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Social media being filtered: TRCSL

The social media in the country is now being filtered as requested by the Defence Ministry so as to prevent transmitting fake news or rumours that instill a fear psychosis or a threat to communal harmony,the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) said. It is said that  users across …

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More powers for Police, Tri-Forces

Following the imposition of the State of Emergency, the Police and Tri-forces had been empowered to arrest anyone who creates violence or communal disharmony with the arrested being either sentenced to 20 years imprisonment or sentenced to life imprisonment, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. Based on the intelligence reports, …

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Some pvt hospital charges regulated

The Health Ministry yesterday pledged to issue a gazette notification regulating 53 types of fees charged by private hospitals within two weeks.   Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said the gazette would be issued to regulate the maximum charges of 53 out of 193 types of charges levied by private …

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Faiszer presents delimitation report to parliament

Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha presented the provincial council delimitation report to Parliament yesterday.   Presenting the report, at the outset of the sittings, the minister referred it to the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Internal Administration and Public Management.   The report will be debated at a …

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US calls for quick action against perpetrators, end to Emergency

The US Embassy in Colombo has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to act quickly against perpetrators of sectarian violence, protect religious minorities and their places of worship, and swiftly conclude the State of Emergency. President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday decided to declare a week-long state of Emergency to …

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Train breaks down between Ragama and Ganemulla

It is said that a train has broken down between Ragama and Ganemulla railway stations, disrupting train services towards Colombo Fort, the Railway Control Room said. It said that teams are currently working to resolve the issue and restore train services on the line as soon as possible.

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Sri Lanka beat India

Kusal Perera was a man with a mission as he took apart the Indian attack to help Sri Lanka on its way to a five-wicket win over India in the Nidahas T20 Trophy opener here on Tuesday. Chasing a target of 175, the Lankan southpaw made full use of the …

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