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Railway technical workers to launch 48-hour strike

The Railway Technical Services Trade Union Committee has decided to engage in a 48-hour token strike based on three demands including salary increments. According to the Chairman of the committee P. Sampath Rajitha, the strike will last from 4pm today (29) until 4 pm on 31st May. Around 12,000 employees …

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Five prisoners escape from the court’s jail cell

Five inmates in the Galle Prison have escaped from the Baddegama court’s jail cell yesterday and the police have launched a massive operation to capture the escapees. According to the police, the prisoners have been brought to the Baddegama Magistrate Court from the Galle yesterday morning. While the escapees were …

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Actress Deepani Silva arrested and granted bail

Actress Deepani Silva has been arrested by the Bandaragama police this morning in connection with an accident in which her car collided with a three-wheeler in Bandaragama injuring a child. Police said the injured child, who was inside the three-wheeler, was admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Deepani Silva …

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T.B. Ekanayake arrives at FCID

State Minister T.B. Ekanayake arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) this morning to gave a statement over allegedly misusing a vehicle belonging to Central Cultural Fund (CCF) while he was serving as the Minister of Cultural Affairs between 2012 and 2015.

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Heavy rains expected to recede

The prevailing flood situation is gradually subsiding as heavy rains in the south-western Sri Lanka is expected to recede temporarily from yesterday, a spokesperson for the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.   According to current information 23 persons have been killed by the floods and 166,228 people (43,604 families) have …

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Police will do their job in arresting Mahendran

“The responsibility of arresting former Central Bank Governor, Arjuna Mahendran who is in Singapore, lies with the Police and I do not interfere in their investigations,” Minister of Law and Order, Ranjith Maddumabandara said.   “Police will do their job. I don’t believe in interfering with police duties and I …

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Leader of the Mahason Balakaya attackd in prison

A pharmacist at the Anuradhapura Prisons Hospital has attacked the leader of the extremist organization Mahason Balakaya, Amith Jeevan Weerasinghe, who was in remand custody for the attacks on Muslims in Kandy, the police said. Weerasinghe has been injured in the attack and admitted to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital on …

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