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Tamil Nadu politicians do not understand problems of Sri Lankans: Murali

Sri Lankan cricket star Muttiah Muralitharan has said Tamil Nadu politicians do not understand the problems of Sri Lankans.

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Tax relief only on essential food items: Bandula

The tax relief announced by the government on Wednesday will not apply to alcoholic spirits, tobacco or cigarettes but to essential consumer commodities, Government Spokesman, Minister Bandula Gunawardana said.

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Water supply disruption, Colombo 10, 12 affected

The water supply in some areas will be disrupted in several areas until early hours tomorrow due to the break down in the supply line in Kotikawatte, National Water Supply and Drainage Board said today.

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Accountant gets 367-year RI for financial fraud

The Colombo High Court today sentenced an individual, who had worked as an accountant attached to a private company, to 367 years Rigorous Imprisonment for defrauding Rs. 2 million from the company.

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60 police officers transferred

Sixty police officers including four DIGs, seven SSPs, 18 ASPs and 11 SPs have been transferred with immediate effect, the National Police Commission (NPC).

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Spotting a sea lion is rare - Wildlife Director

Referring to the spotting of a sea lion in Sri Lanka in the Bambalapitiya area, the Wildlife Conservation Director-General G.C. Sooriyabandara today said it is a rare incident and people should bear in mind not to disturb the creature.

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Parliament informs EC to fill vacancy left after demise of Ranjith Soyza

Parliament Secretary General Dhammika Dassanayake has informed the Election Commission about the vacancy left in the 8th Parliament from December 4, after the demise of Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Ranjith Soyza.

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Cardinal gives statement to PCoI

Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal MalcolmRanjith arrived at the BMICH a short while ago to give a statement to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on the Easter Sunday attack.

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Environmentalists critical of abolishing permits to transport sand, granite, soil

Environmentalists are of the opinion that the recent Cabinet decision to allow the transportation of sand, granite and soil without permits will have some negative impact on environment in the short and long term.

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Gazette issued banning re-export of spices

The government has issued a gazette notification banning the re-exporting of pepper, areca-nut, tamarind, cinnamon, ginger and several other crops with immediate effect.

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Petition handed over to UNP leadership

’Don’t nominate MPs who insulted Buddhist monks’

The Tri Nikayika Tharuna Bikkhu Sangamaya - an organization of young Buddhist monks representing the three chapters yesterday handed over a petition to the UNP leadership requesting the party not to give nominations to those MPs who had insulted Buddhist monks.

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30 Africans missing from Mirihana detention camp

A snap raid conducted at the Immigration and Emigration Department’s special detention centre in Mirihana last morning had revealed that 30 African nationals in the camp had gone missing.

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Low level disturbance

Rainy condition to continue several days

The low-level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka (south of Sri Lanka), prevailing showery condition is expected continue in the coming days while people living along the river banks were asked to be vigilant as there is a flood threat, Disaster Management Centre ( DMC) said yesterday.

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All 4 accused in Hyd vet rape case killed in encounter

All four accused in the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian in India were killed in an encounter with the Telangana Police in the early hours of Friday, the Indian Express reported.

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Court calls for unedited video clippings of Rajitha’s press conference

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday ordered seven electronic media institutes to hand over the unedited clips of the video footage of the news conference held by former Minister MP Rajitha Senaratne on the alleged abduction of the Swiss Embassy employee to the OIC of the Investigation Unit of the CID.

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Tax relief benefits will reach people within 2-3 months: Inland Revenue Chief

People will receive benefits from the recent tax concessions within the next two or three months, Inland Revenue Commissioner General Nadun Guruge told a news briefing yesterday.

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Suspension of licence to transport sand, soil

Cabinet to review decision after expert committee report

The suspension of the law to obtain a licence for the transportation of sand, stones and soil, by the cabinet on Tuesday would be effective only for a week and an expert committee report is expected on the matter at the next cabinet meeting, Cabinet spokesman and Minister Bandula Gunawardana said yesterday.

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75 mobiles, five laptops, Rs.1.5 million recovered at Mirihana detention centre

Following an emergency joint search operation conducted at the Mirihana detention Centre last morning, a total of 75 mobile phones, five laptop computers and cash equivalent to Rs.1,56,000 were recovered, Immigration and Emigration media spokesman B. G. G. Milinda said.

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Bond indictment under spotlight

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

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In fighting extremism and de-radicalization Pakistan ready to support Sri Lanka-Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi paid an official visit to Sri Lanka between December 1 and 2 with a felicitation message from his Gover...

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‘We’re like the emperor without clothes, blind to our nudity’ - Prof.Hoole

S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, one of the three members of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, which played a vital role in the recently concluded electio...

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MCC and the transition to economic growth W. A. Wijewardena

The much-debated Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact for Sri Lanka promises funding for transport infrastructure development and land acces...

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‘Use brains not emotions when voting’ -Duminda Nagamuwa

While much of the election spotlight is focused on the presidential candidates of the major parties, those of smaller parties struggle to have their v...

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WEIRD NEWS

Child poisoned my mothers paramour

A young man who had allegedly given poison to his paramour’s ten-year-old son in an attempt to kill him, was produced before the Nawalapitiya magistrate Chandani Meegoda and remanded till December 6...

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He switched on the light - friend ran away from his wife

When a husband and wife were sleeping in bed, suddenly the wife screamed as she felt that someone else was sleeping near her....

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Police detain two children on world travel expedition on bicycle

Galnewa police said they took into custody two nine-year-old children who had embarked on a travelling mission by bicycle on Saturday....

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