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SJB candidate Ashoka Wadigamangawa dies in crash

Puttalam District candidate of the ‘Samagi Jana Balawegaya’ (SJB) former parliamentarian Ashoka Wadigamangawa has reportedly died in a road accident. Ada Derana reporter said that the vehicle in which the former MP was traveling was involved in a vehicular collision at around 3.45 p.m. in Maragasgolla, Padeniya on the Kurunegala-Puttalam …

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Suspect nabbed with 3.8kg of Kerala cannabis

Navy personnel managed to nab a person with Kerala cannabis, during a search operation carried out with the Excise Department in Uliyankulama area, Mannar. As part of the Navy’s extended anti-drug operations to prevent drugs being smuggled in the country, a group of naval personnel attached to the North Central …

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Education Ministry all set to reopen schools

The Ministry of Education says that all arrangements have been made for reopening schools following the Covid-19 outbreak. Disinfection of schools, preparation of timetables and other required measures required for resuming academic activities at schools in compliance with health guidelines were carried out last week, the Ministry added. All public …

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Will introduce laws to prohibit sale of country’s resources – PM

Laws will be brought forward to prohibit the sale of the country’s resources, says Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. “As the former President of the country, I initiated and carried out the development of the whole country. We constructed a port, an airport, an international cricket ground and an expressway in …

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President joins SLPP campaign from Anuradhapura

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa joined the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) election campaign from Anuradhapura today (July 03). Accordingly, President Rajapaksa is scheduled to attend several public gatherings to be held in the Anuradhapura district for the victory of the SLPP candidates contesting the upcoming general election. He is slated to …

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Navy seizes 400kg of Kerala cannabis

Navy personnel seize about 400kg of Kerala cannabis in the seas off Mandaitivu Island. The contraband was discovered when the Naval personnel were patrolling the seas near the area. Operations are continuing in the area to apprehend suspects involved in the smuggling of the drugs.

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No record of letter from Ex-Sports Minister on 2011 CWC match-fixing claim : ICC

The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit said at this moment it has not been presented with any evidence that supports the claims made or which would merit launching an investigation under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code regarding the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2011 final. ICC Anti-Corruption Unit General Manager Alex Marshall in …

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Sri Lanka says committed to achieve reconciliation through domestic process

Despite its withdrawal from the UNHRC resolution, Sri Lanka says it remains committed to achieve reconciliation, accountability and human rights within the framework of the Sri Lankan Constitution, through a “domestically designed and executed” process in line with the Government’s policy framework. Sri Lanka’s Actg. Permanent Representative to the UN …

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Two teens drown in Ma-Oya

Two teenagers have reportedly drowned while bathing in the Ma-Oya in the Yaka Bendi Ella area at Giriulla. Ada Derana reporter said that two teenage boys, a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old, residents of Giriulla, have been identified as the drowning victims. He said that a group of around five youths …

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Four member committee to look into electricity bills

A four-member committee had been appointed to look into making payment of electricity bills for March, April and May during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and to submit recommendations to provide concessions to the public, Power and Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. The committee was appointed to grant the general public …

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