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Showers can be expected

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the most provinces of the island after 2.00p.m, the Met. Department said. Showers can be expected in the Jaffna district and in the coastal areas extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle, during the morning too. Fairly heavy falls …

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President wishes entire world a joyful and peaceful Vesak

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued the following statement: 2561 years ago marked the commencement of the golden era in the Buddhist history of Sri Lanka. I believe it is an incomparable prestige that our Motherland, as a place where the Buddha visited on three occasions, receives the opportunity to hold …

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Trump fires FBI director James Comey

President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, sweeping away the man who is responsible for the bureau’s investigation into whether members of his campaign team colluded with Russia in its interference in last year’s election. The bombshell announcement that sent shock and surprise ricocheting through Washington ends …

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Wesak dawns with spiritual significance – PM

The thrice blessed day of Wesak dawns with spiritual significance for all Buddhists; in observing Wesak, we find the time to engage in activities of piety and sharing of alms with those in need, the Prime Minister said in his Vesak message. Sri Lanka has been a country, home to …

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Cop killed, four more injured in Piliyandala shooting

A police constable was killed and four others were injured in a shooting incident near a bank in Piliyandala, police said. According to police spokesman, the shooting occurred a short while ago on Tuesday evening. An unidentified person who arrived in a motorcycle had opened fire at the cops, it …

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CB will not allow rupee to fall

Sri Lanka’s central bank does not want to allow the rupee currency to fall too quickly and wants to ensure a competitive exchange rate, the island nation’s Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said on Tuesday. U.S. dollar inflows have helped the rupee stabilize and eased the downward pressure. The central …

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Body exhumed from Wattala

A body believed to be of the 65 year old person who was missing, exhumed from his home garden in Wattala after confessions by his wife and daughter, our news sources said

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Piyasena Gamage name to be submitted

UPFA General Secretary says that Former Minister Piyasena Gamage’s name will be submitted to fill the vacated parliamentary seat of Geetha Kumarasinghe. The Court of Appeal gave a ruling that Mrs Kumarasinghe cannot be a MP due to she being a dual citizen.

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