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Accident at Pinnaduwa

A road accident on the southern expressway near the Pinnaduwa entry point has left 17 people injured. The bus carrying them from Kadawatha to Kataragama has crashed into a fence on the road. The injured have been admitted to Karapitiya and Elpitiya hospitals.

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Cabinet reshuffle on May 01

President Maithripala Sirisena says there will be a cabinet reshuffle on May 01. He was speaking at a ceremony at Sri Walagamba Pirivena in Dambulla. According to him, the Buddha Sasana Ministry too, would be changed.

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New Sri Lanka record

Vinoj Suranjaya set a new Sri Lanka record in the men’s 200 m event yesterday. At the athletics qualifying rounds at Sugathadasa Stadium, he clocked 20.68 seconds. He bettered the 20.29 seconds mark set by Sugatha Tilakaratne in 1998.

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Four suspects arrested

Police raided an illegal gambling den and arrested four suspects. One of them contested the recent LG polls on the SLPP ticket, police said. A sum of Rs. 106,000 had been seized from their possession.

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Hutchison-Etisalat merger

CK Hutchison Group and Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC have entered into a definitive agreement to merge their mobile telecommunications businesses in Sri Lanka, operating under Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Private) Limited and Etisalat Lanka (Private) Limited respectively. The combined business of Hutch Lanka and ESL will be better positioned to …

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Chairman arrested

Chairman of Horowpothana PS Charika Udayanga Wijeratne and five others were arrested yesterday. Police said they had allegedly assaulted the manger of a private company involved in maintenance work of Wagollakada-Horowpothana road and robbed Rs. 480,000 in cash from him.

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School, a best platform

School is a best platform to take the message of national reconciliation to society, says president Maithripala Sirisena. He was speaking at a function at Zahira College in Anuradhapura yesterday. He said a school comprising children of all communities gave a message of reconciliation.

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Surpasses 4,000 dollar mark

Sri Lanka’s per capita income surpassed the 4,000 dollar mark in 2017. The Central Bank said the figure stood at 4,065 or Rs. 619,729. It stood at 3,857 dollars in 2016.

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SLC election postponed

The election for Sri Lanka Cricket, which was scheduled to be held on May 19, has been postponed due to an issue with the elections committee, the Ministry of Sports said. Nominations were due to close today. Thilanga Sumathipala will head an interim committee until the election is held.

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Increase in gas price

Litro and Laugfs companies have announced a Rs. 245 increase in the price of a 12.5 kg domestic gas cylinder from tonight. The new price will be Rs. 1,676.

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