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UNP wins Haputale PS

The UNP won the Haputale Pradeshiya Sabha garnering 9,746 votes and 7 seats. The SLPP has secured 8,375 votes along with 6 seats. The UPFA which secured 8,164 votes has also won 6 seats.

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Case against Senadhipathi fixed for February 14

The case against the two accused including Avant-Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs.35.5 million regarding the Avant-Garde floating armoury transaction was yesterday fixed for February 14 by the Colombo High Court. When the case came up before High Court Judge R.Gurusinghe, …

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Navy facilitates repatriation of three Indian fishermen

The Sri Lanka Navy today assisted in the repatriation of three Indian fishermen who were released from the Sri Lankan custody recently. The three Indian fishermen were among 16 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on 16 January for trespassing into the Sri Lankan territorial waters and …

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Police arrest four persons over election law violations

A candidate contesting the Local Government election was arrested at Thanamalvila while he was distributing leaflets in a car, Police said.   The car and 143 leaflets were taken into police custody.   The suspect was identified as a resident of Parakramapura, Kuda Oya.   Meanwhile, a 54-year-old person was …

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Rangana Herath surpasses Wasim Akram to seal world record

Rangana Herath set a new world record becoming the highest left-arm wicket taker in test match cricket following his final wicket during the second test match against Bangladesh. Herath surpassed Pakistani pace legend Wasim Akram who had 414 test scalps to edge his name in history. The seasoned veteran now …

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Elections Commission explains reason for results delay

The Elections Commission has issued a special statement with regard to the delay in releasing the results of the 2018 Local Government Election. The release states that Returning Officers have received the results, via fax and telephone, following the conclusion of counting at each polling centers and wards. However, as …

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