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Justice Madawala passes away

Court of Appeal Judge Justice H.C.J. Madawala died yesterday after a sudden illness at a private hospital. It was reported that Justice Madawala was on the Bench yesterday morning and was admitted to a private hospital following a sudden illness.

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Police top brass transferred

Three Senior DIGs and nine DIGs including the police narcotic division DIG have been transferred with immediate effect on service requirements, Police said. They said the transfers were made under the recommendation of the IGP Pujith Jayasundara and with the approval of the police commission.

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Accelerated spread of diseases

There is an increased risk of spreading of diseases in the flood-hit regions of the island, the All-Island Nursing Officers’ Association says. President of the Association, Gamini Kumarasinghe urged the Ministry of Health to assign relevant personnel and allocate the necessary funds and resources to curb the spread of such …

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Total death toll climbs to about 300

The total death toll from last week’s disasters is thought to be around 300 with the government deciding to consider 95 persons who have gone missing also as dead, State Minister of Public Enterprise Development Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene says.   Minister Abeywardene was addressing the SLFP weekly media briefing at …

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Govt: to reconstruct houses floods victims

The government will implement a program to reconstruct the houses destroyed and damaged by the devastating floods and landslides in the country. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at a discussion held with the National Council for Disaster Management held yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat instructed the officials to implement a …

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44 school children among the dead

At least 44 school children were among the dead reported due to the adverse weather condition in the country, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today. The Minister stated that eight more students were still missing.

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Daya Group to donate day’s pay

Employees of Daya Group of companies have decided to donate a day’s pay from their salaries towards the welfare of the people affected by the floods and the landslides. Also, they will not hold the mid-year get-together this time and donate the proceeds for the affected people.

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