One killed, 42 injured in head-on collision in Minneriya
One passenger was killed while 42 others were injured when two buses collided head-on at Muwan Palassa area in Minneriya last night, police said.
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Hakeem clarifies on media reports
Minister Rauff Hakeem yesterday rejected allegations that he had connections with the terrorists involved in the Easter Sunday attack as reported in media.
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Easter Sunday bomb attacks
Prove that anyone in our camp dealt with mastermind: Ranil
If it is proven that anyone from our camp had been with the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday bomb attacks, Zahran, we will take action against him, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
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FR case on appointment of President’s Counsel tomorrow
The FR application filed by Senior Attorney-at-Law Upul Kumarapperuma, against the criteria that had been followed on the appointment of President’s Counsels will be taken up tomorrow before the Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and Justices Gamini Amarasekera and S. Thurairajah.
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Lankan stabbed to death in South Korea
A fight between two groups of Sri Lankan migrant workers in South Korea left one dead and two injured on Tuesday night (22) in Sacheon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, the Sri Lankan mission in South Korea confirmed.
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Opposition queries Hakeem’s role on PSC
The main opposition today questioned the impartiality of the final report of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into Easter Sunday attack while Minister Rauff Hakeem, who was a member of the committee, was alleged to have connections with a terrorist group involved in the attack.
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Easter Sunday Attack
PSC blames State Intelligence Service on failure to act
The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) that probed the Easter Sunday attack says the State Intelligence Service (SIS) is to be blamed most for its failure to act upon prior warnings.
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JVP objects appointment of Thilanga to COPE
JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake today raised objections to the appointment of UPFA MP Thilanga Sumathilapa to the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) in place of Chandrasiri Gajadeera, who died recently.
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Rs.600,000 damage done to airport equipment by this act
PM justifies paddy storage at Mattala
While asserting that the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) is a white elephant, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has today justified the current government’s decision to store paddy at the airport storage facilities in 2015.
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Wasim Thajudeen's murder trial
Trial against ex-DIG Anura Senanayake fixed for Nov. 7
Colombo High Court today postponed the hearing of the case against Senior DIG Anura Senanayake for screening evidence of the murder of Havelock Sports Club rugby player Wasim Thajudeen for November 7.
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Wasantha withdraws from Sajith’s election campaign
Foreign Affairs State Minister Wasantha Senanayake today said that he informed the UNP of his decision to withdraw from the party organiser post of Rambukkana and the presidential election campaign of Minister Sajith Premadasa.
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Govt. amends luxury tax on motor vehicles
The government has decided to amend the luxury tax on motor vehicles to be based on price instead of engine capacity, specifying the vehicle categories which are exempt.
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Vote on account passed in parliament
The vote on account seeking to allocate Rs.1,474 billion as government expenses for the first quarter of next year was passed with amendments without a vote in parliament a short while ago.
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Gota to take stern action on drug dealers, murderers, criminals: Dulles
The Gota - Baya (fear of Gota) among all wrongdoers, murderers, bribe-takers and drug dealers was understandable because he was to launch a special campaign against those criminals on assuming Presidency after November 16, Spokesman of the SLPP, Dulles Alahapperuma said today.
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No cellular tower levy on 5G towers
The government has decided to exempt the Cellular Tower Levy on the towers used to provide 5G coverage, the Finance Ministry said while presenting a bill to parliament today.
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Carbon tax abolished from Dec. 1
The Finance Bill presented by the government, moving for amendments to remove the Carbon Tax from December 1, was passed today in Parliament.
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Prez considering Presidential Pardon
Royal Park Victim’s sister expresses concerns
A sister of Swedish national Yvonne, who was killed at the Royal Park Condominium in 2005, expressed her concern over media reports that President Maithripala Sirisena was considering a pardon for her sister’s murderer, Jude Anthony Jayamaha.
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