Railway workers to begin work-to-rule action tonight

The railway employees have decided to commence a work-to-rule union action stating from midnight today (19), the Locomotive Operating Engineers’ Union stated. During a press briefing held in Colombo this afternoon, the Union emphasized they would resort to an indefinite strike action next Tuesday (24) if their demands are not …

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HNB takes top honors at CMA Integrated Reporting Awards 2019

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector commercial bank, HNB, once again delivered a remarkable performance at the recently concluded Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2019, having being ranked among the Ten Best Integrated Reports for 2019. Organised by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA), the awards featured …

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Lotus Tower officially declared open

‘Colombo Lotus Tower’, the tallest self-supported structure in South Asia was vested with the public by President Maithripala Sirisena, a short while ago. The ceremony to officially declare open the Lotus Tower commenced a short while ago attended by many dignitaries including President Maithripala Sirisena, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, and the …

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Continued showers over next few days

Prevailing showery condition over the island is expected to continue during next few days, the Department of Meteorology says. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North-western provinces and in Jaffna district. Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere after 2.00 p.m. and fairly heavy …

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Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone strikes

Drone attacks have set alight two major oil facilities run by the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia, state media say. Footage showed flames and huge palls of smoke over Abqaiq, site of Aramco’s largest oil processing plant. A second drone attack also started fires in the Khurais oilfield to …

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