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Ex-Sales Executive’s complaint of “sexual harassment” could not be justified

Responding to a New Delhi court case against one of its former senior officials, SriLankan airline today said it was not a party to the legal action and that an internal committee was of the view that the former Sales Executive’s complaint of “sexual harassment” could not be justified and …

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Landslide warning issued for four districts

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) today issued landslide warnings for Kalutara, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura districts. People in those areas were asked to be watchful on sudden appearance of water sprouts, cracks on walls and on the soil as these may be signs of impending landslides.

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Warning issued for heavy rains in parts of Sri Lanka

The Department of Meteorology has issued a warning for heavy rain in parts of the country for the next 24 hours. Due to active South-west monsoon conditions across the island, showery condition over the south-western part of the island and in North-Western province is expected to be enhanced temporarily from …

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Minimum employable age brought down to 16

Now persons above 16 years of age can go to work legally, the government announced today. Earlier the minimum age for starting on a career was 18. “The Government had increased the minimum age of engagement in service up to 16 years in terms of the legal provisions applicable to …

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Govt. Printer to print passports and govt. confidential documents

The government has decided to print passports and confidential documents of the government through the Department of Government Printing. It was noted at the meeting of Cabinet Ministers held yesterday (16) that passports and other government documents are currently printed by foreign printing companies. However, printing such documents by the …

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Captain of ‘MT New Diamond’ noticed to appear in court

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today issued notice on the Captain of the ‘MT New Diamond’ oil tanker to appear before the court on September 28. Notice was issued by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage after considering a request made by Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris, appearing on behalf of the …

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Five-member committee to probe activities of SLMC

A five-member committee has been appointed to look into the activities of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), stated the Ministry of Health. Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi has appointed the committee following several complaints received on SLMC. It was recently announced that three Russian state medical colleges, which have …

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Couple identified as Registered Criminals rob Dematagoda jewelry store

CCTV footage of a recent theft at a gold jewelry store in Dematagoda has been released to the media. The incident had taken place on August 11 when a couple carrying a young child had robbed several displays of gold jewelry from the store. DIG in charge of Media, Public …

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Instances of intimidation, harassment and surveillance continue: UN Core Group on SL

The Core Group on Sri Lanka at the UN on Tuesday said instances of intimidation, harassment and surveillance continue, including threats to families of disappeared persons in Sri Lanka. UK’s International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French said this in a statement delivered to the 45th session of the UN …

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