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Police commission to probe assault on protester

The National Police Commission (NPC) has launched an investigation into an alleged assault on a protester by an Assistant Superintendent of Police during the Joint Opposition’s protest march in Hambantota on Friday. A spokesman for the NPC said that it has instructed the Police Chief to submit a report on …

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Sri Lanka braced for economic reforms: Harsha

Sri Lanka has carried out difficult and long delayed reforms in political and foreign policy and has also begun key reforms in fiscal and monetary policy, though more remains to be done, Deputy Economic Policy Minister Harsha de Silva said.   “There were many different reforms that needed to be …

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ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize-2017

The Norwegian Nobel Committee last week awarded the Nobel Peace Prize-2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).   “The organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to …

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SriLankan to acquire more planes

SriLankan Airlines plans to acquire more planes, but not right now.   Asked why SriLankan had disposed of some of its aircraft, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said on Friday that it was because the airline had under its debt restructuring program scrapped some of its long haul destinations.   “Once …

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Daya’s contribution to nat’l food production battle

The primary industries ministry will hold a series of events tomorrow (09) as part of the national food production battle launched by president Maithripala Sirisena. Minister Daya Gamage will commence the proceedings at 7.00 am with an inspection tour of an oyster farm at Kandakkuliya and a meeting with oyster …

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More rain expected

The Department of Meteorology warned that atmospheric disturbances are likely within the next few days due to heavy Southwest winds.   Southwest winds would also result in heavy rains. Showers or thundershowers are expected to occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and …

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UDA to make Narahenpita a ‘Green City’

The Urban Development Authority announced that a program will be implemented to transform Narahenpita into a Green City by 2018. Executive Director of the UDA Sumeda Ratnayake stated that the program will be implemented encompassing a land area of 20 acres. Additionally it was also reported that four sew housing …

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15-hour water cut affecting several areas in Colombo

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board stated that there will be a 15-hour water cut to several areas within Colombo today, for essential maintenance and repairs. Accordingly, the water cut will be in affect from 2.00pm tomorrow (8) till 5.00am on October 9. It was announced that Moragasmulla, Rajagiriya, …

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