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ONYX Group appoints Russell Cool as Area General Manager in Sri Lanka

Thailand-based ONYX Group has appointed Russell Cool as Area General Manager for all ONYX properties in Sri Lanka. Cool will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of ONYX Hospitality Group’s Sri Lanka portfolio of hotels and will provide strategic guidance to achieve the company’s vision, implement organisational processes for all divisions, …

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TV presenter arrested over assault

TV presenter Mahesh Nisshanka has been arrested by the Kadawatha Police in connection with an alleged assault in which an individual was stabbed. The Police said an owner of a fitness centre at Enderamulla was admitted to the Colombo General Hospital with stab injuries following a clash allegedly between the …

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Udapalatha PS Chairman and Opposition Leader hospitalised

The Chairman and the Opposition Leader of the Udapalatha Pradeshiya Sabha in Gampola have reportedly been hospitalised following a tense situation within the council premises today (12). Ada Derana reporter said that the Chairman of the Pradeshiya Sabha was injured admitted to the Gampola Hospital after he was allegedly struck …

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Range Bandara’s son further remanded

State Minister Palitha Range Bandara’s son Yasodha Range Bandara, who was arrested in connection with a traffic accident, has been further remanded until June 14 by the Chilaw Magistrate’s Court. He was arrested by officers of the Arachchikattuwa Police on June 8, on charges of drunk driving and misuse of …

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FR application over liquor prohibition for women fixed for July 16

The Supreme Court yesterday fixed, for order on July 16, whether to grant leave to proceed with the fundamental rights violation application filed by Centre for Policy Alternatives and several other petitioners against a Finance Ministry gazette, prohibiting women from purchasing or selling liquor. This gazette also prohibits women from …

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Work-to-rule likely to be called off soon

Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Union (CEBEU) had decided against intensifying their trade union action as the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) yesterday approved CEB’s base case plan, CEBEU President Saumya Kumarawadu said   “However we have not yet called off the work-to-rule campaign because we are still negotiating …

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Workers’ strike disrupts postal service

Postal services have come to a standstill owing to the strike launched by postal workers based on several demands, the United Postal Trade Unions’ Front said. Its convenor Chinthaka Bandara stated that the trade union action which was launched at 4.00pm yesterday has received the support of all employees of …

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