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Govt. will not hesitate

President Maithirpala Sirisena says the government will not hesitate to take every positive step for the country and the people despite any criticism. He was speaking at the state Vesak festival at Devagiri Rajamaha Vihara in Bingiriya. He said the advice of the Buddhist clergy would be sought in the …

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HC judges claim injustice

High court judges have decided that grave injustice had been done to them by the manner the Constitutional Council was appointing judges to high courts. The HC judges association met, presided by president Vikum Kaluarachchi, at the Colombo high court, to discuss the appointment of outsiders at the ratio of …

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Possibility of landslides

The Disaster Management Centre says there is a possibility of landslides if rains of more than 75 mm continue in the next 24 hours. Ratnapura, Eheliyagoda and Kuruwita areas are facing this risk.

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Vesak is today

Buddhists all over the world celebrate the Vesak festival today. It marks the three important events in the life of Gauthama Buddha. On account of Vesak, 432 minor offenders have been released from prison. An exposition of sacred relics will take place at Temple Trees tonight. Also, a stamp depicting …

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Cuba to help Sri Lanka

Cuba has come forward to assist in the improvement of Sri Lanka’s health service. The promise came during a meeting minister Rajitha Senaratne had with the Cuban public health minister.

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Rains in the afternoon

The Met Department forecast rains for most areas in the afternoon. Western, north western and southern coastal areas too, will experience rains. Rains exceeding 75 mm are expected in western, Sabaragamuwa, central, southern and Uva provinces.

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Prices to be increased

With the Rs. 245 increase in the gas price, the prices of food will have to be increased, says the Lanka restaurant owners association. It says the price of a rice packet will be increased by Rs. 10 and a hopper by Rs. Two. However, the bakery owners association says …

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Two roads blocked

Following heavy rains, earthslips have disrupted transportation on Haldummulla-Ginigathgala and Beragala-Mantenna roads. As a result, Ginigathgala, Kirimetiya and several other villages have been cut off.

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An aptitude test

Foreign doctors who hope to practise in Sri Lanka will have to face an aptitude test, says the GMOA. Secretary of its Galle branch Dr. Manjula Soyza has made the announcement.

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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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