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Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigns

Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has tendered his resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena today, sources said. Earlier, the President called for the resignation of the defence secretary and IGP Pujith Jayasundara.

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Religious reconciliation must be given priority: MR

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today priority should be given to religious reconciliation in the country.

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Zahran, one of the Shangri-la suicide bombers: DMI

Head of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), Brigadier Chula Kodituwakku said today the suspected mastermind behind the Easter Sunday suicide attacks, Zahran Hashim was one of the two suicide bombers who exploded themselves at the Shangri-la hotel.

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Police record statement from Bathiudeen’s brother

Police yesterday released Industry & Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother after recording a statement from him last night, police said.

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One suicide bomber probed by Australia in 2014

The Sri Lankan suicide bomber who studied at a Melbourne university was one of the subjects of a terrorism investigation by Australian security authorities after intelligence emerged linking him to Islamic State (IS) operative Neil Prakash, the Australian reported today.

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Weapons recovered from mosque at Slave Island

A suspect was arrested and more than 40 swords, Kris knives and several uniforms similar to those worn by the Army were recovered from a Mosque at Palliyaweediya in Slave Island this morning, Police said.

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CC approves Chulantha Wickramaratne as Auditor General

The Constitutional Council (CC) has approved Additional Auditor General Chulantha Wickramaratne as the next Auditor General, Speaker’s media unit said.

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CC approves Jayantha Jayasuriya as Chief Justice

The Constitutional Council (CC) has unanimously approved the nomination of Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya as the next Chief Justice, parliamentary sources said.

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IGP will resign today: President

Addressing the heads of media institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said that the IGP Pujith Jayasundara will resign today.

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Suspect arrested in Dharga Town over links with IS

A 23-year-old man from Dharga Town in Aluthgama has been arrested last night by police for allegedly maintaining interactions with the Islamic State (IS) through social media platform of Facebook, police said.

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Joining foreign terror outfits not against SL law: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told Sky News that the government was aware of Sri Lankans who had joined Islamic State (IS) had returned but they could not be arrested as joining a foreign terrorist organisation is not against the law.

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Shangri-La suicide bomber obtained empty cartridges discarded by army

Insaf Ahmed, the suicide bomber who blew himself up at Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, had obtained used cartridges cast aside by the Army through the Industrial Development Board (IDB). This information had been obtained by our sister paper ’Lankadeepa’ by utilising the Right to Information Act.

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Islamic fanatics threaten Sufi Mosques

The Police Department has circulated a warning letter in the internet and social media websites. It says some Islamic fundamentalists led by Mohamed Zahran were planning yet another spate of bombings today targeting the traditional Sufi Mosques know as ’Kuppu Palli’ or Auliya mosques.

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Man shot dead by three gunmen in Mulleriyawa

A 38-year-old businessman was killed when three gunmen who arrived on two motorbikes opened fire at him in Mulleriyawa last night, police said.

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Vital info on terror attacks revealed by arrested suspects

Security authorities have extracted vital information from the terrorist suspects arrested in connection with the series bombings on Easter Sunday.

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Champika proposes action plan to counter fundamentalist terrorism

Megapolis Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday submitted a 10-point action plan that should be carried out by both the Muslim community and the Government to curb the terrorist threat posed by Islamic fundamentalists.

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ACJU decries terror, no Muslim burial for terrorists

All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) organisation yesterday claimed that the individuals who committed this barbaric attack on innocent civilians did not belong to them and they do not accept their bodies.

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We have recommended one name for presidential poll: Basil

Former Economic Development Minister and founder of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Basil Rajapaksa said in an interview with Daily Mirror tha...

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Norway seeks cooperation on multiple fronts

Norwegian State Secretary (State Minister) Marianne Hagen, who was in Sri Lanka, shared her views about the latest development of bilateral relations ...

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Cartoon of the day

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Didn’t police ‘chiefs’ know of Rathgama killings ?

We received information about the killing of two persons after being abducted from Rathgama while we were engaged in an investigation to unearth the truth regarding a complaint of an alleged abduction...

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Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha issue Allegations of Intervention in School Affairs

The former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar ASP Liyanage is alleged to have run riot against fellow Sri Lankans in Doha Qatar whilst holding office. According to Sri Lankan expatriates this has had a ne...

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He built three houses while begging for 25 years

A blind man (65) who had been begging on trains for 25 years which had enabled him to build three houses and own a bank account with Rs. five hundred thousand in it, was arrested by the Railway Securi...

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Deceased mother had partaken of fried fish on alms giving day

The story of a deceased mother visiting her home on the seventh day and eating a slice of fried fish from the Pideni Thattuwa is related from a village in Ambalangoda....

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Fat rat gets stuck in Manhole cover, rescue wins hearts online

A heartwarmingly hilarious incident occurred in Germany earlier this week when a chubby rat got stuck halfway out of a sewer manhole - leading to a rescue operation that has gone viral and won hearts ...

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