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Wijeweera’s wife files petition to produce him before court

The wife of former JVP leader Rohana Wijeweera has filed a habeas corpus petition before the Appeal Court requesting to order the government to produce her husband before courts or to release him. The petitioner, Srimathi Chithrangani Wijeweera, states that her husband, the founding leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna …

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Second day of Digawapi Poson zone

The Digawapi Poson zone continued for a second day yesterday at the Digawapi sacred area. This annual event is being organized by Dayasarana Development Foundation and the Digawapi reconstruction council. Minister Daya Gamage and deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage opened the Pandal depicting ‘Rajovada Jathakaya’. A children’s carnival and a …

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Habarakada Wasantha’s wife arrested with revolver and bullets

The wife of ‘Habarakada Wasantha’, a suspect evading arrested following the recent jewellery shop robbery in Matara, has been arrested with a revolver and live ammunition, the Police Spokesman said. He stated that the firearm and bullets were found after Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel searched the house of …

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Issue of passports resolved by next week

The issue regarding passports will be resolved by next week, stated the Department of Immigration and Emigration. Recently, there was a shortage of passports issued for all countries, stated A. L. B. I Liyanaratna from the passport section of the Department. There was a delay in getting down the passports …

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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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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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Postal trade unions call off strike

Postal trade unions have decided to temporarily call off their ongoing strike after 16 days following talks held with the government. The trade unions decided to end the strike at midnight yesterday after a discussion held with Minister of Posts, Postal Services and Muslim Affairs, Abdul Haleem and other officials. …

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Mobile phone used for murder of Ranjan de Silva found

A mobile phone used to provide information for the murder of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council member, Ranjan de Silva was found in a canal in Ratmalana, today (26). The mobile phone was recovered from the Sylvester Canal near the Ratmalana Railway Station during a search conducted by the Criminal Investigation …

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Dansals to be inspected

In line with the Poson Poya Day, 4397 ‘dansals’ have been registered island wide, according to Public Health Inspector`s Union of Sri Lanka. Secretary of the Union Mahendra Balasuriya stated that a special team of public health inspectors have been deployed for the inspection of ‘dansal’.

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