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Daily Archives: March 20, 2018

MP Prasanna Ranaweera remanded over assualt

UPFA MP Prasanna Ranaweera has been remanded until March 22 by the Mahara Magistrate, in connection with a case filed over an assault incident. Kiribathgoda Police had launched an investigation into a complaint filed alleging that the MP had assaulted an individual following a verbal dispute during a function. Ranaweera …

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50 hospitalised after gas leak at factory in Ja-Ela

Around 50 employees of a factory in Ja-Ela have been hospitalized following a gas leak, Ada Derana reporter said. Twenty-five employees of the factory located in Ekala, Ja-Ela were hospitalized yesterday due to the gas leak which has been occurring since yesterday (19). The employees including 23 women and 3 …

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Another underworld slaying

An underworld figure had been gunned down yesterday evening at Galwatta, Aturugiriya, police said. The victim, Nimalsiri Perera alias Podi Sudu is believed to have been a close associate of a notorious criminal, named Samayan, who was also killed a few months ago.   A number of gang related deaths …

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PM calls for closer ties with China

The government wants to further strengthen Sri Lanka’s bilateral relations with China, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said, writing to Chinese President Xi Jinping. In a felicitation message to the Chinese President, Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka – China relations had made tremendous progress in the recent past, encompassing various sectors …

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Eight out of 24 riot suspects released on bail

Eight of the twenty four (24) suspects held in remand for their alleged involvement in violent activities in Teldeniya area early March were released on bail by the Teldeniya Magistrate M. N. Farukdeen yesterday (19). Teldeniya police objected to bail for 16 others on the grounds that investigations into charges …

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Cabinet paper ready to lift ban on glyphosate

Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake says immediate steps will be taken to remove the ban on glyphosate, a widely-used weedicide, to boost the dwindling tea crop.   Dissanayake said that the Cabinet paper seeking the approval for removing the ban would be presented to the cabinet today (20).   The …

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No legal basis to approach ICJ against Sri Lanka – India

The Central government of India on Monday told the Madras High Court that there is no legal basis for India to invoke the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) since there is no treaty, including human rights treaties, under which the alleged attacks by Sri Lankan Navy against …

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JAGUAR LAND ROVER REVEALED GAME-CHANGERS AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed two ground-breaking models to the world at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show, which concluded yesterday (18/03/2018). Fresh off its global reveal, the Jaguar I-PACE that made its way to Switzerland from Austria for its public debut, with the battery electric, all-wheel-drive, premium SUV leading …

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Showers expected to reduce

The Department of Meteorology says that the prevailing showery weather condition is expected to reduce gradually within next few days, from today. Light showers may occur at Ampara and Hambantota districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces and in Galle …

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