dailymirror.lk http://dailymirror.lk/RSS_Feeds/breaking-news The only Sri Lankan newspaper with round the clock news updates - Dailymirror Online Edition en-us rangazone.r@gmail.com Copyright 2018 Rs. 20 m dud cheque case: Court bails three Janayugaya directors http://www.dailymirror.lk/155767/Rs-m-dud-cheque-case-Court-bails-three-Janayugaya-directors http://www.dailymirror.lk/155767/Rs-m-dud-cheque-case-Court-bails-three-Janayugaya-directors Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne ordered yesterday to release the three directors of now defunct Janaugaya newspaper on bail for issuing cheques worth Rs. 20 mn, which were dishounoured.

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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:31:31 +0000
Twist in CID probe as Namal changes tune http://www.dailymirror.lk/155764/Twist-in-CID-probe-as-Namal-changes-tune http://www.dailymirror.lk/155764/Twist-in-CID-probe-as-Namal-changes-tune The arrested Police informant Namal Kumara has contradicted the statement he made on the alleged threats on the lives of President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and as such, the CID inquiry on the issue had taken a different turn, Cabinet Spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.

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Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:14:22 +0000
Govt. analyst to submit report on voice recordings http://www.dailymirror.lk/155757/Govt-analyst-to-submit-report-on-voice-recordings http://www.dailymirror.lk/155757/Govt-analyst-to-submit-report-on-voice-recordings Colombo Fort Magistrate M/s. Lanka Jayarathne today ordered the government analyst to submit an immediate report on the recorded telephone conversation over an alleged attempt to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:09:55 +0000
SL to buy Spanish ocean cleaner: Dy. Min. Mannapperuma http://www.dailymirror.lk/155744/SL-to-buy-Spanish-ocean-cleaner-Dy-Min-Mannapperuma http://www.dailymirror.lk/155744/SL-to-buy-Spanish-ocean-cleaner-Dy-Min-Mannapperuma Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry would buy a high tech ocean cleaning vessel through Spanish funds in near future, Deputy Minister of Environment Ajith Mannapperuma said.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:33:06 +0000
Soldiers and Tamil prisoners not equal: Sumanthiran http://www.dailymirror.lk/155740/Soldiers-and-Tamil-prisoners-not-equal-Sumanthiran http://www.dailymirror.lk/155740/Soldiers-and-Tamil-prisoners-not-equal-Sumanthiran In reference to the request by Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka to grant a general amnesty to the LTTE cadres and military personnel involved in war-related crimes, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said today that the two groups could not be equated at all.
 

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:02:34 +0000
Frustrated, but we have to back the team: Mahela http://www.dailymirror.lk/155739/Frustrated-but-we-have-to-back-the-team-Mahela http://www.dailymirror.lk/155739/Frustrated-but-we-have-to-back-the-team-Mahela Though frustrated, Sri Lankan fans still have to back the Cricket team and push them to work harder, former cricket Captain Mahela Jayawardena said today.In a tweet, he said, “I can understand the frustration of all Sri Lankan fans and I am also one of you. We still have to back the team and push them to work harder,”
 

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:03:13 +0000
IGP ordered to send DIG Nalaka Silva on Compulsory leave http://www.dailymirror.lk/155738/IGP-ordered-to-send-DIG-Nalaka-Silva-on-Compulsory-leave http://www.dailymirror.lk/155738/IGP-ordered-to-send-DIG-Nalaka-Silva-on-Compulsory-leave The National Police Commission (NPC) today ordered IGP Pujith Jayasundera to send DIG Nalaka Silva on compulsory leave with immediate effect following a directive from Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:33:19 +0000
JO wants Police Commission members to resign http://www.dailymirror.lk/155736/JO-wants-Police-Commission-members-to-resign http://www.dailymirror.lk/155736/JO-wants-Police-Commission-members-to-resign The Joint Opposition (JO) today urged the Commissioners of the National Police Commission (NPC) to resign if they could not properly investigate the alleged conspiracy to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:02:55 +0000
Wholesale price of sugar 1kg up by Rs.15 http://www.dailymirror.lk/155737/Wholesale-price-of-sugar-kg-up-by-Rs- http://www.dailymirror.lk/155737/Wholesale-price-of-sugar-kg-up-by-Rs- The wholesale price of 1kg of sugar was increased by Rs. 15, while the retail price was increased by Rs.20-30 with effect from today, Sri Lanka Sugar Importers Association (SLSIA) Deputy President Hemaka Fernando said.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:53:23 +0000
Pakistan HC orders release of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif http://www.dailymirror.lk/155733/Pakistan-HC-orders-release-of-ex-PM-Nawaz-Sharif http://www.dailymirror.lk/155733/Pakistan-HC-orders-release-of-ex-PM-Nawaz-Sharif The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption reference and ordered their release, Geo News reported.
 

