Facebook says it will be limiting the number of people a Sri Lanka-based user can forward messages to on the social media platform and is improving its artificial intelligence (AI) to flag posts in Sinhalese to combat hate speech.

The firm says it will make fundamental changes to their products to address virality and reduce the spread of content that can amplify and exacerbate violence and conflict.
 
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Movement of traffic was obstructed due to a part of the city of Nawalapitiya being inundated as a result of heavy rains experienced this morning in the central hills.

People allege that rainwater has not receded down the drain system which has caused the city to be inundated.

Our Correspondent said further that even due to a minor flood the city gets inundated and the public face many problems.
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Three pre-school students in Pahamune-Narammala- Kurunegala were hospitalized when they sustained injuries due to a branch of a Bo-tree falling on them.

Police said that the students had been participating in a religious programme held at the Pahamune Temple in conjunction with Poson, this morning, when a branch of the Bo-tree fell on them.

A hospital spokesman said the three pre-school students were admitted to the Kurunegala Hospital and that their conditions were not serious.
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The main suspect in the shooting and killing of underworld gang member Krishantha Ajith Kumara alias Kalu Ajith at Mahawatte – Ekala – Jaela, Kalinga Kasun Kumarasinghe Silva alias Heenatiyana Sanka has been taken into custody.

Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that this 31 year old suspect was taken into custody in Negombo by the Police Terrorist Investigation Division.
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MP Athuraliye Ratana Thera proposes the government to convert the Batticaloa Private University to a Technical University to train security forces. 

The Thera was addressing a media conference held in Colombo this morning.
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A suspect wanted over the murder of underworld criminal Krishantha Ajith Kumara alias Kalu Ajith in the Mahawatte area in Ekala – Ja ela has been arrested.

Tyronne Janaka was arrested by the Police STF from the Ekala – Madama Road last night.
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The Minuwangoda Magistrate’s Court issued an order today preventing three persons including Deputy Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Madumaadawa Aravinda who is avoiding the Minuwangoda Police in connection with the unrest that took place in Minuwangoda, from going overseas.  

This was when the Minuwangoda Police reported facts the Court, that they had received information that these three suspects were planning to leave the country.
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The Joint Opposition says that if the Government gives permission to register Madrasa’s by violating the National Education Policy, they would go to courts.

JO Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardana expressed these views at a media briefing in Colombo today.
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The Ministry of Education has taken steps to issue a special letter to heads of schools on how to act during an incident if someone wearing clothing that covers the face or using protective head gear tries to enter a school.

The Ministry said the Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has provided these instructions to the Secretary of the Ministry.
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President Maithripala Sirisena today instructed relevant sections not to close roads inconveniencing the public when VIP vehicles travel.
The President’s Media Division said that the President focused his attention on this matter during the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (21).

The President has given these instructions taking into consideration the inconvenience caused to the public, when roads are closed for VIP vehicles to travel on.
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The former Deputy DIG of the Terrorist Investigation Division Nalaka De Silva who was taken into custody in relation to an assassination conspiracy connected with the President and the former Defence Secretary was released on bail today.

The Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake ordered that the former DDIG be released on cash bail of Rs. 25,000 and two surety bails of five hundred thousand rupees each.
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The Police Anti-Narcotics Bureau arrested Lokuketagodage Janith Akash Perera alias ‘Janiya’ who was engaged in drug dealing.

The suspect was taken into custody opposite the Vijayanthi Cinema in Kaduwela while he was transporting heroin on a motorbike last evening.
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Rescrutinised GCE A/L - 2018 results, released to the web; Results could be obtained by logging on to www.doenets.lk.or www.hirunews.lk
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Permission has been granted, to detain for 72 hours Mohammed Farouk Mohammed Favaz who operated activities of the National Thowheeth Jamath organization in Colombo.

Permission was thus granted to detain and question the suspect by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.
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Three Person arrested with 21 hand grenade type locally made low explosives and 6 swords during a CCD/STF search operation in Modara.
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