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Considering Karannagoda’s FR petition postponed to March 7

The Supreme Court has postponed considering the Fundamental rights (FR) petition, filed by Retired Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda’s lawyers preventing the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) from arresting him, until 7th of March. The petition was taken up before the three-judge bench consisting of Chief Justice Nalin Perera, Justice Priyantha Jayewardene and Justice Murdu Fernando this morning (28).

Suspect nabbed with Kerala Cannabis in Puthukkudiyiruppu

A suspect in possession of 42.3 kg of Kerala Cannabis has been arrested in Puthukkudiyiruppu, Mannar this morning (28). Naval personnel attached to the North-central Naval Command and the officers of Mannar Police had made the arrest during a joint raid. The suspect and the seized Cannabis haul have been handed over to the Mannar Police for onward legal action. The suspect...

Considering Karannagoda’s FR petition postponed to March 7

The Supreme Court has postponed considering the Fundamental rights (FR) petition, filed by Retired Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda’s lawyers preventing the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) from arresting him, until 7th of March. The petition was taken up before the three-judge bench consisting of Chief Justice Nalin Perera, Justice Priyantha Jayewardene and Justice Murdu Fernando this morning (28).

Raththaran charged with sexual violence on minor

Southern Provincial Councilman, Krishantha Pushpakumara, also known as ‘Raththaran’, has been arrested over allegedly committing sexual offenses on a minor. According to the Police Media Spokesperson’s Office, the councilor had committed serious sexual abuse against a 16-year-old school girl, on the 26th of February. Pushpakumara has been arrested by the Akmeemana Police when he surrendered to the police through his attorney. He...

New map of Sri Lanka to be launched in March

Sri Lanka will launch a new map by March following changes made to Sri Lanka’s shoreline due to projects such as the Colombo Port City and the Hambantota Port in southern Sri Lanka, the Survey Department said on Wednesday. P.M.P Udayakantha, Surveyor General from the Sri Lanka Survey Department, told Xinhua that the Survey Department had finished the compilation of...

Maradana-bound train derails at Kalutara

A Maradana-bound commuter train from Galle has derailed at Kalutara this morning (28), the Railway Control Room stated. Accordingly, four compartments of the train had derailed between Kalutara South and Kalutara North train stations. It was reported that this has delayed all train services on coastal line.

Cloudy skies expected in southern areas

Cloudy skies can be expected over southern part of the island. Several spells of showers will occur in the eastern province and Polonnaruwa district. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces and in Matara, Hambanthota, Kaluthara, Kurunegala and Anuradhapura districts after 2.00p.m. Fairly heavy falls about 50 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa...

Fury to fight before Wilder rematch: WBC

Tyson Fury has informed the World Boxing Council he plans to fight an as-yet-unnamed opponent before any rematch with reigning heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, the WBC said Tuesday. The WBC said on Twitter that it had been notified by Fury's camp that the British fighter was planning another fight before climbing back into the ring with Wilder. Wilder and Fury fought...

Actress refuses to work with ex-Disney animation chief over harassment accusations

British actress Emma Thompson has quit an anticipated film produced by California's Skydance studios because it hired former Disney creative director John Lasseter, who is accused of sexual harassment, her publicist told Tuesday. The two-time Oscar winner was to voice one of the characters in the much touted animated film "Luck," and had already begun recordings, according to the entertainment...

Trump offers ‘friend’ Kim ‘AWESOME’ future ahead of nuclear talks

US President Donald Trump touted North Korea's "AWESOME" future if his "friend" Kim Jong Un, whom he meets for a high-stakes dinner later Wednesday, agrees to give up his nuclear arsenal. Trump's upbeat message came in a tweet hours before a second summit in Hanoi to build on the pair's first meeting in Singapore in June. The president risked being distracted...
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