SL Black Leopard not extinct; spotted again

The Sri Lankan Black Leopard which was believed to be extinct had been captured on a trap camera in October in the Central Hills, the Department of Wildlife Conservation said today.

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UNP says Govt. trying to abolish 19A

The United National Party today called all progressive forces to join in its efforts in defeating the Government’s effort to abolish the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

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24/7 vigilance over Corona Virus: Chief Epidemiologist

Though Sri Lanka was out of the ‘Danger Zone’ of the Corona Virus, reported first from Wuhan in China, all pre-emptive measures had been taken to prevent an infected patient entering the country with a high tech screening mechanism at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Chief Epidemiologist of the Government Epidemiology Unit Dr Sudath Samaraweera said today.

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Yala Tusker Gemunu sacrifices his tusk to Nandimithra

The Yala National Park today confirmed that the majestic tusker known as Gemunu in the Yala sanctuary had lost its remaining tusk following a tussle with another tusker known as ’’Nandimithra’’,who is known to be a frequent visitor to Yala originates from the jungles of the Sithulpawwa area.

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New circular by Edu. Ministry for Grade 1 admissions in 2021: Minister Dullas

Education Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that the circular issued by the Education Ministry there are unnecessary and illogical points factual errors the circular issued by the Educations Ministry of Education throughout the recent past with regard to the tests conducted when recruiting students to grade one contained irrational and unjust facts.

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Fmr Judge Ranawaka leaves CCD after giving statement

Retired Judge Padmini Ranawaka left the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) after giving a statement in connection with UNP MP Ranjan Ramanayake’s phone recordings. The CCD officials had recorded her statement for over three hours.

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Justice Nawaz sworn in as Acting President of Court of Appeal

Justice A.H.M.D Nawaz has been appointed as the Acting President of Court of Appeal. He was sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this evening.

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Malaysia sends plastic waste back to SL and 12 other countries

Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 countries, including Sri Lanka, since the third quarter of last year, the Sky news reported.

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Fmr judge Padmini Ranawaka at CCD

Former High Court Judge Padmini Ranawaka arrived at the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to give a statement in connection with the telephone conversation she had with the former State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake.

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Heavy traffic in Ward Place

Traffic congestion was reported in and around Ward Place in Colombo due to a protest carried out by the university students, Police said.

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Keheliya and Jayampathy discharged over bribery case

Complying with the High Court Order over the maintainability of the case, the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today discharged Minister Keheliya Rambukwella and former Chairman of the State Printing Corporation Jayampathi Bandara.

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Pujith, Hemasiri further remanded

Former IGP Pujith Jayasundera and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando were further remanded until February 3 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today.

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Two killed, one injured in head-on collision

Two individuals were killed and one injured after a three-wheeler collided head –on with a SLTB bus at Galigamuwa on the Kandy-Colombo main road early this morning, Police said.

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Speaker willing to be mediator in binding UNPers together

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had informed the UNF leaders that he is willing to be the catalyst of binding all UNPers together.

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Defence cooperation with India

Doval came here to discuss follow up action: Dinesh

India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday to follow up on what was agreed upon between the two sides during the President’s visit to India upon election to office, a minister said yesterday.

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Easter attacks suspects

Indian NIA to collect voice samples

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India will collect the voice samples of the member of the Coimbatore module of the terrorist outfit Islamic State (IS), who allegedly knew people involved in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka last year, the Indian Express reported.

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Will not sign any agreement inimical to the country: PM

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that the government would not sign any agreement which is inimical to the interests of the country.

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Four killed, 20 injured in accident

Four persons including a three-year-old girl killed and 20 others injured when a tipper truck and a bus collided head-on at Bataatha in Hungama last night.

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Cartoon of the day

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Rajapaksas were elected by the people, not appointed Namal

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said the new SLPP government would continue to call for the extradition of Arjuna Mahendran over the Bond Scam and wou...

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I am a political animal - Maithri

Former President Maithripala Sirisena, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about his future political plans, his performance as the former Head ...

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“I fought a good fight” -Rosy Senanayake

In an exclusive interview with Daily Mirror, Colombo Mayoress Rosy Senanayake who made headlines following the presidential poll spoke on various issu...

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India doesn’t want to remain as a factor of SL’s internal political dynamics - Prof. Karori Singh-

Prof. Karori Singh, former director of South Asian Studies Centre, University of Rajastan, was in Sri Lanka. In an interview with , the renowned South...

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In fighting extremism and de-radicalization Pakistan ready to support Sri Lanka-Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi paid an official visit to Sri Lanka between December 1 and 2 with a felicitation message from his Gover...

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‘We’re like the emperor without clothes, blind to our nudity’ - Prof.Hoole

S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, one of the three members of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, which played a vital role in the recently concluded electio...

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Gloomy Side of Lankan Migrants in Korea


A coffin was rolled out of the arrival area of the Bandaranaike International Airport. Inside was the remains of twenty-four-year-old Ganushka Madumal...

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Beggar woman with Rs.100,000 detained by Railway Security

Railway Security Guards had arrested a beggar woman with the possession of Rs.200,000 who had been begging in the train....

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Child poisoned by mother's paramour

A young man who had allegedly given poison to his paramour’s ten-year-old son in an attempt to kill him, was produced before the Nawalapitiya magistrate Chandani Meegoda and remanded till December 6...

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He switched on the light - friend ran away from his wife

When a husband and wife were sleeping in bed, suddenly the wife screamed as she felt that someone else was sleeping near her....

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Controversial telephone recordings of Ranjan Ramanayake have unravelled the bitter realities of Sri Lankan politics, judiciary, police and many other spheres. Do you think MP Ramanayake should continue to remain in politics?