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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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Film distribution comes under Film Corporation

The distribution of films, which was handled by four private companies, would come under the purview of the National Film Corporation with effect from today, National Film Corporation Chairman Sithendra Senaratne said. “Earlier the distribution of films was handled by the five agents, including the National Film Corporation, and four …

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Ven. Gnanasara Thera’s appeal postponed

Homagama Magistrate’s Court today postponed the hearing of the appeal made by Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera till 2 p.m June 22 for not appearing of officials of the Attorney General’s Department.

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Sri Lanka’s economic growth positive at 3.2% in Q1 2018

Sri Lanka’s economy grew at a positive rate of 3.2 percent during the first quarter of this year, the Census and Statistics Department said on Monday releasing the GDP Summary Indicators for the 1st Quarter 2018. According to a Department statement, the total economic output of Sri Lanka as measured …

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Cost of aircraft lease agreements much higher than market price

The cost of aircraft lease agreements, signed by SriLankan Airlines in recent times, was 30-40% higher than the current market price, President of the Airline Pilots’ Guild of Sri Lanka (APGSL) Ranjith Vithanage told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on irregularities at SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering and Mihin Lanka …

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Army releases more civilian lands in North

Army yesterday (18) released 120.89 more acres of land at Thelippalai, Jaffna (62.95 acres), Karachchi, Kilinochchi (5.94 acres) and Maritimepattu, Mullaittivu (52.0 acres), hitherto used by the troops, to their owners.   Major General Niyshshanka Ranawana, Commander, Security Forces – Kilinochchi on behalf of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant …

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