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More rains today

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Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and Southern Provinces while heavy showers of above 100 mm are likely at some places in the Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara Districts, the Department of Meteorology said.

It said several showers could occur in the Northern and North-Central Provinces and in Trincomalee District.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Uva and Eastern Provinces particularly during the afternoon or night.

Strong winds of about 40-45 kmph can be expected at times over western and southern coastal areas and along the western slopes of the central hills.

The Department of Meteorology requested the people to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

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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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