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Emergency law will be lifted soon

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage says the government will lift the emergency law imposed in view of the disturbances in several areas. He was responding to questions raised by journalists during a workshop at his ministry today to build an inter relationship between industrialists and state universities. The minister also …

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Nine-hour water cut in Kelaniya and Suburbs tomorrow

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said that water supply to several areas in Colombo would be disrupted tomorrow (13). Accordingly, a nine-hour water cut will commence from 9am tomorrow until 6pm in Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha, Peliyagoda Urban Council, Wattala Urban Council and Pradeshiya Sabha areas and a …

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Plane crash’ at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport

The plane from US-Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline, went off the runway while landing and crashed on the east side of Tribhuvan International Airport’s runway, the Kathmandu Post reported. An airport spokesperson told the paper that casualties were feared. The plane can reportedly carry 78 passengers and firefighters were at the …

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Youth arrested for hate posts on FB remanded

The 18-year-old youth, arrested for inciting racial hatred on social media, has been remanded until March 26 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. The youth, a student of a leading school in Colombo, was arrested recently for spreading false information through Facebook regarding the unrest. Meanwhile two students aged 17 and …

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Need to commercialize state research

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage stresses the need to commercialize the findings by state research centres. He was speaking at a workshop at his ministry today to build an inter relationship between industrialists and state universities. Ministry secretary Bandula Wickramarachchi, National Science Foundation’s director general Prof. Ananda Jayawardena, deputy chairman …

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Media restriction to lift shortly

The fate of the current restrictions on social media platforms would be decided in the next two days, minister of Digital Infrastructure, Harin Fernanado told The Island.   “I can’t really give you a word on this because the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) is under President Maithripala …

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Five killed in Nilaveli boat accident

Five persons were killed after a boat in which they were picking flowers capsized on Periyakulam tank in Nilaveli yesterday. The victims have been identifies as three males and two females; residents of Periyakulam area. However, one person has been rescued, police spokesman said. Nilaveli Police is conducting investigations into …

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