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2008  Senior LTTE military commander Balasegaram Kandiah alias Balraj died of a heart attack. Balraj was deputy military chief of the LTTE and had been involved in almost all the major offensives in the north.
Monsoon wreaks havoc: Claims four live, six missing

The South West monsoon has wreaked havoc in many parts of the country already claiming four lives while six remain missing, Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today.

New laws to protect Buddhist religious sites: Wijeyadasa

Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said the government was considering amending the existing laws in order to protect the Buddhist religious sites as well as the places with archaeological value.

NBRO issues landslide warnings for 9 districts including Colombo

Landslide warnings have been issued to Kalutara, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Kurunegala, Nuwara-Eliya, Badulla, Galle, Colombo and Gampaha Districts since the rainfall within the past 24 hours has exceeded 100mm, the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) said.

Do not send children to school with feverish symptoms

Southern Province Education Minister Chandima Rasaputhra today requested the parents to not to send their children to schools if they are suffering from cold, cough and fever.

Six accidents in Expressways

At least six road accidents have been reported by this evening on the Southern and Katunayake expressways, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Rajapaksas trying to throw nation again into "Vipath Maga": Mangala

Taking a swipe at former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera today said that both former leaders now seem to be engaged in an untiring effort to throw the country again into “Vipath Maga” (the destructive path).

RDA urges motorist using highways to drive at 60 kmph

The Road Development Authority (RDA) requested motorist using expressways to maintain an average speed of 60 kmph and switch on headlights due to heavy rains.

Six PT-6 aircraft ready to join SLAF fleet

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) to receive six brand new PT-6 Aircraft from the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) for primary training of the SLAF.

Power disruptions in several areas due to rain

Electricity supply in the Kegalle, Rambukkana, Mathugama and Agalawatta areas had been disrupted due to the heavy rain, the Ceylon Electricity Board said.

Canadian PM calls for reliable accountability mechanism in SL

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated his call to the Sri Lankan Government to establish a process of accountability that has the trust and confidence of the survivors of the war.

Lightning strikes kill two in Welikanda

Two persons were killed when they were struck by lightning while working at a paddy field at Welikanda in Polonnaruwa yesterday evening.

Some can't identify difference between soldiers and terrorists - MS

President Maithripala Sirisena said that it is a shame that certain politicians and NGOs have failed to identify the difference between the soldier and the terrorist.

PAYE tax owed by CEB employees recovered from consumers: CaFFE

Electrical engineers and senior staff of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have neglected to pay the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax owed to the government amounting to Rs.3465 million since 2010 and we as customers have been paying for their sins, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Executive Director Keerthi Tennakoon charged.

Housemaids injected with contraceptives: Minister orders probe

An immediate inquiry will be conducted into reports about the administration of injectable- contraceptives to Sri Lankan housemaids, Foreign Employment Minister Harin Fernando told Daily Mirror yesterday.

Quitting 'Yahapalana Govt'--Prez told 16 SLFPers to decide: Dayasiri

President Maithripala Sirisena has told the 'rebel' group of 16 former Cabinet, State and Deputy Ministers, who left the government, to decide when the rest of the SLFPers should quit the Yahapalana Government, former Sports Minister and Kurunegala District Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday.

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