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Police come under fire near Jaffna

Army threw a cordon in an area between Pallai and Muhamalai after police came under automatic fire just passed midnight around 12.30 am on Friday. The police searched the area.   Police have fired back after coming under fire. Military sources told The Island that a group of policemen travelling in a jeep had …

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Emergency landing to the BIA airport

A Qatar Airways flight carrying  202 passengers onboard made an emergency landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake , an airport official said. Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner was traveling from Thailand to Doha when it made an emergency landing at BIA due to smoke observed inside the …

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Gunman fires at Police in Kilinochchi

Several Police officers attached to the Kilinochchi Police, escaped unhurt when their vehicle was shot at by an unidentified gunman, while driving along the road bordering a forest area in Kilinochchi early this morning, the Police said. They said the suspect had escaped after shooting at the officers. The Army …

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52 injured in a road accident

52 passengers have been injured in an accident in Kiyanduwa, along the Galle-Akuressa main road, Police state. The accident occurred due to a collision between a bus operating under the Ceylon Transport Board (CTB) that was travelling from Akuressa to Colombo, and a private bus that was travelling in the …

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Building collapses in Wellawatta

It is reported that around  thirteen individuals were hospitalized after a partially constructed building collapsed in Wellawatte a short while ago. Reports stated the building was situated behind the Savoy Cinema. Nine individuals were admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital and four others were admitted to the National Hospital, …

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Weather today

Pre monsoon conditions are prevailing over the country. Therefore showery condition in the South-western part is expected to enhance during next few days (Particularly from 20th). Fairly strong winds at times (up to 40-50kmph) can be expected over the island (Specially in the western slope of the central hills) and …

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Kilo of heroin recovered from fisherman’s house

Mundalama police recently recovered a kilo of heroin hidden in a fisherman’s house. Investigations have revealed that drugs smuggled via the sea in large vessels were transferred to fishing boats and brought ashore. Last week the Chilaw police nabbed a Dehiwela businessman with 98 kilos of heroin in his possession …

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Students involved in protests arrested

A few of the students that had engaged in the Inter University Students Federation protest held in Colombo today(17), have been arrested. The arrests were made around the Viharamahadevi Park, the Colombo Municipal Council, and the Nelum Pokuna Stadium. Meanwhile, the individuals who had suffered injuries during the protests have …

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Heroin worth Rs.10 million seized

A stash of heroin worth Rs.10 million was seized from the Mundalam area. Mundalam police stated that police have arrested the suspect linked to the case, which included 1.05 kg of heroin. The arrested included a 39-year-old, who will be presented at the Puttalam Magistrate’s Court today

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