Concerns over tensions after Easter Sunday attacks: UNHR Chief
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today said that she was concerned that the terrorist attacks two months ago in Sri Lanka have fuelled increasing tensions.
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UNP yet to decide on presidential candidate: Ravi
Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake said today the United National Party (UNP) had not yet decided on its presidential candidate though several party members had made comments about a person perceived to be fielded.
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SL getting USD 2 billion from UK, US: PM
Sri Lanka is to receive a sum of US 2 billion from UK and USA, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.
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Constitution-making comes to a grinding halt
The Constitution-making process of the government has come to a standstill as the Steering Committee on Constitutional Reforms has not met since January this year, Daily Mirror learns.
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Presidential poll three-pronged: Vijitha Herath
JVP Propaganda Secretary and MP Vijitha Herath said the forthcoming presidential election would most probably be a three-cornered fight between the JVP, UNF and the SLPP or SLFP.
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Cardinal tells foreign media:
176 children lost their parents in dastardly Easter Sunday attacks
One hundred and seventy-six children have lost either both or one of their parents in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith told the foreign media during his recent visit to Rome.
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Akila wanted his mugshot on school textbooks: Ilangasinghe
Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has instructed former Commissioner General of the Education Publications Department I.M.K.B. Ilangasinghe to include his photograph when printing school textbooks for future prospects, it was revealed today at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate the corruption of the current administration.
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April 21 blasts: AG directs criminal probe on ex-Defence Secy.
Considering the recommendations in the final report of the special board of inquiry appointed to inquire the Easter attacks, Attorney General Dappula de Livera has instructed the Acting IGP to initiate criminal investigations against former Secretary to the Defence Ministry Hemasiri Fernando over his failure to prevent or minimise the terrorist attacks, Coordinating Officer to AG, SC Nishara Jayaratne told Daily Mirror.
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Glad President fathomed 19A an utter mess: MR
It is great that President Maithripala Sirisena has finally realised the 19th Amendment to the Constitution is a mess, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today.
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Doctors launch token strike in Kalutara
The Government Doctors of the Kalutara District have commenced a token strike from noon today alleging that Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne was importing substandard medicine used by pregnant mothers and children, GMOA Assistant Secretary Dr Naveen de Soysa said.
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Wellampitiya copper factory employee re-remanded
An employee, who worked at the copper factory owned by Insaf Ahmad, one of the Shangri La suicide bombers, had been re-remanded till July 8 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today.
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FR Petition filed by Pujith re-fixed for July 31
The Fundamental Rights Petition filed by former IGP Pujith Jayasundera against the President’s decision to send him on compulsory leave has been re-fixed for support on July 31 by the Supreme Court today.
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Presidential candidate is Gotabaya: Basil
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) front liner Basil Rajapaksa said at a meeting of its parliamentarians that Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa would declare on August 11 the presidential candidate of his party.
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Indonesia earthquake - No harm to Sri Lanka: Met Dept.
Meteorology Department Director of Forecasting, Anusha Warnasuriya told Daily Mirror that there was no harm to Sri Lanka following the deep earthquake of magnitude 7.5 that struck off the coasts of East Timor and Indonesia today.
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How did Hizbullah obtain Rs. 3 bn from Saudi Arabia?
The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development in Parliament has recommended that an inquiry be held to find out how Rs. 3000 million had been channelled to Batticaloa Campus (pvt) Ltd.
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Deshapriya threatens to quit as EC head
Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya threatened to quit as EC head if a presidential election was conducted without holding the provincial council elections first.
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’Rathana Thera attempting to create rift among people’
Athuraliya Thera is trying to bring about a split between the Tamils and Muslims in the North and East, while engaging in the same ploy with the Muslims and Sinhalese in the South, Trincomalee Parliamentarian Abdullah Maharoof said in a media release issued yesterday.
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