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Monday, April 24, 2017
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1829  Ehelapola Maha Adigar (Prime minister) to the last king of Kandy, died at age 57 while exiled in Mauritius. Ehelapola was forced in to exile by the British after obtaining his help to depose king Sri Wickrama Rajasingha.
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2007  LTTE staged an air attack on the Palaly airbase in Jaffna. The bombs fell on a nearby army barracks causing casualties.
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2008  The Sri Lankan army attempted a march south from Muhamalai and Nagarkovil in the Northern Peninsula, but were beaten back by the LTTE fighters. The army lost over 150 men. LTTE deaths were estimated to be around 80.
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2008  The Madhu church complex west of Mannar was liberated from the grip of the LTTE by Sri Lanka Army's 57 Division.
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State Minister of Fisheries pledges support to fishermen affected in the fishing vessel explosion in Hambantota
Apr 24, Colombo: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dilip Wedaarachchi has visited Hambantota today to inspect an explosion that took place in a multi-day vessel at Hambanthota harbor. ...
Meeting held at Defense Ministry to discuss progress on land release in North and East
Apr 24, Colombo: A meeting regarding the ongoing release of land in the North and East occupied by the armed forces was held at the Ministry Monday under the patronage of Minister of Prisons Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs DM Swaminathan. ...
Petroleum trade union collective calls off strike
Apr 24, Colombo: The trade union action launched by the employees of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has been called off....
Sri Lanka Marxist party supports CPC workers' strike, calls on government to meet their demands
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says it totally supports the trade union action launched by the employees of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation. ...
Seven Sri Lankan fishermen released by Indian court sent home
Apr 24, Madurai: Seven Sri Lankan fishermen held on charges of trespassing into Indian waters were released and sent back along with their boat on Monday. ...
Sri Lankan Navy sailor dies during training in India
Apr 24, Kochi: A Sri Lankan Navy sailor has died while undergoing diving training at a naval base in Kochi, India today, PTI reported. ...
Government takes measures to keep Sri Lanka malaria free - Health Minister
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka has been certified by the World Health Organization as Malaria free and the government has taken all possible measures to prevent the return of malaria, Minister of Health Rajitha Senaratne says....
New Chairperson appointed to lead Sri Lanka National Child Protection Authority
Apr 24, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed a new Chairperson to lead Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) following the resignation of former Chairperson Dr. Natasha Balendra due to personal reasons. ...
Japanese experts present report on Sri Lanka's garbage dump to President, recommend removal
Apr 24, Colombo: The Japanese Experts Group presented their report on Meethotamulla Garbage Dump to President Maithripala Sirisena today (April 24) at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. ...
Petroleum trade union in discussions with Minister amid strike
Apr 24, Colombo: Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) Trade Union Collective is currently meeting with the Minister of Petroleum Resources Development to discuss the indefinite strike they launched from today. ...
Presidential Commission orders removing Head of Security at SriLankan Airlines
Apr 24, Colombo: The Presidential Commission inquiring into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) has informed the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Enterprise Development to remove the head of security at the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines....
Surge in foreign capital inflows boosts Colombo Stock Exchange
Apr 24, Colombo: The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in recent weeks has garnered a keen interest among foreign institutional investors, with a surge in foreign activity contributing to a strong showing in both daily turnover levels and the performance of the stock market indices. ...
Sri Lanka Marxist party to hold a May Day rally in Jaffna
Apr 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will hold a May Day rally in Jaffna this year, the party said in a statement. ...
Multinational toy maker Mattel aims to stimulate growth in Sri Lanka's toy industry
Apr 24, Colombo: Mattel, a multinational toy manufacturer that for decades inspired the wonder of childhood across the globe, has identified Sri Lanka as a key market for growth. In a recent presentation to Mattel's local partners, at Cinnamon Lakeside, Ishmeet Singh, Country Manager - South Asia, outlined the toy company's vision for Sri Lanka. ...
A new blue uniform for Sri Lanka police
Apr 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka's police chief, Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara says steps will be taken to provide the police personnel with blue-colored uniforms. He says that police forces in most countries of the world use blue uniforms. ...
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