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SL Navy rescues 11 seamen onboard

Sri Lanka Navy has come to the rescue of 11 seamen on a distressed merchant vessel in the seas off Sri Lanka early Tuesday. A Fast Attack Craft (FAC) attached to Western naval command rescued the captain and 10 seamen who were onboard the distressed merchant ship “Mutha Pioneer” in …

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US Supreme Court upholds Trump’s travel ban

The U.S. Supreme Court handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency on Tuesday, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries. The 5-4 ruling, with the court’s five conservatives in the majority and Chief Justice John Roberts writing the decision, ends for now a fierce fight …

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SL won against West Indies

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by four wickets Tuesday on the fourth day of the third and final test at Kensington Oval to draw the three-match series 1-1. Sri Lanka sealed a historic four-wicket win in Barbados in the third and final Test to level the series against Windies on …

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Postal trade unions call off strike

Postal trade unions have decided to temporarily call off their ongoing strike after 16 days following talks held with the government. The trade unions decided to end the strike at midnight yesterday after a discussion held with Minister of Posts, Postal Services and Muslim Affairs, Abdul Haleem and other officials. …

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Mobile phone used for murder of Ranjan de Silva found

A mobile phone used to provide information for the murder of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council member, Ranjan de Silva was found in a canal in Ratmalana, today (26). The mobile phone was recovered from the Sylvester Canal near the Ratmalana Railway Station during a search conducted by the Criminal Investigation …

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Hearing of Avant Garde Chairman postponed to 25th July

Hearing of the bribery case against the Chairman of Avant Garde, Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi and former Coordinating Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Major General Palitha Fernando has been postponed to 25th July, as ordered by the Colombo High Court. When the case was called before the Colombo High Court …

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Dansals to be inspected

In line with the Poson Poya Day, 4397 ‘dansals’ have been registered island wide, according to Public Health Inspector`s Union of Sri Lanka. Secretary of the Union Mahendra Balasuriya stated that a special team of public health inspectors have been deployed for the inspection of ‘dansal’.

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Glorifying Hitler an insult to Buddhism – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Adolf Hitler had shut down Buddhist organisations when he was the German leader and to glorify him was an insult to Buddhism. Addressing the 125th anniversary celebration of the Maha Manthinda Pirivena in Matara on Saturday, the Prime Minister in reference to a speech …

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Notice issued for Sarana

Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday issued notice on Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena for failing to appear in court when the case regarding a vehicle belonging to the Development Lotteries Board was taken up for hearing yesterday. Gunawardena was charged of importing a vehicle valued at Rs. 8.5 million, while …

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