Death penalty in SL
Will make it difficult to cooperate on law enforcement issues: UK
The United Kingdom (UK) yesterday said the implementation of the death penalty in Sri Lanka would inevitably makes it more difficult for the UK to cooperate on law enforcement issues, including counter-terrorism.
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Ex-employee alleges SL women ’harassed’ at US Embassy
A former employee of the US Embassy today alleged that there were incidents of Sri Lankan women being harassed by some American diplomats at the US Embassy.
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CID in process of releasing Dr. Shafi - Wimal
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was working towards releasing Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen who was alleged to have performed illegal sterilization, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said today.
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President must halt 13 imminent executions for drug-related crimes: AI
President Maithripala Sirisena must immediately halt plans to execute at least 13 prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, the Amnesty International (AI) said.
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Despite declared Essential Service
Railway strike to continue: TU
Despite the Government declaring train services as Essential Service, the Railway Trade Union (RTUA) Co-Convener Lal Ariyaratne said that they would continue their weekly trade union action from tomorrow midnight.
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Education Minister’s message not new, printed since 1980: Akila
While rejecting claims made by a certain media outlets, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today said that the State had not incurred any loss because of the printing of Education Ministers’ message with the photo on school textbooks.
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PSC postpones Bathiudeen hearing to Friday
Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe Easter Sunday attack postponed the hearing of evidence from former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to Friday despite his presence before the PSC today due to the absence of three members of the Committee.
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CBK awarded 2019 Common Ground Award
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was awarded the 2019 Common Ground Award by Search for Common Ground at a reception organised in her honour at the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords in London last week.
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1988 terror plot in Maldives
Mastermind has been at Colombo embassy for two months
Abdulla Luthfee, the mastermind behind the terror plot of 1988 which killed 19 Maldivians, has been at the Maldivian Embassy in Sri Lanka for nearly two months until May, Maldivian authorities have confirmed.
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Army Commander commences giving evidence before PSC
Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake a short while ago commenced giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks.
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SL tells UN it has made significant progress to ensure security of all
Briefing the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Sri Lanka said it has made significant progress in assuring the security of all Sri Lankans and upholding law and order through the implementation of relevant laws and legal processes.
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Railways Dept. seeks retired staffers
With the government declaring railways as an essential service, the Railways Department had called retired employees back to service, an official said.
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Modi’s visit is proof that Sri Lanka is safe: John
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka is a proof that the country is safe, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said.
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Whoever wins presidency should abolish 19A - President
President Maithripala Sirisena said that whoever comes to power at the next Presidential poll should abolish the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to create stability in the country.
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SL refugees seek Indian citizenship
Scores of Sri Lankan refugees living in various camps in Virudhunagar district on Monday submitted separate petitions seeking Indian citizenship to Collector A. Sivagnanam.
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Janaposha suspends free meals at hospitals due to misconstruals
The Janaposha Foundation said it has suspended its free meals project at hospitals with immediate effect saying that their noble intention of serving the poor and destitute had been misconstrued.
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SAITM Student's case against SLMC
Court issued warrant on one respondent
In the Contempt of Court application filed against Sri Lanka Medical Council members over their failure to register a SAITM student according to the Supreme Court Judgement, the Court of Appeal yesterday issued a warrant against one respondent for failing to appear in court and directed another three respondents to submit reasons over their absence.
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