Last Updated : 2019-07-24 09:01:00


Safe Houses - Rs.5 mn reward to person who gave info

Acting IGP C.D. Wickramaratna has decided to pay a reward of Rs.5 million to the person who provided information which lead to the recovery of explosives from two safe houses at Samanthurai and Nintavur in Ampara, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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Request of Rs.364 million to shift Ministry of Power turned down

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera has yesterday vehemently protested against the Cabinet paper presented by Minister Ravi Karunanayake requesting for Rs 364 million from the Treasury to shift the Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development to another location.

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Gotabaya returns

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who underwent a heart surgery in Singapore, arrived in the island earlier in the day.

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Easter Sunday bomb attacks: Rs. 50 billion revenue loss

The Easter Sunday bomb attacks had caused the government a revenue loss of Rs. 50 billion, a report which was submitted to Parliament by the Ministry of Finance revealed yesterday.

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I didn’t know about UNP plans to form alliance: Kabir

Highways, Road Development and Petroleum Resources Minister Kabir Hashim, who is also the Chairman of the United National Party (UNP), is reported to have taken a swipe at the party hierarchy for planning to form an alliance with the like-minded parties without his knowledge.

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Alliance - SLFP-SLPP must compromise on policy: Dayasiri

SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday party leaders like President Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Basil Rajapaksa must arrive at a compromise on the policies of the proposed alliance.

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Foreign garbage - Prez should ask CID to probe: Opposition

The Opposition today requested President Maithripala Sirisena to instruct the CID to launch an investigation into the foreign garbage issue.

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Speaker stops meetings with UN special rapporteur

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today informed Parliament that he had instructed the relevant authorities not to go ahead with the meeting between judicial officers including the Chief Justice and visiting UN special rapporteur on Rights of Freedom of Association, Clement Nyaltessoi.

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Cancel 2013 gazette allowing garbage import: JVP

While urging the government to reveal the number of containers of garbage imported to Sri Lanka, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake also urged the government to cancel the Gazette notice issued in 2013 which had permitted such imports.

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Resolution to annex Port City to Colombo Div. Sec. passed

The Resolution brought in to annex the stretch of land of the Port City to the Colombo Divisional Secretariat in the Colombo Administrative District was passed in Parliament today without a vote.

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Poya Days, Sundays: Bill banning tuition classes presented to Parliament

The Holidays (Amendment) Bill, which prohibits tuition classes on Poya Days and Sundays, was presented to Parliament today.

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Boris Johnson elected new leader of Conservative party

Boris Johnson will become Britain’s next prime minister after being elected leader of the Conservative party, defeating Jeremy Hunt in the party’s leadership contest, the Guardian reported a short while ago.

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SLC security delegation to visit Pakistan in August

A security delegation of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) would visit Pakistan in August to conduct a security assessment to seek the possibility of playing the upcoming two-match Test series, foreign news agencies reported yesterday.

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Colombo completely safe: Bangladesh captain Tamim

Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal on Tuesday praised the security arrangements in Sri Lanka ahead of the three-match ODI series in Colombo starting Friday, India Today reported.

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SC orders SLMC to register students graduated from accepted foreign universities

The Supreme Court today ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to register the students who obtained medical degrees from accepted foreign universities and the students who passed the SLMC qualifying examination.

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16-hour water cut in Colombo

A 16-hour water cut would be imposed from 6.00 p.m today to 10 a.m tomorrow in Colombo 3, 4, 5, 6 and Hokandara areas, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced today.

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I am a leader with strong backbone: President

President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday even though some people tried to show that he was a leader without a strong backbone, he had shown that he was a leader with a strong backbone on several occasions including at the 2015 Presidential Election.

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Manipai clash: Three ’Awa Gang’ members arrested

Three individuals suspected to be members of the ’Aava Gang’ were arrested by the Kopai police last evening over a clash with the police at Manipai in Jaffna last Saturday (20), police said.

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The then Justice Minister Milinda Moragoda appointed a high-powered committee in 2010 headed by Justice Ameratunga and thereafter by Nihal Jayamanne PC and consisted of senior officials of the Justice...

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Ahimsa Vs Gota Puts Lasantha Murder back in Spotlight

Frustrated after over a decade of delays and obstructions in her quest to obtain justice for her murdered father, Ahimsa Wickrematunge has filed a civil suit against US citizen and former Defence Secr...

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Free legal help for women and kids

Violence against women and children remains to be another one of those social issues which are poorly highlighted and addressed. From time to time we ...

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Turkey alerts Sri Lanka on FETO terrorist organization Turkish Ambassador

Turkish Ambassador Tunca Ozcuhadar, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the Fethulla Terrorist Organization (FETO) that attempted t...

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Supreme authority will be the people: -Nagananda Kodituwakku-

Many names have been proposed as potential candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Among some of them from major political parties are inde...

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“Opportunity cost of bond scam is as high as Rs.2,000 billion” Bandula

Bandula Gunawardane, the Colombo District MP of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) discusses the current status of the economy. Mr. Gunawar...

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He had his wife’s underskirt in his bag

A visit to Colombo to meet a politician by a group of villagers from Moragollagama was thrown into chaos when their leader found out the hard way that he did not possess the proper attire to meet with...

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Man, using Viper to kill wife, arrested

An individual suspected of attempting to kill his wife by causing a viper to sting her and his mistress who aided and abetted the alleged crime were produced before Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan...

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Man arrested for cruel killing of pet dog

A suspect had been taken into custody from Udupeellagoda Hakmana for severing the tongue and killing of a German Shepherd Pet. This was informed by the Hakmana Police....

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