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Person arrested with heroin worth Rs 22 million

A person in possession of heroin valued at Rs 22 million was arrested by Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) at Moragahahena, Horana. The stock of heroin weighing 1.76 kilograms was recovered inside the suspect’s residence. The suspect who was arrested on May 04 was kept in detention for seven days on …

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Bus fares to be increased?

Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) says that bus fares will be increased in line with the increase in fuel prices. LPBOA President Gemunu Wijeratne said that the association will convene a meeting today (11) to discuss and decide on the fares to be increased. Meanwhile three-wheeler drivers’ associations decided …

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Contempt of court case against Dr Padeniya fixed for inquiry

The Court of Appeal yesterday fixed for inquiry on June 5, the contempt of Court application, filed against Dr Anuruddha Padeniya, the President of the Government Medical Officers Association.   Dr Padeniya is accused of having insulted court by public reference to a Court of Appeal order, which said that …

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STC Chairman sacked due to public outcry

President Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday, removed Anuruddha Polgampola from the post of State Timber Corporation Chairman due to protest, within days of making the appointment. Polgampola, who was elected to Parliament, on the JVP ticket, in April 2004, switched his allegiance to President Mahinda Rajapaksa after being asked by the JVP …

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