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Brian Shaddick’s wife gives evidence against Gammanpila

The wife of Australian businessman Brian Shaddick, the third witness in the alleged financial fraud case filed against the two accused, including Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila yesterday informed the Colombo High Court that she had never put her signature executing a Power of Attorney to Gammanpila, …

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PM’s decision on Provincial Council elections this week

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a decision this week on holding the Provincial Council polls, Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament yesterday (23). Speaker Jayasuriya said he continually held discussions regarding the holding of Provincial Council Elections. Pointing out that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had taken time to negotiate …

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MP Sanath Nishantha and brother further remanded

UPFA Puttalam District MP Sanath Nishantha Perera and his brother former Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Jagath Samantha Perera have been further remanded until June 07. Due to the hospitalization of Chilaw High Court Judge Sanjeewa Morayas, the case was taken up before High Court Registrar Ajith Jayasundara today, our news …

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More than 124,000 people affected by adverse weather

The Disaster Management Center (DMC)  says that total of 124,733 persons belonging to 31,822 families have been affected by the prevailing adverse weather condition, our news sources said. It said that 137 divisional secretariat divisions in 18 districts have been affected by the floods and landslides triggered by Southwestern Monsoon …

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Two more days of weather fury

Heavy rains, and floods continue to wreak havoc as the South West monsoon continue to hit the south western part of the country today (24) and tomorrow.   The number of lives claimed by the adverse weather has reached 11 and approximately, 7,526 families have been evacuated into 194 welfare …

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Astrologer Sumanadasa gives evidence in case against Basil

The case against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Tirukumar Nadesan where they are charged with misappropriation of state funds for the purchase of a 16 acre land in Mapitigama, Malwana, Dompe and building a palatial bungalow with a swimming pool and a running a farm was yesterday taken …

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Evacuation alert issued as Kalu River water level rises

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) urged people living in Kalutara, Madurawala, Dodangoda, Horana, Palindanuwara, Bulathsinhala, Ingiriya, Millaniya, Kirialla, Kuruvita, Alapatha, Ratnapura DS Divisions to evacuate to safe locations as the water level of Kalu River is on the rise. The DMC also said that more information with regard to the …

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Home Affairs Ministry introduces special ‘disaster’ hotline

A special hotline number was introduced by the Home Affairs Ministry today (23) to inform regarding any disaster related issues. The public can inform of such disaster related issues via the telephone number – 1902 to the secretary of Home Affairs. Minister of Home Affairs, Vajira Abeywardena, said that the …

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