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Schoolgirl dies in Pussellawa

A 15-year-old schoolgirl of Pussellawa has died on admission to the Gampola Hospital to which she was rushed after fainting near the dancing room today, Police said. She was identified as Madhubhashini Buddhika Liyanage of Millagahathenna. The postmortem examination is to be conducted today.

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NEC decides to lift ban on glyphosate

The National Economic Council (NEC) has decided to lift the arbitrary ban imposed on glyphosate, a widely-used weedicide, in light of overwhelming scientific consensus that the substance is not harmful to human health. “The 10-member council unanimously approved that the ban imposed on glyphosate should be lifted as it has …

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Top UN official to visit Muhamalai

Top UN official Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein, Special Envoy on the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention is scheduled to visit mine clearing site at Muhamalai, Jaffna on Tuesday (March 6) morning.   Al Hussein will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 4th to 7th March 2018.   The …

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Wele Suda acquitted in drug trafficking case

The Colombo High Court  acquitted and released Gampola Vidanage Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda in a drug trafficking case, after perusing inconsistencies in the prosecution’s evidence. High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi made this order taking into consideration the discrepancies that arose during the prosecution’s evidence regarding the quantity of heroin …

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Prime Minister leaves for Singapore

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has left for Singapore on Thursday to participate in the ‘Invest Sri Lanka’ investor forum. The investor forum organized by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka and the Singapore – Sri Lanka Business Association (SLBA) will begin tomorrow, …

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