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Former Navy Spokesman further remanded

Former Navy Spokesman Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake has been further remanded till September 06 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate. The former Spokesman was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on July 12, in connection with the case involving the abduction and enforced disappearance of 11 Tamil youths in 2008. Commodore …

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1.3 mn hit by drought, Rs.1.83 bn allocated for relief

More than 1,300,025 individuals of 377,123 families had been affected due to the prevailing drought, Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodippili said yesterday. He said that 20 Districts including 143 Divisional Secretariat Divisions were affected following the drought and the highest number of victims had been reported …

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