COLOMBO (News 1st) – The annual holiday on International Workers’ Day which falls on Tuesday the 1st of May has been cancelled. The gazette notification regarding this is due to be issued today (April 11). Head of Government Printers Department, Ganga Kalpani, said they have received the gazette notification to...
‘The subject `family planning' is similar to a bomb when it comes to Sri Lanka because various parties interpret it in various ways. But the real meaning of family planning is not limiting the number of children in a family’, Acting Director General of Health Services Dr. J.M.W.Jayasundara Bandara...
The non-academic staff of state universities have decided to launch a strike action today and tomorrow based on several demands. Chairman of the University Trade Union Joint Committee, Edward Malwattage, said more than 15,000 non academic employees of fifteen state universities in the country, and all higher education institutes, run...
The 2017 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on August 20 (Sunday) at 3,014 Examination Centres Island wide for 356,728 candidates. The Examinations Department said that 28,000 invigilators will be deployed for exam duties. The examination, which consists of two text papers will commence at 9.30 a.m. Candidates will be given...
Minister of Public Administration Vajira Abeywardene says that the salary of government servants would increase by 15 percent from next January. The Minister told in parliament yesterday (14) that an additional Rs.12 billion would be required on an annual basis, for this salary increase and pension. The Minister stated that the...
Canary Wharf in London on a Thursday lunchtime, and platoons of well-groomed office workers descend into a warren of underground malls in search of lunch: something healthy, natural and delicious – a little edible holiday from urban desk life. All the big chains are here to tempt the 100,000...
Sep 29, 2017    The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has decided to suspend sand-mining from the rivers of Kalu, Kelani, Gin and Deduru oya.Director General of the Bureau, Professor Rohan Fernando said the permits issued already will not be renewed. This decision has been taken as the depth of rivers has increased...
All set for Sri Lanka’s first Shopping Channel  ( August 22, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) “The TTv Shopping Channel is a partnership between the Korean national Mr. Pak Chung Yong and a well-established Sri Lankan entity. Mr. Yong will be providing the technology and the equipment required to...
Exclusive Why is the Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force keen to buy 6 SU30MKI (The Sukhoi Su-30MKI) fighters which were devalued by him in the evaluation, on the basis that SU30MKI was an “over-kill”? Read previous parts of this series: Part 1 and Part 2 by Nilantha Ilangamuwa (September 20, 2017,...
One youth has died being hit by a train near Army Camp in Thairamadu in Batticaloa.Police says the youth has died being hit by the train which was travelling from Colombo to Batticaloa yesterday. The deceased has been identified as a 25 year old resident in the same area.
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