Feb 21

Sri Lanka’s Ministerdeewara 1 of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayaratne stressed that the provincial councils are not empowered to take decisions on direct international air services to the country.

He said that the aviation industry comes under the authority of the central government and provincial councils are not mandated to have power over air travel.

The Minister clarified these facts in response to a report that the Northern Provincial Council passed a resolution demanding direct flights from Trincomalee and Palaly to India.

Northern Provincial Council member of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) M.K. Sivajilingam has told local media that the Council has passed the resolution calling for direct flights from the northern and eastern locations.

Another resolution was passed calling for the Kankasanthurai harbor to be used as a commercial port, the Council member had said.

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Feb 07

Venusha_facebookA 15 year old school student has hanged herself to death as the principal of her school scolded her over several pictures displayed in Facebook¬† website.The deceased is identified as P.B Venusha Imandi Bandara, a resident of Thorayaya , Kurunegala and a grade 11 student of a popular school located in city of Kurunegala .The principal has reportedly summoned the student on Monday (03) and vehemently scolded her over several photographs of herself in school uniform and school crest, which were posted in two of her Facebook accounts, and instructed to bring her parents to the school the next day.The student who was severely affected from the incident has been miesrable that evening after returning home from Continue reading »

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Feb 04

marajapakshaSri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today condemned the attempts to bring another resolution against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva next month.Addressing the Nation at the 66th Independence Day celebrations in Kegalle today, the President said the international forces are attempting to take away freedom experienced by Tamils in the North after the government ended the terrorism and brought peace. Recalling that the Tamil Tiger terrorist group LTTE forcibly took away children to fight the war with the government, the President said that every powerful

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Feb 04

melPolice have found a dead body of a Lady journalist who had been stabbed to death. This body has been found in Battaramulla, Gamunu Mawatha.The body has been of Mel Gunasekara (36) who has also worked with French News Service. She has worked with many media institutions and she has been working on Business News Reporting.The Police reports that the murder has taken place in the kitchen and that it is suspected that someone known to her would have done that. Police also says that even the dog has not barked while the

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Feb 01

sherilSheril Dekar, famous actress¬† has gone back to the tele drama director Shantha Soyza.She has thus gone to Shantha to contribute to his new tele drama ‘ Wara Mal’.Both Sheril and Ruwan are looking forward to join a tour to South Korea for a musical show.Meanwhile, she is successfully maintaining her salon as well.Bimal Jayakody, Manjula Kumari, Pathum Rukshan, Sheril Dekar , Giriraj Kaushalya, Meena Kumari, Ayodhya Mihiravi, Kanthi Lanka, Manel Wanaguru, Anura Bandara Rajaguru, Rohitha Abeygunwardane, Premadasa
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Feb 01

arrestedThe manager of a hotel located in Unawatuna , Yaddehimulla has lodged a complaint with Habaraduwa Police claiming that a worker at the hotel has stolen an amount of US $ 360 from a Chinese national accommodated at the hotel.The suspect has stolen the money while the Chinese national was out on a tour to Badulla and the security cameras installed in the hotel has revealed information regarding the theft.The suspect has fled the area and the Habaraduwa Police is conducting further investigations into the

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