Five students ordered to pay Rs.600,000 as compensation
Following an agreement reached by both parties to the case, Galle Additional Magistrate Sanjeewani Pathirana yesterday ordered five students of the Advanced Technological Institute at Labuduwa in Galle to pay Rs.600,000 as compensation to a female student of the same institute who was ragged and harassed by them.
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Three-wheeler Federation decides to operate without meters
Due to the monthly increase in petrol prices, the Lanka Self-Employed Professionals’ National Three-Wheeler Federation had decided to operate their three-wheelers without the fare meters.
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Maize and animal feed - Plans to import 50,000 tonnes: Dinesh
Joint opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane said yesterday the government had planned to import 50,000 metric tonnes of maize and animal feed by violating all tender procedures.
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All in SL enjoy religious freedom unlike some Asian countries: UN Expert
The visiting UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed, when he called on Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa at the latter’s Chamber at the Parliamentary Complex in Battaramulla, has said that all ethnic groups in Sri Lanka enjoyed freedom of religion in comparison to some other countries in Asia.
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Pillayan's detention in remand prison
JO express concern over unreasonable delay in filing cases
The opposition yesterday raised concerns over not releasing former Eastern Province Chief Minister, Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, alias ’Pillayan’.
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Probe against N’Eliya police
The Police Headquarters has launched an investigation into the allegations levelled against the Nuwara Eliya Police Station, that it had not carried out a proper probe into Zaharan’s training centre at Nuwara Eliya, despite complaints made against the training centre, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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Refrain from submitting inconclusive reports: AG informs IGP
Attorney General Dappula de Livera today informed the Acting IGP to refrain from submitting inconclusive reports on five high-profile cases including the murders of Wazim Thajudeen and Lasantha Wickramatunga.
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State of Emergency won’t be extended: Def. Sec.
Defence Secretary Shantha Kottegoda today said that the State of Emergency will not be extended further.
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Fire in ’Ella Rock’ hill reserve completely doused
The fire that had broken out in the ’Ella Rock’ hill reserve belonging to the Rawana Ella Forest Reserve, had been completely extinguished by the Sri Lanka Army and Air Force personnel this evening, Ella Divisional Secretary Ms. K.A.J. Priyangika said.
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Maj. Gen. Sathyapriya appointed Army’s Chief of Staff
Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army with effect from today, the Army said.
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Opinion on PC polls: SC concludes hearing of President’s request
The Supreme Court a short while ago concluded the hearing on President’s request which sought SC opinion on holding the provincial council elections.
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Coimbatore on alert after intel about terrorist intrusion from SL
High alert was issued in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India late on Thursday following an intelligence input that six LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) terrorists had intruded into Tamil Nadu via Sri Lanka and had settled in Coimbatore, the Hindu reported.
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Two resigned state ministers sworn-in
State Ministers Mohamed Cassim Mohamed Faizal and Ali Zahir Moulana Seyed, who resigned from their posts in June, were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago.
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Keith Noyahr abduction case
Army Intelligence officer arrested
Army Intelligence Staff Sergeant Chamika Sumith Kumara was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today over the Keith Noyahr abduction case.
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Central Bank reduces two policy rates
The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, at its meeting held on Thursday, had decided to reduce two of its policy rates.
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24 injured in bus-van collision
Twenty four people including 22 passengers and the two drivers of a bus and a van were injured when the two vehicles collided head-on the Dambulla Habarana main road in Sigiriya this morning, police said.
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April 21: Catholic MPs demand fresh probe
In a letter addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena, six Catholic MPs representing the opposition had requested a fresh probe on the dastardly Easter Sunday bombings.
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