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Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena- Arrested Duo remanded till today

Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius and PTL CEO Kasun Palisena, arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday morning were produced before Fort Magistrate after 10 PM and were remanded until Monday (5).

Arjun Aloysius and  Kasun Palisena- Arrested Duo remanded till today
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Retired Supreme Court Justice heads commission to probe SriLankan, Mihin Lanka Airlines

Retired Supreme Court Justice Anil Gooneratne will head a Commission of Inquiry that will probe the management of two national carriers – SriLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka from January 1, 2006 to January 31, 2018. The period covers management during the Mahinda Rajapaksa Administration and the present Administration.

Retired Supreme Court Justice Anil Gooneratne will head a Commission of Inquiry
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Fidel Castro’s eldest son, Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balar died of a “suicide” – Cuban Govt. Announcement

The government of Cuba announced late Thursday that Fidel Castro’s eldest son, Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart, has died of a “suicide” after battling “a deep depressive state.” He was 68.

Fidel Ángel Castro Díaz-Balart
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Ven. Aggamaha Pandita Dr. Walpola Piyananda: On Sri Lanka Independence Day

As we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence, I would like to remind you of two important common sayings in Sri Lanka. The first: Do not forget your mother who gave birth to you. The second: Do not forget your country, the place where you were born.

Ven. Aggamaha Pandita Dr. Walpola Piyananda:  On Sri Lanka Independence Day
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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed back at work after detention, company says

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is back on the job as chairman of global investment firm Kingdom Holding after being released from detention in an anti-corruption campaign, the company said on Thursday.

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal sits for an interview with Reuters in the office of the suite where he has been detained at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Tamil Prisoners: CA orders re-transfer of cases Back to Vavuniya from A’Pura

Court of Appeal ordered to re-transfer cases of the Tamil prisoners to Vavuniya High Court from Anuradhapura Special High Court.

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Brazil’s Highest Court Upholds Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products

Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court – the country’s highest court – ruled yesterday that the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) has the power to regulate the tobacco industry. This ruling upholds a 2012 ANVISA regulation banning the use of flavors and additives in tobacco products sold in Brazil, said Matthew L. Meyers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Brazil’s Highest Court Upholds Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products
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United States and Sri Lanka To Celebrate 70 Years Working Together

February 4th marks the 70th anniversary of Sri Lankan independence. It also marks the70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Sri Lanka. In honor of this milestone, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo will launch a series of programs over the course of the next twelve months.

Wycliffe Gordon - Celebrated New York City jazz artist
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The Earl and Countess of Wessex in Sri Lanka

The Earl and Countess of Wessex in Sri Lanka to celebrate young people and the Commonwealth.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex in Sri Lanka
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