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No hurry to name Presidential candidate says UNP

Amidst various statements and  names being mentioned about possible presidential candidates, the UNP said yesterday that there was no hurry and it’s nominee would be announced at the right time.   Asked if a decision had been taken on the UNP’s presidential candidate , a senior UNP Minister said ” …

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Veteran actor Roy de Silva passes away at age 80

Veteran actor and film director Roy de Silva has passed away last night (30), at the age of 80. He has passed away while being admitted at the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital yesterday, according to a hospital spokesman. After studying at St Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa and St. Joseph’s College, Colombo, he …

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No fuel shortage in the country – CPC

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) says that false rumors have been spread claiming that a shortage of fuel prevails in the country. The public need not unnecessarily panic as there is no such shortage of fuel, its Managing Director Neil Jayasekara said. He stated that rumors are spreading that fuel …

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Gas price reduced

The price of a domestic gas cylinder has been reduced by Rs. 138 with effect from midnight yesterday.   The price of the 5 kg LG gas cylinder has been reduced by Rs. 55 and the price of the 2.3 kg cylinder by Rs. 25 at the same time, the …

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Udayanga is in UAE jail

The Attorney General’s Department yesterday informed the Fort Magistrate’s Court that ex-Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga was currently in jail in the United Arab Emirates and, therefore, he would not be able to arrive in Sri Lanka of his own volition to appear in Court over the MiG …

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Army officer committed suicide

An army officer has committed suicide by shooting himself in the Kayts area. An officer of the Sri Lanka Army attached to the army camp in Araly has taken his own life using his service weapon, police said. The deceased is a 22-year-old resident of Udakirilla, Ratnapura. The postmortem examination …

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Phone recordings submitted to Bond Commission altered by PTL

The Attorney General’s Department today informed the court that four CDs containing telephone conversation recordings submitted to the Bond Commission have been altered by Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL). Senior State Counsel Lakmini Girihagama, appearing on behalf of the Attorney General, notified Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that certain conversations in the …

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