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Manager of Horana rubber factory remanded

The manager of the rubber factory in Horana, who was arrested over the death of 5 persons in the ammonia tank incident yesterday, has been ordered remanded until April 25 by the Horana Magistrate’s Court. The factory manager who was arrested last evening was produced before the Horana Acting Magistrate …

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Sri Lanka Cricket elections on May 19

Elections for new board members of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will be held on May 19, according to SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala. The nominations will close on the 27th of April, the board’s Secretary Air Commodore Roshan Biyanwala said. Speaking at a press conference held at the SLC head office …

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UNP Politburo discusses election of new office bearers

The newly elected UNP Politburo discussed the election of new office bearers yesterday and put off deliberations for Monday.   Asked if a consensus had been reached on the names proposed to fill vacancies for key positions such as Chairman, General Secretary and National Organiser, a member of the Politburo …

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Twelve suspects who assaulted foreign tourists in the South remanded

The court  remanded 12 suspects arrested in connection with two separate incidents of assaults on foreign tourists visiting Southern beaches in the Mirissa and in Midigama areas. Matara Magistrate’s Court remanded six suspects who were arrested for assaulting and sexually abusing a group of Dutch and British tourists in the …

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Government should decide raising fuel prices

Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga says that the final decision on whether to increase fuel prices should be taken by the Prime Minister and the President. He expressed this view addressing a function held today (19) to extend New Year wishes to the employees of the Ceylon Petroleum …

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Five deaths due to rubber factory accident

The death toll following the accident at a rubber factory in Horana, caused by an employee falling into an ammonia tank, has climbed to five, the police spokesman said. The factory employee who fell into the ammonia tank and four villagers who attempted to rescue him have died. Several other …

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