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Boeing 737 crashes shortly after takeoff in Cuba

A Boeing 737 plane has crashed shortly after taking off from Havana’s main airport, Cuban state-run website Cubadebate reported, adding that it was not yet known if there were any casualties. The plane was a domestic flight going to Holguin, carrying 104 passengers, state-run TV said. Images on TV and …

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Three sentenced to death over murder committed 17 years ago

The Colombo High Court today (18) imposed death sentence on three persons convicted of stabbing a person to death in Nawagampura, Colombo in 2001 November 05. The Attorney General has filed the case accusing the suspects to have killed a person during a heated argument which took place after liquor …

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Almost 600 SIs promoted to the rank of IP

Nearly 600 Sub-Inspectors (SI), who have not received promotions in a long time, have been promoted to the rank of Inspector of Police (IP), the police spokesman said. SP Ruwan Gunasenara said that 595 sub-inspectors including 56 Women Sub-Inspectors (WSI) were promoted to the rank of inspector on the orders …

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LinearSix launched

Founded by a team with extensive experience in financial services technology, LinearSix was set up with a singular mission – to power the digital transformation of the banking, finance and insurance sectors in this region. “These are transformational times” said Mario Gooneratne, the founder and CEO of LinearSix. “The spread …

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Handunnetti reappointed to head COPE

JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti was yesterday appointed the Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) unanimously. MP Lasantha Alagiyawanna was appointed the head of the Public Accounts Committee and TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran to the head of the Finance Committee. The recent prorogation of Parliament led to the …

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3 injured in grenade explosion at SLAF Training School in Diyatalawa

Three persons including two instructors and a female trainee have been injured and hospitalised following a grenade explosion during an exercise at the SLAF Combat Training School in Diyatalawa, a spokesman said. Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Media Spokesperson, Group Captain Gihan Seneviratne, said that the incident had occurred at …

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Artificial rain technology for Sri Lanka

Social welfare and primary industries minister Daya Gamage has held talks with a visiting Chinese delegation and ambassador Cheng Xueyuan on obtaining artificial rain technology for Sri Lanka. Following that discussion, the Chinese delegation toured Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Kotmale and Ampara and prepared a study report. That report was recently …

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