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Zimbabwe ruling party sacks Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe has been dismissed as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party, according to Reuters. Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has been appointed as the new leader of the party in a widely expected move, party sources added. And Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, who is hugely unpopular in the country, …

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Committee appointed to prevent recurrences of communal clashes

A special discussion was held in Galle today between people in the Gintota area, security divisions, both Buddhist and Muslim religious leaders and people’s representatives. The meeting was presided by Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena. The occurrence of minor damages to properties at several places due to the clashes …

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‘Officials who sabotage govt. programs will be removed’ – Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday told Parliament that there would be purge of government officials who derail and sabotage government programs.   Responding to a question raised by UPFA MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara, he said there were some officials put in various places by the previous government now sabotaging the government’s …

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Suspects arrested over Galle incident remanded till Nov 30

The 19 suspects that were detained earlier yesterday, for their alleged involvement in the Galle incident that ensued last night have been remanded till November 30, following a hearing at the Galle Magistrate’s court. 19 persons were arrested for their connection to the tense situation that ensued in Galle previous …

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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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