Lifting Emergency will not impact ban on terrorist outfits : MoD

Lifting the State of Emergency will not have any impact on the ban imposed on terrorist organisations, the National Media Centre of the Ministry of the Defence said yesterday.

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Flights between India and Palali to start soon: PM

Air transportation between India and Palali Airport in Jaffna will start before the end of the year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

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Learn from history, be foresighted: MR tells youths

Drawing similarities from a Jathaka Katha, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa invited the youth to learn from the history and be foresighted instead of short-sighted.

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59-year-old arrested over aiding terror outfits

A 59-year-old man, Rasheed Akbar, was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) from Muruthawela, Mawanella for allegedly aiding banned terrorist organisations, police said.

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Forthcoming Presidential Election

UNP needs broader alliance to overcome challenges: Thowfeek

SLMC MP M. S. Thowfeek today said that a broader alliance is needed to overcome the challenges which the UNP and its allies would face at the next presidential election.

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Man poisons sons, commits suicide

A man was reportedly committed suicide after allegedly poisoning his two sons at Konthanthivu in Uduppuwa this morning, police said.

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Soldier electrocuted in Sigiriya

A soldier attached to the Inamaluwa Army Camp in Sigiriya was killed due to an electrocution last evening, police said.

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Five detained after terror warning in Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Five persons, including a woman, have been detained for questioning as the police in Tamil Nadu and Kerala continued their close screening of people and places in the hope of securing clues relating to the reported infiltration of six Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists through the sea route from Sri Lanka.

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China expected to ratify extradition treaties with SL, Vietnam

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in China is expected to ratify extradition treaties with Sri Lanka and Vietnam at its bi-monthly session from Thursday to Monday, the Global Times reported.

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Prez instructs armed forces to maintain security

President Maithripala Sirisena, who discontinued the state of emergency, has issued a separate regulation under the same law to summon the armed forces for active service if and when necessary in all the administrative districts of the country.

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Ragging incident

Five students ordered to pay Rs.600,000 as compensation

Following an agreement reached by both parties to the case, Galle Additional Magistrate Sanjeewani Pathirana yesterday ordered five students of the Advanced Technological Institute at Labuduwa in Galle to pay Rs.600,000 as compensation to a female student of the same institute who was ragged and harassed by them.

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My presidential candidacy is confirmed-Sajith

UNP Deputy Leader and Minister Sajith Premadasa yesterday claimed that his presidential candidacy is confirmed. “Do not have doubts about my candidacy as I will definitely contest the presidential elections in December this year,” Mr. Premadasa told a rally in Matara yesterday adding that it will signify a turning point in Sri Lankan politics.

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Sajith will be nominated with Ranil’s blessings-Mangala

UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa will be officially named as party’s presidential candidate with the blessings of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a week’s time, Minister Mangala Samaraweera said yesterday. Speaking during a public rally in Matara Mr. Samaraweera said Mr Premadasa will be introduced to the people at a massive rally in Galle Face green soon.

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Three-wheeler Federation decides to operate without meters

Due to the monthly increase in petrol prices, the Lanka Self-Employed Professionals’ National Three-Wheeler Federation had decided to operate their three-wheelers without the fare meters.

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Maize and animal feed - Plans to import 50,000 tonnes: Dinesh

Joint opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane said yesterday the government had planned to import 50,000 metric tonnes of maize and animal feed by violating all tender procedures.

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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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Pillayan's detention in remand prison

JO express concern over unreasonable delay in filing cases

The opposition yesterday raised concerns over not releasing former Eastern Province Chief Minister, Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, alias ’Pillayan’.

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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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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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Many politicians and public figures have made claims of their possible candidacy in the upcoming presidential election. Do you think your needs and aspirations as a citizen of Sri Lanka are properly represented by at least one of these individuals?