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44 arrested over Thambuttegama incident; 4 cops injured

Four police officers were injured and hospitalized after a group of angry protesters pelted stones and laid siege to the Thambuttegama Police Station earlier today (28). They have been admitted to the Thambuttegama Hospital, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. He stated that a police water cannon truck has also …

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Power Ministry wants Rs.2.5 Bn to buy extra electricity

The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy has submitted a Cabinet paper requesting for Rs.2.5 billion to purchase supplementary electricity from private power generating sources. Sources said the document was submitted by Minister Ranjith Siyamabalapitiya at the Cabinet meeting presided over by the President yesterday. The request for the immediate …

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Cabinet passes heavily diluted National Audit Bill

The newly ‘reshuffled’ cabinet, which met yesterday, approved the amended National Audit Draft Bill. Sources said that the bill was heavily diluted.   The bill has been amended on a number of occasions and earlier this year President Maithripala Sirisena said that the issue of the National Audit Bill delay …

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PM to launch Invest Sri Lanka Forum in Singapore

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to visit Singapore this week, in a bid to attract investments, close on the heels of the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.   He was expected to arrive in Singapore tomorrow and deliver the key note address at the first ” Invest …

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Mathews ruled out of Nidahas Trophy 2018

Sri Lanka limited-overs captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of next month’s tri-nation Twenty20 tournament after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, the country’s cricket board said Tuesday. The hosts will be led by Dinesh Chandimal in the series starting 6 March at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium. India …

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Missing child’s body found in the Chilaw forest

The body of a 10-year-old boy who went missing two days ago in Iranawila in Chilaw was found this morning in a forest in Muwapitiya area of Chilaw. The boy was suspected to have been abducted and murdered by an unidentified man. The deceased boy identified as Juvan Pedige Suseen …

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