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Court order issued against IUSF protest

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A court order has been issued against a protest organised by the Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) in Colombo today (10).

Accordingly, Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage issued an order preventing the protesters from entering several places including the Presidential Secretariat, President’s House, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Galle Face Green.

The Magistrate ordered the protesters not to cause inconvenience to government officials and the public by blocking the streets.

However, the Magistrate informed that peaceful protests could be carried out and ordered the Colombo Fort Police to hand over the court order to the protesters.

The order was issued against 10 people including IUSF Convener Madhushan Chandrajith and the Magistrate ordered the arrest of the protesters who would violate the court orders and produce them in the court.

The Magistrate issued the order based on the facts presented by the Colombo Fort Police in a B-Report to the court regarding the inconvenience that could be caused to the public by the protests.

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Term tests for Western province suspended

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The term tests for grade 10 and 11 in the Western province schools has been postponed after some of the question papers were shared on social media ahead of the examination.

A senior official said that the decision had been taken after complaints that several question papers had been leaked out before the examinations.

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Russian Naval Ship Varyag Visits Colombo

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The Russian Naval Ship Varyag has arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit. 

This 187m long Missile Cruiser, manned by a crew of 529, is led by Flag Officer Captain 1st Rank Velichko Anatoly Vasicievich, with Captain 2nd Rank Glushakov Roman Nikolaevich serving as the Commanding Officer.

During their stay in Sri Lanka, the ship’s crew is expected to participate in various programs organized by the Sri Lanka Navy, fostering camaraderie and exploring tourist attractions in the country. 

The official visit will conclude, and Varyag is set to depart from the island tomorrow.

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SL over 60s cricket team ranked 4th in the world

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The Sri Lanka Over-60s cricket team, led by Garry Gunasekara, achieved a commendable 4th place in the recently concluded Over-60s Cricket World Cup in Chennai. 

Twelve teams, including all major cricketing nations except Pakistan and Bangladesh, participated in the tournament.

In the group league stages, Sri Lanka secured victories against India, Wales, and the Rest of the World. 

They also tied with the West Indies and suffered their only defeat to Australia, finishing 2nd in the group. 

Sri Lanka faced England in the first semi-final, resulting in a loss, while New Zealand lost to Australia in the second semi-final. Australia went on to convincingly win the final against England.

In the third-place match, Sri Lanka faced New Zealand and narrowly lost by 20 runs, ultimately securing the 4th position in the Over-60s Cricket World Cup.

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