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Hold PC elections soon

Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday he has written to political party leaders including President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya requesting them to conduct the provincial council elections as early as possible. He said he would write to the Opposition Leader and party …

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Two underground mega drains to control floods in Colombo

The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development is set to invest RS. 5,800 million in a mega flood control project in Colombo. The project, highest investment to be made since the Dutch era, was taken up by the China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co., Ltd. The company will construct two mega …

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Gotabhaya’s revision application today

The Revision application filed by the former Secretary Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, seeking to set aside a recent Colombo High Court order, regarding a corruption charge against him, will be supported in the Court of Appeal today.   The Colombo High Court, refused to set aside a Magisterial order which refused …

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Police arrest two with 24 kilograms of Kerala cannabis

Police acting on information received had arrested two suspects transporting 24 kg of Kerala Ganja (Kerala Cannabis) in Mannar. Officers of Police Narcotic Bureau division of Mannar arrested the two suspects at the Maduthuduwawa junction in Mannar when they were transporting 24 kilograms and 180 grams of cannabis on a …

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SLC’s AGM postponed, EGM cancelled following stay order

Sri Lanka Cricket  announced the indefinite postponement of SLC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the cancellation of the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), which was planned to be held today (31), following the ‘Stay Order’ given by the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal today issued a stay order preventing …

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Perpetual Treasuries office searched by CID

The Head Office of Perpetual Treasuries Limited, the primary dealer at the center of the Central Bank treasury bond scam, is currently being searched by officers of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). The office which is located in the Parkland Building at Park Street, Colombo 02 is being searched by …

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Strong winds expected to continue until May 31

Fairly strong windy conditions over the island and the sea areas around the island can be expected until 31st of May, the Meteorology Department said. Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Mathara districts. Strong gusty winds up to 50-60 …

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Maj. Gen. Amal Karunasekara further remanded

Former Director of Military Intelligence and Chief of Staff of the Army, Major General (Retired) Amal Karunasekara, has been further remanded until June 13 by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court. He was arrested on April 06,  in connection with the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008 at …

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