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EC to train 15,000 senior presiding officers

The Elections Commission has taken steps to train 15,000 Senior Presiding Officers and Assistant Election Commissioners in view of the upcoming local government elections. However, EC sources said there was the possibility to delay elections to local authorities by delaying the enactment of needed legislation to hold elections and that …

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Kelaniya University reopens

The Kelaniya University, which was closed indefinitely on Thursday following clashes between two student factions, was re-opened yesterday.   The “Vidya 2017” exhibition, which was at the centre of the controversy and led to the clashes, will resume today and continue till October 9.   Eight students were injured in …

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DMC reports possible landslides in Ratnapura

Officials from the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) have advised residents of Ratnapura to be vigilant of possible landslides that may occur due to persistent rainfall. DMC personnel have reported that one spill gate of the Kukuleganga dam has been opened due to prevent floods from occurring. Accordingly residents downstream of …

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