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Minibus blast in Kabul kills several

A suicide attack on a minibus in Kabul has killed at least 14 people and injured several.
The bus, which was said to be carrying Nepalese security guards, was on a road to the eastern city of Jalalabad.
The attacker, who was on foot, waited for the bus as it left a compound, police said.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack, the first since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
"The suicide bomber targeted a minibus of security guards of a foreign company, right now we are working to identify the nationalities of the victims," Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told the media.

Nepal Government presents a work plan

In Nepal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Agni Prasad Kharel presented the government’s work plan for implementation of the constitution at today’s meeting of the Legislature Parliament.


Measures being finalized to implement the master plan on mega polis project.

 The ministry  of Mega Polis and western province development  states that  measures are being finalized to implement the master plan on  mega polis project. secretary to the ministry N.Rupasinghe told the SLBC that several foreign countries have declared their consent to initiate new investments in the western province.  Particularly  the investors form Germany , Japan and kOrea have showcased their interest.


Mahaweli Maha Seya of Kothmale will be opened to public pilgrimages from tomorrow.

Mahaweli Maha Seya of Kothmale will be opened to public pilgrimages  from  tomorrow. The Stoopa was constructed under the Mahaweli Scheme. The foundation stone  to the Stoopa was laid by former president J.R.Jayawardena on the 20th of March 1983. The construction work was carried out by former minister Gamini Dissanayake.


The country will receive 9 billion US dollars for different projects this year.

State minister Niroshan Perera says the country will receive more than 9 billion US dollars before end of this year under different means. He added that the government aims to liberalize currency control  for the betterment of the country's economy. The state minister was speaking at a public gathering in Wennappuwa. Niroshan Perera further said that the IMF will provide 2.2 billion for the country.


Man charged with murder of British MP.

A man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox. West Yorkshire Police said Thomas Mair 52 has been charged with the murder of the 41-year-old. She was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.


The Defence Secretary commends the contribution made by the tri forces in the process of nation building.

Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi says the tri forces have made an immense contribution to the process of nation building. The service rendered by them in the aftermath of recent natural disasters should also be commended.


MP Udaya Gammanpila arrested.

Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Uramaya Party parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila has been arrested. The special investigation unit of the Police arrested him at his office in Pagoda Road, Nugegoda this morning due to alleged financial fraud. Udaya Gammanpila is due to be produced before the Fort Magistrate later today.

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