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Fox Hill After party held just hours after tragic accident (Video)

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Despite the tragic accident that took place during the 2024 Foxhill Supercross racing event on April 21, organizers had gone ahead with an after party event scheduled for that very night, sparking widespread public criticism.

The accident claimed the lives of 07 while injuring over 20 others. The event was suspended soon after the incident.

Meanwhile, legal experts say that although organizers have been attempting to shift the entire blame on the drivers, legal redress cannot be sought against drivers at such a racing event.

It is also said that the organizers are to be blamed for the incident.

The 28th edition of the ‘Fox Hill SuperCross,’ was organized by the Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa with the support of Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS).

Meanwhile, a seven member committee has been appointed by the Sri Lanka Army to investigate the tragic accident and findings are to be submitted to the Army Commander.

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India in talks with Sri Lanka to acquire graphite mines

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India is in talks with Sri Lanka to acquire graphite mines in the island nation.

The demand for graphite is steadily increasing, as it is the most common material used for anodes in lithium-ion and other batteries.

The Indian government had discussions with the government of Sri Lanka on acquiring graphite mines there, sources said.

(PTI)

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Karapitiya Hospital to be a National Hospital

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The Cabinet has approved the proposal to develop the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital as a National Hospital.

Speaking at the weekly cabinet briefing that took place today (May 23), Cabinet spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardane said that this will be the third National Hospital in addition to the two National Hospitals in Colombo and Kandy.

The relevant Cabinet paper had been presented by Health Minister Ramesh Pathirana.

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36,900 power breakdowns due to inclement weather

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The Ceylon Electricity Board has reported over 36,900 breakdowns resulting in power interruptions to more than 300,000 consumers in the last 3 days due to inclement weather, says Power and Energy Minister – Kanchana Wijesekera.

Taking to X, the minister notes that additional service staff has been assigned to attend the breakdowns and the CEB management & service staff are working 24 hours to restore power to the affected consumers.

If consumers are unable to repot power interruptions through the CEB hotline 1987, they can use the SMS option to 1987 with BD and the electricity consumer number to follow, use the CEB Care app or through http://cebcare.ceb.lk, he adds.

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