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80 pecent of fake FB accounts will be removed this week: CERT

The Principal Information Security Engineer of the Computer Emergency Readiness Team Co-ordination Centre (CERT|CC), Roshan Chandragupta said 80 per cent of the fake Facebook accounts would be removed by the end of this year by the Facebook head office. He said CERT had received 3,400 complaints by November regarding the …

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End LG polls propaganda by Feb 7-EC

All propaganda activities related to the upcoming Local Government election should come to an end by the midnight of February 7, the Election Commission said today. The election for the Local Government bodies to be held on February 10 next year.

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Sri Lanka surprisingly scores big in food security index

Sri Lanka, dependent as it is on food imports, has been ranked the first in South Asian region on the recently published Global Food Security Index 2017 whereas its global ranking is 66th.   Bangladesh’s neighbours, Nepal and Myanmar, have been ranked at 81st and 80th positions respectively in the …

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More than 300,000 affected due to drought

Nearly 300,000 persons had been affected by the prevailing drought in five districts the Disaster Management Centre announced yesterday.   Assistant Director of the DMC Pradeep Kodippili says that 293,764 persons of 90,612 families had been affected in the districts of Puttalam, Kurungela, Anuradhapura, Mannar and Vavuniya.   The highest …

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Murali no-balling ‘disrespectful’-Waugh

Former Australian captain Steven Waugh has said that the no-balling Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan during the famous Boxing Day Test match in MCG back in 1995 was ‘disrespectful’ and ‘should have been sorted out beforehand.’ “I just felt it was a bit unfair the way it unfolded. We all knew …

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Decrease in accidents during festive season

The number of accidents reported during the festive season so far has reduced considerable compared to previous years, according to the Colombo National Hospital. According to the hospital’s Coordinator of Training and team leader of Triage and Information Unit, Pushpa Ramyani de Zoysa, a total of 235 individuals involved in …

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Two minutes silence

Disaster Management Center (DMC) requests general public to observe two minutes silence from 9.25 am to 9.27 am today to commemorate all  those people who died from 2004 tsunami disaster.

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