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Six Sri Lankan fishermen arrested off Seychelles

Six Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested in the sea area off Seychelles. A group of fishermen who set out to sea from Beruwala have been arrested in international waters. Sri Lankan Ambassador to Seychelles said that they were ordered remanded until June 20 by a court

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3,666 suspects arrested in island-wide police operation

Around 3,666 suspects have been arrested for various offences during a special island-wide police operation, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. He stated that these include 998 suspects with warrants issued for their arrest. He also stated that a total of 6,012 cases have been filed for traffic violation and …

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Sri Lanka sets world record with no-fly airport

Sri Lanka is set to establish another world record as its second international airport was left without a single scheduled flight from Friday (June 8) after the only airline using the jinxed facility scrapped its daily service.   Dubai’s Flydubai announced the sudden withdrawal from the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport …

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Mahinda Rajapaksa pushed up SL’s debt to Rs. 7,391bn

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who created a world record through unfettered borrowings, should tell the country how he proposes to make his claim to reduce taxes by 20% a reality, if he is returned to power.   During the Rajapaksa era, Sri Lanka’s debt …

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Two underworld members killed in shootout with STF

Two members of an underworld gang were killed when they exchanged fire with the Police Special task Force (STF) during a raid in Madawala area in Wattegama, Kandy yesterday afternoon (09). According to information received that a, underworld criminal is arriving in the area, the STF has launched a search …

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Rain to continue next few days

The prevailing windy and showery conditions will continue across the country and in the adjoining sea areas in the next few days due to the active south-west monsoon, according to the Meteorology Department.   A Duty Meteorologist of the department predicted that heavy rains, above 100 mm, could be expected …

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Businessmen favor a UNP govt. – Daya

Many businessmen favor a UNP government, says Minister of Social Welfare and Primary Industries. Daya Gamage. He says that the development of the economy under a UNP government is the reason for this. He stated this responding to the media personnel in Colombo.

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