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Compensation for those killed in train & SLTB bus accidents, upped

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The compensation given to those who die in accidents while traveling in trains and on SLTB buses, has been increased to Rs. 500,000.

It is reported that the decision has been taken over a cabinet paper submitted by the Transport Minister, in the backdrop of two such recent incidents – the demise of a young man who fell off a train on Sep. 11 and the 05 deaths that occurred on Oct. 05 after a tree collapsed on top of a bus.

Previously, the compensation stood at Rs. 150,000.

(Source : Aruna)

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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