President Maithripala Sirisena has held a telephone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Presidential Media Unit said that during the telephone conversation discussion had been held regarding Sri Lanka’s current development activities.

On this occasion the Indian Prime Minister had told the President that India would provide the support necessary for Sri Lanka’s prosperity and development on any occasion.
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An Airforce helicopter has been deployed to douse the fire that erupted in a clothing store at Pelawatta, Battaramulla.

Police stated the fire is under control by now. They also said that Battaramulla Kottawa road is still kept closed temporarily following the breakout of the fire in the shop this morning.
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Three-wheel drivers unions have decided to increase charges by 10 rupees effective tonight after the fuel price increase.

Accordingly, the 60 rupee charge for the first kilometre will remain as it was and, the 40 rupees charge for the second kilometre will be increased to 50 rupees.
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The Bodu Bala Sena Organization has written to the President seeking a presidential pardon for its general secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera.

The organization also apologized if the Thera committed an offence by speaking for the detained security personnel.
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The Met department forecasts the existing rain to be intensified today and tomorrow.

The highest rainfall of 110.5 millimetres during the last 24 hours ended at 8.30 this morning was reported from Maradankadawala and Ranorawa in the Anuradhapura district.
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Women and Child affairs minister, Chandrani Bandara said that firm decisions will be taken with regard to social media including Facebook to stop the damage being caused by them to children.

She was addressing the national ceremony to mark the international children’s day held at Temple Trees today.
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The 15 per cent hike in train fares will be implemented from today.

The railway department said that  there wouldn’t be any change to the Rs. 10, Rs. 20 and Rs. 40 minimum fares in the third, second and first classes respectively.

However the longest distance covered under the minimum fare has been reduced from 10 kilometres to 7 kilometres.

While all train fare hikes have been rounded up to the nearest five rupees, the fare hike will take place in multiples of Rs. 5/=.

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The met department states that Due to a low level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the prevailing rains are expected to enhance over the island over the next few days ,  particularly, in the North-central, Central, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces .
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UNP member of Colombo Municipal Council, Sharmila Gonawela stated that she had sent a written complaint to the provincial governor, Hemakumara Nanayakkara over the cases of top officials of the council sexually harassing female workers.
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popular vocalist and entertainer Ronnie Leitch  died of a cardiac arrest in Australia early this morning at the age of 65.

Sri Lanka Vocalists Association president, Keerthi Pasqual stated that Ronnie Leach participated in a musical show in Perth last Saturday and was preparing to return home this afternoon.
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The victims of the double homicide in Uragasmanhandiya have been identified by police as being close associates to Kosgoda Suji , leader of  an organized crime group.

The 27 and 37 year olds were stabbed to death last night , with the use of  sharp objects.
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Dinesh Chandimal has been appointed as Sri Lanka's Captain for the 2019 Cricket Worldcup.

In addition, former Captain Angelo Mathews has been dropped from the Sri Lankan squad for the upcoming series against England.
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The price of a 12.5kg LP Gas cylinder is to be increased by Rs. 195.

The decision to increase the price was taken by the Consumer Affairs Authority.
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Three individuals alleged to have been involved in the recent robbery of a finance firm in Chavakachcheri, Jaffna, have been arrested.

The police said that two of the arrested were in a relationship.
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An individual has stolen an expensive saree from a textile shop in Hatton CCTV footages which clearly showed the identity of the suspect has also recorded the manner in which he had stealthily lifted the saree while the owner was not paying attention. 
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