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Man shot dead in Beruwala

A man, who was driving a lorry, was shot dead at Moragalla in Beruwala this morning, Police said. According to the police, it was revealed that the victim was a vendor who collects king coconut.

GCE A/L exam 2022 will probably be held in October and November

The GCE Advanced Level Examination 2022 will probably be held in October and November this year, Education Minister Susil Premajayantha said. However the date of the examination will be decided after reviewing the information obtained from the Examinations Department, he added.

Private buses demand diesel or threaten to pull-out

Lanka Private Bus Operator’s Association President Gemunu Wijeratne yesterday said private buses will not operate from June 6 as they find it difficult to obtain diesel. He said that they were in operation in the midst of difficulties due to the GCE Ordinary Level Examination and this decision was taken with the examination ending yesterday.

Bollywood singer KK dies after concert

Popular Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath also known as KK passed away hours after a concert in Kolkata on Tuesday. After his performance, the playback singer was not feeling well and went to his room in Grand Hotel, where he collapsed. Repeated attempts to revive him failed. Later, he was rushed to CMRI hospital. It is being suspected that he died...

Shipment of 3,500 MT of LP gas arrives in Sri Lanka

A shipment of 3,500 metric tonnes of liquefied petroleum (LP) gas has arrived in the country today, LITRO Gas Lanka said.

Cultivate every home garden to avoid starvation: Minister of Agriculture

It is essential to grow food crops on all available land in order to face the famine which is to hit the nation in the future, Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera said yesterday. “ Giving concessions alone will not help as such an exercise will not help allay starvation,” the Minister told Media. “ It is no point having funds if...

Will strongly support Sri Lanka on debt restructuring – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will strongly support Sri Lanka on debt restructuring, IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva says. Speaking to NDTV at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the IMF Chief said, “I feel for the people in Sri Lanka. It is breaking my heart to watch pictures of what is happening in the country that...

Mobile App to monitor refuelling vehicles: Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera

A mobile application that is capable of monitoring vehicles arriving at filling stations for refuelling and exchanging data instantly with other filling stations is currently being tested, Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said. He said this mobile application was developed by the Sri Lanka Police Information Technology Department.

10-hour water cut

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A 10-hour water cut will be in place in several areas in Colombo on Saturday (21) from 10.00 pm to 8.00 am on Sunday (22) due to essential distribution network improvement work, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said. As such, water supply to Colombo 12, 13, 14 and 15 will be interrupted while water supply will be...

Ajith Rajapakshe new Dy Speaker

SLPP MP Ajith Rajapakshe was today elected Deputy Speaker by a majority of 31 votes in a secret ballot. A total of 109 members voted for Mr. Rajapakshe and SJB MP Rohini Kumari Kaviratne obtained 78 votes.