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Gunman robs private bank in Seeduwa

An unidentified gunman wearing a full face helmet robbed a private bank in Seeduwa town this morning. Police said the suspect had fled the scene in his motorbike. Officials have taken steps to calculate how much was stolen from the bank.

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World’s largest aircraft lands at Mattala

The world’s largest aircraft, Antonov An-225 Mriya landed this morning at the Mattala International Airport in its first commercial flight to Sri Lanka after undergoing upgrades for over a year. The cargo plane landed in Mattala International Airport at 6.35 am today (18) for fuel and staff rest. The Ukrainian …

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CBSL says no to Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has not given licence or authorisation to any entity or company to operate schemes involving virtual currencies, including cryptocurrencies, and has not authorized any Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), CBSL said in a statement warning public that they may pose significant risks in terms …

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Hashish worth Rs 1.4 million found

Sri Lanka Customs staff attached to the airmail parcel section of General Post Office in Colombo have detected 1.4 kilograms of Hashish valued at Rs 1.4 million concealed in two skateboards yesterday. The parcel containing the skateboards has been sent to a freelance journalist in Nugegoda area from Spain, the …

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Six remanded for assaulting tourists in Mirissa

Six suspects have been arrested and remanded in connection with the recent assault on a group of Dutch tourists in Mirissa, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. It was reported that a female tourist had been harassed and several other tourists assaulted at a restaurant and bar in Mirissa. Speaking …

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SLFP, UNP to sign a new MoU to work together

A Memorandum of Understanding between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) will be signed in the future regarding the progress of the government, SLFP General Secretary, Minister Duminda Dissanayake said. Minister Dissanayake said that ministers of both parties have agreed to hold discussions to …

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Nic Pothas resigns as fielding coach

Nic Pothas, the former interim coach of the Sri Lankan team, has snapped his association with the national side, stepping down as the fielding coach to explore other options. Pothas, the one-time South Africa international, had taken over as coach briefly when Graham Ford stepped down following Sri Lanka’s first-round …

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Sri Lanka Central Bank cautions on Virtual Currencies

Central Bank said while the Bank is aware of the growing interest in virtual currencies both domestically and internationally, virtual currencies are not central bank issued currency and the Bank has not authorized the use of cryptocurrencies. The term “virtual currencies” is commonly used to refer to digitally created representations …

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Sri Lanakan achieves record revenue of US$ 830 mn in 2017/18

Sri Lanka’s national carrier, SriLankan Airlines on Monday said it had achieved a record un-audited annual passenger revenue of Rs. 126.9 billion (US Dollars 830.7 million) for its just ended financial year of 2017/18 – the highest ever in the Company’s 38-year history. The revenue comes on the back of …

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