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Police nabs a person with over 200 g of heroin

A 25 year old has been arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB), at Weerapura area in Kuliyapitiya, for the possession of heroin. PNB have seized 203 g 189 mg of heroin on the arrested youth, who is a resident of Diyakamulla, Kuliyapitiya. Meanwhile, 3 other people from several areas …

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Cabinet endorses reparation bill

As part of implementing the resolutions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Cabinet endorsed a Bill to be enacted by Parliament for the payment of reparation in respect of war-affected and missing persons. However, there was resistance within the Cabinet for the reparation formula which includes benefits …

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Postal workers’ strike continues

Postal employees will continue the strike which they started on the 11th June, says Postal trade unions. General Secretary of Union of Post and Telecommunication Officers Sri Lanka, H. K. Kariyawasam, said that the strike will continue until their demands are met. Earlier, trade union agents had engaged in a …

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EU provides emergency relief to flood victims in Sri Lanka

Following the devastating floods and landslides which have struck Sri Lanka over the last weeks, the European Commission gave €160 000 (approximately LKR 29 million) in humanitarian funding to bring emergency assistance to the communities affected by the recent floods. Some 17,500 people in the seven most affected districts of …

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CID questions Ex – intelligence chief

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday questioned National Intelligence Chief retired DIG Sisira Mendis in connection with the assassination of the Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga in January 2009 and the abduction and assault on the Associate Editor of The Nation Keith Noyahr in May 2008.   A senior police officer …

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MR and Gota very unpopular -Out going US envoy

Outgoing US Ambassador Atul Keshap has told former President Mahinda Rajapaksa that his brother, Gotabhaya was very unpopular.   Indian American Keshap has based his assessment on information received by him, a spokesperson for the former President’s Office told The Island yesterday.Career diplomat Keshap succeeded Michele J. Sison in March …

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ONYX Group appoints Russell Cool as Area General Manager in Sri Lanka

Thailand-based ONYX Group has appointed Russell Cool as Area General Manager for all ONYX properties in Sri Lanka. Cool will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of ONYX Hospitality Group’s Sri Lanka portfolio of hotels and will provide strategic guidance to achieve the company’s vision, implement organisational processes for all divisions, …

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