Update : Policeman dies in shootout with armed gang in Matara, four suspect arrested


Update : While Police apprehended the main suspect associated with the shootout  that took place in Matara earlier today, a further three suspects have also been arrested.

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High Court judges for new corruption court


Chief Justice Priyasath Dep  appointed three High Court judges to hear cases in the country’s first special High Court to try high-profile financial fraud and corruption cases, the government news portal reported.

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Canned fish had worms, consignments turned back


Sri Lankan consumers are subject to substandard imported products, as indicated by the recent detection of worms by the Sri Lanka Standards Institute in some imported canned fish, which is a very serious issue.

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Low pressure water supply on Saturday


The National Water Supply and Drainage Board says the water supply in the Colombo Municipality city limits will be supplied at a low pressure from noon to midnight on Saturday  June 23.

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Man shot dead in Hikkaduwa


A 29 year old suspect involved in several murders, has been gunned down by gunmen who came on a motorbike at Wewala, Hikkaduwa this morning.

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Court summons PTL Chairman Geoffrey Aloysius


The Colombo Fort Magistrate today issued summons on Chairman of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Geoffrey Aloysius to be present in court on July 5.

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Leopard killed after attack on villagers in Kilinochchi


A leopard was killed by angry villagers in Ambankulam, Kilinochchi today morning after it attacked and injured six locals.

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US assures continued support for SL to fulfill commitments under UN resolution


After the announcement by the United States that it is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council effective June 19, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Athul Keshap met with senior  Sri Lankan officials to convey the assurance of the United States Government that it will remain fully engaged with the Sri Lankan Government to help it meet its continuing and standing commitments to the international community to advance the cause of reconciliation and lasting peace for all Sri Lankans, the US Embassy in Colombo stated in a media release.

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Postal strike continues


The island-wide postal strike continues today after talks between trade union representatives and authorities collapsed again yesterday.

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Protest over proposed tile factory using Norochcholai ash


A group of area residents held a protest in Mundalama yesterday (21) over a project to be set up near Mundalama town to produce tiles using ash discarded from the Norochcholai coal power plant.

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In pictures: Funeral of veteran musician Ivor Dennis


The funeral of veteran musician  Ivor Dennis took place last evening amidst a large gathering including artists at Seeduwa.

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