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Main suspect in Kataragam Kiriwehera shooting identified

Police have identified the main suspect in the shooting incident which injured two Buddhist monks including the chief incumbent of the Kataragama Kiriwehera Rajamaha Viharaya. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the suspect has been identified as Asela Lakshman Bandara, who had previously worked at the Mahasen Devalaya at …

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Police nabs a person with over 200 g of heroin

A 25 year old has been arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB), at Weerapura area in Kuliyapitiya, for the possession of heroin. PNB have seized 203 g 189 mg of heroin on the arrested youth, who is a resident of Diyakamulla, Kuliyapitiya. Meanwhile, 3 other people from several areas …

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Postal workers’ strike continues

Postal employees will continue the strike which they started on the 11th June, says Postal trade unions. General Secretary of Union of Post and Telecommunication Officers Sri Lanka, H. K. Kariyawasam, said that the strike will continue until their demands are met. Earlier, trade union agents had engaged in a …

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TV presenter arrested over assault

TV presenter Mahesh Nisshanka has been arrested by the Kadawatha Police in connection with an alleged assault in which an individual was stabbed. The Police said an owner of a fitness centre at Enderamulla was admitted to the Colombo General Hospital with stab injuries following a clash allegedly between the …

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FR application over liquor prohibition for women fixed for July 16

The Supreme Court yesterday fixed, for order on July 16, whether to grant leave to proceed with the fundamental rights violation application filed by Centre for Policy Alternatives and several other petitioners against a Finance Ministry gazette, prohibiting women from purchasing or selling liquor. This gazette also prohibits women from …

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Work-to-rule likely to be called off soon

Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Union (CEBEU) had decided against intensifying their trade union action as the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) yesterday approved CEB’s base case plan, CEBEU President Saumya Kumarawadu said   “However we have not yet called off the work-to-rule campaign because we are still negotiating …

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