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The electricity tariff was reduced by 25%, and the prices of diesel fuel, petrol and kerosene oil were reduced by Rs. 3.00, Rs.5.00, and Rs. 20.00 respectively from midnight on Tuesday (16).
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CEB asks consumers not to panic

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) today appealed to its nearly five million consumers not to panic when they receive the monthly electricity bill this month based on the previous tariff despite President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s announcement of a 25% tariff reduction with immediate effect.
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Pope approves Joseph Vaz as Lanka's 1st saint

Pope Francis has approved the decision by the Vatican's saint-making office to canonize the Indian born Rev. Joseph Vaz as Sri Lanka's first saint, foreign media reported.
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One killed, 19 injured in accident in Bandarawela

One person was killed and nineteen others including UPFA Uva provincial council candidate Sendil Thondaman were injured in an accident in Bandarawela this evening, police said
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India's CBI to grill Selvarajan for LTTE links

Days after the arrest of Arun Selvarajan by National Investigating Agency (NIA) and reports about his alleged connections with politicians, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought permission from a court to quiz the Sri Lankan national about his possible links with the LTTE.
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Fuel price reduction not sufficient: LPBOA

Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) President Gemunu Wijeratne said today the three-rupee price reduction on diesel was meant to deceive the people and that it would in no way be helpful to the people.
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Teenager knocks down two

A 16-year-old boy of a private school in Colombo was arrested after he knocked down two students of the Kelaniya University in Hunupitiya last night.
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Kaththi producers deny links with Rajapaksa family

The producers of actor Vijay’s soon-to-be-released film Kaththi issued a clarification about what they termed a misinformation campaign by some vested interests against the production company. There had been allegations that the company had business links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
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China to search wreckages of Chinese ships off SL waters

Sri Lanka and China yesterday agreed to search for wreckage of Chinese Admiral Zheng He’s fleets (15th century) off the Coast of Sri Lanka.
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Martin Crowe faces renewed cancer battle

The former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe remains upbeat despite news his cancer, diagnosed nearly two years ago, has returned.
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Minor tremor in Siyambalanduwa

A minor tremor measuring 2.1 Richter scale was reported from Athimale, Siyambalanduwa in Monaragala this morning, Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) said.
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Video: Illicit fags worth Rs.100mn seized

The Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) today seized 4 million sticks of cigarettes valued at Rs.100 million shipped from Hong Kong, Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said.
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France happy over continuation of RSF case

The French Embassy said yesterday it was pleased to know that the case on the killing of 17 aid workers was being pursued and would like to encourage the Attorney General’s Department in this endeavor.
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Gotabaya praises CMC

Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday praised the Colombo Municipal Council for cooperating with the UDA in carrying out development projects and faulted some other local government bodies for not providing the necessary support to do so.
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People can still make election free and fair- Karu

The United National Party (UNP) said yesterday that it was not too late for the voters of Uva, the public servants, police and security forces to make Saturday’s provincial council election free and fair.
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UK police hunt for Lankan men

UK Police are hunting four Sri Lankan men for allegedly stabbing a 24-year-old man in the head in Mitcham last morning.
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Video: Container declared as tea bag cotton seized

A forty-foot container with cosmetic items, foot-wear and pacifiers valued at Rs.20 million had been seized by the Customs today, the Media Spokesman of the Sri Lanka Customs Leslie Gamini said.
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Video: Jinping arrives

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the country from the Bandaranaike International Airport a short while ago.
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Lankan attempts to smuggle Rs.7.2mn worth FC

A 48-year-old Sri Lankan was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to smuggle foreign currency worth some Rs.7.2 million to Singapore, Customs media spokesman Leslie Gamini said.
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Two killed in accident

Two people were killed and three injured when the van they were travelling in crashed into an elephant on the Jaffna-Vavuniya Main Road at Mankulam last night, Police said.
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Chinese caught with birds’ nests

A 48-year-old Chinese national had been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while trying to smuggle out edible bird nests valued at Rs.1.9mn this morning, Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said.
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India strengthen coastal security to prevent intrusion

Following inputs that some suspicious persons, having terror links, might intrude into India from Sri Lanka via sea route, Ramanathapuram District administration and police have strengthened coastal security by constituting ‘Coastal Security Ramnad,’ to facilitate coordinated action by pooling intelligence.
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TN fishermen to meet Swaraj over SL issue

Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Pon.Radhakrishnan has assured a 15-member fisherfolk team from Poompuhar to fix an appointment with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to represent their grievances, according to fishermen panchayatar association representatives.
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Minister puts disputed memo in limbo

In order to settle a major dispute among officials that has threatened to destroy Sri Lanka’s most popular sport, Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has given instructions to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials to shelve a controversial memorandum presented by President Jayantha Dharmadasa recently to the SLC exco, outlining a new administrational and management structure.
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Seven Thai sex workers arrested in Kollupitiya

Nine persons including seven Thai women were arrested during a raid on a brothel at Kollupitiya last evening by the Walana Organised Crimes Investigation Unit.
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Road closure due to Chinese President’s visit

Police Headquarters today announced that vehicle movements on several roads from Katunayake to Colombo will be restricted from time to time tomorrow and on Wednesday due the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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Final UNP rally at Bandarawela