Kanjipani Imran sentenced to six years in prison

Leading drug dealer Kanjipani Imran was sentenced to six years imprisonment by the Colombo High Court today after he was found guilty of possessing and trafficking 5.3kgs of cannabis.

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All in SL enjoy religious freedom unlike some Asian countries: UN Expert

The visiting UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed, when he called on Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa at the latter’s Chamber at the Parliamentary Complex in Battaramulla, has said that all ethnic groups in Sri Lanka enjoyed freedom of religion in comparison to some other countries in Asia.

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Probe against N’Eliya police

The Police Headquarters has launched an investigation into the allegations levelled against the Nuwara Eliya Police Station, that it had not carried out a proper probe into Zaharan’s training centre at Nuwara Eliya, despite complaints made against the training centre, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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Refrain from submitting inconclusive reports: AG informs IGP

Attorney General Dappula de Livera today informed the Acting IGP to refrain from submitting inconclusive reports on five high-profile cases including the murders of Wazim Thajudeen and Lasantha Wickramatunga.

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State of Emergency won’t be extended: Def. Sec.

Defence Secretary Shantha Kottegoda today said that the State of Emergency will not be extended further.

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Fire in ’Ella Rock’ hill reserve completely doused

The fire that had broken out in the ’Ella Rock’ hill reserve belonging to the Rawana Ella Forest Reserve, had been completely extinguished by the Sri Lanka Army and Air Force personnel this evening, Ella Divisional Secretary Ms. K.A.J. Priyangika said.

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Maj. Gen. Sathyapriya appointed Army’s Chief of Staff

Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army with effect from today, the Army said.

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Opinion on PC polls: SC concludes hearing of President’s request

The Supreme Court a short while ago concluded the hearing on President’s request which sought SC opinion on holding the provincial council elections.

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Coimbatore on alert after intel about terrorist intrusion from SL

High alert was issued in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India late on Thursday following an intelligence input that six LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) terrorists had intruded into Tamil Nadu via Sri Lanka and had settled in Coimbatore, the Hindu reported.

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Two resigned state ministers sworn-in

State Ministers Mohamed Cassim Mohamed Faizal and Ali Zahir Moulana Seyed, who resigned from their posts in June, were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago.

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Keith Noyahr abduction case

Army Intelligence officer arrested

Army Intelligence Staff Sergeant Chamika Sumith Kumara was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today over the Keith Noyahr abduction case.

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Central Bank reduces two policy rates

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, at its meeting held on Thursday, had decided to reduce two of its policy rates.

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24 injured in bus-van collision

Twenty four people including 22 passengers and the two drivers of a bus and a van were injured when the two vehicles collided head-on the Dambulla Habarana main road in Sigiriya this morning, police said.

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April 21: Catholic MPs demand fresh probe

In a letter addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena, six Catholic MPs representing the opposition had requested a fresh probe on the dastardly Easter Sunday bombings.

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PM unhappy over delays in finalising NDF constitution

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has expressed displeasure over the delays in finalising the constitution of the proposed National Democratic Front (NDF) and has asked United National Front (UNF) leaders to finalise it as soon as possible, informed sources said.

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UNP leadership given time till Monday to call for WC meeting

The group of UNP MPs backing the presidential candidacy of Minister Sajith Premadasa has given the party leadership time till next Monday, to call for a meeting of the Working Committee (WC) to take a final decision on the party candidate, a minister said.

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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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Presidential poll

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, it’s General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said today.

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Maga Neguma on the road to nowhere!

Road Planing and Development Company, which at one time existed under the Road Development Authority (RDA), was terminated to establish the institutes Maga Neguma Emulsion Private Company, Maga Neguma...

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Purchasing of generators to generate power Allegations and violations mar tender proceedings

Following our recent expose ‘Deals and Deals Behind Procuring Emergency Power’, facts that have now emerged reveal how another deal had taken place in the power sector unscrupulously....

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Cartoon of the day

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We only articulate our position on the appointment of Army Commander -U.S. Ambassador-

U.S. Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz, in an interactive discussion with a select group of journalists, responds to questions about the current controvers...

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It certainly looks like Sajith can beat Gotabaya Harsha de Silva

Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr Harsha de Silva, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the curren...

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Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, who is in the centre of controversy over allegations linked to Easter Sunday’s terrorist attack, s...

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I will not care about any pressure in future…

Newly appointed Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe was much remembered for her outgoing role as the Director General of the Commission to...

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He had his wife’s underskirt in his bag

A visit to Colombo to meet a politician by a group of villagers from Moragollagama was thrown into chaos when their leader found out the hard way that he did not possess the proper attire to meet with...

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Man, using Viper to kill wife, arrested

An individual suspected of attempting to kill his wife by causing a viper to sting her and his mistress who aided and abetted the alleged crime were produced before Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan...

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Man arrested for cruel killing of pet dog

A suspect had been taken into custody from Udupeellagoda Hakmana for severing the tongue and killing of a German Shepherd Pet. This was informed by the Hakmana Police....

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