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Up to 200 feared dead in Algeria plane crash

An Algerian military plane crashed near an airport outside the capital Algiers, killing more than 100 people on board, foreign media reported. More than 200 military personnel were on board the plane when it came down near Boufarik airport, Algérie24 reported. There was no immediate confirmation from authorities. Television footage …

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Anusha wins bronze medal in boxing

Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwakku had to settle for the bronze medal after losing to India’s M C Mary Kom in the semi-finals of the women’s 48 kg boxing event in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Wednesday. It was a battle of veterans as 35-year-old Mary Kom …

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Mini cyclone situation experienced in Neluwa

A tea factory and several houses in the Mahakanda area in Neluwa, Galle were damaged due to a ‘mini cyclone’ condition caused by heavy rain and strong winds. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) says this had occurred at around 2.30pm on Monday (09), and was reported to have caused severe …

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Kataragama Basnayake Nilame suspended pending inquiry

The Ministry of Buddha Sasana yesterday suspended the Basnayaka Nilame of Ruhunu Kataragama Devalaya, D. P. Kumarage for three months pending an investigation into allegations against him.   Minister of Buddha Sasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said 16 allegations had been levelled against the Basnayaka Nilame and the decision to suspend …

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Poll monitors to discuss concerns

Election monitors would hold a consultative meeting on April 25 to address the concerns about the new laws governing provincial council elections, Rohana Hettiarachchi, Executive Director of People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said.   Representatives of election monitoring organisations, political parties, academics and other concerned parties will …

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SLFP PS Chairman, two others remanded

Polonnaruwa Chief Magistrate Isuru Netti Nuwan Kumarage, yesterday, remanded till April 24, the Chairman of the Polonnaruwa Pradeshiya Sabha and two others for allegedly assaulting two policemen, on Monday (09), till April 24.   The suspects are Chairman of the Polonnaruwa Pradeshiya Sabha, Premasiri Munasinghe (SLFP), WM Samithra Heshan and …

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Cabinet reshuffle unlikely before new year

Cabinet reshuffle scheduled to take place before Sinhala and Tamil New Year on April 14 is likely to be put on hold until the SLFP decides whether to remain in the government or not.   Political sources say that President Maithripala Sirisena and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe were not in a …

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