Former Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been promoted to the rank of General.
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An Army Special Forces soldier who had been on parachute training at the Uhana Air Force Base in Ampara has died of a sudden fall.

The Army spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu stated that this soldier was engaged in a parachute training at the Air Force Base this morning.

During the training, he had fallen down when the parachute did not operate properly.

The Army spokesman stated that the soldier who was seriously injured died on admission to hospital.
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Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva was appointed by the President as the 23rd Army Commander in Sri Lanka.

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Attorney General Dappula de Livera has informed the Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickremaratne to inform all sections of the police to strictly adhere to his instructions.

In a letter to the Acting IGP, the Attorney General has said that the Police Department should be informed to provide the complete files immediately.

Meanwhile, Attorney General's Coordinating Officer, State Counsel Nisara Jayaratne stated that the Attorney General has instructed the Acting Inspector General of Police to expedite investigations into five serious crimes, including the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge and rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.
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A suspect who had stolen a small lorry which was distributing bakery products at the Mallippuwa area in Hatton was arrested by the police yesterday.
 
Police stated that the man was arrested with the lorry.
 
The suspect had tried to open the door of a van which was near the main road and when he failed he had moved to the lorry and opened the door. After failing with the attempt at the ignition he has pushed the lorry himself and manually started the engine. The lorry was driven and hidden at the Hatton Stadden estate.
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Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be SLPP's Presidential Candidate; Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has announced
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Wildlife officers of Haputale have arrested three suspects with possession of 04 Elephant Tusk Pearls (Gajamuthu) and several animal bones in the Akkaraseeya area in Haputale.

It is reported that the arrested persons are residents of the same area.
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The giving away of the largest cash prize in the history of Sri Lankan television of 21 million rupees to celebrate 21 years of Hiru, “21 millionaires in 21 days” programme commenced on the 10th.

Hiru made a millionaire every day.

J.A. Nimali from Dematamalpallasse, Uhana became the 21st millionaire yesterday.
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The Ministry of Health has requested the public to abstain from taking anti-inflammatory pain killing drugs, including aspirin, for fever.

They point out that there is an increase in the number of reported dengue patients in some districts due to the southwest monsoon rains these days.

Health authorities warn that dengue patients should not take anti-inflammatory pain killing drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac sodium and mefenamic acid and drugs in the category of steroids.

If a person who has Dengue fever takes these drugs the infection can intensify and become fatal.
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Meanwhile, India’s former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and one of the BJP's most loved leaders, died last evening after a cardiac arrest.  

Her sudden death shocked the nation, where millions adored her for her swift response to distress calls on Twitter from Indians in any corner of the world.

Describing her death as a "personal loss", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said a "glorious chapter in Indian politics has come to an end".
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The acting OIC of the Welambada Police has been interdicted in connection with the return of 76 manna knives and 13 axes which were seized by the police from a mosque.

Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that the acting OIC has planned to hand over the relevant items which were included in the police inventory  list without the approval of any senior officer.
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The Indian media reported that Easter Sunday attacks were encouraged by a Mumbai based Islamic Moulavi – Sakeer Nayak.
 
Sakeer Nayak is the chairman of the Islamic Research Foundation and founder of Peace TV which is watched by about 200 million.
 
Indian media stated that Sakeer Nayak has fled India since 2016 is now harboured by Malaysia.
 
The same media stated that he has encouraged the attacks in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
 
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Following a clash which took place between a group from the Wellawatta- Mayura place housing complex and a group of labourers in a contract company, 6 individuals were injured including three police officers.

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The UNP central working committee meeting ended empty handed due to a Constitutional issue which erupted with regard to the formation of the new political alliance today.

The meeting was generally held at the party headquarters, Sirikotha, but it was chaired by party leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple trees today.

The majority of the central working committee was of the opinion that certain Sections of the proposed political alliance should be amended. 

The central working committee members insisted that the party should claim the General Secretary position of the new alliance.

Meanwhile, party general secretary, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the prospective presidential candidate will be announced after the formation of the new alliance.
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The Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake has commenced testifying before the Parliament select committee appointed to look into the Easter Sunday attacks, for the second time.
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