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Warrant issued for arrest of Commissioner of DMT
Posted: March 24, 2017, 6:21 am

Kaduwela Additional Magistrate Prasanna Alwis yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest of Commissioner of the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) for not adhering to the court summons issued on him to appear in court to give evidence in a case that had been filed against Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa.

Pera university launches research: To find anti-venom serums for 3 poisonous snakes
Posted: March 24, 2017, 4:54 am

At least 7 species of highly poisonous snakes have been recovered in the country and there are no anti-venom serums found to treat against three of them, Professor of Veterinary Parasitology R. P. V. J. Rajapakse yesterday said.

President to take crucial decisions soon: Yapa
Posted: March 24, 2017, 3:38 am

President Maithripala Sirisena is to take several crucial politically and economically important decisions over the next few weeks, State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane revealed yesterday.

COPE summons SPC top officials
Posted: March 24, 2017, 2:32 am

The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) in Parliament has summoned top officials of the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation (SPC) over the alleged financial fraud said to have taken place when importing a cancer vaccine.



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‘Give Us Our Children Back’: Hunger Strikers in Sri Lanka Demand Answers
Posted: January 26, 2017, 6:03 pm

In pushing officials to investigate the disappearance of thousands after a civil war ended in 2009, hunger strikers won a meeting with the country’s defense minister.

Torture Is ‘Common Practice’ in Sri Lanka, U.N. Panel Finds
Posted: December 7, 2016, 8:38 pm

The Committee on Torture also pointed to a failure to rapidly investigate and prosecute atrocities committed at the end of the country’s 26-year civil war.

‘Big Success Story’: Sri Lanka Is Declared Free of Malaria
Posted: September 12, 2016, 10:26 pm

The announcement by the World Health Organization came for a country that once had more than 500,000 cases a year but has not had any for three years.

3 Suspects in 2009 Attack on Sri Lankan Cricket Team Are Killed in Pakistan
Posted: August 28, 2016, 9:25 pm

The police said the men, and a fourth militant, had died in a shootout when another group of militants tried to free them from custody.



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