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Daily Archives: June 29, 2018

Army officer committed suicide

An army officer has committed suicide by shooting himself in the Kayts area. An officer of the Sri Lanka Army attached to the army camp in Araly has taken his own life using his service weapon, police said. The deceased is a 22-year-old resident of Udakirilla, Ratnapura. The postmortem examination …

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Phone recordings submitted to Bond Commission altered by PTL

The Attorney General’s Department today informed the court that four CDs containing telephone conversation recordings submitted to the Bond Commission have been altered by Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL). Senior State Counsel Lakmini Girihagama, appearing on behalf of the Attorney General, notified Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that certain conversations in the …

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Wijeweera’s wife files petition to produce him before court

The wife of former JVP leader Rohana Wijeweera has filed a habeas corpus petition before the Appeal Court requesting to order the government to produce her husband before courts or to release him. The petitioner, Srimathi Chithrangani Wijeweera, states that her husband, the founding leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna …

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Second day of Digawapi Poson zone

The Digawapi Poson zone continued for a second day yesterday at the Digawapi sacred area. This annual event is being organized by Dayasarana Development Foundation and the Digawapi reconstruction council. Minister Daya Gamage and deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage opened the Pandal depicting ‘Rajovada Jathakaya’. A children’s carnival and a …

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China funding MR’s campaign: Ranjan

Social Empowerment Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today lodged a complaint with the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) against former president Mahinda Rajapaksa over the recent allegations revealed by the New York Times. The New York Times in an article published on Monday (25) exposed that at least $7.6 million was …

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Court suspends decision on film distribution

The Colombo District Court yesterday issued an injunction order, valid for 14 days, against the recent decision allowing only the National Film Corporation to carry out the distribution of films in Sri Lanka. Last week, it was announced that a decision has been taken to handle the distribution of films only …

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