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CID summons BBC journalist over tweet

BBC journalist Azzam Ameen has been asked to report to the Cyber Crimes unit of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) this morning (10) so that a statement could be recorded from him. It was reported that the BBC journalist was summoned over a tweet made by the President’s Media Division’s …

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Special Judicature Bill passed in Parliament

The parliament  passed a bill that would set up special high courts paving the way to expedite trials of large-scale crimes and bribery and corruption cases. The “Judicature (Amendment)” Bill aimed for the establishment of a three-member High Court to hear large-scale crimes and bribery and corruption cases was passed …

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Railway strike has been called off

Railway trade unions call off their strike action as Cabinet has decided to grant their demands, says Locomotive Engineering Operators’ Union (LEOU) Chairman Lal Paranavithana. The strike which was scheduled to be launched from midnight yesterday (08) was postponed until 12 noon today (09), following a request made by the …

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“Inside Access” shares knowledge this Vesak Season

  Inside Access spreads knowledge during this Vesak season with the introduction of the Inside Access Information (තොරතුරු) Dansela at Access Tower 2, Union Place. Held on April 29th the Information (තොරතුරු) Dansela was extended an additional day, due to its positive reception by Vesak festival goers. Vesak commemorates the birth, …

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Prisons Commissioner further remanded

Additional Magistrate of Colombo, Ranga Dissanayake, yesterday, further remanded former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjith Lamahewa and Inspector of Police Narcotics Bureau Neomal Rangajeewa, arrested and remanded, in connection with the killing of 27 prisoners, at Welikada in 2012.   The remand order over extended till May 22, 2018.   Counsel …

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Special Judicature Bill will be passed in Parliament today

The Judicature (Amendment) Bill aimed for the establishment of a three-member High Court to hear large-scale crimes and bribery and corruption cases will be tabled in parliament on today (May 09) and get it passed, the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorala said. Addressing a media briefing at …

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Railway strike postponed until noon tomorrow

The island wide train strike that was scheduled to be launched from last midnight  has been postponed until 12 noon Wednesday, the trade union said. General Secretary of the Railway Drivers Union Indika Dodamgoda said the decision to temporarily postpone was taken following a request made by the committee appointed …

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Earth slip warnings for central highland areas – DMC

Due to the heavy rainfall experienced in central highlands there is a risk of earth slips in the area, warns the Disaster Management Center (DMC) while requesting the public to be alert with this regard. Earth slips and rock falls have been reported at Haldummulla, Beragala areas in Haputale, Ella-Wellawaya …

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Heatwave to continue for few more days

The ongoing heatwave would continue for a few more days, the Department of Meteorology said yesterday.   Meteorologist Nimal Bandara said the department had issued a Heat Weather Advisory for the Northern, Eastern, North-Central and Uva provinces.   The Department warms that fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and activity, …

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