the purview of the Batticaloa Police Division.

Kottaikattiyakulam village neglected  

2017-12-15 13:01:48

Residents of the Kottaikattiyakulam village in Mullaitivu complain that many would come to their village to campaign for the elections, but none of them take steps to develop the village which is backward in every aspect.

Sriyani Wijewickrama sworn in as State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government  

2017-12-15 11:22:40

Digamadulla district UPFA MP Sriyani Wijewickrama was sworn in as the State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (15).

Jaffna Food Festival – 2017  

2017-12-15 11:11:16

Troops serving the Security Force Headquarters – Jaffna organised 'Jaffna Food Festival – 2017' is to be held in front of Jaffna Fort during 15- 17 December.

Navy assists to rush critically ill Iranian sailor ashore for treatment  

2017-12-14 13:41:06

Acting on information disseminated by an Iranian Naval Ship plying at the International Maritime Boundary Line, Sri Lanka Navy this morning (14 December) assisted to rush a critically ill sailor on-board ship ashore for treatment.

Bridge damaged within a month  

2017-12-14 12:19:19

The Uruthirapuram Bridge, built at great cost, under the '1,000 Bridges' Development Project, in the Kilinochchi District, lt has been damaged within a month, villagers complained.

Malaysian PM to visit SL  

2017-12-14 11:14:52

Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak will visit Sri Lanka on 17 December. Meanwhile, the Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah was given a new assignment prior to the PM's visit.

Divisional Secretariat Helps Army Troops for ‘Shramadana’  

2017-12-14 09:41:51

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Central (SFHQ-C) launched a 'Shramadana' campaign in Diyatalawa township area on Tuesday (12) in coordination with the Divisional Secretariat in Diyatalawa.

Protect Wilpattu protest today  

2017-12-14 09:07:02

A collective of activists and senior artistes are expected to come together today (14), under the banner 'Protect Wilpattu', to protest the alleged deforestation that is taking place adjacent to the National Park.

President opens multi-storey Specialist Centre at Nawaloka Hospital  

2017-12-12 12:50:18

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the newly built multi-storey Specialist Centre at Nawaloka Hospital, Colombo today(12).

President requests striking railway workers to return to work  

2017-12-12 11:38:18

President Maithripala Sirisena has requested all workers engaging in the railway strike action to report for work, taking into consideration the inconvenience caused to students who are to sit for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examinations, as well as the inconvenience experienced by the general commuters.

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