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MP Udaya Gammanpila allowed to go abroad to see his son

The case filed by the Attorney General against MP Udaya Gammanpila was summoned before Colombo High Court Judge Shashi Mahendran today. Deputy Solicitor General Dilan Ratnayake who appeared on behalf of the Attorney General informed the court that the Attorney General has requested to hear the case before Commercial High …

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‘Don’t confine yourself to an 8 to 5 job’

Minister of social welfare and primary industries advised a group of newly-promoted officials not to confine their duties to a 8.00 am to 5.00 pm job, but commit themselves to their responsibilities which could earn them merits as well. He was speaking at the handover of appointment letters at Suhurupaya …

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State Minister Range Bandara’s son remanded

State Minister Palitha Range Bandara’s son Yasodha Range Bandara, who was arrested in connection with a traffic accident, has been remanded until June 12 by the Nugegoda Acting Magistrate. He was arrested by officers of the Arachchikattuwa Police this morning on charges of drunk driving and misuse of public property, …

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Tendulkar’s son to play against Sri Lanka

Arjun Tendulkar, son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, was named in the India under-19 squad that’ll tour Sri Lanka next month. India are due to play two four-day and five one-day matches against the island nation. However, Arjun has only been picked to feature in the two four-day ties. Delhi’s …

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SriLankan Airlines CEO Ratwatte announces retirement

CEO of SriLankan Airlines, Captain Suren Ratwatte, has submitted a letter announcing early retirement, the national carrier said. Ratwatte was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines and budget airline Mihin Lanka with effect from October 2015 and took over the operational and strategic management of both airlines. …

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SI and security assistant sentenced

The Colombo High Court today sentenced a former Sub-Inspector (SI) of the Sapugaskanda Police Station and a former security assistant to 20 years and 6 months of rigorous imprisonment in connection with the abduction and rape of two women in 2003. In addition to this, High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga …

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TNL issue should be resolved quickly- Rajitha

The issue of the  TNL  Transmission Centre shutdown should be resolved soon, Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.   Senaratne said that the TRC report on the matter was awaited by the Media Ministry.   TNL TV recently  commented on President Maithripala Sirisena’s criticism of the government’s 100-Day Programme.

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