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Monsoon waters kill hundreds in Kerala

At least 324 people have been killed in flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala in what local officials say is the worst flooding in 100 years. India’s monsoon season started in June, but the death toll in Kerala has soared in the past 24 hours. Rescuers are battling …

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Japanese Defense Minister’ visit to Sri lanka

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera will visit Sri Lanka from August 20 to 22. It will be the first time ever for a Japanese Defense Minister to visit Sri Lanka. During his visit he will hold talks with State Minister of Defense, Ruwan Wijewardene and other government leaders. He is …

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Military training prog for Pakistan

Military training prog for Pakistan

US military institutions are struggling to fill the 66 slots they had kept aside for officers from Pakistan for the next academic year, as the Trump administration refused to provide funds for their training, official sources said.

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Chennai police on Thursday arrested May 17 Movement co-ordinator Thirumurugan Gandhi

Chennai police

The Chennai police on Thursday arrested May 17 Movement co-ordinator Thirumurugan Gandhi in Bengaluru International Airport on charges of sedition. He has been actively campaigning against the 8-lane Chennai Salem Green Corridor project and the police firing in Thoothukudi over the Sterlite stir recently. The city police has registered 22 …

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Trains operate despite TU action

The Sri Lanka Railways managed to operate nine trains from Colombo Fort and Maradana last evening too, despite trade union action launched by several unions. According to Railways Additional General Manager Wijaya Samarasinghe, several trains bound for Mirigama, Kandy, Matara, Puttalam, Avissawella, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa left Colombo Fort from yesterday …

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Countrywide women’s empowerment programme soon

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the Government plans to launch a countrywide programme to provide financial assistance to women for the introduction of grassroots projects. These projects would be implemented with the direct contribution of women and the government is presently studying the mechanism to be adopted for …

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Rajiv Gandhi killers can’t be freed, Indian Govt. tells SC

NEW DELHI Aug 10: The seven Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts jailed in Tamil Nadu cannot be released, the government told the Supreme Court yesterday, asserting that the case involves the assassination of a former Prime Minister. The assassination of Rajiv Gandhi was a “most heinous and brutal crime,” the government said, …

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PTL’s Chief Dealer, executive bailed

Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Chief Dealer Nuwan Salgado and IT executive Sachith Devathanthri arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence submitted to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating into the Treasury Bond issue were yesterday ordered to be released on bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate. The two suspects were ordered …

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Mattala talks progressing

Development activities of the Mattala Airport would be carried out through a Sri Lankan company established under a partnership agreement with the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said. He was responding to a question raised by a journalist regarding an announcement …

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SLMC PRESIDENT RESIGNS

Sri Lanka Medical Council President (SLMC) Prof. Colvin Gunaratne has handed over his resignation to the Health Minister, SLMC sources said. The content of the proposals handed over to the Health Minister by Gunaratne is not known. But sources said one specific proposal in it was to ‘dissolve the SLMC’. …

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