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Norochcholai turbine shut down

Residents of villages near the Lakvijaya coal power plant at Norochcholai had complained to the North Western Province Environmental Authority (NWPEA) about an unbearable fly ash emanating from the power plant, yesterday, NWPEA Acting Director, Saman Lenaduwa said.   “Villagers complained that fly ash came out of the plant around …

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Main drug dealer in Peliyagoda arrested with heroin and grenade

A prominent drug dealer in the Peliyagoda area has been arrested with drugs and a grenade, police said. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the suspect, 26-year-old Jayaratnage Gihan Sandaruwan, was arrested at Peliyagoda this evening by the Police Special Task Force (STF). Police also took into custody 5 …

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Two more including woman arrested over Kiriwehera shooting

Two more suspects including a woman have been arrested for aiding and abetting the shooting which was carried out at the Kataragama Kiriwehera Rajamaha Viharaya. Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that a woman, who is alleged to have acted as a lookout and relayed information, has been arrested in …

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Postal strikers refuse to compromise

Convener of the Postal Trade Union Front Chinthaka Bandara yesterday said that their trade unions would continue until the government granted their demands.   Bandara made the announcement after the PTUF talks with the Presidential Secretariat officials failed yesterday noon.   “Government’s ploy was to buy time instead of meeting …

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Rainy spells for several districts

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of rain will occur in Hambanthota district. According to the Meteorological Department, showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Batticaloa and Ampara district after …

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Underworld figure ‘Solta’ arrested

Asitha Premathilake alias ‘Solta’,  who was allegedly involved in several shooting incidents ,has been arrested along with a pistol, by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD),  the Police Spokesperson said . The arrest has been made at Borella. He is the main suspect of the shooting incidents in Malabe and Athurugiriya …

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Assassins given Rs 3 mn contract to kill Kiriwehera monk

Three million rupees had been promised to the assassins and planners of the attempted murder of the chief incumbent of the Kiriwehera Rajamaha Viharaya Ven. Kobawaka Damminda Thera, IGP Pujith Jayasundara told local news paper .   The main suspect Asela Lakshman Bandara, who had previously worked as the kapurala …

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Postal workers to protest

Postal employees on strike have organized a protest in front of the Fort Railway Station, today (18). The strike commenced by the postal workers on the 11th June has reached its 8th day. However, the government has not clearly intervened, stated the General Secretary of Union of Post and Telecommunication …

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Three including main suspect remanded

The main suspect and two others arrested in connection with the shooting incident, targeting the chief incumbent of Kataragama Kiriwehera Temple, have been remanded until June 20. Asela Lakshman Bandara, the main suspect in the shooting, who had previously worked at the Mahasen Devalaya at the temple as a Kapurala, …

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Two arrested for committing fraud through ATMs

Police has apprehended 2 people at Kuruna area in Negombo, for committing fraud using Automated Teller Machines (ATM). The suspects have stolen about Rs 8.7 million via ATM machines in Negombo and Ja-Ela areas, according to the Police. The arrest has been made following a lengthy investigation conducted by the …

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