Eradication of corruption should start from the top : Sajith


The precedent to eradicate corruption must be created from highest levels of the country and not from the grassroots, Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Sajith Premadasa said today (Aug 23).

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Educational supplies awarded to deserving vision impaired students


The Sri Lanka Council for the blind, as the forerunner and the principal service provider organisation for the vision impaired in Sri Lanka organised a ceremony to mark the awarding of educational supplies to deserving vision impaired students pursuing higher studied for the 28th consecutive year today (August 23).

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AG instructs appointment of appropriate senior officials to probe high profile cases


The Attorney General (AG) has instructed the Acting Police Chief to appoint appropriate senior officials for the investigations of five high profile cases which are underway.

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Rs 254 million fines collected from drunk drivers since July: Police


Fines amounting to Rs 254 million have been collected from drunk drivers under a special police operation which began in July, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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Supreme Court opinion on PC polls to be forwarded to President before August 31


The hearing of submissions on the President's application seeking an opinion on the law to conduct the provincial council polls ended at the Supreme Court today (Aug 23).

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Four including Saman Dissanayake further remanded over Avant Garde case until Sept 6


Four individuals including Police Commission Secretary Saman Dissanayake have been further remanded until September 06 over the Avant-Garde illegal floating armoury case.

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Maj. Gen. Sathpriya Liyanage appointed as new Army chief-of-staff


Major General Sathpriya Liyanage has been appointed as the new chief of staff of the Army.

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All national parks to be closed for three days in September owing to elephant survey


The Department of Wildlife Conservation has announced that all national parks in the country will be closed for three days in September due to the islandwide elephant survey which is being conducted.

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Rajitha instructs against issuing prescriptions for private tests and purchase of medicines


Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne has instructed the Colombo General Hospital to refrain from issuing prescriptions for patients to purchase medicines or undergo tests at private laboratories.

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Navy recovers 15 kilos of C-4 explosives in Jaffna


Navy officers recovered 15 kilograms of C-4 explosives from the Veththalaikarni coast in Jaffna yesterday (Aug 22) evening.

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Corruption case against Keheliya fixed for October 1


A corruption case filed against former mass media minister Keheliya Rambukwella and another two individual has been fixed for October 1 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate's court.

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