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Speedy solutions for people’s problems in Ampara

Minister Daya Gamage says speedy solutions will be given to the problems faced by the people of Ampara district. He says that they have been ensured a 100 per cent power supply coverage, adding that Rs. 8,500 million will be needed to provide them with drinking water. The minister was …

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Police hunt for army deserter who shot his mistress

Kahatagasdigiliya Police have commenced investigations to apprehend a suspect responsible for the attempted murder of a woman. The suspect, an army deserter, had reportedly shot and attempted to murder his own his mistress. He had hidden and waited near the woman’s residence last night  and opened fire at her before …

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Special traffic plan in Colombo on Independence Day

The road section from Galle Face Roundabout to Old Parliament Roundabout (or the NSA Roundabout) will be closed from 5.00am to 12 noon on February 04, in view of the Independence Day celebrations. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that a special traffic plan will also be put in place …

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Enforced Disappearance Bill will be implemented soon

The Government will implement the Enforced Disappearance Bill soon, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said  at an election rally in Vavuniya. “The government has already got the Enforced Disappearance Bill approved and is now ready to implement it,” he said. “The Government is fully aware that justice has to be meted …

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Hashim insists no adverse findings against UNPers

General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Kabir Hashim said yesterday that in the Report of the Commission of Inquiry on the issuance of Treasury Bonds, there were no findings against any member of the United National Party including former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in regard to the issuance …

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Tea export earnings rise 26 percent in 2017

Sri Lanka customs data analyzed by Siyaka Research confirms that the country earned a highest ever Rs. 233.3 billion from tea exports in 2017. A massive 26 percent or Rs. 48 billion more than 2016 figure of Rs.184 billion. The previous rupee record was Rs. 212 billion in 2014 earned …

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Police makes 1670 arrests

Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that the Police made 1670 arrests on  30th night , following a special island wide operation. During the operation 3715 files were filed for traffic violations. 719 suspects were charged for drunk driving while a further 554 were charged for minor crimes. 5 …

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