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Wijeweera’s wife files petition to produce him before court

The wife of former JVP leader Rohana Wijeweera has filed a habeas corpus petition before the Appeal Court requesting to order the government to produce her husband before courts or to release him. The petitioner, Srimathi Chithrangani Wijeweera, states that her husband, the founding leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna …

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Second day of Digawapi Poson zone

The Digawapi Poson zone continued for a second day yesterday at the Digawapi sacred area. This annual event is being organized by Dayasarana Development Foundation and the Digawapi reconstruction council. Minister Daya Gamage and deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage opened the Pandal depicting ‘Rajovada Jathakaya’. A children’s carnival and a …

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China funding MR’s campaign: Ranjan

Social Empowerment Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today lodged a complaint with the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) against former president Mahinda Rajapaksa over the recent allegations revealed by the New York Times. The New York Times in an article published on Monday (25) exposed that at least $7.6 million was …

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Court suspends decision on film distribution

The Colombo District Court yesterday issued an injunction order, valid for 14 days, against the recent decision allowing only the National Film Corporation to carry out the distribution of films in Sri Lanka. Last week, it was announced that a decision has been taken to handle the distribution of films only …

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5 dead in shooting at newspaper building in Maryland

Five people were killed Thursday in a shooting at a local newspaper building in Maryland, and several others were wounded, officials in Annapolis said. A law enforcement official tells CBS News the suspect has been identified as Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland. The shooting at the Capital Gazette prompted …

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Habarakada Wasantha’s wife arrested with revolver and bullets

The wife of ‘Habarakada Wasantha’, a suspect evading arrested following the recent jewellery shop robbery in Matara, has been arrested with a revolver and live ammunition, the Police Spokesman said. He stated that the firearm and bullets were found after Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel searched the house of …

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Committee for updating petroleum prices once in three months

The cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to appoint a committee consisting of the officials of Treasury and Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development to implement the fuel price formula in a more transparent manner. The cabinet has approved a proposal presented by Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera …

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