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Bio samples of patient died at National Hospital sent to India

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The biological samples of a patient who died after being administered an antibiotic at the Colombo National Hospital (CNH), have been sent to India for further investigation, Deputy Director General of Health Services G. Wijesuriya said.

He said that the samples of the antibiotic Co-amoxiclav were also sent to Australia for further investigation.

The Deputy Director General of Health Services said that a decision regarding the death can be made once the results of the investigations are released.

The deceased was a 50-year-old man who had come from Warakapola to receive treatment for a cut wound.

The use of Co-amoxiclav given to the patient has also been suspended.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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