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NFF Central Committee member joins SLFP

Former JVP MP and Central Committee member of the National Freedom Front (NFF) Jayantha Wijesekera has received appointment as the SLFP Trincomalee District organiser.   Wijesekera yesterday met President Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. Wijesekera has worked closely with the Joint Opposition (JO) until recently.

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Another killer storm brewing

In the wake of cyclone OCKHI moving away from the country after claiming 11 lives and affecting over 20,000 people in the Southern, Western, Uva and Central Provinces, the Meteorology Department yesterday predicted that another cyclone is likely to hit the Northern part of the country after Dec. 05.   …

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Train services only up to Nanu-Oya

The upcountry train services had been restricted to Nanu-Oya until further notice, due to earthslips between Bandarawela and Ohiya, General Manager, Railways, Mahanawa Abeywickrema, told The Island.   Torrential rains had hampered the ongoing attempts to restore the train service, the official said.

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Ukrainian national goes missing off the coast of Balapitiya

A foreign national who was wading at the Balapitiya beach strip in Mabalantota has been reported missing by local authorities. Residents of the area stated that a foreign couple was bathing at the Balapitiya beach when a strong current swept them away. Locals were able to save the female person …

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Suspects detained over killing ‘Dala Puttuwa’ remanded

The five suspects arrested over the killing of a tusker known as ‘Dala Puttuwa’ were remanded till December 12 following their hearing yesterday . Police officials detained five suspects in Nikaweratiya over the killing of a tusker known as ‘Dala Pattuwa’ today (1). Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka directed …

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