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Railway strike has been called off

Railway trade unions call off their strike action as Cabinet has decided to grant their demands, says Locomotive Engineering Operators’ Union (LEOU) Chairman Lal Paranavithana. The strike which was scheduled to be launched from midnight yesterday (08) was postponed until 12 noon today (09), following a request made by the …

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“Inside Access” shares knowledge this Vesak Season

  Inside Access spreads knowledge during this Vesak season with the introduction of the Inside Access Information (තොරතුරු) Dansela at Access Tower 2, Union Place. Held on April 29th the Information (තොරතුරු) Dansela was extended an additional day, due to its positive reception by Vesak festival goers. Vesak commemorates the birth, …

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Sri Lanka rupee steady

The Sri Lanka rupee ended steady against the US dollar on Tuesday while gilt yields continued to increase and stocks closed 0.33 percent lower amidst foreign buying in Ceylon Cold Stores, dealers and brokers said. The rupee closed slightly weaker at 57.60/80 rupees against the US dollar in the spot …

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Prisons Commissioner further remanded

Additional Magistrate of Colombo, Ranga Dissanayake, yesterday, further remanded former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjith Lamahewa and Inspector of Police Narcotics Bureau Neomal Rangajeewa, arrested and remanded, in connection with the killing of 27 prisoners, at Welikada in 2012.   The remand order over extended till May 22, 2018.   Counsel …

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Duminda’s appeal argued before SC

An appeal filed in the Supreme Court by former UPFA MP Duminda Silva was argued before the Supreme Court, yesterday. A High Court Trial-at-Bar convicted Duminda Silva and four others of unlawful assembly and aiding and abetting in the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, at Kolonnawa in 2012. The High Court …

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Special Judicature Bill will be passed in Parliament today

The Judicature (Amendment) Bill aimed for the establishment of a three-member High Court to hear large-scale crimes and bribery and corruption cases will be tabled in parliament on today (May 09) and get it passed, the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorala said. Addressing a media briefing at …

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Railway strike postponed until noon tomorrow

The island wide train strike that was scheduled to be launched from last midnight  has been postponed until 12 noon Wednesday, the trade union said. General Secretary of the Railway Drivers Union Indika Dodamgoda said the decision to temporarily postpone was taken following a request made by the committee appointed …

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