Power failures in seven districts as heavy winds damage power lines


Power failures have been reported in several places across seven districts after heavy winds uprooted trees and damaged electricity supply lines, the Power and Energy Ministry said.

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Barge capsizes near Galle harbour, Navy rescue 9 crew members


A barge with nine crew men off the Rumassala coast near Galle harbour capsized today owing to rough seas.

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Landslide, flood warnings issued to Ratnapura owing to heavy downpour


Weather authorities have issued landslide and flood warnings in the Ratanupra district owing to heavy rains experienced in the area.

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NW Governor refutes claims of burdening parents in order to set up development fund


North Western Province Governor Peshala Jayarathne refuted claims made by a teachers union that he was burdening parents to purchase exercise books through regional education offices in a bid to build up a development fund.

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Bread prices to be reduced by Rs 5


The price of a loaf of bread will be reduced by Rs 5 with effect from midnight today (Jul 18), the Bakery Owners Association (BOA) said.

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Combined narcotic exercise to be launched next week


A special combined narcotic exercise will be launched next week by three security units, Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) DIG Sajeewa Medawatte said.

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G.C.E A/L, Grade Five Scholarship tuition classes banned from end July


The Department of Examinations has announced that tuition classes for G C E Advanced Level (A/L) and Grade Five scholarship students will be banned from the end of this month owing to the holding of these public exams.

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Indictments handed over to two Welikada prison riots suspects


Indictments have been handed over to two suspects involved in the Welikada prison riots at the Special High Court today (Jul 18).

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World Bank assures continuous assistance to Sri Lanka


World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer assured to President Maithripala Sirisena that the World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations such as assisting the agriculture sector faced with climatic vagaries, irrigation, renewable energy, climate resilience operations and renovation of tanks in rural areas.

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AG's petition against Chief Magistrate's ruling to be taken up on July 23


The Attorney General (AG)’s revision petition against the Chief Magistrate’s ruling over two suspects in the April 21 terrorist attacks case will be taken up for consideration at the High Court on July 23, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, Co-ordinating Secretary to the AG told Times Online.

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CoA lifts ban on animal sacrifice at a Kovil in Jaffna


The Court of Appeal (CoA) today lifted the ban imposed by the Jaffna High Courts against conducting any forms of animal sacrifices at a Hindu Kovil in Jaffna.

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UPDATE: CID to report facts of Saman Dissanayake's arrest to court tomorrow


Update : The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) will report facts to the Galle Magistrate's court tomorrow (Jul 19) on the arrest of National Police Commission Secretary Saman Dissanayake, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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