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Police will do their job in arresting Mahendran

“The responsibility of arresting former Central Bank Governor, Arjuna Mahendran who is in Singapore, lies with the Police and I do not interfere in their investigations,” Minister of Law and Order, Ranjith Maddumabandara said.   “Police will do their job. I don’t believe in interfering with police duties and I …

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Leader of the Mahason Balakaya attackd in prison

A pharmacist at the Anuradhapura Prisons Hospital has attacked the leader of the extremist organization Mahason Balakaya, Amith Jeevan Weerasinghe, who was in remand custody for the attacks on Muslims in Kandy, the police said. Weerasinghe has been injured in the attack and admitted to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital on …

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ICC conducting full investigation into pitch-fixing allegations

A full investigation led by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit, is working with full cooperation from all Member countries identified in the Al Jazeera programme, is now underway to examine each claim made, according to Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Anti-Corruption Unit. Issuing a statement on Sunday, he said that …

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Sri Lankan plane with 228 on board hits runway light at Cochin

A SriLankan Airlines plane with 228 people on board hit a runway light at the Cochin Airport during take-off, Indian media reported. All passengers on board the SriLankan Airlines flight UL-167 are safe, the report said. The aircraft’s wheel was damaged and the flight was cancelled. The runway was closed …

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PM to visit North tomorrow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will visit Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts on Monday to evaluate the progress of the development projects implemented in the Northern Province. Progress Review Meetings will be held on the same day at the Jaffna and Kilinochchi District Secretariats. With the present government coming to power, a …

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Sri Lanka Cricket to support ICC match fixing probe

Sri Lanka’s cricket board today said it will extend its fullest cooperation to the International Cricket Council to investigate the latest allegations levelled via media reports, over ‘match fixing’. It has been reported that a documentary by Al Jazeera on match-fixing in the highest level of international cricket to be …

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Disaster situation is gradually declining –DMC

The prevailing disaster situation due to the adverse weather is currently declining gradually, stated the Disaster Management Center (DMC). However, the water level of the Kelani River on the water gauge in Nagalagam Street has gone up to warning levels, last midnight (26). There still is a flood situation in …

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Posthumously promotion for slain PC

The Madampe Police Constable, who lost his life while rescuing flood victims, was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant, by the Inspector General of Police. The police constable was reported missing on the 25th May, when he went to rescue a family from flooded waters, in the Gal Wala …

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Parliament to finally get valid lease

The Parliament complex had been in existence for the past 37 years without a ‘valid deed’ for the land, the House was told yesterday.   “Parliament building is existing without a proper deed for 37 years since its beginning,” Matara District UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana said.   The MP said …

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