Last Updated : 2019-07-16 00:20:00


Controversial statements on Buddhist monks

PM calls for Ranjan’s explanation

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a letter addressed to State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake has called for an explanation from him on the controversial statements he had made on Buddhist monks, before July 20, 2019.

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  India monitoring SL protests against SOFA
  Visa on arrival programme likely to make comeback

PM in Jaffna

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Four arrested for keeping 290 electric detonators in Piliyandala

Father and his two sons were arrested for keeping 290 electric detonators in a house in Hedigama in Piliyandala this evening, the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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Death penalty

It should be there but shouldn’t be implemented: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the death penalty should be there as a punishment but it shouldn’t be implemented.

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EU, SL hold informal counter-terrorism dialogue

The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka held an informal counter-terrorism dialogue where the EU presented a support package for Sri Lanka focusing on law enforcement, rehabilitation and disengagement, counter-narratives and online radicalisation.

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OIC Interdicted over missing T-56 rifles

The officer in-charge of the Panadura (North) Police, Inspector Prabath Paranawithana has been Interdicted today after two T-56 assault rifles went missing from the police station last week.

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Not in a hurry to accept portfolios: Rishad

All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) leader and Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen said yesterday they were not in a hurry to accept ministerial portfolios and said they would do so on a decision taken by his party.

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NTJ Colombo District leader granted bail

Mohamed Farook Mohamed Fawaz, the Colombo District Leader of the National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ), was granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today.

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Father, daughter killed in train collision

A father and daughter were killed when the train travelling from Kankasanthurai to Colombo collided with their motorcycle at an unprotected railway crossing at Wadurawa, in Veyangoda this morning.

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Narcotics smuggling in Indian Ocean: India, SL will continue to share intelligence

India and Sri Lanka continue to share intelligence with the Sri Lankan authorities on narcotics smuggling in the Indian Ocean, a spokesman said yesterday.

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Questioning of intelligence officers ’in camera’ in future

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) that probes the Easter Sunday attack has decided to conduct inquiries from the intelligence officers in camera in the future.

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England win maiden World Cup title on boundaries

England won the World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a Super Over after a nerve-shredding final ended in a tie at Lord’s today.

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Final World Cup 2019: England tie with NZ, match goes to Super Over

The final between England and New Zealand will now go to Super Over as the match is tied. England suffered two run outs in the final over as Ben Stokes failed to get required 15 runs in the final over.

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Rishad cleared of allegations by CID - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday said there were as many as 300 allegations against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and a bulk of them were baseless. ’’The CID reports have cleared Mr. Bathiudeen,’’ the Prime Minister said.

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Navy commander’s service extended by one year

The service of Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal de Silva has been extended by one year by President Maithripala Sirisena with effect from today.

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Will present a Cabinet paper to amend MMDA: Faizer

UPFA MP Faizer Mustapha today said all Muslim MPs have unanimously decided to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) and accordingly, a Cabinet paper would be presented to amend it soon.

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Our candidate will certainly win: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the presidential candidate they would field would certainly win the election.

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Sajith’s wife speaks as future first lady

Jalani Premadasa, the wife of Sajith Premadasa on Saturday addressing and event said that she appeared before them as the first lady of future leader of the country.

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Will declare National Day of Mourning if bill against death penalty presented: Prez

President Maithripala Sirisena said today he would declare a National Day of Mourning if a bill to abolish the death penalty was brought before Parliament.

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The then Justice Minister Milinda Moragoda appointed a high-powered committee in 2010 headed by Justice Ameratunga and thereafter by Nihal Jayamanne PC and consisted of senior officials of the Justice...

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Ahimsa Vs Gota Puts Lasantha Murder back in Spotlight

Frustrated after over a decade of delays and obstructions in her quest to obtain justice for her murdered father, Ahimsa Wickrematunge has filed a civil suit against US citizen and former Defence Secr...

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Cartoon of the day

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“Opportunity cost of bond scam is as high as Rs.2,000 billion” Bandula

Bandula Gunawardane, the Colombo District MP of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) discusses the current status of the economy. Mr. Gunawar...

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A People-friendly member will be our presidential candidate Madduma Bandara

Public Administration and Disaster Management Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the UNP presidential ca...

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“Election system divided communities” - Hizbullah

Former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M Hizbullah drew much attention after the Easter Sunday attacks with several allegations made against him. Reve...

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“It’s impossible to hold general elections through a referendum”

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, spoke about the proposed move by President Maithripala Sirisena to call fo...

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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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Man drops sarong to prove his innocence to cop

It was reported that an individual from Polonnaruwa had proven his innocence to a traffic cop by dropping the sarong he was wearing....

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