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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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Commercial Bank tops the list of loans to COVID-19 affected businesses

Commercial Bank (ComBank) has emerged as the bank with the highest amount of loans approved, as at July 2, under the Central Bank (CB) scheme to support COVID-19 affected businesses. According to a media release by the CB on Friday, 3,946 loans totalling Rs. 17,145 million has been approved for …

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Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million

  The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organization. Many hard-hit countries are easing lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus while making extensive alterations to work and social life that could …

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Modi on surprise China border visit

INDIA,CHINA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to India’s northern frontier region with China on Friday in his first trip to the area since a deadly border clash last month. The incident in the Galwan Valley saw 20 Indian troops killed and was the first time in …

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Planetarium reopens on July 7

The Planetarium will be reopened from July 07, stated the Government Information Department. “All the shows will be held with a limited number of participants in order to maintain social distance, However the arrangements were made in line with the regulations issued by health authorities to restart Planetarium Shows”, the …

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Mahindananda must disclose match fixing evidence: Arjuna Ranatunga

A former national cricket captain has urged former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage to disclose evidence over his match fixing claims, that stirred controversy in the cricket loving nation. “He said that the players were not involved. However, it was the players who were first summoned for the investigation,” Arjuna Ranatunga, …

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Sri Lanka must be vigilant about intervention : Chief Incumbent

Sri Lanka and its people must always be vigilant of intervention due to its strategic location, a chief incumbent of a temple said on Saturday. “Sri Lanka has faced nearly 17 invasions so far, and we have won all of them,” Ven. Prof. Medegoda Abayatissa Thero, the Chief Incumbent of …

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Chinese national arrested with 14,000 illicit cigarettes

A 55 year old Chinese national was arrested in Mount Lavinia along with 14,000 illicit cigarette. The stock of illicit Cigarettes imported to the country without paying the relevant duties was discovered at the place of accommodation of the suspect, Sri Lanka Police stated. Mount Lavinia Police is conducting further …

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