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Daily Archives: April 25, 2018

British citizen arrested with police uniforms, IDs and ammo

A suspect has been arrested for the illegal possession of a host of items including police uniforms, identity cards, forged documents and ammunition at a residence in Dampe, Meegoda. The suspect, Porage Piyal Chandrakumara, 49, who also has British citizenship, was arrested by the Police Organised Crimes Division at around …

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Presidential Commission on SriLankan to begin recording evidence

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the commission appointed on SriLankan Airlines will commence the recording of evidence within the next two weeks. He revealed this during a discussion held with representatives of trade unions affiliated to the airline, at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo today (25), the President’s Media Divisions …

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Sri Lanka rupee hits record low

The Sri Lankan rupee slipped to a fresh all-time low of 157.40 per dollar on Wednesday for a third straight session, pressured by persistent importer dollar demand, dealers said. The selling price reached 159.04 per dollar while the buying price reached 155.26. Two dealers confirmed that the rupee was traded …

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Discussion on UNP’s new office bearers continues

The UNP Politburo which met yesterday to discuss the election of new office bearers, was scheduled to continue deliberations today , the party’s Assistant Secretary Ravi Karunanayake said last night.   Asked if a consensus had been reached on the names proposed for the key positions of Chairman General Secretary …

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Renovation of House: Rs. 200 mn allocated

The government has allocated Rs 200 mn for urgent repairs and maintenance of the parliamentary complex.   A spokesperson for Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s Office said that Rs. 200 mn had been allocated to undertake long overdue repairs and maintenance which couldn’t be delayed any further. The spokesperson said that much-needed …

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Change in weather expected from today

The Department of Meteorology says that a slight change in the prevailing weather is expected from today (25). It said that showers or thundershowers will occur over most provinces in the island after 2.00 p.m. Fairly heavy falls above 75mm can be expected at some places, particularly in the Western, …

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