Two suspects in ‘white van’ incident detained
The two persons, who were arrested by the CID over making controversial statements regarding ‘White vans’ during a press conference, have been detained for a period of 72-hour for further questioning, police said.
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We seek friendship and reject domination by others: President
While reiterating that Sri Lanka does not want to get involved in rivalries among world powers, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said, “We seek friendship and reject domination by others.”
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Dengue outbreak reaches epidemic proportions
Sri Lanka’s health officials have warned of a serious outbreak of a dengue epidemic and have urgently sought a stakeholders meeting to control the spread of the disease as 120 deaths have been reported so far this year, the GMOA said.
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Prez wants proper study when implementing MoUs signed with private companies
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said it was important to conduct a proper study when implementing MoUs signed with private companies instead of foreign countries to ensure there would be no adverse impact on the country.
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Two ‘White van drivers’ arrested
The CID has arrested the two persons who spoke at the ‘white van’ press conference that was organised by Dr Rajith Senaratne prior to the presidential election, last night, police said.
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Swiss incident- No evidence of an abduction: CID
The CID on Thursday informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that there was no evidence to show any connection to an alleged abduction of the Swiss Embassy employee Garnier Banister Francis.
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Royalty payment for artistes from Jan.2020
The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development have recommended that a song aired from January 1 next year to 2022 should pay a royalty of Rs.30 while songs being telecast on TV should pay Rs.100.
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SLFPers in North, East must support Prez: MS
The responsibility for building national unity in a future government under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa lies in the hands of the SLFP, former president Maithripala Sirisena said.
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MCC - Govt. will decide after full study: Dulles
The government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will not sign the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in the manner that former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe signed the Norway-sponsored Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) with the LTTE, Minister Dulles Alahapperuma said.
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Fight Cancer Team rejects Apeksha Hospital Director’s allegations
While categorically rejecting the allegations levelled by Maharagama Apeksha Hospital Director Dr. Wasantha Disanayake, Fight Cancer Team Founder M.S.M. Mohammed said the control and management of the fund, which the Hospital Director referred to as having been misused was in fact vested with the Health Ministry.
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Court issues travel ban on Patali
Colombo Additional Magistrate Kanchana de Silva today issued an overseas travel ban on former minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and his driver over the 2016 accident case.
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Leadership changes will occur at right time: Mayantha
Those eyeing the United National Party (UNP) leadership should be patient because they will be able to secure it at the appropriate time, MP Mayantha Dissanayake said today.
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New terror threat has to be contained by any means: PM
The new terrorist threat faced by Sri Lanka has to be contained by whatever means necessary with the fullest cooperation of other countries, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said today.
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26 UNP MPs call for working committee meeting
Some 26 United National Party (UNP) MPs today handed over a letter to party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe requesting him to convene a meeting of the working committee to decide on leadership changes.
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UK poll results prove nationalism over liberalism like in SL: Harin
UNP MP Harin Fernando today said that UK election results proved that the nationalism has won over liberalism like in the US, UK, India and even in Sri Lanka.
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Corbyn says won’t lead Labour Party in future elections
UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that he will not be leading the party in future elections following what he called a disappointing election night, CNBC reported today.
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Swiss Embassy employee at CID for fourth day
Swiss Embassy employee Garnier Banister Francis arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to give a statement over the incident where she was allegedly threatened by a group of unidentified men.
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