Son of Amal Perera, Nadeemal & another person who were jailed in Dubai, deported; And they are now in CID custody
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A person died inside a cab that caught fire in Moneragala- Horomboowa near a woodland area .
 
The deceased was a 50 year old resident of Moneragala- Hulangdaawa.
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Finance Minister is still presenting Budget 2019 – low interest housing loan for newly married couples
 
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera began reading budget speech 2019 when parliament met at 2 O’ Clock this afternoon. In his budget speech, Minister Samaraweera said that a loan scheme titled Home Sweet Home will be introduced for newly married couples. This will be issued at the interest of 6% to be repaid in a period of 25 years.
 
A loan for 10 million rupees at the interest of 6% to be paid within a period of 15 years will be granted for expatriate workers. The budget has proposed to set up day care centres at business institutions with over 250 employees.
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Mangala Denex of Batapola secured the crown at the Hiru Star Grand Finale; Sri Lanka’s 1st ever live reality singing show which marked a significant juncture in making the dreams of millions a reality.

The Hiru Star Grand Finale took place yesterday at Nelum Pokuna theatre.

renowned guests and stars arrived at the Threatre to witness the grand finale.

The Hiru star programme was initiated about a year ago marking a new milestone in reality television by Hiru TV, which is dedicated to assure a novel experience to Sri Lankan television viewers.

It is also noteworthy that contestants were selected for each progressive round via a live sms voting system, which is also a significant mark in the history of reality tv in sri lanka.

In order to ensure transparency, the voter’s image was also displayed in the giant digital screen bringing Sri Lankan viewers closer to the latest technology available.

The contestants were selected by judges and  viewers' votes under three catagories, up until the grand finale,

Those categories were the solo, duo and group categories.

the grand finalists who competed for what was the most valuable prize offered to a winner in Sri Lankan reality television history, were Mangala Denex from Batapola, Shammi Fernando from Wenappuwa, Amila Kavinda from Divulapitiya and Sujan Fernando from Negombo.

Shammi Fernando of Wennapuwa and Sujan Fernando of Negombo competed against each other at the first round of the grand finale, where Sujan Fernando of Negombo failed to qualify.

Amila Kavinda of Diwulapitiya and Mangala Denex of Batapola contested one another and Mangala Denex was selected to contest in the final challenge against Shammi Fernando.

Mangala Denex who was crowned as the Hiru Star, at the grand finale, was presented with a brand new Audi Car worth 6 million rupees, a cash prize of one million rupees and a recording contract worth 10 million rupees.
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Sri Lankan Airlines announced today that its scheduled flights to Karachi and Lahore tomorrow have been suspended. This decision has been taken after Pakistan temporarily closed its airspace following the hostilities with neighbouring India.

The company further requested its passengers to contact their ticketing agents for further information.
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The National Economic Council has drawn its attention for not working with the local bidders in proper transparency in executing the ETI transaction.
 
Three investors including two local companies consented to buy ETI property but it is questionable whether proper bargaining was made with the two local companies in order to pay back the maximum amount of money to the depositors.
 
The council paid attention to whether equal opportunities were given to all three companies to make biddings in the transaction.
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Sanath Jayasuriya, has been slapped with a two-year ban by the ICC's anti-corruption unit for refusing to co-operate with investigations concerning corruption in the country.
 
As a result and effective immediately, Sanath Jayasuriya cannot take part in any cricket-related activity until 2021.
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Leader of the National Freedom Front, MP Wimal Weerawansa has raised suspicion over the Central Bank allowing Subashkaran Allirajah’s company to buy EAP group despite an offer made by a local buyer. 
 
In a letter to the Governor of the Central Bank, Indrajith Coomaraswamy, the parliamentarian states that neither the Central Bank nor its governor can escape the responsibility of this corrupt deal.
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MP Wimal Weerawansa today made a controversial revelation about how Subaskaran Allirajah, who handles LTTE funding, bought EAP Company through a company named “Pettigo”

Below is the revelation made by the parliamentarian.
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MP Wimal Weerawansa stated that 12 MPs including him were entrapped for 15 minutes on one of the lifts in parliament this morning (07).

He further said that he and his fellow MPs suffered breathing difficulties during the ordeal.

One of them had caught the scene on his mobile phone in this manner.
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The “Mawubima Wenuwen Ranawiruwo” organization has launched a Sathyagraha campaign in front of the Fort Railway Station urging the President to pardon war heroes who are serving death sentences.

The “Mawubima Wenuwen Ranawiruwo” organization commenced the Sathyagraha campaign yesterday urging a presidential pardon for four war heroes who were in active service during the war and were later handed down death sentences.

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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party says that discussions will commence next week with regard to contesting the forthcoming general election under a common symbol.

It’s General Secretary Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa said that they hope to gather all forces in order to defeat the common enemy.
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