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One of the prison escapees captured

One of the six inmates who fled the custody of the prison officers yesterday at the Baddegama Magistrate’s Court has been arrested yesterday. A special team of Baddegama Police and Special Task Force (STF) police has arrested the escaped inmate around 11 this morning at Ellekanda area in Baddegama. The …

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24 killed, 170,000 affected due to bad weather

At least 24 individuals killed and more than 170,000 individuals affected in 20 districts due to the ongoing adverse weather condition, the Disaster Management Center (DMC)said. Water levels of main rivers are currently showing normal levels but water levels at Kalu River and Nilwala River are dropping slowly. Ratnapura, Kalutara, …

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Influenza vaccine not available at govt hospitals – Actg. DG

Acting Director General of Health Services Dr. Sarath Amunugama says that currently government hospitals do not provide the influenza virus vaccines. Speaking at a press conference held at the Health Education Bureau (HEB), he also said that adequate rest is as important as medical treatment for those suffering from a …

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Railway technical workers to launch 48-hour strike

The Railway Technical Services Trade Union Committee has decided to engage in a 48-hour token strike based on three demands including salary increments. According to the Chairman of the committee P. Sampath Rajitha, the strike will last from 4pm today (29) until 4 pm on 31st May. Around 12,000 employees …

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Five prisoners escape from the court’s jail cell

Five inmates in the Galle Prison have escaped from the Baddegama court’s jail cell yesterday and the police have launched a massive operation to capture the escapees. According to the police, the prisoners have been brought to the Baddegama Magistrate Court from the Galle yesterday morning. While the escapees were …

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Actress Deepani Silva arrested and granted bail

Actress Deepani Silva has been arrested by the Bandaragama police this morning in connection with an accident in which her car collided with a three-wheeler in Bandaragama injuring a child. Police said the injured child, who was inside the three-wheeler, was admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Deepani Silva …

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T.B. Ekanayake arrives at FCID

State Minister T.B. Ekanayake arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) this morning to gave a statement over allegedly misusing a vehicle belonging to Central Cultural Fund (CCF) while he was serving as the Minister of Cultural Affairs between 2012 and 2015.

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Heavy rains expected to recede

The prevailing flood situation is gradually subsiding as heavy rains in the south-western Sri Lanka is expected to recede temporarily from yesterday, a spokesperson for the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.   According to current information 23 persons have been killed by the floods and 166,228 people (43,604 families) have …

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