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Fmr Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested for corruption

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by anti-corruption investigators on Tuesday afternoon in a development likely to lead to the former leader’s charging with corruption offences. A source with knowledge of the inquiry into Najib said that investigators had arranged for the former PM to hand himself into …

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Aaron Finch hits highest individual T20 score

Australian Aaron Finch has smashed his own record for the highest Twenty20 international score, blasting an astonishing 172 in Australia’s tri-series match against Zimbabwe. The Australian skipper passed his previous mark of 156 in the 18th over, which he set against England in 2013. Finch continued his rich vein of …

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ICC asks Sri Lanka Cricket to hold election within six months

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Sri Lanka to hold elections for Sri Lanka Cricket board within six months. Failing to do so will result in ICC reconsidering Sri Lanka’s membership status in the ICC, the Council said in a statement. Concluding its 75th Annual Conference in Dublin with …

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Four injured in hand grenade attack in Kuliyapitiya

Four persons including a woman were hospitalized when a hand grenade was hurled at a house at Bohingamuwa in Kuliyapitiya last night. Police said a man had hurled the hand grenade at the house due to a personal dispute. The injured were admitted to the Kuliyapitiya Hospital.

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Gas at old price!

It was officially announced by the Consumer Affair Authority last week that gas prices had been reduced, with effect from midnight of Friday, June 29th, but some consumers are still being asked to pay the previous price.   A gas dealer, in Mount Lavinia, even yesterday (Sunday, July 1st), charged …

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SL makes significant efforts to end human trafficking: US report

The Sri Lankan Government is making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking though the government is still to meet the minimum standards in several key areas, the Trafficking in Persons Report released by the US Department of State said.   Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump’s Assistant …

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State hotel sales to go ahead next month: Finance Minister

Sri Lanka’s is expecting to sell the owning company of Colombo Hilton and another partially completed building where a Hyatt is expected to be housed within the next month, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.   “We’re hoping, especially the Hilton and the Hyatt, will be privatized within the next month, …

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