Fire breaks out at mattress factory in Panadura


A fire has broken out at a mattress factory in Panadura a short while ago.

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Customs DG asked to appear before Presidential Commission on Oct 16


Customs Director General P S M Charles has been asked to appear before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on state sector corruption on October 16.

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Police discover two claymore mines upon questioning of arrested ex-LTTE cadre


Police have discovered two claymore mines in Jaffna, each weighing 15 kilograms upon questioning of a former LTTE cadre who was arrested last week.

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SLPP confident of winning minority votes at Presidential poll : Prof. G.L. Peiris


The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today (Oct 14) expressed confidence that its Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa would win minority votes at the upcoming election.

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Growth in South Asia slows down, rebound uncertain-World Bank


WASHINGTON - In line with a global downward trend, growth in South Asia is projected to slow to 5.

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Eight provincial schools declared as National schools


Eight provincial schools have been declared as national schools in the country, the Education Ministry said in a statement today (Oct 14), bringing the total number of national schools upto 370.

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More polling booths planned at voting centres for Presidential poll


The Election Commission (EC) will install between eight to 10 polling booths at each voting centre for the upcoming Presidential election due to the high number of candidates, an EC official said.

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Italian Govt. in talks to offer technical assistance in construction of waste-to-energy power plant


The Italian government is in talks to offer technical assistance in the construction of a waste-to-energy power plant in Sri Lanka, the Power and Energy Ministry said.

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EC receives more than 500 complaints on election law violations, violence


The Election Commission (EC) has received more than 500 complaints on election law violations and violence since October 8, EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.

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Appeal Court's full verdict on petition against Gotabhaya to be delivered tomorrow


The Appeal Court's full verdict outlining the decisions to reject a petition challenging Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's dual citizenship is to be delivered tomorrow (Oct 15).

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Police fire gunshots at jeep driven by Excise officers that failed to stop ; one injured


Police have fired gunshots at a jeep which ignored signals to stop in Kilinochchi today (Oct 14), before learning that Excise Department officers had been travelling in the vehicle.

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Landslide warnings issued to Badulla district ; showers expected after 2 pm


Landslide warnings have been issued in the Badulla district, as inclement weather conditions left nearly 300 persons affected, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

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