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Aloysius, Palisena remanded

Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena have been remanded further until May 10. They were produced before the Colombo Fort magistrate’s court today. The two are accused over the Central Bank bond sales.

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Thirteen children die as India school bus hits train

Thirteen children have died after their school bus collided with a train in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police say. The bus had been travelling across an unmanned railway crossing when the accident took place. The incident comes weeks after 24 children died when their bus fell into …

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Doctors strike in eastern province

A token strike by doctors disrupted clinical and OPD activities at 123 government hospitals in the eastern province today. Admissions, emergency surgeries and treatment of in-house patients continued.

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Electric vehicle charging centres

The Public Utilities Commission is looking into the services being provided by electric vehicle charging centres. DG of the commission Damitha Kumarasinghe told the media yesterday that the issues would be addressed by implementing regulations. The commission also entertains suggestions and views from vehicle users.

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Subsidized fertilizer from today

The supply of subsidized fertilizer will begin today, says the Agriculture Ministry. The state-owned Lanka Fertilizer Company and Colombo Fertilizer Company will sell through their agents. The fertilizer will be available at a concessionary price of Rs. 1,500.

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Rains in most provinces

The Met Department forecasts rains in most provinces after 2.00 pm today. Western, Sabaragamuwa, central, southern and Uva provinces and Kurunegala district will have rains of up to 75 mm.

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New appointments of the UNP

The UNP has appointed Akila Viraj Kariyawasam as its general secretary. Meeting at Temple Trees yesterday with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe in the chair, the praty made appointments as per its reorganizing process. Navin Dissanayake is the national organizer and the chairman is Kabir Hashim. Dr. Harsha de Silva is the …

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Sri Lanka are runners-up

Sri Lanka were the runners-up in the South Asian junior table tennis championship in Male, the Maldives. Sri Lankans won six silver and six bronze. India won the championship. With this, Sri Lanka has qualified for the Asian junior table tennis championship in Myanmar next month.

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Closed indefinitely

The higher technical education institute in Tangalle has been closed indefinitely. The management closed the institute following a protest by second year students.

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