Avant-Garde case: Suspects further remanded
Rakna Lanka Former Chairman Victor Samaraweera and Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Palitha Fernando were further remanded till August 2 by Galle Chief Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela over Avant-Garde floating armoury case.
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Agarapathana tragedy: Body of missing girl found
The body of the 11-year-old girl, who went missing after being caught in floods in Agarapathana police area last afternoon, was recovered this morning, Police said.
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One killed in landslide in Ginigathhena: 10 shops destroyed
A 64-year-old man was killed after 10 shops in Ginigathhena were destroyed in a landslide this morning, police said.
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ICC suspends Zimbabwe over political interference
International cricket chiefs on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference.
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VIP security personnel attack van in Kalagedihena
An incident was reported from Kalagedihena yesterday in which security personnel of a VIP motorcade had attacked a van for allegedly not allowing the vehicle convoy of the VIP to proceed.
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PM to call for report on wheat flour price hike
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have told a group of UNP MPs that he will call for a report from the relevant authorities on the recent wheat flour prices hike.
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Health Ministry to pay Rs.3.5bn for take over of NFTH
The Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine will soon take over the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) at Malabe by paying a sum of Rs. 3.5 billion, Health Ministry Secretary Wasantha Perera said yesterday.
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Power disruptions a possibility due to windy conditions: CEB
Power disruptions were reported from several areas in the country yesterday due to the prevailing showery weather and windy conditions, Power and Energy Ministry Media Spokesman and Development Director, Sulakshana Jayawardena said.
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PM says will make official statement on death penalty soon
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed junior MPs of his party that he would soon come up with an official statement on the implementation of the death sentence on behalf of the government and the United National Party (UNP).
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Court orders BoC to submit bank records on Batti campus
The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) Senior Manager to submit the bank records to the FCID with regard to an organisation in Saudi Arabia which had transferred USD 100 million to the controversial Batticaloa Campus.
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Court of Appeal sets aside Jaffna HC order prohibiting animal sacrifices
The Court of Appeal yesterday set aside the judgment of the Jaffna High Court which prohibited the animal sacrifice ritual in the Northern Province for the last three years.
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Shafi’s wife, Young Journalists Association complain to JSC
The wife of Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen and the Young Journalists Association (YJA) filed two separate complaints with the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) alleging bias and misconduct of Kurunegala Magistrate, Sampath Hewawasam.
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Landslide warnings issued for 7 districts
The National Building Research Organisation ( NBRO) today issued landslide warnings for Rathnapura, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Kegalle, Kalutara, Galle and Matara districts.
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Navy rescues 9 sailors aboard barge swept away by gale
The Navy rescued nine sailors on board a barge which was swept away by gale-force winds that were experienced in the outer harbour of the Galle Port and had started to head towards the seas off Sama Viharaya in Rumassala this evening.
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NFC once again blocked from film distribution
The Civil Appellate Court of Colombo today issued an interim injunction preventing the National Film Corporation (NFC) from handling the distribution of films until the final determination of the case.
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Investigations on Dr. Shafi
NPC wants CID withdrawn and SIU to probe
The National Police Commission (NPC) has called for a report from the Acting IGP over the possibility of removing the CID from investigating Dr. Mohammed Shafi’s case and hand it over to the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU).
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Return to nearest harbour: Navy advises fishermen
Fishermen in the south, south-western and western seas of Sri Lanka are advised to return to the nearest harbour due to the prevailing adverse weather, Navy Spokesman Isuru Sooriyabandara said.
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