Arjun Aloysius and others granted bail by special high court

The special trial-at-bar today served indictments against Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius and several others and granted bail in connection with the Treasury bond scam.

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Sri Lanka bring back Dickwella for Bangladesh ODI series

Sri Lanka have recalled Niroshan Dickwella for the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh.

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VIP Defender involved in attack on van at Kalagedihena seized

The Defender vehicle, which was recently involved in the attack on a van at Kalagedihena, has been found at a residence in Maharagama area, says the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara.

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Batticaloa Campus got US$ 100 million from Saudi Arabia – FCID

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) yesterday informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court that US$100 million had been remitted from Saudi Arabia to build the Batticaloa Campus.

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VIPs gone wild! Angry officials assault motorist on A1

An incident has been reported where officials travelling in two VIP vehicles, allegedly not being allowed to overtake a van, had proceeded to assault a van driver in the Kalagedihena area on the Colombo-Kandy (A1) Road.

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US government will not buy, sell, or own actual land in Sri Lanka – Teplitz

The United States Government will not buy, sell, or own any actual land under Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact, says the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina B. Teplitz.

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World Bank assures continuous assistance to Sri Lanka

World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer said that the World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations. They include 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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Kotmale, Laxapana & Wimalasurendra spill gates opened

Spill gates of the Kotmale, Laxapana and Wimalasurendra reservoirs have been opened due to the incessant rains experienced in these areas.

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Bakery owners revise decision to increase price of bread

The decision to increase the price of a 450 g loaf of bread has been revised, stated the bakery Owners’ Association.

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Teachers & Principals fall sick for two days

Members of a number of Teachers’ and Principals’ unions will be on sick leave today and tomorrow.

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Talks with Postal Minister fail: token strike continues

The discussions held with Minister of Postal Services & Muslim Religious Affairs Abdul Haleem have failed, the postal trade unions stated.

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Sri Lanka dumping ground for world’s garbage – Customs union

A consignment of 102 container loads of garbage imported from the United Kingdom now lies in the Colombo port while another 122 containers of garbage have already been cleared out of the port to unknown destinations within the country because of a loophole in import regulations created during the previous government, the country’s Customs officers’ union claimed yesterday.

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JVP to go it alone at presidential polls

Common candidate was a term that no longer had any political value in the country thanks to the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government, JVP Kalutara District MP Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa said, addressing the media at the party headquarters in Pelawatte.

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Postal strike disrupts mail exchange in Colombo

The current postal strike has interrupted the mail exchange procedure in the Colombo area.

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Price of a loaf of bread up by Rs. 5

The price of a loaf of bread has been increased by Rs. 5 with effect from midnight today (17), stated the Bakery Owners’ Association.

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Muslim Marriage and Divorce – Muslim politicos agree to amend Act

Muslim politicians are reported to have agreed to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) on four categories including that of increasing the marriageable age to 18, but disagreement over four other categories had hampered the process of enacting the amendments,

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