Excise Dept. to set up Special Ops Room
The Excise Department which regulates all laws pertaining to the sale, possession and production of liquor will set up its first Special Operations Room at its headquarters before June this year, sources said.
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SLPP plans vehicle parade from Trinco targeting May Day
A vehicle parade organised by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) would kick off from Trincomalee on April 26 and would arrive in Colombo on May 1 to flex muscle on the party’s May Day celebrations, an MP said.
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17-year-old killed by lightning strike
A 17-year-old youth was killed after being struck by lightning at Vishwamadu in Puthukkudiyiruppu this afternoon, police said.
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Man arrested with heroin in Wattala
A 35-year-old man was arrested with 1.37 kilos of heroin at Dikovita in Wattala this afternoon, police said.They said the suspect was arrested based on the information received by the Wattala Police around 2.30 pm today.
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I was not involved in team selection: Harin
Sports minister Harin Fernando said he was not involved in selecting the team for the 2019 World Cup and that there were selectors paid by Sri Lanka Cricket to do that job.
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PNB recovers 3 kgs of heroin near expressway entrance
Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officials have recovered three kilos of heroin worth over Rs.35 million near the Kurundugahahethekma Entrance of the Southern expressway last night.
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50-year-old suspect extradited from Dubai released
The 50-year-old suspect Piyal Pushpakumara Rajapaksha, who was deported from Dubai last morning and detained by the CID for further questioning, had been released today, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
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CCD arrests one of two suspects deported from Dubai
The 22-year-old suspect Mohammad Afreed Mohammad Inham, who was deported from Dubai last morning, was arrested by the officials of the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) this morning, police said.
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Press Freedom Index
SL improves ranking: Ranked between Uganda, Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka has further improved its press freedom, and ranked in between Uganda and Zimbabwe in the latest version of the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders.
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Case filed by PUCSL
Ravi proposes Cabinet to resolve the dispute
Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake in a Cabinet paper has proposed to the Cabinet on April 2, 2019 that the dispute between the Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) and Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) should be resolved amicably without seeking legal action, informed sources said.
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Appointment of President's Counsel
UNP lawyers express concern
Lawyers attached to the UNP want to clear some matters with regard to the appointment of President’s Counsel, party sources said yesterday.
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Leopard drags away labourer in Kumana
A person was killed and other sustained serious injuries when a leopard attacked a group of labourers working at the Kumana National Park and dragged a man away last afternoon, Panama Police said.
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Mob attack on A’pura Church: Six individuals issued notices
Six individuals had been issued notices to appear in court on May 5 over their alleged involvement in the attack on a Methodist prayer centre at Anuradhapura on March 31, police said.
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State has violated rights of differently-abled: SC
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court today ruled that the State and its agencies have violated the fundamental right to equality guaranteed by the Constitution to persons with disabilities, for the breach and failure to comply with the provisions of the Disabled Persons (Accessibility) Regulations.
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Met Dept. forecasts heavy showers
A low-level atmospheric disturbance has set in the vicinity of Sri Lanka which will bring heavy showers and high winds, the Department of Meteorology said today.
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Govt. behind US lawsuit against Gota: SLPP
The government was behind the lawsuit filed in a US Court against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as the plaintiff Roy Manojkumar Samathanam had interacted with higher-ups of the government beforehand, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) alleged today.
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Govt. to introduce ’emergency app’ soon
The government is to introduce an ‘Emergency app’ through which a person who is caught up in an emergency can inform all relevant institutions concerned using a mobile phone, Digital Infrastructure Development Minister Ajith P. Perera said today.
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