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Army withdraws from Mihintale shrine. Police are still on duty

The police media unit says in a statement that no decision has been taken to remove any of the police officers deployed for duty at the Mihintalea Puja ground. The Police Media Spokesperson’s Office states that the police will continue to carry out security duties at the Mihinthalaya sacred site. Meanwhile, over 250 Navy, Army …

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Israelis are banned from entering the Maldives.

A bill to ban Israeli passport holders from entering the Maldives was presented to the country’s parliament yesterday. The country’s media say that the civil society is pressuring the government to ban Israeli passport holders from entering the Maldives as well as to ban the import of Israeli products. ” Submitted by Ibrahim Sharif, Member …

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A hint from Lal Kant that the JVP is gearing up for another armed struggle

Addressing the National People’s power Senkadagala Constituency Conference held in Ampitiya, Kandy yesterday (05), the party’s national executive member K.D. Lalkantha said that he is ready to participate in an armed struggle for the benefit of the oppressed people. He said that the people of this country are under more pressure than they can bear …

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Public health inspectors call a two-day strike

Shanaka Bopitiya, secretary of the P.H.I union, said that based on several demands, the Union of Public Health Inspectors decided to launch a general strike action tomorrow and the next day (Monday and Tuesday). Addressing the media, he said that the professional problems faced by public health inspectors have been reported to the Ministry of …

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An international consultant to restructure SriLankan Airlines

Ports, Shipping and Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says that despite a serious economic crisis, Sri Lanka’s aviation sector is experiencing significant growth. The minister said that Sri Lanka’s aviation sector has earned 22 billion rupees during the period from January to August this year and 10 billion rupees has already been sent to …

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A fierce attack on Israel by Hamas militants

The Palestinian Hamas organization has launched the strongest attack on Israel in years, according to Aljazeera news agency. Hamas guerrillas have fired rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip and then entered Israeli cities. More than 20 people have been killed by gunmen who entered towns adjacent to the Gaza Strip. Israel has confirmed that …

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There is no danger of ‘nipa’ for Sri Lanka

Director General of Health Services, Dr. Asela Gunawardena, said that there was a tendency for the “Nipa” virus to spread as an infection in several parts of the Indian state of Kerala, but it has no effect on the country. He said this while addressing a press conference held yesterday afternoon (21) to inform people …

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