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Sri Lankan dies in car accident in Canada

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A 28-year-old Sri Lankan was killed in a car accident in Canada.

A speeding car had hit Vinoj Yasanga Jayasundara’s car at a traffic light while he was returning from Vancouver, Canada on June 22 after visiting there for his Ph.D research related work.

Sources said the youth lost his life due to reckless driving by a drunk driver in Vancouver.

The body was brought to his house at Nadun Uyana, Maththegoda yesterday (11) after 19 days and final rites are to be performed at the Manangoda family burial ground in Batapola, Galle.

He met with the accident while reading for his doctorate as a third year student from the University of Maryland in the United States after obtaining a degree in electronic engineering from the University of Moratuwa.

Vinoj completed his primary education at Dharmapala Maha Vidyala, Kottawa, and then completed Advanced Level at the Royal College, Colombo.

He also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree obtained from England.

He was working at Apple Company in California at the time of his death.

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Political parties urged to publish their National Socio-economic Recovery Programmes 

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A public appeal has been made to several mainstream political party leaders to  immediately publish their respective National Socio-economic Recovery Programmes for social discourse.

The request has been formally addressed to the political party leaders of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), the National People’s Power (NPP), United National Party (UNP), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC).

The full context of the public appeal is as follows : 

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Govt. to provide free fertilizer to all paddy farmers

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Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries – Mahinda Amaraweera has said that the government has decided to provide MOP fertilizer free of charge to all the paddy farmers in Sri Lanka during the 2024/25 Maha season and 2025/26 Maha season.

Sri Lanka will thus receive 55,000 metric tons of MOP fertilizer as requested by the government from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

The Minister of Agriculture and Plantation Industries, Mr. Mahinda Amaraweera, expressed his views on this in a meeting held in Tissamaharama today (June 24).

(dailynews.lk)

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8 arrested over gang rape of teen, remanded

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Eight youths who were arrested in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl in the Jalthara area of Hanwella, have been remanded until June 28.

The suspects were produced before the Homagama Acting Magistrate Padmasiri Jayawardena today (June 24).

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