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Two prisoners escape from Welikada

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A prison inmate and a man detained in connection with a killing and three other cases are reported to have escaped from the Welikada Prisons today while under treatment at the prison hospital’s psychiatric ward
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SC rejects plea to probe Indian Army's role in SL

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The Supreme Court Thursday declined to entertain a plea seeking a Special Investigative Team (SIT) probe into the role of the Indian Army as a peacekeeping force in Sri Lanka during operations against the LTTE.
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UNP makes a cross wind landing at Mattala

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The visit of the UNP MPs to the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport, Mattala ended with a commotion when a group of men confronted them when they were coming out of the airport premises after the visit
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Video: Details of SL military officials on BTU website

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The Sri Lankan Army today claimed that a group calling itself the British Tamil Union had in its website published photos and details of officers attached to the Sri Lanka Security Forces in an attempt at hitting back at the Sri Lankan Government for banning LTTE front organisations
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UK updates travel advisory on SL

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Britain has updated its travel advisory after the Sri Lankan Government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorism.
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French national drowns off Hikkaduwa

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A 72-year-old French national is reported to have drowned in the sea off the Hikkaduwa Beach last evening. Police said the body is lying at the Karapitiya Hospital Mortuary and that the postmortem examination would be held today
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US hoping to resume military ties with SL: Biswal

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The US said today it was looking forward to the resumption of a more comprehensive military relationship no sooner the Sri Lankan Government makes progress towards reconciliation and accountability
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Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry accident

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Rescuers were hammering on the upturned hull of a capsized South Korea ferry on Thursday hoping for a response from hundreds of people, mostly teenage schoolchildren, believed trapped after the vessel started sinking more than 24 hours previously
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Some countries blind to LTTE fronts: Gota

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Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said though there was no more terrorism in Sri Lanka, the terrorists’ global network continued to function largely unhindered and that some nations seemed to have chosen to turn a blind eye to these front organisations
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Police get court order for BBS video

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The news directors attached to two private television channels were yesterday ordered to hand over unedited video footage to the police, to conduct further investigations into the alleged commotion made by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organistion,  disrupting a media conference organised by the Jathika Bala Sena (JBS) on April 9
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Prelate to take to the streets against ‘Bim Saviya’ Act

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Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter, most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera, said today he and the Maha Sangha were ready to take to the streets, unless the Government amends the Bim Saviya Land Registration Act immediately.
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Another complaint against Ven. Gnanasara Thera

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A complaint has been made to the Slave Island Police against the statement made to the media by the Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera on April 12.
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Sonia raises Rajiv Gandhi's killing

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Dismissing as "false propaganda" that Congress was not concerned about Tamils in Sri Lanka, Sonia Gandhi today raised the emotional issue of her husband Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, saying the former prime minister sacrificed his life "fighting" for them
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Hakeem discusses law faculty admission with Mahanayake

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Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem visited the Mahanayake Thera of Malwathu Chapter today and had a discussion on the issue of admission of students to the Law Faculty of the Colombo University
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Four Macaws escape from President’s House

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Four Macaw parrots that were reared at the President’s House in Colombo have escaped from their cage today, President’s Media division said. People are asked to inform of any information about the missing parrots to Mayura Perera on 0777 535 377.
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Hyderabad police investigating SL kidney racket

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Hyderabad city police are investigating into allegations of a Colombo-based kidney racket in which a youngster from Hyderabad lost a life
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Video: Mervyn is a patriot says BBS

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The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation today hailed Minister Mervyn Silva as a genuine patriot and was much better than other ministers
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Audio: Web purchase: NDA to set up monitoring body

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The Director of the National Drugs Authority Dr. Hemantha Benaragama warned Lankans not to purchase medicines, especially drugs that were purported to enhance sexual performance over the internet
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Video: Proper procedures not adhered to in pardoning PSD personnel: UNP

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The presidential pardon for those found guilty by the High Court of harassing popular artistes Rukantha Gunatilleka and Chandraleka Perera is improper as the procedures for such a pardon has not been followed, United National Party (UNP) MP Ajith Perera said today
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Video: 2 dead, 104 missing in ferry sinking off South Korea coast

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Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled to pluck hundreds of passengers, most of them high school students, from a passenger ferry as it listed and slow sank off the southwest coast of South Korea on Wednesday
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Ferry with 450 people on board sinking off South Korea

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A South Korean ship, with hundreds passengers on board, is sinking off the country's southwestern coast, CNN affiliate YTN has reported.
Views: 2937

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