Term of CDS Wijegunaratne, extended
The term of Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne has been extended till December 31, 2019 by President Maithripala Sirisena with effect from today.
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Split within UNP inevitable: MR
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today claimed it is inevitable that the United National Party (UNP) will be split irrespective of who becomes the party’s nominee at the upcoming presidential election.
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UPFA to talk with Gota: Mahinda Amaraweera
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will hold talks with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in connection with the upcoming presidential election, its General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said today.
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‘We are running out of patience’: Champika Ranawaka
In an obvious reference to the current political crisis involving the United National Party (UNP) over the presidential candidacy, its ally Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said today that it was fast running out of patience.
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Gota reiterates he renounced US citizenship
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa today reiterated that he renounced his US citizenship on April 17, informed the Immigration and Emigration Department about the renunciation and obtained a new passport mentioning that he is a citizen of Sri Lanka.
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Sports Act to be amended to block gambling links
Sports Minister Harin Fernando today signed a gazette notification to amend the Sports Act preventing anyone whose family members are involved in betting or gambling, from holding office in sports administration tasks.
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Kiriella more suited for presidency: Aluthgamage
UNP MP Ananda Aluthgamage, who defected from the government and joined the main opposition, said today he and at least a few other MPs in the opposition would back a presidential candidate who attends Parliament and maintains a good rapport with all MPs.
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Another NTJ suspect arrested in Ampara
An active member of the Jamath Millathu Ibrahim (JMI) attached to the National Thaweed Jama’at (NTJ) and alleged to have been trained by Zahran in Nuwara Eliya, was arrested by the officers of the National Intelligence Service today, the Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
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Six high-profile cases
Acting IGP presents reports to AG
Acting IGP C.D. Wickremeratne today handed over the reports on six high-profile cases including those on the murders of Wasim Thajudeen and Lasantha Wickrematunge to Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.
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60 SL housemaids brought back home by SLBFE
A total of 60 Sri Lankan housemaids who had suffered from various harassments at their Kuwait households arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 6.15a.m, The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said.
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Ferry service from Fort to Union Place starts today
Luxury passenger ferry service from Colombo Fort to Union Place through the Beira Lake would be launched today under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development said.
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Cabinet nod for MMDA amendments
The Cabinet approved amendments to the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act raising the age of marriage to 18 for men and women, the Daily Mirror learns. However, there are exceptions for those below 18 and above 16 with the approval of Qazi.
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Doctors to launch 24hr countrywide strike today
The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has decided to launch 24 hours of island-wide work stoppage starting from today 8.00 am to tomorrow at 8.00 am, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said.
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US Embassy remarks on new Army chief
Sarath Weerasekera writes to US envoy
While registering the protest over the statement on the appointment of the new Army Commander of Sri Lanka posted on the twitter account of the US Embassy, Rear Admiral (Retd.) Dr. Sarath Weerasekera appealed to US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz, in a letter to ensure that the US Embassy should refrain from making statements prejudicial to the members of the armed forces of Sri Lanka and by extension to the country.
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AG seeks Trial-at-Bar over Avant Garde case
The Attorney General has requested the Chief Justice to appoint a Trial-at-Bar to hear the case in which Nissanka Senadipathi and 13 others are to be indicted in the Colombo High Court over the illegal possession of 816 firearms and 202,935 bullets in connection with the Avant-Garde floating armoury incident.
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Speaker will resign to contest presidential polls: SLPP
Once the alliance led by the United National Party (UNP) is formed, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will resign from the post to contest the presidential election, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today.
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Income tax payers' children to get
Grade one admission at national schools: Minister
The Ministry of Education had drawn its attention to admit the children whose parents pay income taxes to the state, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.
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