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“Kosgoda Tharaka’ and 2 others arrested

Three members of the criminal gang involved in today’s robbery at the jewellery shop in Matara, including underworld figure ‘Kosgoda Tharaka’, have been arrested after they were hospitalized with gunshot wounds. The suspects were arrested after being admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital. One of the suspects, Kosgoda Tharaka, is said …

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Criminal gunned down

A 29 year old suspect involved in several murders has been gunned down by gunmen who came on a motor bike at Wewalla Hikkaduwa, our news sources said.

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Indian arrested while attempting to smuggle foreign currency

A foreign national was apprehended by the Customs officials,, at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for attempting to smuggle out foreign currency. The arrested suspect is a 54 year old Indian departing for China, according to the Customs. The Customs officials have seized foreign currencies worth USD 60,000 which was …

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Body of Saudi tourist who drowned in Mahawelia River found

The body of the Saudi Arabian tourist, who went missing after an inflatable boat toppled in the Mahawelia River, has been recovered in the Warathenna area. The 24-year-old female university student from Saudi Arabia was reported missing after the white water rafting boat toppled yesterday (20) at Gohagoda, Katugastota. Police …

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Price reduction on more essential drugs- Rajitha

The Health Ministry will reduce the prices of another batch of essential drugs in July to provide further relief to patients, Cabinet spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said today. He said the Health Ministry had drastically reduced prices of 48 essential drugs used for diseases such as diabetes, heart …

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Bus strike on Southern expressway and Matara- Colombo route

All private bus operators on the Southern Expressway and the Matara- Colombo route are engaged in a strike from this (20) morning, our news sources said. They said the strike was launched in protest over an incident of a private bus driver being assaulted in Ambalangoda yesterday (19), and the …

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Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara re-appointed to head FCID

Retired Senior DIG Ravi Waidyalankara has been re-employed to head the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) of Police. Waidyalankara, who held the post previously, has retired from service last month. He has been recruited again on a 9-month contract basis from yesterday (19) following cabinet approval, the FCID said. The …

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Striking postal employees to launch indefinite fast from today

The Joint Postal Trade Unions Front says they will launch an indefinite fast today opposite the Central Mail Exchange in Colombo. Co-convener of the trade union front Chinthaka Bandara told local media that they will launch an indefinite fast since the government has not given a satisfactory response to their …

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