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Two dead, 20 injured after bus topples at Digana

At least 20 persons have been injured with another 2 reported dead after a private bus toppled at Digana in Teldeniya. The wounded passengers have reportedly been admitted to the Digana Hospital for treatment while several of then are said to be in critical condition.

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Fresh laws for Reforming State institutes

The Government was in the process of evolving fresh legislation to provide for reforming and restructuring the State institutions, a State Minister said yesterday. State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne told local newspaper  that the Government studied models for it available in the countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. He …

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Accidents affect 20% of Sri Lankans – expert

One in five Sri Lankans annually meets with accidents, says Dr Nilanka Navaratne, head of the Non-communicable Diseases Unit at the Auradhapura Genera Hospital.   Addressing a ceremony at the Anuradhapura District Secretariat to mark the National Accident Prevention Week recently, Dr Navaratne said that Health Ministry data indicated that …

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Daya makes personal donation

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage made a personal donation to historic Mahiyangana Rajamaha Vihara at its annual Katina Pooja yesterday morning. The temple was given a 2.5 acre paddy-field worth Rs. 1.5 million and Rs. one million in cash.

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Police launch Investigation against Hambantota protesters

Police have deployed several special police teams to investigate on the people involved in the protest in Hambantota on Friday in violation of a court order, Police spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said. Police Media Spokesperson said the investigations are being carried out under the supervision of the DIG in charge …

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2018 Appropriation Bill to be presented today

State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne on Monday will present the Appropriation Bill outlining allocations to be made for each ministry for year 2018 to parliament for its First Reading, the Finance Ministry said. According to the Appropriation Bill presented by the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera …

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