Jan 17, 2018    News 1st has received reports that Ceylon Electricity Board Chairman is trapped inside his own office.He is being held in by CEB workers, who are in protest. What are they protesting for? The legalization of an alleged ‘illegal salary hike’ that came into effect in 2014. According to the CEB...
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday directed relevant authorities to continue the drought relief granted to people affected by the recent drought. The President issued the directive when Minister Chandrani Bandara pointed out at the Cabinet Ministers’ meeting held yesterday, that relief granted to people affected by the drought had been...
  Tuesday, 16 January 2018 - 15:19 Cabinet nullifies Gazette on liquor sales to women 3,752Views Cabinet of Ministers has decided to withdraw the recent Gazette notifications on liquor sales to women and business hours of licensed liquor outlets.The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting, which was held under the patronage of...
Jan 17, 2018   The National Elections Commission has received 466 complaints with regard to the upcoming Local Government Election.Majority of complaints have been lodged over the violation of election laws. Meanwhile, a majority of complaints have been reported from the Colombo District, which stands at 104. The National Elections Commission said, police...
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 12:51 Mayon volcano erupts in Philippines Thousands of people have been moved to safety after the Mayon volcano in the Philippines began erupting.      
The footage of a dramatic fire rescue has been released by the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department in Decatur, Georgia.A fire broke out in an apartment building on 3 January but the video has only just been released. At least 12 people, including a number of children, were injured but...
Sri Lanka maintains a zero-tolerance policy regarding cases of violence against children and is committed to bring perpetrators to justice as expeditiously as possible, the government said yesterday. In Sri Lanka’s opening statement at the 77th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) held at the Palais Wilson...
A motorcyclist was killed after his bike veered off the road and fell into a waterway at Wattakachchiya, Kilinochchi. Police said that the motorcycle had fallen down from the Wattakachchi Bridge, killing the 22-year-old youth, who was the rider of the bike early this morning (Jan. 16). The police also said...
A deeply dejected and disappointed President Maithripala Sirisena stormed out of the Cabinet meeting this morning after making an emotional speech over the personal attacks levelled at him by the certain members of the UNP, a senior Cabinet Minister said. President naming those UNP Parliamentarians, who are making statements against...
Jan 16, 2018    The Western Province Ministry of Education says, students to be enrolled in grade one, who are yet in the waiting list, will be given priority when enrolling students in the coming days.The Provincial Education Secretary, Vijaya Amarabandu, says five children of the armed forces are to be...
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