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Social media ban to be lifted by Friday – Harin

The restrictions imposed on accessing social media and messaging platforms will most likely be lifted by this Friday (March 16), Minister Harin Fernando said. The Minister of Telecommunications, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment,  said that a discussion will be held today (13) with relevant parties regarding the matter. The government …

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Uva Wellassa University closed due to chickenpox outbreak

Vice Chancellor of Uva Wellassa University Dr. Jayantha Lal Ratnasekera says that the Uva Wellassa University has been closed due to a risk of chickenpox spreading among students. The University will be closed from today (13) until further notice, the official announced. The Vice Chancellor said 27 students residing in …

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Court suspends cricketer Ramith Rambukwella, driver’s license

The Colombo Traffic Court has ordered to suspend the driver’s license of the cricketer Ramith Rambukwella, who was charged with drunk driving and several other violations. The Magistrate also issued an order to produce Rambukwella at the Medical Council attached to the Ministry of Transport in Nugegoda to subject him …

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Universities crippled by non-academic strike

The ongoing strike by the university non-academic staff has crippled the entire university system.   Inter-University Academic Support Staff Association has also decided to join the strike and the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations (FUTA) has urged the Minister of Higher Education to take immediate action to resolve the crisis. …

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O/L candidates to get 350,000 NICs

The Department for Registration of Persons is planning to issue around 350,000 new identity cards for the GCE O/L school candidates.   They would commence issuing national identity cards to school candidates in April, Commissioner General of the Department for Registration of persons, Viyani Gunathilaka said.   He requested school …

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At least 27 killed at Kathmandu crash

At least 27 people were killed when a Bangladeshi passenger plane crashed in Kathmandu on Monday, an official said.   “The chances of rescuing anyone (else) alive is slim now because the plane was badly burned,” said army spokesman Gokul Bhandaree, who confirmed the deaths. Another official earlier said 20 …

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More rains, strong winds, rough seas

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea, extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle, during next 36 hrs due to strong winds and rough seas.   The Met Department states that the low pressure area in the vicinity of Sri Lanka is now located to the …

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India beat Sri Lanka

Nidahas Trophy 4th T20 match, India won by six wickets. India won the toss and elected to filed against Sri Lanka. The match was started at 6.20 pm due to rain overs reduced to 19 per inning.India cored 153 for four wickets and recorded the victory where Sri Lanka scored …

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