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Strong winds affected four districts

At least 1,500 people belong to 366 families in four districts have been affected by strong winds over the weekend, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today. According to its reports, two fishermen from Talaimanner and one from Beruwala went missing while four others were injured due to accidents caused …

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Six Sri Lankan fishermen arrested off Seychelles

Six Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested in the sea area off Seychelles. A group of fishermen who set out to sea from Beruwala have been arrested in international waters. Sri Lankan Ambassador to Seychelles said that they were ordered remanded until June 20 by a court

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3,666 suspects arrested in island-wide police operation

Around 3,666 suspects have been arrested for various offences during a special island-wide police operation, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. He stated that these include 998 suspects with warrants issued for their arrest. He also stated that a total of 6,012 cases have been filed for traffic violation and …

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Sri Lanka sets world record with no-fly airport

Sri Lanka is set to establish another world record as its second international airport was left without a single scheduled flight from Friday (June 8) after the only airline using the jinxed facility scrapped its daily service.   Dubai’s Flydubai announced the sudden withdrawal from the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport …

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Mahinda Rajapaksa pushed up SL’s debt to Rs. 7,391bn

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who created a world record through unfettered borrowings, should tell the country how he proposes to make his claim to reduce taxes by 20% a reality, if he is returned to power.   During the Rajapaksa era, Sri Lanka’s debt …

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Two underworld members killed in shootout with STF

Two members of an underworld gang were killed when they exchanged fire with the Police Special task Force (STF) during a raid in Madawala area in Wattegama, Kandy yesterday afternoon (09). According to information received that a, underworld criminal is arriving in the area, the STF has launched a search …

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