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Army trains mongoose to locate hidden explosives

By Lalith Perera The Army is training mongooses to locate hidden explosives, including mines. The training is being conducted at the Mattegoda Army camp and two animals have already completed their training. Major Supun Herath, who oversees the training, said that a mongoose, once trained properly, can detect hidden explosives more effectively[…]

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JVP seeks intervention of NASC over allocation of funds in WPC

The JVP has lodged a complaint with the National Audit Service Commission (NASC) on Monday (13) seeking the intervention of its Chairman Gamini Wijesinghe to stop the allocation of funds and privileges to the Opposition Leader, Leader of the House, Chief Government Whip and Chief Opposition Whip of the Western Provincial Council[…]

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Over 1,700 complaints against local facebook offenders

By Maheesha Mudugamuwa The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said that it had recorded 1,700 Facebook-related complaints up to July this year. SLCERT Media Spokesman and Senior Information Security Engineer Roshan Chandragupta told The Morning that 80% of the complaints were related to Facebook and fake accounts. The[…]

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Sangakkara says no to politics; notes change takes time

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara insists he will never enter politics. Sangakkara said in a statement that he believes that politics and public service is a very serious responsibility. There have been reports that Sangakkara may contest as a common candidate at the 2020 Presidential elections. “I have read with[…]

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Railway strike ends following talks with President

The railway strike came to an end today with railway trade unions saying they had reached an agreement following talks with President Maithripala Sirisena. The strike was launched on Wednesday over demands for a higher salary and railway passengers staged a protest blocking the street opposite the Fort railway station[…]

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