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'Most-wanted’ suspect arrested over lynching of Priyantha Kumara

Police have arrested the most wanted accused Imtiaz alias Billi, who was involved in the gruesome murder of Priyantha Kumara and desecrating his body, the Punjab Police announced on its official Twitter handle.

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  Health experts raise serious concerns over new variant, SL goes on alert
  Revised excise levies announced

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Sri Lanka and Poland to resume direct flights from today

Direct flights between Sri Lanka and Poland which was suspended since the Easter Sunday attack, will resume from today, the Tourism Ministry said.

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SJB MPS to attend Parliament today

SJB MPS are likely to attend Parliament sessions today following an assurance given by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana that he would make a statement on the security of MPS.

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Gas explosion victims will be compensated: Lasantha Alagiyawanna

The victims of domestic gas cylinder explosions, properties and equipment damaged will be duly compensated by the government after collecting all information of the mishaps and analysing the root cause, Cooperative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna said yesterday

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No mercy on health rule violators ahead of festive season: PHIU

As the festive season is just around the corner, the regional Public Health Inspectors have been informed to take legal action those who violate health guidelines, PHIU Head Upul Rohana said.

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Kandana sub railway station temporarily closed

The Railway Department closed the Kandana sub railway station until it is disinfected and certified, Sri Lanka Railways Station Masters’ Union (SLRSMU) said.

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Premier Imran Khan awards certificate of appreciation to Malik Adnan, who tried to save Priyantha Kumara

Prime Minister Imran Khan awarded on Tuesday a certificate of appreciation to Malik Adnan, who tried to save Priyantha Diyawadana from being lynched, stressing the government will not spare those who resort to violence in the name of religion.

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Saturday, Sunday weekend from January 1 in UAE: Four-and-half-day working week

UAE announced on Tuesday that it will transition to a four-and-a half-day working week, with Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday forming the new weekend.

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⁩Transport service to be digitalised by next year: Minister

Steps will be taken to digitalise the transport services to provide an efficient and comfortable public transport service to commuters by 2022, Transport Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said.

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One-hour power cut to be imposed today & tomorrow

One-hour power cut will be imposed at several areas in the country between 06.00 pm to 09.30 pm today and tomorrow (08), the Ministry of Power said.

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Excavations to find gold buried by LTTE in Mullaitivu, suspended

The excavations at Puthukudiirippu in Mullaitivu to retrieve gold suspected to have been buried by the LTTE during the war, were suspended as nothing was found after numerous attempts.

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SJB lodges complaint with CPU & IPU over alleged attempted assault of MP Manusha Nanayakkara

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has lodged a formal complaint with the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Commonwealth Parliament Union (CPU) over the recent alleged attempted assault of MP Manusha Nanayakkara at the Parliamentary complex.

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Major General Vikum Liyanage appointed New Chief of Staff

Major General H.L.V.M Liyanage has been appointed as the 59th Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, effective from today (7).

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Birth certificates to carry special identification reference

The government approved the facility to issue birth certificates with an identity number.

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Cabinet nod to provide a grant of Rs. 2.5 mn to family of Priyantha Kumara

The Cabinet of Ministers today approved the proposal to provide a grant of 2.5 million to the wife and children of Priyantha Kumara who was brutally killed by a mob in Sialkot, Pakistan recently.

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Seeking outside help on bended knees won’t solve SL’s debt woes: Cabraal

Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal sees a rare silver lining for the country to transform its external sector and the debt profile to a much resilient and sustainable position, with the unique approach taken by the government to emerge out of the current external sector crisis, instead of bending the knees to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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BOI unions continue protest to oust Chairman

The trade unions at the BOI yesterday said they had decided to continue the protest against BOI Chairman Sanjaya Mohottala, who tendered his resignation last week but who is “trying to come through the back door”.

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Kerala marijuana worth over Rs. 80 mn seized; two suspects nabbed

Two suspects were arrested with a haul of Kerala marijuana (Kerala Ganja) to the value of over Rs. 80 million while attempting to flee after dumping the contraband into the sea off Madhagal, Jaffna yesterday.

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Raja Kollure passes away

North-Western Province Governor Raja Kollure passed away at the age of 83 while receiving treatment for COVID-19, family sources said.

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Chemical liquid recommended to detect odour: Experts’ committee

The experts’ committee that examined the domestic gas leak explosions said the supplying companies had been instructed to add Ethyl Mercaptan, a chemical liquid with a distinct odour, for consumers to identify any leak.

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Priyantha Kumara’s remains arrive in SL, sent for autopsy

The remains of Priyantha Kumara, the Sri Lankan export manager who was brutally killed by a mob in Sialkot on Friday, arrived in Colombo on Monday evening on a Sri Lankan Airlines flight from Lahore.

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Sialkot incident will have no impact on the two countries’ friendly ties: SL high commissioner

Sri Lankan High Commissioner Mohan Vijay Vikrama has assured that the Sialkot lynching will have no impact on the two countries’ amicable relations.

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Recall all Lankans from Pakistan unless Pakistan ensures their safety: Anura

The Sri Lankans living and working in Pakistan should be recalled unless the Pakistani Government is prepared to ensure their safety, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today.

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Extortion case: Jacqueline Fernandez summoned by ED for questioning

Enforcement Directorate of India has summoned actress Jacqueline Fernandez for questioning on 8th December in relation to a Rs 200 crore extortion case, the Indian media reported.

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Friday's incidents in Parliament Chamber:

Govt. MP calls for probe on releasing video to private media

Government MP Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon today requested the Speaker to conduct an investigation into releasing a video to private media showing the incidents that took place within the Parliament chambers last Friday.

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LP Gas back in the market with new look

The two main gas companies have decided to issue their new stocks of LP gas cylinders while carrying coloured polythene seals with changed logo colours, the Consumer Affairs Authority said.

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Bodies of all three youths went missing in Mullaithivu sea, found

Bodies of all three youths who went missing since last evening while bathing in the Mullaithivu sea, have been found this morning, Police said.

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Third CB bond issuance: Court releases Mahendran, Ravi and others from eleven charges

Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar today ordered to release several accused including former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayke, Central Bank former Governor Arjuna Mahendran from 11 charges out of 22 in connection with the Central Bank bond auction held on March 31, 2016.

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Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison for incitement

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years in prison, in the first in a series of verdicts that could jail her for life.

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Sri Lanka explores grid connectivity with India Power Minister Gamini Lokuge

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How a Sri Lankan woman’s death shook Japan and pushed towards changes

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Wasgamuwa unsettled by treasure hunting, harassment activities

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Traders millers rule the roost in rice mafia

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Teen Pregnancy: A Hidden Crisis

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Warning for foreign job seekers

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