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SLAF MiG-27 crashed, pilot safe

Feb 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

Sri Lankan air force MiG-27 ground-attack aircraft has crashed near Dummalasuriya in Kurunegala yesterday (13th Monday) afternoon. The aircraft which took off from Katunayake had crashed at around 1.35 pm, on a training mission, the SLAF reported. The pilot Flight Lieutenant Tharidu Herath had ejected from the aircraft before it hit the ground and is […]



Sri Lanka may drop dollar to meet Iran oil sanctions

Feb 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

Sri Lanka may avoid a costly squeeze by the United States sanctions on Iranian crude by purchasing it in a currency other than dollars, following India’s lead, officials said on Sunday. The island nation is facing the most potential collateral damage from the sanctions, which are meant to cut off the dollars Washington believes are […]



Sri Lankan Navy to participate in Indian naval exercise

Feb 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

Sri Lanka will be one of the 14 countries to participate in a multilateral naval exercise conducted by India every other year to strengthen the cooperation among the region’s navies. Indian Navy will host navies of 14 countries in the South East Asia, Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region (IOR) for the eighth ‘Milan’ exercise in […]



Hearings of petition filed by Fonseka postponed

Feb 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

The appellate court today (Jan 31) decided to postpone hearing the petition file by Sarath Fonseka, against the annulment of his seat in Parliament, by almost four months. The former Army Commander was produced at court when the petition was taken up today. Attorneys representing Fonseka had stated that an appeal has been submitted to […]



Government to ease punishment on seat belt law violations

Feb 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News

The government has decided to amend the punishment for motorists violating the mandatory seat belts law by only fining the offenders, instead of producing them before court. Police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana stated that according to prevailing law it is a must that motorists who violate the seat belts law appear before court to stand […]



Jaffna in just over 1 hour with ExpoAir

Jan 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Business, Daily News

ExpoAir, the pioneering domestic aviation company in Sri Lanka in operation since 1997 announced the resumption of regular flights from Colombo to Jaffna on Wednesday 25 January. Offering a unique service based on value for money, with stringent service standards, ExpoAir stands out as the only domestic airline to have continued operations from Colombo to […]



Plastic crates – not a hasty decision

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Daily News

Co-operatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando told Parliament yesterday that the decision to introduce plastic crates was not a hurried decision and the subsequent gazette notification which was issued in January this year. Winding up the committee stage debate on his ministry, Minister Fernando said though the gazette was issued in January, the President […]



Death Threat to Ranil Wickremasinghe

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Daily News

Opposition Leader (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe says that he has a death threat from the owner of a private media institution. Addressing the media at his office in Colombo yesterday, Wickremasinghe displayed a large stone and claimed that it was one of the stones used to attack the UNP headquarters Sirikotha. He said that every person […]



Vaiko condemns Indian Coast Guard’s stand

Nov 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily News

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam leader Vijayakant and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko on Sunday condemned the Indian Coast Guard’s suggestion that the area up to five nautical miles from Indo-Sri Lankan International Maritime Boundary Line could be proclaimed a “no fishing zone” and fishermen violating the ban should be made to face […]



Army men among 6 arrested for treasure hunting

Nov 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily News

Six individuals including three army soldiers were arrested while engaged in illegal excavations in search of hidden treasures. Police said the suspects were arrested at a land in Kelegama, Thambuththegama last night following information received from area residents. Five of the suspects are from Gampaha while the other is a resident of Eppawala, according to […]