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Thundershowers expected in several areas

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of rain will occur in Hambanthota district. Fairly heavy falls of about 50 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and the …

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Wele Suda’s heroin haul seized in Piliyandala

Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) sleuths seized a stock of heroin with a street value of more than Rs 250 million from a house at Piliyandala on Thursday night.   The stock of heroin belonged to drug kingpin Wele Suda, who is in the Welikada Prison for heroin offences, police said. …

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CEB engineers refuse to cooperate with PUCSL

The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) had called off its work-to-rule campaign but it would not cooperate with the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), CEBEU President Saumya Kumarawadu said.   The CEBEU Executive Committee that met this week decided to call off the work-to-rule campaign after the Public …

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Showers expected to enhance slightly

The Department of Meteorology says that the showery condition in the South-Western part of the island is expected to slightly enhance. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy falls about 50mm can be expected at some …

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President orders not to relocate the two elephants at Sinharaja

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed relevant officials to allow the last two rare elephants to continue to remain at the Sinharaja forest reserve. The President has instructed the Secretary to the Environment Ministry and the Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Department in this regard, the President’s Media Division said. …

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Accomplice of Wele Suda arrested with drugs and firearms

An accomplice of drug kingpin ‘Wele Suda’ has been arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) along with a haul of heroin worth around Rs 25 million and firearms, the Police Spokesman said. He said that the suspect was arrested last night with 2kg of heroin during a raid carried …

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National Environment Act to be amended

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for the proposal to amend Sri Lanka’s National Environment Act, in order to meet current and future environmental issues. The government today said that it has identified the necessity of amending National Environment Act to meet the current and future environmental issues such …

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Special High Court to start hearing cases from July 4

Sri Lanka’s first permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar , set up to expedite the high profile corruption cases against former government, will start hearing cases related to money laundering, graft and financial crimes from July 4, the Cabinet spokesman said today. Last month, Parliament had passed the Judicature (Amendment) Act, brought …

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