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Police producing Lahiru Weerasekera before the Maligakanda Magistrate on Friday afternoon(Pic by Dimuthu Premaratne)

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IUSF chief remanded as doctors’ strike enters second day


Police investigating Wednes-day’s Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) ‘raid’ on the health ministry arrested three key student leaders yesterday as the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) strike against the heavy handed use of the police to oust the protesters, entered its second day.

Among the suspects taken into custody are Ven Thampitiye Sugathananda, Convenor of the Inter-University Bhikku Balamandalaya and IUSF convenor Lahiru Weerasekara.

A squad of policemen from the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) and the Maradana police arrested Weerasekera and Faisdeen Faizan Mohammed yesterday afternoon as they left the Centre for Society and Religion (CSR), Maradana, after having briefed the media on the latest situation.

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Documents pertaining to Perpetual Treasuries’ bond deals handed over to PCI

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Schools rugby legends battle in Milo milestone

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The Milo Legends friendly rugby game will be played at the Race Course International Rugby Stadium in Colombo today. The President’s Trophy winning captains in last 25 years will be divided into two groups under the leadership of Sanjeewa Abeygoo...

Cap on credit card interest rates removed to curb personal loans

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The Central Bank has issued a directive to all commercial banks to the effect that the cap on credit card interest rates should be removed and instructed them to charge competitive interest rates with effect from June 26...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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