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PM’s decision on Provincial Council elections this week

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a decision this week on holding the Provincial Council polls, Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament yesterday (23). Speaker Jayasuriya said he continually held discussions regarding the holding of Provincial Council Elections. Pointing out that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had taken time to negotiate …

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MP Sanath Nishantha and brother further remanded

UPFA Puttalam District MP Sanath Nishantha Perera and his brother former Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Jagath Samantha Perera have been further remanded until June 07. Due to the hospitalization of Chilaw High Court Judge Sanjeewa Morayas, the case was taken up before High Court Registrar Ajith Jayasundara today, our news …

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More than 124,000 people affected by adverse weather

The Disaster Management Center (DMC)  says that total of 124,733 persons belonging to 31,822 families have been affected by the prevailing adverse weather condition, our news sources said. It said that 137 divisional secretariat divisions in 18 districts have been affected by the floods and landslides triggered by Southwestern Monsoon …

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Two more days of weather fury

Heavy rains, and floods continue to wreak havoc as the South West monsoon continue to hit the south western part of the country today (24) and tomorrow.   The number of lives claimed by the adverse weather has reached 11 and approximately, 7,526 families have been evacuated into 194 welfare …

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Astrologer Sumanadasa gives evidence in case against Basil

The case against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Tirukumar Nadesan where they are charged with misappropriation of state funds for the purchase of a 16 acre land in Mapitigama, Malwana, Dompe and building a palatial bungalow with a swimming pool and a running a farm was yesterday taken …

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Evacuation alert issued as Kalu River water level rises

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) urged people living in Kalutara, Madurawala, Dodangoda, Horana, Palindanuwara, Bulathsinhala, Ingiriya, Millaniya, Kirialla, Kuruvita, Alapatha, Ratnapura DS Divisions to evacuate to safe locations as the water level of Kalu River is on the rise. The DMC also said that more information with regard to the …

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11 dead, nearly 105,352 affected

It is said that 105,352 persons of 18 districts have been affected due to prevailing adverse weather conditions, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) announced. Meanwhile the death toll has increased to 11 the DMC said in its latest update. A total of 84,943persons belonging to 18,542 families are affected by …

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