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18 years since tsunami; 2-minute silence to be observed!

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The main commemoration of the 2004 Tsunami disaster would be held in front of the ‘Peraliya Tsunami Memorial’ in Galle with the participation of State Minister of Defence and other government officials including the Defence Secretary, the armed forces and the police as well as the community.

Accordingly, two minutes of silence will be observed from 9.25 am to 9.27 am on December 26 in remembrance of the people who perished in the tsunami and other natural disasters.

Fourteen coastal districts of Sri Lanka were affected by the tsunami disaster in 2004 and the death toll was around 35,000.

In order to remember the people who perished in the tsunami and other natural disasters, the Government of Sri Lanka commemorates this day as National Safety Day according to the Cabinet Paper No. 15/1975/715/001-1 of 2005.

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Dasun Shanaka denies political involvement

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Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka insisted that he has no links to any political party in the country.

In a Twitter message, Shanaka said that he has noticed his image being circulated in a political party propaganda.

“I’ve noticed my image circulating in a political party propaganda. I have no inclination with any party or ever have participated as an ambassador. My one true love and passion is playing cricket for my country,” he tweeted.

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (29) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,828.

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Racecourse murder : Boyfriend further remanded

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The university student who was held in remand custody for allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a sharp weapon at Race Course grounds in Colombo has been remanded further.

Taking up the case today (30) Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis ordered him to be further remanded till February 13.

The magisterial inquest into the death was held today before Colombo Chief Magistrate and

A testimony of the deceased’s father was recorded before Chief Magistrate and further magisterial inquiry was fixed for February 13.

The suspect was not produced before Court by prison authorities since he is currently receiving treatment at the Mental Health Unit of prison hospital.

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