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SriLankan flight UL 315 diverted to Mattala due to inclement weather at BIA

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April 20, 2019 05:51 pm

SriLankan flight UL 315 which was heading towards the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) from Malaysia was diverted to the Mattala Airport due to the inclement weather in ...


Suspect arrested with counterfeit notes in Kotmale

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April 20, 2019 05:36 pm

A suspect has been arrested with 45 fake currency notes in the Kotmale area, police said. Kotmale Police acting upon a tip-off had nabbed 44 Rs 5000 counterfeit notes al...


Individual arrested for defrauding people by promising employment in Japan

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April 20, 2019 04:08 pm

A person who had duped people into giving money by promising to provide employment in Japan was arrested near the Galle Face roundabout this afternoon. Police offic...


Navy personnel save drowning girl in Panama lagoon, two jet-skiers at Lake Gregory

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April 20, 2019 03:58 pm

An 18-year old girl who was drowning in the Panama Lagoon was rescued by a team of Navy lifesavers who were on duty yesterday (Apr 19). By Asiri Fernando An 18...


Special discussion between JO MP's to be chaired by Opp. Leader on Monday

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April 20, 2019 03:56 pm

A special discussion is set to take place between Joint Opposition (JO) parliamentarians at the Opposition Leader's office next Monday. Matters pertaining to the fut...


Six including three children injured in mishap along Galle-Matara road

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April 20, 2019 03:55 pm

Six persons have been injured following an accident in the vicinity of a tourist hotel along the Galle-Matara main road. The accident had occurred when a Sri Lanka Trans...


42 hospitalised after food poisoning during religious event in Maskeliya

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April 20, 2019 12:08 pm

A group of 42 people were hospitalised due to food poisoning during a religious event in Maskeliya last night. The group consumed food which was served during the C...


Methodist Church Bishop Perera says police yet to act against church attacks

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April 20, 2019 11:16 am

The Methodist Church President/ Bishop Asiri Perera issuing a statement said that the police has yet to take necessary action against the attacks on the ...


STF nab suspect with 1200 foreign cigarettes in Kalmunai

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April 20, 2019 10:56 am

A suspect has been arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) in Kalmunai with 1200 foreign cigarettes today (Apr 20). STF personnel had arrested the suspect along wi...


Mirihana Police probe assault of Emergency Division's OIC

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April 20, 2019 10:55 am

Mirihana Police have commenced investigations into the assault of an OIC in charge of the 119 Emergency Division today (Apr 19). IG's Command and Information Divisio...


SL's first research satellite reaches NASA's International Space Station

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April 19, 2019 08:19 pm

Sri Lanka's first research statellite 'Raavana 1' which was released yesterday reached NASA's International Space Station at around 6:30 pm (local time) tod...


No division among opposition parties on presidential candidate : Opp. Leader

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April 19, 2019 08:18 pm

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that there will be no division among opposition parties including the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) with regard to the presiden...


One arrested over murder of a couple in Devahuwa

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April 19, 2019 07:48 pm

One suspect has been arrested over the murder of a couple in Devahuwa, Galewela on April 15. The suspect has been identified as the brother of the woman who was fou...


Suspect arrested with 1.3 kilos of heroin in Wattala

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April 19, 2019 07:46 pm

A suspect has been arrested with 1.37 kilograms of heroin in Dikkowita, Wattala today (Apr 19), police said. The arrest was carried out during a raid by the Wattala...


Gampaha Sanasa Bank Chairman arrested for allegedly misusing funds over Rs 750 m

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April 19, 2019 04:29 pm

The Chairman of the Sanasa Bank in Gampaha was arrested today (Apr 19) for allegedly misusing funds worth over Rs 750 million belonging to depositors. The suspect w...


Leopard-zone at Kumana National Park closed off to tourists

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April 19, 2019 04:18 pm

The area at the Kumana National Park demarcated for leopard sightings has been closed off for tourists. This decision was made following the death of a construction...


Piyal Rajapaksha released after CID questioning upon deportation from Dubai

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April 19, 2019 11:46 am

Piyal Pushpakumara Rajapaksha who was detained after being deported from Dubai was released yesterday (Apr 18), police said. Rajapaksha was arrested along with 30 others...


Three kilos of heroin discovered near the Southern Expressway

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April 19, 2019 09:50 am

Around three kilograms of heroin was discovered in the vicinity of the Kurundugahahetekma interchange of the Southern Expressway last night. The narcotic ...


Rail services restored in Maradana ; Polgahawela track undergoing repairs

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April 19, 2019 09:16 am

Rail services along the Maradana railway line have been restored after a train derailed yesterday (Apr 17). However, rail services between Polgahawela and Alawwa co...


Leopard attacks construction worker at Kumana National Park

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April 19, 2019 06:38 am

A road construction worker was killed by a leopard at the Kumana National Park yesterday (Apr 18) police said. The leopard had attacked the victim while he was returning...


Five Southern PC administrative officials granted transfers

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April 18, 2019 11:38 pm

Five service transfers of administrative officials of the Southern Provincial Council were approved by Southern Governor Keerthi Tennakoon yesterday (Apr 18). Local...


Dubai court to hear case on Makandure Madush's deportation on May 02

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April 18, 2019 06:37 pm

A Dubai court has decided to announce its decision on the deportation of 'Makandure Madush', on May 02. A petition was filed at the Dubai courts through law...


Drought affects 600,000 people ; DMC calls on public to donate relief supplies

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April 18, 2019 06:27 pm

The total number of people affected by the persisting drought conditions in certain parts of the country has arisen to 600,000, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said to...


Two US Navy vessels arrive at Hambantota for annual naval exercise

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April 18, 2019 06:05 pm

Two US Navy vessels, The USNS Millinocket and USS ‘Spruance’ arrived at the Hambantota Port today (Apr 17) to participate in an annual naval exercise this weekend. ...


SC orders six ministries, two authorities to provide easy access for differently-abled

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April 18, 2019 05:19 pm

The Supreme Court today (April 18) called on six ministries and two authorities to provide facilities to those with special needs to facilitate easy access to these governm...


Makandure Madush's cousin remanded until Apr 22

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April 18, 2019 04:24 pm

Nilan Romesh Samarasinghe, the cousin of druglord ‘Makandure Madush’ who was deported from Dubai last morning has been remanded until April 22. The order was...


STF nab 'Jeewan Malli' with heroin worth Rs 60 million

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April 18, 2019 03:25 pm

A suspect identified as 'Jeewan Malli' has been arrested in Kiribathgoda with heroin worth Rs 60 million, police said. The arrest was carried out by Special Task...


Met. Dept. warns of thundershowers due to atmospheric disturbance around SL

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April 18, 2019 02:59 pm

The Meteorological Department has forecast thundershowers today (Apr 18) due to the low level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka. Issuing a w...


Two women critically injured during demining operations in Kilinochchi

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April 18, 2019 02:19 pm

Two women who were involved in demining operations in Kilinochchi have been hospitalised after a landmine exploded during a clearing operation today. The clearing&n...


Nadeemal Perera released after recording a statement at CID

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April 18, 2019 01:54 pm

Singer Nadeemal Perera has been released after recording a statement at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) a short while ago. The singer who was depo...




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SriLankan flight UL 315 diverted to Mattala due to inclement weather at BIA

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Suspect arrested with counterfeit notes in Kotmale

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Individual arrested for defrauding people by promising employment in Japan

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