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Rains expected

Heavy rains could expect during next six hours in Westernm Sabaragamuwa, provinces and Galle and Matara district, Met Department said.

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Another train strike launched

It is said that less than a day after the nearly week-long railway strike came to an end, another group of railway trade unions have launched a strike action this morning. The trade unions action was launched by the Railway Technological Management Assistant Officers’ Association with the participation of several …

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Railways to become closed service

The government said yesterday that railways would be made an essential closed service along with Health and Education.   Declaring that the railway strike had been settled, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, who was a member of the committee which negotiated with the striking unions, told the Post Cabinet Press Conference …

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Railway strike called off

Sri Lanka’s railway trade unions have decided to end their strike action after talks held today with the ministerial committee chaired by Minister Sarath Amunugama. The committee and trade unions commenced talks at 9.00am today and it lasted for over two hours. The trade unions decided to call of the …

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Ex Navy Spokesman further remanded

Former Navy Media Spokesman Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake and 6 others have been further remanded until December 22 by Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. The former Spokesman was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on July 12, in connection with the case involving the abduction and enforced disappearance of 11 Tamil …

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27 TN fishermen arrested in SL waters

Twenty-seven Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters early today, an official said. The fishermen from Jegadapattinam and Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested off Neduntheevu by the Lankan Navy and taken to Kangesanthurai port along with five boats, …

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Railway strike to continue

Railway trade unions declared that they will continue their ongoing strike action during the Executive Central Committee meeting of the railway trade unions held today (11). Sri Lanka Railways today announced that all retired engine drivers, railway guards, station masters and controllers willing to return to duty have been requested …

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Chinese man arrested with Rs. 11.5 mn worth foreign notes

A 25-year-old Chinese male had been arrested by the Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), while attempting to smuggle out foreign currency bills worth Rs.11.5 million to Singapore yesterday. The suspect, who was on tourist visa, had in his possession 100,000 currency bills of Singapore Dollar.

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