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12-hour Police curfew imposed in several regions of Galle

Police sources have confirmed that a 12-hour police curfew will be imposed from 6.00pm yesterday (18), to 6.00am today  (19), to several areas within the Galle District. Accordingly the Police curfew will be imposed to Kurunduwatha, Mahahapugala, Welipitimodara, Ukwaththa, Gintota East, Gintota West and Piyandigama. Local authorities stated that military …

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Assaulted journalist given leave by SC to proceed with FR case

Susantha B. Karunaratne, a journalist, has complained to the Supreme Court that he was slapped across the face, at Hambantota, on October 6, 2017, by a senior police officer of the Hambantota police while he was in custody.   The petitioner has alleged arbitrary treatment and an illegal detention by …

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Share price rise in banking and finance

Share prices rose in the banking and financial sector and in several blue chip companies, like  JKH,at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) due to a revision of proposed taxes on vehicles and an increase in the  loan to value ratio on certain motor vehicles. This gave the market a lift …

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