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Youth stabbed to death in Hokandara

A youth was stabbed to death in Athurugiriya,Hokandara North earlier today (16). The Police said that the suspect has broken into the deceased individual’s house, stabbed him to death and had fled the area. The deceased was identified as a 19-year-old youth residing in Hokandara North. The cause for the …

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Changes for UNP soon

.The United National Party (UNP) is to undergo changes with party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe expected to make an announcement on changes soon. Informed sources said some of the members in the party’s parliamentary group had requested him to name a successor. Mr Wickremesinghe had then told them that priority should …

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Nearly half of LG bodies hung – TISL

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says at least 160 of the 340 local government bodies are hung.   The TISL has issued the following statement. TISL wishes to bring to the attention of the public and the authorities concerned the provisions for hung results, as contained in section 66C of the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance. In such circumstances, elected …

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Lahiru Weerasekara and Ven. Tampitiye Sugatananda Thera remanded

Fort Magistrate Court today (15) ordered to remand Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Convener Lahiru Weerasekara and Convener of the Inter-University Bhikkhu Federation (IUBF) Ven. Tampitiye Sugatananda Thera until February 28. They were arrested on charges of violating court orders by creating a tense situation by blocking roads while harassing …

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Sri Lanka win first T20 by six wickets

Thisara Perera and Dashun Shanaka played powerful knocks, picking up runs in quick time to ensure an easy victory for the Sri Lankans in the first T20 of the two-match series against Bangladesh. Sri Lanka reached the target with six wickets and 20 balls to spare as they went up …

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Cyril Ramaphosa elected as South Africa’s new president

Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected as South Africa’s new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. “I will try very hard not to disappoint the …

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