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Body of female teacher who went missing in Gampola identified

The body of the female teacher from Gampola, which was recovered from the Victoria Reservoir after she went missing for around six days, has been identified by the parents and family members of the deceased. Nisansala Ratnayake (27), a teacher from Keerapane in Gampola who had been employed at the …

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Warning issued for severe lightning

The Department of Meteorology has issued a warning for severe lightning in several provinces and districts in the country later today. Thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely to occur at several places in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Northwestern and Uva provinces and in Anuradhapura, Mannar, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu districts in …

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Litro LP gas prices go down

The Minister of Industry and Commerce says that the price of Litro gas cylinders have been reduced from midnight tonight (October 04). The prices of 5 Kg and 2.3 Kg LPG gas cylinders too have been reduced accordingly. Therefore price of a 12.5 Kg LPG domestic Litro gas cylinder has …

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Appeals Court dismisses petition against Gotabaya’s citizenship

The Court of Appeal has unanimously decided to dismiss the petitions filed challenging the citizenship of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, without taking it up for consideration. The court today concluded the consideration of the petition while all parties were given time to present their written submissions before 3.15 p.m. …

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Mother and son sentenced to death over murder

A mother and a son of the same family have been sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court over a case of murder. The order was issued by High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi when the case was taken up today (03). The convicted mother and son had murdered the …

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Railways to be declared an essential service tonight

The gazette notification declaring the railways an Essential Service is set to be issued before midnight today (03). The relevant gazette notification, signed by President Maithripala Sirisena, has been forwarded to the Department Of Government Printing. The railway service resorted to indefinite strike action from midnight on September 25th inconveniencing …

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Import levy on Big Onions reduced

The government has decided to reduce the import levy on Big Onions, stated the Ministry of Agriculture. Accordingly, the import levy will be reduced by Rs 39 per a1 kilo of Big Onions. The levy reduction will be in effect from midnight today (01), stated the Ministry. Minister of Agriculture …

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Kumar Sangakkara Takes Office as MCC President

ONE OF THE ALL-TIME LEGENDS OF CRICKET, KUMAR SANGAKKARA, TODAY TAKES UP HIS ROLE AS PRESIDENT OF MARYLEBONE CRICKET CLUB. The former Sri Lankan international is the first non-British President of MCC and will hold the post for one year. His nomination was announced by the outgoing President, Anthony Wreford, …

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Teachers back at work after two-day sick-leave action

Following the two-day strike action launched by the trade unions of teachers and principals, activities of government schools were carried out, as usual, today (30). According to Ada Derana reporters, teachers of schools at estates and in the proximity of main towns in Nuwara Eliya district had reported to work …

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Railway strike to continue

The ongoing Railway trade union action will be continued as the discussions with the Cabinet Sub-Committee concluded without any decision, stated Ada Derana reporter. The railway service resorted to a strike action from midnight on the 25th of September demanding the authorities to remove the salary anomalies existing in the …

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