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Postal workers to protest

Postal employees on strike have organized a protest in front of the Fort Railway Station, today (18). The strike commenced by the postal workers on the 11th June has reached its 8th day. However, the government has not clearly intervened, stated the General Secretary of Union of Post and Telecommunication …

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Three including main suspect remanded

The main suspect and two others arrested in connection with the shooting incident, targeting the chief incumbent of Kataragama Kiriwehera Temple, have been remanded until June 20. Asela Lakshman Bandara, the main suspect in the shooting, who had previously worked at the Mahasen Devalaya at the temple as a Kapurala, …

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Sri Lanka to remove VAT from hospital bills

Sri Lanka will remove value added tax from hospital bills from next week, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said in the wake of calls by President Maithripala Sirisena also to lift the tax. Sri Lanka slammed a 15 value added tax on hospital bills while threatening price controls on private hospital …

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Two arrested for committing fraud through ATMs

Police has apprehended 2 people at Kuruna area in Negombo, for committing fraud using Automated Teller Machines (ATM). The suspects have stolen about Rs 8.7 million via ATM machines in Negombo and Ja-Ela areas, according to the Police. The arrest has been made following a lengthy investigation conducted by the …

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Thundershowers expected in several areas

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of rain will occur in Hambanthota district. Fairly heavy falls of about 50 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and the …

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NIE plans to reduce the O/L subjects from 9 to 6

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam says that the National Institute of Education (NIE) is working on reducing the number of subjects of GCE Ordinary Level Examination from 9 to 6. He stated this at a meeting held at Monaragala area. He stated that from next year no student will …

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Wele Suda’s heroin haul seized in Piliyandala

Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) sleuths seized a stock of heroin with a street value of more than Rs 250 million from a house at Piliyandala on Thursday night.   The stock of heroin belonged to drug kingpin Wele Suda, who is in the Welikada Prison for heroin offences, police said. …

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CEB engineers refuse to cooperate with PUCSL

The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) had called off its work-to-rule campaign but it would not cooperate with the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), CEBEU President Saumya Kumarawadu said.   The CEBEU Executive Committee that met this week decided to call off the work-to-rule campaign after the Public …

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