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Parents die, son missing in Viyana Canal tragedy


Viyana Canal tragedy,Viyana Canal

A couple was killed and their 17 year old son went missing when the car they were travelling in toppled into the Viyana Canal in Mahiyanganaya. Another 17 year old in the car escaped unhurt, Police said.

The bodies of the mother and father were recovered while a search was on for the missing child at the time of going to press. The deceased were identified as 43-year-old Chaminda Hemarathna and 41-year-old Himali Gamage, residents of Digana, Kandy.

Several vehicle accidents were reported at the same location in the past, Police said.

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President Maithripala says,Ayurveda doctors discriminated


President Maithripala

Practitioners in traditional medicine and Ayurvedic doctors face class discrimination in our society which has given more recognition to a man in a suit who practises western medicine,” President Maithripala Sirisena said.

The President was speaking at the inaugural session of the International Symposium on Traditional and Complimentary medicine (Tradmed) yesterday.

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India for a stable, prosperous Sri Lanka:Indian President Ram Nath Kovind


India for a stable, prosperous Sri Lanka

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind today said after Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called on him in New Delhi, India supports the vision of a stable and prosperous Sri Lanka and is keen to strengthen bilateral economic ties,

Kovind also appreciated the Sri Lankan prime minister’s positive role in his country’s active engagement with the world. 

Welcoming Wickremesinghe, the President said India supports his vision to create a stable and prosperous Sri Lanka, a Rashtrapati Bhavan release said. 

India for a stable and prosperous Sri LankaRam Nath KovindIndian President Ram Nath KovindSri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil WickremesingheRanil Wickremesinghe

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives in New Delhi


PM Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives in New Delhi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on his two day official visit will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and high level Indian State leaders for talks today.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe will participate in the global summit on cyber space at the Aerocity before his official meeting with Prime Minister Modi.

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UNP MP Ajith appeals Speaker to mediate


UNP MP Ajith

UNP MP and Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday made an appeal to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to mediate to get the details of the telephone conversations from the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the issuance of Central bank bonds and get an opportunity to cross-examine the witness claiming that the commission had informed him that it did not have any details pertaining to the calls he alleged to have made to Arjun Aloysius.

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Health Ministry to conduct SLMC election in ad-hoc manner


Health Ministry to conduct SLMC election in ad-hoc manner

The Health Ministry is making an attempt to conduct the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) election in an illegal manner to fill only six positions when there are seven vacancies, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said today.

He said the election is being held to fill five medical professionals though arrangements are underway to elect only four positions.

The remaining  vacant positions are an Assistant Medical Officer position and a Dentist position.

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No one can predict the govt's success or failure


No one can predict the govt's success or failure

No one can issue certificates claiming the success of government’s completion of its targets, President Maithripala Sirisena today said while addressing the national programme achieving a land mark target of 100 MW solar power capacity addition to the national grid.

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Basil’s request in almanac case fixed for Nov. 24


Basil Rajapaksa

The Court of Appeal yesterday reserved its order for November 24 to decide whether to issue an order staying proceedings into the controversial almanac case.

The case is heard before Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga. The Court of Appeal bench comprises Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya (President) and Justice Shiran Gunaratne.

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PM Ranil Wickremasinghe to meet Modi this week


PM Ranil Wickremasinghe to meet Modi this week

In the backdrop of India’s interest in leasing out an airport in China-dominated Hambantota, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe will be in New Delhi this week for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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C.V.Vigneswaran takes PC Minister to task


C.V.Vigneswaran takes PC Minister to task

Northern Provincial Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran said the conduct of his Education Minister who refused to hoist the national flag at a public function as inappropriate.

Northern Provincial Education Minister S.Sarveshwaran who recently attended a function held at Perakum Maha Vidyalaya in Irattaperiyakulam, refused to hoist the National Flag as the chief guest.

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