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Third COVID-19 death reported in IDH hospital

Third COVID-19 death reported in IDH hospital

Apr 1, 2020

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - An individual (72) who was being treated for COVID-19 at IDH has been pronounced dead. Death ... Read More

Shavendra Silva appointed Acting CDS

Shavendra Silva appointed Acting CDS

Dec 31, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - President Gotabaya Rajapaksa a short while ago appointed Army Commander Shavendra Silva as the Acting Chief-of-Defence-Staff ... Read More

Hatton – Bogawantalawa – Balangoda main road blocked due to a protest demonstration

Hatton – Bogawantalawa – Balangoda main road blocked due to a protest demonstration

Jan 27, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - Hatton - Bogawantalawa - Balangoda main road blocked from Bogawantalawa bridge, due to a protest demonstration by plantation ... Read More

Two arrested with Kerala Cannabis

Two arrested with Kerala Cannabis

Jan 27, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - Two persons who had been transporting Kerala Cannabis by the police at Mannar yesterday (26), stated Mannar Police. ... Read More

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several place

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several place

Jan 27, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and Southern provinces after 2.00 ... Read More

Unions agreed to increase basic daily salary of plantation workers

Unions agreed to increase basic daily salary of plantation workers

Jan 25, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - Unions agreed to increase basic daily salary of plantation workers to Rs.700 excluding other payments, incentives: Minister Navin ... Read More

Human activities should not threaten the regeneration capacity of nature – President

Human activities should not threaten the regeneration capacity of nature – President

Jan 25, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - Sri Lanka submits several proposals to UN Environment assembly for protection of environment President Maithripala Sirisena said that ... Read More

Don’t have authority to make selection demands – Mashrafe on Sabbir controversy

Don’t have authority to make selection demands – Mashrafe on Sabbir controversy

Jan 25, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has refuted chief selector Minhajl Abedin's claim that he had asked for Sabbir Rahman ... Read More

Army captain and a trooper killed in IED attack in Mali

Army captain and a trooper killed in IED attack in Mali

Jan 25, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - A Sri Lankan Army captain and a trooper killed while another 3 Sri Lankan soldiers injured in IED ... Read More

Court issued Notices to Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena

Court issued Notices to Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena

Jan 25, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - Colombo Chief Magistrate orders Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius and it's CEO Kasun Palisena,Nuwan Salgado and ... Read More

Police to seize assets of 24 major drug dealers

Police to seize assets of 24 major drug dealers

Jan 25, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO)  - Sri Lanka’s Police Spokesman today (25) said that 24 major drug traffickers have fled the country and that ... Read More

Melbourne, Australia, set to roast on hottest day in decade

Melbourne, Australia, set to roast on hottest day in decade

Jan 25, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - Melbourne residents were warned that they could endure power outages on Friday as Australia’s second-largest city is forecast ... Read More

A discussion on estate labour wages  continues today

A discussion on estate labour wages continues today

Jan 25, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) During the parliamentary debate on JVP’s adjournment resolution for the fulfilment of the request made by estate labourers’ to ... Read More

Passengers on Canadian flight fall sick after de-icing fumes enters cabin, 10 hospitalised

Passengers on Canadian flight fall sick after de-icing fumes enters cabin, 10 hospitalised

Jan 25, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - A Florida-bound flight from Quebec City Thursday had to be evacuated minutes after takeoff and 10 passengers were ... Read More

Argentina coach hopeful Lionel Messi will return to national team

Argentina coach hopeful Lionel Messi will return to national team

Jan 25, 2019

(FASTNEWS|COLOMBO) - Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said he has a “good feeling” about Lionel Messi’s possible return to international soccer ... Read More