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Court issued say order

Courts issued a stat order against protests organised by the inter University Students Front at several places in Colombo today and day after, our news sources said.

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Lightning transfer for Prison Commissioner after probe

Prison Reforms, re-settlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D. M. Swaminathan has ordered his Ministry Secretary W.M.P.G. Wickramasinghe to transfer the Kalutara Prison Commissioner with immediate effect.   The Minister has ordered an independent investigation into the incident where an underworld gang attacked a prison bus transporting a group of …

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Human bones dug up from Galle Face

Human skeletal remains had been found by a group of workers excavating the land where a five star hotel is being built at Galle Face Saturday morning, the Fort Police said. Police have launched a full scale investigation into the find, a senior officer said. The workers have told the …

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Over 8,000 Ha of forest cover destroyed annually

Over 8,000 hectares of forest cover is destroyed each year in Sri Lanka. This was revealed in Colombo on 9 May by the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), which is supporting Sri Lanka to reduce forest destruction and emission …

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Strong wind and showers can be expected

Fairly strong winds at times (up to 50 kmph) can be expected over Northern half of the island during next few days, the Met. Department says. Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere after 2.00p.m. Fairly …

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Pakistani man arrested with heroin at BIA

It is reported that a Pakistani national has been arrested by the customs officials at the BIA with 1 Kg of heroin, the Customs spokesman said.   The estimated street value of the seized haul is over Rs 10 million, he added. The suspect was arrested on Sunday morning. The …

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SW monsoon expected in about a fortnight

The South West monsoon is expected to set in within about two weeks time, a Meteorological Department official said.   “There is no delay in the monsoon as last year (2016) also the rains started on May 26”, he said.   Evening showers are expected to ease from this evening …

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Nepali President arrives in Sri Lanka to participate in Vesak celebrations

Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived in Sri Lanka last  morning at the invitation of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to participate in the International Vesak celebrations. Upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport, President Bhandari was welcomed by Sri Lankan Minister for Justice and Buddha Sasana, Wijayadasa Rajapakshe, Minister for Foreign …

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Rs. 4 mn recovered from heroin suspect’s residence

Police said the suspect arrested with 198 kilos of heroin in his possession in Chilaw on Thursday was believed to have transported 50 kilos of heroin on a previous occasion.   The suspect was being interrogated while a police team was searching his Dehiwela residence, a senior officer said.   …

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Sri Lankan accused of killing wife will not appeal deportation

Sivaloganathan Thanabalasingham, accused of murdering his wife, has decided he would rather be deported to Sri Lanka than remain behind bars in Canada. At his third detention review before the Immigration and Refugee Board on Thursday, he announced his intention to withdraw the appeal of his removal order, paving the …

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