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Dervin passes away

Former sports administrator and national athletics coach Dervin Perera passed away at a private hospital in Colombo on Monday. He was 67. Dervin, who trained some of country’s leading athletes including Susanthika Jayasinghe and Sriyani Kulawansa during different stages of their careers was a well known athlete during the 1970s …

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GMOA asks President to intervene

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday called for a presidential intervention to revealing the government’s position on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) to the Supreme Court.   GMOA Secretary Dr Naveen D. Zoysa said the union would write to the President regarding the matter seeking …

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Lightning transfer for Prison Commissioner after probe

Prison Reforms, re-settlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D. M. Swaminathan has ordered his Ministry Secretary W.M.P.G. Wickramasinghe to transfer the Kalutara Prison Commissioner with immediate effect.   The Minister has ordered an independent investigation into the incident where an underworld gang attacked a prison bus transporting a group of …

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Court case against Basil postponed till July

The case against former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and a group of officials regarding the mishandling of finances of the Department of Divinaguma Development was called today (15). The attorney representing the defendant stated that the defendants had not received the evidence report. The State Counsel appearing on behalf of the …

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No computers attacked by global ransomware virus in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team today said incidents of local computer systems being affected by the recent ransomware virus have not been reported to them so far. Chief Information Security Engineer Roshan Chandraguptha told Lanka Business Online that it is essential to follow precautionary measures to avoid such attack. …

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Government to announce takeover of Neville Fernando hospital soon

Amid continuous protests against the South Asian Institution of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), the Sri Lankan Government plans to announce the takeover of the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) in Malabe soon, a Minister said. The Minister of Higher Education and Highway, Lakshman Kiriella said the necessary documents have been …

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