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Hilton Chairman Krishantha Prasad Cooray has been appointed as the Chairman of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL), commonly known as the Lake House. The new Chairman of the state-run newspaper company is expected to assume duties today.

The handing over ceremony of the Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital to the government was held yesterday under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Maintaining a national government in power is a difficult endeavour, but every effort should be taken to keep it going for the sake of the immense benefits which will accrue to the people, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Arguments concluded on June 10, 2015

Highlights chronic delays prevalent in courts islandwide

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 06:45

Minister plunders forest for votes

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Charles Nirmalanathan has regretted that a minister was destroying the flora and fauna in the Mullaitivu district to make new settlements in order to strengthen his vote bank.

He was speaking during a mass protest in Mullaitivu against the setting up of new settlements by destroying the forest cover in the region.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 06:41

GMOA claims Rajitha hampered solution

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) claimed that Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne had prevented a solution being found to the issues relating to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM).

GMOA General Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said the GMOA had informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe about the conduct of Minister Senaratne and its impact on solving issues related to SAITM.

The Bill on the Local Government(LG) Elections would be presented in Parliament next week since all the affairs by the government with regard to the election is completed, President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said.

He also said that although various politicians and sections of the media level allegations that the government is not holding the elections, what really has happened is that the Bill which was drafted on the election of members to the Local Government institutions previously had many flaws.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 06:33

Temples damaged in Uma Oya Project

The Ministry of Education has instructed the Director General of the Archeology Department, Professor Prashantha Bandula Mandawala to investigate reports that 21 temples, some with great historic value, in Bandarawela, Ella......and Welimada have been damaged owing to the construction of the controversial Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project.

AFP: A Sri Lankan university was fending off allegations of animal cruelty Monday after being accused of inhumanely killing dozens of cats and dogs in a mass cull on campus.

The burning of polythene and plastics in open places will be banned shortly, Central Environmental Authority (CEA) Chairman Prof Lal Mervin Dharmasiri said.

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