I placed signature 21,000 times to extradite Mahendran from Singapore: MS

Former President Maithripala Sirisena said that as the head of state, he placed his signature 21,000 times, over a period of three days, on documents compiled by the Attorney General in order to prepare for the extradition of the former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran from Singapore.

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Carcass of black leopard to be sent to Colombo Museum

The body of black leopard, who died after being rescued in the Laxapana Estate, Nallathanniya while trapped in a snare, is to be sent to the Colombo National Museum, Wildlife Conservation Department Director General M.G.C. Sooriyabandara said.

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Criminal operations by underworld kingpins from prisons must end – Prez

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has emphasized that crimes operated by underworld kingpins and drug mafia from prisons must be put to an end without delay.

01 Jun 2020 - 8     - 1756


Faulty method washed away millions of rupees- fmr UNP MPs

Former State Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma, along with former MPs S.M. Marikkar and Hirunika Premachandra, said today the true reason for the washing away of the Mount Lavinia beach was the use of a faulty method to fill up the coast.

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Colombo South beach nourishment project a success: CCD

Despite severe backlash from environmentalists, the Coast Conservation Department (CCD) reiterated today that the Colombo South beach nourishment project was a success.

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President and PM take the lead in dengue prevention

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa issued directives to Governors and Local Government authorities to prepare a mechanism to control imminent dengue outbreak with the receding of prevailing rainy weather conditions, President’s Media Division said.

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Decision on granting leave for FR petitions against elections date tomorrow

The decision on whether to grant leave for the Fundamental Rights petitions filed challenging the General Elections date, to be announced by the Supreme Court at 3pm tomorrow.

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Liquor shops to be closed on June 5, 6

The countrywide sale of liquor and all alcoholic beverages will be banned in view of Poson Poya on June 5 and 6, the Excise Department announced. It said the order will prevail on all wine shops, bars, restaurants, taverns and hotels around the country.

01 Jun 2020 - 7     - 614

Rajagiriya accident

AG directs CCD to arrest ex-Welikada Police OIC

Attorney General Dappula De Livera directed the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) Director to obtain a warrant and arrest Former OIC of the Welikada Police ASP Sudath Asmadala for allegedly fabricating evidence in the Rajagiriya Accident Case of 2016, the AG’s Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said.

01 Jun 2020 - 11     - 2053

Sri Lankan rejected at home, makes it to US Army

Anuj Pujitha Gunawardena, a Sri Lankan who was rejected by the Sri Lanka Army twice, is currently serving in the Advanced Attack Helicopter Divison in the US Army.

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PCR tests for all those arriving at BIA from today: Minister

Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said today the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test would be conducted on all passengers arriving in the country from today ( June1) at the Katunayaka airport and that all those who come to Sri Lanka will be either hospitalized or sent for quarantine following the result of the test.

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Pakistan has cheapest fuel cost in South Asia: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that Pakistan now has the cheapest fuel cost comparing other states in South Asia, including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, Dunya News reported.

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All temporary residents in Colombo must register with Police

All temporary residents in Colombo and its suburbs should register with the nearest police station, Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon said.

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PM sworn-in as Social Empowerment Minister

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the Minister of Social Empowerment and Estate Infrastructure Development, the portfolio previously held by late Minister Arumugam Thondaman.

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Indian Navy ship arrives to repatriate 700 stranded Indians

Indian Navy ship INS Jalashwa arrived at the Colombo Port this morning to bring back 700 stranded Indians under the second phase of Operation ’’Samudra Setu’’ as a part of the ’’Vande Bharat’’ mission.

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Consideration of FR petitions resumes

The consideration of the Fundamental Right petitions filed challenging the General Elections date commenced before the Supreme Court for the 10th day today.

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Govt. assistance to pay private sector salaries

Harsha calls for debate with Basil

Former Minister Harsha de Silva challenged former Minister Basil Rajapaksa for a public debate on the steps taken by the government to secure employment of private sector workers.

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Unraveling the ‘new normal’

The newly introduced guidelines for the ‘new normal’ has drawn flak for having more grey areas than clarity, resulting in spreading more confusion among the public.

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Eleventh Covid-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

A 45-year-old male, who returned from Kuwait and being treated at the Homagama hospital has died due to Covid-19, reporting the eleventh death from the virus infection in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry said.

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Rosy denies allegations of move to kill stray dogs

Mayoress of Colombo Rosy Senanayake yesterday denied reports that the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) decided to kill stray dogs that are loitering in Viharamahadevi Park and within the Colombo City as a whole.

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When ‘Stay Home’ wasn’t an option

When 26 year old Yamini returned to Sri Lanka following a meticulously planned vacation, a global pandemic forced her to retreat to a quarantine facil...

21 May 2020 - 4     - 5071

Migrant Workers in a Mess

Earnings from migrant workers are an integral part of the country’s economy. However, as the pandemic grows these migrant workers facing increasing ...

12 May 2020 - 8     - 7662


When ‘Stay Home’ wasn’t an option

When 26 year old Yamini returned to Sri Lanka following a meticulously planned vacation, a global pandemic forced her to retreat to a quarantine facil...

21 May 2020 - 4     - 5071

Migrant Workers in a Mess

Earnings from migrant workers are an integral part of the country’s economy. However, as the pandemic grows these migrant workers facing increasing ...

12 May 2020 - 8     - 7662


High hopes for farmers despite looming threats to Wilpattu

Farmers in Rajanganaya Yaya 18 in Anuradhapura District are harbouring high expectations. They feel that all their hardships would soon end with a new aloe vera cultivation project which is expected t...

11 Mar 2020 - 2     - 4814

BOI front office refurbishment comes under the spotlight!

Despite the directives given to all heads of state institutions by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stop unnecessary expenditure in their respective establishments, the move made by the Board of Invest...

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Cartoon of the day

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‘The video is a crime against humanity’

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) frontline member Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana made headlines recently over a controversial video that went viral on social med...

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We will make all our teachers graduates and professionals in future - Dullas

In a situation where the country’s national education is at a standstill for more than two months, as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic ...

26 May 2020 - 3     - 1249

COVID-19 an opportunity to reshape, reorient and reposition economy: -Dr. Kenneth De Zilva

Dr. Kenneth De Zilva, an economist and member of the Monetary Policy Consulting Committee of the Central Bank, speaks about post COVID-19 challenges a...

23 May 2020 - 3     - 2414

We are called traitors for carrying forward the Human Rights work of Mahinda Rajapaksa: Brito Fernando

Daily Mirror spoke to Brito Fernando, a well-known long-standing Human Rights activist and trade unionist who recently waged a battle for animal right...

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