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Teen drowns after checking his exam results

A teenager who went for a river bath with his school buddies after checking his GCE OL results drowned in the Mahaweli Ganga on Thursday. He was one of a group of eight students from St Andrew’s Vidyalaya, Gampola.   Victim, 17-year-old Rajitha Roshan Galpihilla was a resident of Mariyawatta, …

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SL asylum seeking applications to UK on the decline

The number of applications made by Sri Lankans seeking asylum in the UK has been reduced relatively in the recent years, the British Government said. This was revealed according to data presented by Baroness Williams of Trafford who is the Minister of State, Home Department in response to a question …

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Nepali man with heroin capsules in stomach held at BIA

A Nepali national who had swallowed several heroin capsules and tried to smuggle them into the country was arrested by officers of the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake  last morning. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the suspect who had travelled from Nepal …

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Bus strike on Colombo-Nittambuwa route

Private bus operators plying the Colombo-Nittambuwa route have launched a strike today (30) based on an alleged incident of a police officer attached to the Yakkala Police traffic unit assaulting a bus driver. The bus driver who was allegedly assaulted by the policeman has been admitted to the hospital. President …

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UNP to study reform reports from April 05

The reports of the three committees appointed by the United National Party (UNP), on party reforms and way forward, would be studied beginning from April 05, UNP MP and Chairman of the National Youth Front, Kavinda Jayawardana said yesterday told the media.   “We could only get about 30% of …

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Italian man drowns in Nilaveli

A 71-year-old Italian man was drowned in the sea off Nilaveli Trincomalee last evening while he was sea bathing near a hotel at the Nilaveli police area, police said. They said the victim had drowned while bathing with his wife. Nilaveli police are conducting investigations and his body was at …

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Udayanga’s FR petition fixed for support on May 11

The Supreme Court yesterday fixed for support on May 11, the fundamental rights violation petition filed by Udayanga Weeratunga, former Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Ukraine, requesting the Supreme Court to revoke the warrant issued by the Magistrate to arrest him.   He is at present under arrest in Dubai. …

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CB to continue to exchange defaced currency

Considering difficulties faced by the general public in exchanging willfully defaced currency notes after 31.03.2018, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has decided to continue the service of exchanging such notes until further notice.   A CBSL communiqué has said: The general public is hereby informed to submit such …

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10,000 candidates secure ‘A’ passes for all subjects at O/L

Outstation students have secured top fifteen places at the G. C. E. O/L examination 2017 according to results released at Wednesday midnight by the Examination Department.   The results were first released on the Department website www.doenets.lk first and then posted to schools and private candidates countrywide.   Commissioner General …

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