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Sunil Handunnetti

Loss of Rs. 2 billion to the Peoples Bank

The management of People’s Bank has admitted that a serious fraud had taken place during the digitizing process of the bank. Testifying before COPE Former Chairman of the People’s Bank Hemasiri Fernando said, the relevant company in charge of the digitization process had been paid in excess of Rs. 2 billion. During the COPE proceedings, the Chairman

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Strong winds

Southern province to experience strong winds

The Meteorology Department predicts that windy and showery conditions in Southwestern part of the island to enhance to a certain extent. They added that there is a possibility for the sudden increase of wind speed up to 70 kmph in Southern province, up to 50-60 kmph in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and up to 40-50 kmph in

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Strong Winds

Over 60 houses damaged by strong winds

A number of houses have been damaged by strong winds. Asst. Director of the Disaster Management Center Pradeep Koddipili noted that 25 houses have been damaged in the Matale district while a further 28 houses were damaged in Dambulla. 10 houses in the Hathbodiyawatte area in Narahenpita were also damaged by the winds. The Met department predicts

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