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80% school attendance not compulsory for A/L students this year

80% school attendance not compulsory for A/L students this year

Fr. Jeewantha Peiris granted bail

Rev. Fr. Jeewantha Peiris, who appeared before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court through his attorneys this morning (Aug 12), has been granted bail. MORE..

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Fr. Jeewantha Peiris arrives at Fort Magistrate’s Court

Rev. Fr. Jeewantha Peiris, who was an active figure of the Aragalaya protest movement, arrived at the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court premises this morning. MORE..

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‘Harak Kata’ apprehended at Dubai airport?

The notorious drug kingpin and the leader of an organized criminal gang in Sri Lanka, Nadun Chinthaka alias ‘Harak Kata’ has been arrested during a covert operation in Dubai, reports revealed. MORE..

Four including activist Dhaniz Ali further remanded

Colombo Magistrate Thilina Gamage has ordered to further remand four suspects including activist Dhaniz Ali until August 26, Ada Derana correspondent says. MORE..

Navy apprehends Indian fishermen poaching in Lankan waters

Sri Lanka Navy conducted a special operation to chase away Indian trawlers poaching in island’s waters recently. MORE..

Trains operating on Main Line delayed

Train services on the Main Line have been disrupted by a train that stalled this morning (Aug 12). MORE..

Spells of showers expected in some areas

Several spells of showers will occur in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara, Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts, the Department of Meteorology says. MORE..

WP revenue licenses to be issued on all weekdays

The Chief Secretary of the Western Province says that steps have been taken to issue revenue licenses for vehicles in the Western Province on all working days of the week. MORE..

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Trade unions accuse govt of trying to send school children to work

The Alliance of Trade Unions and Mass Organisations warns that a major social decline may occur in the country through the new programme proposed by the government to provide part-time employment opportunities to school-age children. MORE..

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Harsha ready to support all-party govt

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We're ready to work without privileges – Dilan Perera

Sri Lanka expecting petrol shipment tonight: Minister (English)

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Sri Lanka invites UAE for broader cooperation in agriculture, trade & investment (English)

Thailand allows Gotabaya Rajapaksa to temporarily stay in country (English)

Governance structure with fair representation for all parties in progress - President (English)

Justice Minister says it is fair to pardon Ranjan Ramanayake (English)

Chinese research ship reportedly waiting for approval from Sri Lanka

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Technology

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WhatsApp is going to stop letting everyone see when you’re online

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Thousands of users around the world report Google outage

Thailand admits to using phone spyware, cites national security

Thailand admits to using phone spyware, cites national security

Streaming giant Netflix loses almost a million subscribers

Streaming giant Netflix loses almost a million subscribers

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Disney overtakes Netflix in race for subscribers

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Olivia Newton-John: Smash-hit musical “Grease” star and singer dies

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Winners of ‘Derana Little Star’ Season 11 grand finale

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