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The police yesterday used force to disperse protesting Railway workers at the Fort Railway station. Railway authorities called for police intervention after the protesters had disrupted normal operations particularly on the coastal line. During police action to clear Railway workers, several passengers, too, came under attack. Our staff photographer Sajith Jayasekera captured one of the wounded passengers being escorted by the police. The angry passenger accused the police of attacking him without any provocation.

Wildlife Dept. moves court

against ‘Wilpattu squatters’


By Dasun Edirisinghe

Encroachers occupying temporary shelters at Mollikulam in the Wilpattu wildlife sanctuary would be removed by a court order within the next few days, Wildlife Resources Conservation Minister Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa said yesterday.

Addressing a hurriedly called media conference at the Ministry Conference room in Battaramulla, he said that there were 41 temporary structures within three acres out of the 660 hectare northern part of the sanctuary.

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Docs to launch strike on April 29

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The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) yesterday said about 17,000 doctors would launch a countrywide strike on April 29 as the Public Service Commission (PSC) had again amended the service minute of the doctors. Earlier t...

Private sector activity seen as ‘strengthening’ from second quarter

A release of funds for private investments, ‘bolstered by sufficient market liquidity levels’ would prove an impetus in ‘strengthening’ private sector activity and in turn, ‘as expected’, expand credit growth from ...

Resolving CKDu Problem:
Too much talk, too little action

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We have had many seminars, symposia and public discussions pertaining to Chronic Kidney Disease of Uncertain Origin (CKDu) during the past two years, but very little action has been initiated to alleviate the suffering of CKDu patients, their families ...

    Arjuna disappointed with Farbrace

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    Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga says he is disappointed with Paul Farbrace’s decision to end his tenure with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) after a mere five months into the contract. Farbrace yesterday told SLC that he wished to move back ...

     
     
     
     

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