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Bus strike on Southern expressway and Matara- Colombo route

All private bus operators on the Southern Expressway and the Matara- Colombo route are engaged in a strike from this (20) morning, our news sources said. They said the strike was launched in protest over an incident of a private bus driver being assaulted in Ambalangoda yesterday (19), and the …

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Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara re-appointed to head FCID

Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara has been re-employed to head the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) of Police. Waidyalankara, who held the post previously, has retired from service last month. He has been recruited again on a 9-month contract basis from yesterday (19) following cabinet approval, the FCID said. The …

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Striking postal employees to launch indefinite fast from today

The Joint Postal Trade Unions Front says they will launch an indefinite fast today opposite the Central Mail Exchange in Colombo. Co-convener of the trade union front Chinthaka Bandara told local media that they will launch an indefinite fast since the government has not given a satisfactory response to their …

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Norochcholai turbine shut down

Residents of villages near the Lakvijaya coal power plant at Norochcholai had complained to the North Western Province Environmental Authority (NWPEA) about an unbearable fly ash emanating from the power plant, yesterday, NWPEA Acting Director, Saman Lenaduwa said.   “Villagers complained that fly ash came out of the plant around …

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Main drug dealer in Peliyagoda arrested with heroin and grenade

A prominent drug dealer in the Peliyagoda area has been arrested with drugs and a grenade, police said. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the suspect, 26-year-old Jayaratnage Gihan Sandaruwan, was arrested at Peliyagoda this evening by the Police Special Task Force (STF). Police also took into custody 5 …

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Chandimal found guilty, suspended for one Test

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against the Windies after he was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day’s play of the second Test, which concluded at Gros Islet on Monday. During a hearing held …

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Two more including woman arrested over Kiriwehera shooting

Two more suspects including a woman have been arrested for aiding and abetting the shooting which was carried out at the Kataragama Kiriwehera Rajamaha Viharaya. Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that a woman, who is alleged to have acted as a lookout and relayed information, has been arrested in …

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