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Bus strike on Colombo-Nittambuwa route

Private bus operators plying the Colombo-Nittambuwa route have launched a strike today (30) based on an alleged incident of a police officer attached to the Yakkala Police traffic unit assaulting a bus driver. The bus driver who was allegedly assaulted by the policeman has been admitted to the hospital. President …

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Italian man drowns in Nilaveli

A 71-year-old Italian man was drowned in the sea off Nilaveli Trincomalee last evening while he was sea bathing near a hotel at the Nilaveli police area, police said. They said the victim had drowned while bathing with his wife. Nilaveli police are conducting investigations and his body was at …

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New Army Chief of Staff

Major General Dampath Fernando has been appointed as the 52nd Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, the Military Secretariat announced yesterday (27). He succeeded Major General Amal Karunasekara, who retired from the service a few days ago.   Major General Fernando was serving as the Deputy Chief of …

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Shooting reported at Jothipala Mawatha in Malabe

A shooting incident has been reported targeting a residence at Jothipala Mawatha in Malabe in the early hours this morning. Police said the shooting had taken place at around 2.40am today (26) and that a T-56 assault rifle was used to open fire at the house, located on 14th Lane …

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President orders to halt all construction at Muthurajawela

President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered to cease all the activities of construction and fillings of land paving way for potential environmental harm, around the Muthrajawala Wetland Sanctuary. He has ordered to revoke all the permits that has already been given by any government organization to fill any lands around the …

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