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Showery condition to enhance

Showery condition in South-Western part of the island is expected to enhance slightly from today, Meteorological Department said. Showers will occur at times in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces today, it says. Showers or thunder showers may occur at a few places in the Uva Province and in …

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Navy arrests six illegal immigrants from India

Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday night has apprehended six illegal migrants from India who were reaching the island onboard an Indian trawler. Naval troops attached to the North Central Naval Command on a routine patrol in the northwestern seas apprehended the group in the seas off Urumalai in Thalaimannar. The …

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Water cut

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board announced that the water supply to several areas including Gampaha and Kelaniya will be suspended for 12 hours from 7.00pm today (01) due to urgent repairs. The water cut will be imposed in Kelaniya, Wattala, Biyagama, Mahara, Dompe and Ja-Ela Pradeshiya Sabha areas …

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Train delay from Polgahawela to Colombo

All trains from Polgahawela to Colombo Fort will be delayed by one hour due to protesters blocking the railway track at Ambepussa, the Railway Control Room said. This has caused several trains to delay while train services on the line are expected to continue to be delayed by at least …

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Two underground mega drains to control floods in Colombo

The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development is set to invest RS. 5,800 million in a mega flood control project in Colombo. The project, highest investment to be made since the Dutch era, was taken up by the China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co., Ltd. The company will construct two mega …

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Police arrest two with 24 kilograms of Kerala cannabis

Police acting on information received had arrested two suspects transporting 24 kg of Kerala Ganja (Kerala Cannabis) in Mannar. Officers of Police Narcotic Bureau division of Mannar arrested the two suspects at the Maduthuduwawa junction in Mannar when they were transporting 24 kilograms and 180 grams of cannabis on a …

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Strong winds expected to continue until May 31

Fairly strong windy conditions over the island and the sea areas around the island can be expected until 31st of May, the Meteorology Department said. Several spells of showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Mathara districts. Strong gusty winds up to 50-60 …

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Maj. Gen. Amal Karunasekara further remanded

Former Director of Military Intelligence and Chief of Staff of the Army, Major General (Retired) Amal Karunasekara, has been further remanded until June 13 by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s Court. He was arrested on April 06,  in connection with the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in 2008 at …

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