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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