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Hearing of case against Prasanna and wife postponed

Further hearing of the case filed against the three persons including MP Prasanna Ranatunga and his wife, was ordered to be postponed until September 13th by the order of the Colombo High Court, today (28). The case was supposed to be heard in front of Colombo High Court Judge Champa …

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Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, dies at 89

Joe Jackson, the father of music legends Michael and Janet Jackson, has died at age 89, a person close to the family has confirmed to the BBC. Jackson passed away early on Wednesday morning after he had been in hospital for terminal pancreatic cancer, celebrity news website TMZ reports. His …

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Germany out of FIFA World Cup in group stage

Defending champions Germany are out of the FIFA World Cup after losing 2-0 to two injury-time South Korea goals in Kazan. Kim Young-gwon’s 92nd-minute goal, awarded after a video assistant referee decision, left four-time winners Germany on the brink of elimination. Six minutes into stoppage time, with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer …

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Chinese funds financed MR’s election campaign- NY Times

During the 2015 presidential election, large payments from the Chinese Port Construction Fund flowed directly to campaign aides and activities of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had agreed to Chinese terms at every turn and was seen as an important ally in China’s efforts to tilt influence away from India …

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Special island wide police operation makes over 2300 arrests

A special 4-hour police operation launched Tuesday night covering all police divisions across the island has made 2,322 arrests for various violations of law, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. The special police operation under the direction of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera was carried out from …

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UGC denies any links with Perpetual Treasuries

University Grants Commission (UGC) stresses that there is no transaction whatsoever directly or indirectly with the Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL). Vice Chairman of the University Grants Commission Prof. P.S.M. Gunaratne in a statement said the media reports published in this regard is baseless. The Centre for Human Rights and Research …

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Influenza would rise again towards year end

Influenza would raise its head again in November, December and January, warns Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena of Karapitiya Medical Faculty.   Prof Amarasena said that infulenza had been reported in the months of May, June, November, December and January every year during the past ten years but recently there had been …

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SL Navy rescues 11 seamen onboard

Sri Lanka Navy has come to the rescue of 11 seamen on a distressed merchant vessel in the seas off Sri Lanka early Tuesday. A Fast Attack Craft (FAC) attached to Western naval command rescued the captain and 10 seamen who were onboard the distressed merchant ship “Mutha Pioneer” in …

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US Supreme Court upholds Trump’s travel ban

The U.S. Supreme Court handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency on Tuesday, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries. The 5-4 ruling, with the court’s five conservatives in the majority and Chief Justice John Roberts writing the decision, ends for now a fierce fight …

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