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Sri Lanka Cricket to support ICC match fixing probe

Sri Lanka’s cricket board today said it will extend its fullest cooperation to the International Cricket Council to investigate the latest allegations levelled via media reports, over ‘match fixing’. It has been reported that a documentary by Al Jazeera on match-fixing in the highest level of international cricket to be …

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Disaster situation is gradually declining –DMC

The prevailing disaster situation due to the adverse weather is currently declining gradually, stated the Disaster Management Center (DMC). However, the water level of the Kelani River on the water gauge in Nagalagam Street has gone up to warning levels, last midnight (26). There still is a flood situation in …

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Posthumously promotion for slain PC

The Madampe Police Constable, who lost his life while rescuing flood victims, was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant, by the Inspector General of Police. The police constable was reported missing on the 25th May, when he went to rescue a family from flooded waters, in the Gal Wala …

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Parliament to finally get valid lease

The Parliament complex had been in existence for the past 37 years without a ‘valid deed’ for the land, the House was told yesterday.   “Parliament building is existing without a proper deed for 37 years since its beginning,” Matara District UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana said.   The MP said …

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Army rescue & relief operations continue in full swing

Hundreds of Army troops across the flood-affected districts of Kegalle, Kalutara, Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Galle, Ratnapura, Gampaha, Puttalam, Matara, Kurunegala, Badulla, Colombo and elsewhere continue their rescue and relief operations in close coordination with Disaster Management Centre, District and Divisional Secretariats. 19 members of the 9 Gemunu Watch troops of the …

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Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un. It comes as the two sides continue efforts to put a historic US-North Korea summit back …

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20 dead, nearly 55,000 affected by severe weather

Nearly 53,712 persons belonging to 40,017 families have been affected due to the heavy pre-monsoon rains across Sri Lanka in 19 districts, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. The death toll due to the severe weather condition has risen to 19, the DMC said in its latest update. A total …

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Gotabhaya’s revision petition gets postponed

The Appeal Court has postponed considering of the revision petition filed by former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, requesting that eight defendants including himself be acquitted from the Avant Garde case, until May 31. The petition was taken up today (25), before the President of the Court of Appeal Justice Preethi …

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Breakdown at Kollupitiya grid substation

The power supply to several areas in Kollupitiya and suburbs has been suspended due to a breakdown at the Kollupitiya grid substation. The Ministry of Power and Energy said that repairs are currently underway to rectify the issue and that the power supply to the affected areas will be restored …

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Death toll climbs to 16; one missing

The death toll due to the adverse weather condition in the country has risen to 16 while one person has been reported missing, according to the Disaster Management Center (DMC). A total of 127,913 persons have been affected by the inclement weather.

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