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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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5 dead in shooting at newspaper building in Maryland

Five people were killed Thursday in a shooting at a local newspaper building in Maryland, and several others were wounded, officials in Annapolis said. A law enforcement official tells CBS News the suspect has been identified as Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland. The shooting at the Capital Gazette prompted …

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Habarakada Wasantha’s wife arrested with revolver and bullets

The wife of ‘Habarakada Wasantha’, a suspect evading arrested following the recent jewellery shop robbery in Matara, has been arrested with a revolver and live ammunition, the Police Spokesman said. He stated that the firearm and bullets were found after Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel searched the house of …

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Committee for updating petroleum prices once in three months

The cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to appoint a committee consisting of the officials of Treasury and Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development to implement the fuel price formula in a more transparent manner. The cabinet has approved a proposal presented by Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera …

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Court orders former CM to compensate principal

The Supreme Court has ordered the former Chief Minister of the North Central Province, Peshala Jayaratne, to pay Rs 250,000 in compensation to a school principal who had filed a case over an unfair transfer. The government was also ordered to pay Rs 50,000 in compensation to the petitioner. The …

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Issue of passports resolved by next week

The issue regarding passports will be resolved by next week, stated the Department of Immigration and Emigration. Recently, there was a shortage of passports issued for all countries, stated A. L. B. I Liyanaratna from the passport section of the Department. There was a delay in getting down the passports …

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Hearing of case against Prasanna and wife postponed

Further hearing of the case filed against the three persons including MP Prasanna Ranatunga and his wife, was ordered to be postponed until September 13th by the order of the Colombo High Court, today (28). The case was supposed to be heard in front of Colombo High Court Judge Champa …

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Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, dies at 89

Joe Jackson, the father of music legends Michael and Janet Jackson, has died at age 89, a person close to the family has confirmed to the BBC. Jackson passed away early on Wednesday morning after he had been in hospital for terminal pancreatic cancer, celebrity news website TMZ reports. His …

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