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Dress code circular amended: conservative attire not covering face allowed

Sri Lanka, June 26 -- Cabinet approval has been granted to the proposal to amend the circular issued on the dress code for public sector employees. Accordingly, state employees would be allowed to we... Read More


Railways to be declared an Essential Service; retired officials to be recruited

Sri Lanka, June 26 -- A Gazette notification will be issued declaring Sri Lanka Railways as an Essential Service, according to State Minister of Transport Asoka Abeysinghe. Railway trade unions had l... Read More


24-hour water cut for several areas

Sri Lanka, June 26 -- Several areas in the country will, today (26), experience a 24-hour suspension of the water supply, stated the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB). Accordingly, the... Read More


PSC, a 'drama' scripted by Temple Trees - President

Sri Lanka, June 26 -- President Maithripala Sirisena, addressing the heads of media institutions today (26), has called the Special Parliamentary Select Committee is a 'drama' scripted by the Temple T... Read More


Sixth officer dies in train-Army truck collision

Sri Lanka, June 26 -- An Army officer, who was hospitalized over the fatal accident of an Army truck colliding with a train in Kilinochchi, has succumbed to his injuries, last night (25). An army tru... Read More


Already signed death penalty for 4 drug dealers, says President

Sri Lanka, June 26 -- President Maithripala Sirisena says that he has already signed the order to impose the death penalty for prisoners convicted for drug dealing. The President stated this addressi... Read More


19th Amendment caused current political instability in Sri Lanka - President

Sri Lanka, June 26 -- The 19th Amendment to the Constitution is the cause of current political instability in the country, President Maithripala Sirisena has said. Addressing the heads of media insti... Read More


Bathiudeen and Army Chief to testify before Select Committee today

Sri Lanka, June 26 -- The Special Parliamentary Select Committee looking into the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday (April 21st) is scheduled to reconvene at 2.00 p.m. this afternoon (26). Former Mi... Read More


SLFP-SLPP begin sixth round of talks

Sri Lanka, June 26 -- The sixth round of discussions between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, with regard to a possible alliance between the two parties, has commenced ... Read More


Rishad Bathiudeen's testimony before PSC postponed

Sri Lanka, June 26 -- The testimony of former minister Rishad Bathiudeen which was scheduled to be delivered today before the Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring into the Easter Sunday terror att... Read More