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ICC conducting full investigation into pitch-fixing allegations

A full investigation led by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit, is working with full cooperation from all Member countries identified in the Al Jazeera programme, is now underway to examine each claim made, according to Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Anti-Corruption Unit. Issuing a statement on Sunday, he said that …

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Sri Lankan plane with 228 on board hits runway light at Cochin

A SriLankan Airlines plane with 228 people on board hit a runway light at the Cochin Airport during take-off, Indian media reported. All passengers on board the SriLankan Airlines flight UL-167 are safe, the report said. The aircraft’s wheel was damaged and the flight was cancelled. The runway was closed …

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PM to visit North tomorrow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will visit Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts on Monday to evaluate the progress of the development projects implemented in the Northern Province. Progress Review Meetings will be held on the same day at the Jaffna and Kilinochchi District Secretariats. With the present government coming to power, a …

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Sri Lanka Cricket to support ICC match fixing probe

Sri Lanka’s cricket board today said it will extend its fullest cooperation to the International Cricket Council to investigate the latest allegations levelled via media reports, over ‘match fixing’. It has been reported that a documentary by Al Jazeera on match-fixing in the highest level of international cricket to be …

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Disaster situation is gradually declining –DMC

The prevailing disaster situation due to the adverse weather is currently declining gradually, stated the Disaster Management Center (DMC). However, the water level of the Kelani River on the water gauge in Nagalagam Street has gone up to warning levels, last midnight (26). There still is a flood situation in …

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Posthumously promotion for slain PC

The Madampe Police Constable, who lost his life while rescuing flood victims, was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant, by the Inspector General of Police. The police constable was reported missing on the 25th May, when he went to rescue a family from flooded waters, in the Gal Wala …

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Parliament to finally get valid lease

The Parliament complex had been in existence for the past 37 years without a ‘valid deed’ for the land, the House was told yesterday.   “Parliament building is existing without a proper deed for 37 years since its beginning,” Matara District UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana said.   The MP said …

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Army rescue & relief operations continue in full swing

Hundreds of Army troops across the flood-affected districts of Kegalle, Kalutara, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Galle, Ratnapura, Gampaha, Puttalam, Matara, Kurunegala, Badulla, Colombo and elsewhere continue their rescue and relief operations in close coordination with Disaster Management Centre, District and Divisional Secretariats. 19 members of the 9 Gemunu Watch troops of the …

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Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un. It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put a historic US-North Korea summit back …

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20 dead, nearly 55,000 affected by severe weather

Nearly 53,712 persons belonging to 40,017 families have been affected due to the heavy pre-monsoon rains across Sri Lanka in 19 districts, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. The death toll due to the severe weather condition has risen to 19, the DMC said in its latest update. A total …

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