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Daily Archives: March 14, 2018

Seeduwa Crimes OIC remanded

The Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the crimes unit of the Seeduwa Police Station, who was arrested for soliciting a bribe, has been ordered remanded until March 28. The Seeduwa Crimes OIC was arrested yesterday (13) while accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 and a bottle of wine within the premises of …

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Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, his family has said. The British physicist was known for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” a …

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An international school for Ampara

The foundation was laid at Central Camp yesterday to build an international school for Ampara district. Norway’s Lotus Helpen Institute is assisting in the construction of the international school. Speaking on the occasion, minister Daya Gamage said the school would be given facilities by the state, and that he would …

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Trump appoints first female CIA head

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the departure of his top diplomat Rex Tillerson, to be succeeded by the current CIA chief Mike Pompeo.   “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!” Trump tweeted.   “Thank you …

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Police seek public help to identify rioters

Police have sought public assistance to identify those involved in recent incidents at Ampara and some parts of the Kandy District.   Police headquarters yesterday said that special desk set up to receive such information could be contacted on 011-3024892 and 011-3024883. The same desk could be reached through phqops@police.lk …

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‘Mahason Balakaya’ office raided

The police yesterday raided the office of the ‘Mahason Balakaya’ in Nattaranpotha in Kundasale following the arrest of its leader Amith Jeevan Weerasinghe and ten others who are allegedly responsible for the acts of violence committed in the Kandy area.   The police had recovered leaflets and posters promoting racism, …

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Prevailing weather condition to change

The Meteorology Department yesterday predicted that the prevailing showery conditions particularly in the eastern part of the country would decrease to some extent from today (14). The Duty Meteorologist told media that the prevailing cloudy conditions would also decrease from tomorrow. The low pressure area in the vicinity of Sri …

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