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Police officer killed, another injured in shooting incident at Weligama

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A police officer was killed while another officer was injured during a shooting incident near a hotel in Weligama while police were conducting a raid.

The deceased has been identified as a Police Sergeant attached to the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD).

The shooting had occurred near a hotel at Palana in Weligama this morning (31) while Weligama Police had chased after the van used to carry out the shooting and returned fire.

The Police Sergeant was killed during this exchange of fire while another officer was left wounded. 

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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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Non-academic university staff to launch 2-day token strike

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The non-academic staff members of state universities have decided to go on a two-day token strike over several demands including a salary hike.

Accordingly, the strike will be held tomorrow (Feb.28) and the day after (Feb.29), University Trade Union Joint Committee’s Dhammika Priyantha said.

The committee had also warned to resort to a continuous TU action if authorities fail to address their issues within a week.

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Uddika Premarathne resigns as MP

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Anuradhapura District’s SLPP MP Uddika Premarathne has handed over his letter of resignation as a Member of Parliament, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has confirmed.

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