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:23:55 +0000
Malaysia arrests ex-PM Razak over USD 628mn scandal http://www.dailymirror.lk/155732/Malaysia-arrests-ex-PM-Razak-over-USD-mn-scandal- http://www.dailymirror.lk/155732/Malaysia-arrests-ex-PM-Razak-over-USD-mn-scandal- Malaysia's anti-graft agency said it arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak today over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in court, the Economic Times reported.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:56:39 +0000
Cabinet approves declaration of Thripitakaya as national heritage http://www.dailymirror.lk/155726/Cabinet-approves-declaration-of-Thripitakaya-as-national-heritage http://www.dailymirror.lk/155726/Cabinet-approves-declaration-of-Thripitakaya-as-national-heritage The Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday gave approval to declare Thripitakaya, which includes Buddhist teachings, as a national heritage.
 

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:55:47 +0000
LKR hits record low of 167.41 http://www.dailymirror.lk/155731/LKR-hits-record-low-of- http://www.dailymirror.lk/155731/LKR-hits-record-low-of- The Sri Lankan rupee today recorded the highest deprecation of Rs. 167.41selling price for US dollar.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:05:17 +0000
Minister recommends DIG Nalaka Silva to be sent on compulsory leave http://www.dailymirror.lk/155728/Minister-recommends-DIG-Nalaka-Silva-to-be-sent-on-compulsory-leave http://www.dailymirror.lk/155728/Minister-recommends-DIG-Nalaka-Silva-to-be-sent-on-compulsory-leave Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara recommended the National Police Commission (NPC) to send DIG Nalaka Silva on compulsory leave to facilitate an independent inquiry.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:25:04 +0000
Bus fare increased again by 4% http://www.dailymirror.lk/155727/Bus-fare-increased-again-by- http://www.dailymirror.lk/155727/Bus-fare-increased-again-by- The Cabinet has approved a 4 per cent fare increase to bus tickets with effect from midnight tomorrow, the Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry said.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:01:23 +0000
Rs.1.7mn robbed from a finance company in Jaffna http://www.dailymirror.lk/155724/Rs-mn-robbed-from-a-finance-company-in-Jaffna http://www.dailymirror.lk/155724/Rs-mn-robbed-from-a-finance-company-in-Jaffna A man wearing a full face helmet had robbed Rs.1.7 million worth cash from a finance company at Chavakachcheri in Jaffna this morning.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:32:13 +0000
Thailand says FTA with Sri Lanka to be finalised by 2020 http://www.dailymirror.lk/155723/Thailand-says-FTA-with-Sri-Lanka-to-be-finalised-by- http://www.dailymirror.lk/155723/Thailand-says-FTA-with-Sri-Lanka-to-be-finalised-by- Negotiation on a Sri Lanka-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would be concluded by 2020, the Thailand Nation reported today quoting a high-ranking Thai official.Auramon Supthaweethum, Director-General at the Thailand’s Department of Trade Negotiations said Thailand will host the second Thai-Sri Lanka FTA negotiations from Wednesday until Friday.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:07:23 +0000
Special High Court to hear Gamini Senarath’s case daily from Oct. 29 http://www.dailymirror.lk/155720/Special-High-Court-to-hear-Gamini-Senarath-s-case-daily-from-Oct- http://www.dailymirror.lk/155720/Special-High-Court-to-hear-Gamini-Senarath-s-case-daily-from-Oct- The Special High Court today fixed the trial of former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath and three others to be heard daily from October 29.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:16:51 +0000
CDS back in the country http://www.dailymirror.lk/155698/CDS-back-in-the-country http://www.dailymirror.lk/155698/CDS-back-in-the-country Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who left for Mexico last week, for an official visit, had arrived in the country this morning.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:16:31 +0000
Alleged assassination attempt: Speaker summons IGP http://www.dailymirror.lk/155702/Alleged-assassination-attempt-Speaker-summons-IGP http://www.dailymirror.lk/155702/Alleged-assassination-attempt-Speaker-summons-IGP Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament yesterday that he summoned IGP Pujith Jayasundara to his office on Monday and discussed the alleged plot to assassinate the President and former defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, for more than one hour.

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Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:49:24 +0000