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Rolling News Sri Lanka: 17th Oct 2016

0400 PM SLT

Three people killed and 16 injured in an accident involving a passenger bus and a tipper truck on the Udawalawe dam.

0315 PM SLT

Power cut update:

One hour in the morning & 1/2 hour in the evening, except Colombo city limits: Power Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya 

0215 PM SLT

The proposed 3 1/2 hour Power cut would be reduced as Mahaweli Authority agreed to release more water for hydro power: Power Minister 

0200 PM SLT

Former President Rajapaksa’s relative Thirukumar Nadesan who was arrested earlier today released on bail by Pugoda Magistrate court


Director general of Bribery commission Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe has tendered her resignation to President

1115 AM SLT

Aung San Suu Kyi praises SriLanka’s ‘democratic transformation’ 

1100 AM SLT

President Maithripala Sirisena meets Russian President on the sidelines of BRICS – BIMSTEC summit in India

1030 AM SLT

President Maithripala Sirisena met Chinese President Xi Jinping. Discussions covered many issues including development partnership & regional solidarity.

 1000 AM SLT

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) announced that three-and-a-half hour daily power cuts would be imposed till Friday (21) with effect from today due to a breakdown at the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant.

CEB Spokesman Sulakshana Jayawardana said the country had been divided into four zones and power supply would be disrupted for two-and-a-half-hour during the daytime and one hour in the evening for each zone.
However, he said the power cut would not be imposed in Colombo, at hospitals and Industrial zones.(DS)

Via Daily Mirror

0845 AM SLT

FCID arrests Former President Rajapaksa’s relative Thirukumar Nadesan over the Malwana land linked to Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa


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