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Gotabhaya’s revision petition gets postponed

The Appeal Court has postponed considering of the revision petition filed by former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, requesting that eight defendants including himself be acquitted from the Avant Garde case, until May 31. The petition was taken up today (25), before the President of the Court of Appeal Justice Preethi …

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Breakdown at Kollupitiya grid substation

The power supply to several areas in Kollupitiya and suburbs has been suspended due to a breakdown at the Kollupitiya grid substation. The Ministry of Power and Energy said that repairs are currently underway to rectify the issue and that the power supply to the affected areas will be restored …

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Death toll climbs to 16; one missing

The death toll due to the adverse weather condition in the country has risen to 16 while one person has been reported missing, according to the Disaster Management Center (DMC). A total of 127,913 persons have been affected by the inclement weather.

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Rainy weather to continue till May

The death toll from flooding, lightning and landslides triggered by heavy rains has risen to 13, according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC). More than 124,733 people have been affected in Mulaitivu, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Badulla, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Galle, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Monaragala, Matara, Hambantota, Vavuniya, Gampaha, Matale, Polonnaruwa, Colombo …

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Dhananjaya de Silva’s father killed in shooting at Ratmalana

A member of the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council, who is also the father of Sri Lankan cricket Dhananjaya de Silva, has been killed in a shooting incident at Ratmalana last night. Police said that three persons were admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital last night with injuries following a shooting incident …

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Brian Shaddick’s wife gives evidence against Gammanpila

The wife of Australian businessman Brian Shaddick, the third witness in the alleged financial fraud case filed against the two accused, including Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila yesterday informed the Colombo High Court that she had never put her signature executing a Power of Attorney to Gammanpila, …

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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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