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Office workers disembark a rush hour train yesterday morning. Picture by Rukmal Gamage


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LTTE attacks passenger bus; 4 civilians killed, 25 wounded

At least 4 civilians were killed and 25 others reported wounded when LTTE terrorists opened fire at a passenger bus plying from Monaragala towards Kataragama, at the 49th mile post along the Buttala-Kataragama main road, Friday (July 11), at around 10:15 a.m.

Updated on: 12:10  PM  7/11/2008

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All essential services run smoothly; Satisfactory attendance in offices, schools:

Workers defy strike call

All essential services ran smoothly yesterday as a majority of workers reported for duty defying calls by the JVP and the UNP for an islandwide General Strike. The strike call by the JVP’s National Trade Union Centre and the UNP had little impact as almost all Government and private services

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President lauds working class for thwarting strike

President Mahinda Rajapaksa lauded and thanked the working class for their cooperation in thwarting the strike organised by reactionary indigenous and alien conspirators, at a decisive moment for the Motherland.

 

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Strike a dismal failure - Information and Media Minister

The islandwide JVP led strike organised by the UNP-JVP-TNA alliance was an utter failure and the greatest betrayal of the ‘working class’ by the UNP since 1980, observed Media and Information Minister and Cabinet Spokesman Anura Priyadarshana Yapa yesterday.

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Bus, train services better than normal

Public transport services operated smoothly yesterday despite the much-publicised threats by the National Trade Union Centre (NTUC) to cripple passenger transport through an islandwide token strike.
 

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Company pleased but analysts say share overpriced:

Ceylinco Insurance share issue raises Rs 1.13 b

The Rs. 1.5 billion Ceylinco Insurance non-voting share issue which closed on Wednesday after 14 market days, raised only Rs. 1130 million. However, the company was satisfied that it raised over a billion rupees in depressed market conditions, though falling short by around Rs. 300 million.

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