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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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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Refrain from submitting inconclusive reports: AG informs IGP
Attorney General Dappula de Livera today informed the Acting IGP to refrain from submitting inconclusive reports on five high-profile cases including the murders of Wazim Thajudeen and Lasantha Wickramatunga.
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State of Emergency won’t be extended: Def. Sec.
Defence Secretary Shantha Kottegoda today said that the State of Emergency will not be extended further.
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Fire in ’Ella Rock’ hill reserve completely doused
The fire that had broken out in the ’Ella Rock’ hill reserve belonging to the Rawana Ella Forest Reserve, had been completely extinguished by the Sri Lanka Army and Air Force personnel this evening, Ella Divisional Secretary Ms. K.A.J. Priyangika said.
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Maj. Gen. Sathyapriya appointed Army’s Chief of Staff
Major General Sathyapriya Liyanage has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army with effect from today, the Army said.
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Opinion on PC polls: SC concludes hearing of President’s request
The Supreme Court a short while ago concluded the hearing on President’s request which sought SC opinion on holding the provincial council elections.
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Coimbatore on alert after intel about terrorist intrusion from SL
High alert was issued in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India late on Thursday following an intelligence input that six LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) terrorists had intruded into Tamil Nadu via Sri Lanka and had settled in Coimbatore, the Hindu reported.
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Two resigned state ministers sworn-in
State Ministers Mohamed Cassim Mohamed Faizal and Ali Zahir Moulana Seyed, who resigned from their posts in June, were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago.
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Keith Noyahr abduction case
Army Intelligence officer arrested
Army Intelligence Staff Sergeant Chamika Sumith Kumara was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today over the Keith Noyahr abduction case.
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Central Bank reduces two policy rates
The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, at its meeting held on Thursday, had decided to reduce two of its policy rates.
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24 injured in bus-van collision
Twenty four people including 22 passengers and the two drivers of a bus and a van were injured when the two vehicles collided head-on the Dambulla Habarana main road in Sigiriya this morning, police said.
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April 21: Catholic MPs demand fresh probe
In a letter addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena, six Catholic MPs representing the opposition had requested a fresh probe on the dastardly Easter Sunday bombings.
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PM unhappy over delays in finalising NDF constitution
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has expressed displeasure over the delays in finalising the constitution of the proposed National Democratic Front (NDF) and has asked United National Front (UNF) leaders to finalise it as soon as possible, informed sources said.
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UNP leadership given time till Monday to call for WC meeting
The group of UNP MPs backing the presidential candidacy of Minister Sajith Premadasa has given the party leadership time till next Monday, to call for a meeting of the Working Committee (WC) to take a final decision on the party candidate, a minister said.
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Term of CDS Wijegunaratne, extended
The term of Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne has been extended till December 31, 2019, by President Maithripala Sirisena with effect from today.
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UPFA to talk with Gota: Mahinda Amaraweera
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will hold talks with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in connection with the upcoming presidential election, it’s General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said today.
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