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Workers’ strike disrupts postal service

Postal services have come to a standstill owing to the strike launched by postal workers based on several demands, the United Postal Trade Unions’ Front said. Its convenor Chinthaka Bandara stated that the trade union action which was launched at 4.00pm yesterday has received the support of all employees of …

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Businesswoman apprehended at BIA

A person was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today (11), for trying to smuggle in gold jewelry from Dubai. The arrested 54 year businesswoman from Warakapola had hidden the gold in the pockets of the tight pants she was wearing. She had tried to smuggle in gold bracelets …

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Strong winds affected four districts

At least 1,500 people belong to 366 families in four districts have been affected by strong winds over the weekend, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today. According to its reports, two fishermen from Talaimanner and one from Beruwala went missing while four others were injured due to accidents caused …

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Six Sri Lankan fishermen arrested off Seychelles

Six Sri Lankan fishermen have been arrested in the sea area off Seychelles. A group of fishermen who set out to sea from Beruwala have been arrested in international waters. Sri Lankan Ambassador to Seychelles said that they were ordered remanded until June 20 by a court

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3,666 suspects arrested in island-wide police operation

Around 3,666 suspects have been arrested for various offences during a special island-wide police operation, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. He stated that these include 998 suspects with warrants issued for their arrest. He also stated that a total of 6,012 cases have been filed for traffic violation and …

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Two underworld members killed in shootout with STF

Two members of an underworld gang were killed when they exchanged fire with the Police Special task Force (STF) during a raid in Madawala area in Wattegama, Kandy yesterday afternoon (09). According to information received that a, underworld criminal is arriving in the area, the STF has launched a search …

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Rain to continue next few days

The prevailing windy and showery conditions will continue across the country and in the adjoining sea areas in the next few days due to the active south-west monsoon, according to the Meteorology Department.   A Duty Meteorologist of the department predicted that heavy rains, above 100 mm, could be expected …

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State Minister Range Bandara’s son remanded

State Minister Palitha Range Bandara’s son Yasodha Range Bandara, who was arrested in connection with a traffic accident, has been remanded until June 12 by the Nugegoda Acting Magistrate. He was arrested by officers of the Arachchikattuwa Police this morning on charges of drunk driving and misuse of public property, …

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SI and security assistant sentenced

The Colombo High Court today sentenced a former Sub-Inspector (SI) of the Sapugaskanda Police Station and a former security assistant to 20 years and 6 months of rigorous imprisonment in connection with the abduction and rape of two women in 2003. In addition to this, High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga …

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Range Bandara’s son injured in accident

State Minister Palitha Range Bandara’s son Yashoda and Puttalam Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman were injured when their vehicle driven by State Minister’s son veered off the road and crashed into a house at Kottapitiya in Chilaw early this morning. Initial Police investigations revealed that the cab belonging to the Irrigation Ministry …

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