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Last ditch move to scrap executive presidency thwarted

A last ditch attempt to abolish executive presidency by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was thwarted in the Cabinet today.

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SL Ambassador to China clarifies on Lotus Tower Project

Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku today issued a clarification regarding the Lotus Tower Project allegations.

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Man who defrauded relatives of Easter Sunday attack suspects, arrested

A businessman from Kotikawatta, who defrauded over Rs.1.7 million from the relatives of three Easter Sunday attack suspects to get them released from the police custody, was arrested by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) today.

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Govt. providing jobs: Speaker to seek EC advice

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today told Parliament that he would seek advice from the elections commission whether it was in violation of election laws to provide jobs in the government sector after an election is announced.

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Disappointed with ‘Yahapalanayas’ :Sumanthiran

TNA MP M.A Sumanthiran today said he was disappointed with the ‘Yahapalanayas’ who oppose the move to abolish the Executive Presidency.

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SLFP has no issues in supporting Sajith: Dilan

The UNP group of the SLFP would either back UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa if he gets the ticket to contest the Presidential poll or slant against the JVP as the once great political party has become politically destitute today, SLFP rebel Parliamentarian Dilan Perera said today.

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Akila Dananjaya banned from bowling for one year

The International Cricket Council today announced that Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months following an independent assessment of his action.

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Restoring ties with China becomes Gota’s task: Keheliya

One of the main tasks of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa would be restoring the relationship with China, spokesman for the SLPP presidential candidate, Keheliya Rambukwella said today.

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Sri Lanka to go ahead with Pakistan tour despite terror fears

Sri Lanka’s cricket board Thursday said it will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan despite fears that players could be the targets of terror attacks during the six-match visit.

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Court orders arrest of Customs ex-DG, ex-Asst. DG

Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayaka directed the Police to arrest former Customs Director General Jagath Premalal Wijeweera and former Customs Assistant Director General Tharaka Seneviratne and produce them in court today.

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Railway work-to-rule campaign from tonight

The Locomotive Engine Operators’ Union (LEOU) has decided to launch a work-to-rule campaign from tonight over allegations that they are not adhering to speed limits set out by the railway department.

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Teachers, principals sick two days next week

Ceylon Teachers and Principals’ Services Union today said that they would hold a two-day token strike next Thursday over several demands including salary anomalies.

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Emergency Cabinet meeting this afternoon

President Maithripala Sirisena has called an emergency cabinet meeting today at 3 p.m. at the Presidential Secretariat. It was reported that all Cabinet ministers had been told to be present at the meeting.

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Kanjipani at GA’s Department to check voice sample

Drug kingpin Mohamed Najim Mohamed Imran alias Kanjipani Imran today arrived at the Government Analyst’s Department over an alleged death threat that he had allegedly issued to a police officer at Keselwatte.

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Ex SLN Commander, SLAF Chief Marshal elevated to ranks of Admiral

Former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda (Rtd) and Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilake (Rtd) were honoured to the ranks of Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Air Force respectively by President Maithripala Sirisena at a State Investiture Ceremony held at the harbour premises, Colombo today.

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31, 500 police officers promoted

A total of 31,500 police officers had been promoted including police constables and inspectors with the approval of the National Salaries and Cadre Commission and the National Police Commission, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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CID tracking down digital footprint of ISIS

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed court yesterday that it was probing several plans devised by ISIS based on information received from Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on communication techniques of the terrorist outfit.

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Rs. 2 bn missing from Lotus Tower project

If president's claim wrong, officials to take blame

If President Maithripala Sirisena’s claim that Rs.2 billion was missing from the investment of Lotus Tower Project was incorrect, it is obvious that officials who gave him the figures were to be blamed for such misinformation, General Secretary of the UPFA, Mahinda Amaraweera said yesterday.

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Bond indictment under spotlight

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

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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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Next President Should be the last : Karu Jayasuriya

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in a candid interview with the Daily Mirror said the country could have saved billions of rupees had the respective Presidents...

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Main battle is to ensure security and development -Dinesh Gunawardane

Leader of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) MP Dinesh Gunawardane speaks about the Presidential Elections and the current status of the economy in the co...

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“We’ll contest elections under a new symbol” Anura Kumara Dissanayake

Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake, who is the nominee for presidential candidacy of the National People’s Power...

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I was utterly betrayed by the Rajapaksas -Sajin de Vass Gunawardena

The Rajapaksa era introduced many people into the political arena, who once stood as close associates. They were vested with various tasks and some of...

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Son dumps mother’s body into forest

The Watawala Police in Hatton has launched an investigation into the incident in which a man had thrown the corpse of his mother (81) into a forest claiming he could not bear funeral expenses....

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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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INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock praised the steps taken by President Maithripala Sirisena, for taking swift action in apprehending the criminals responsible for the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks and was presented with the INTERPOL Medal at the President’s Office in Colombo recently. However, Colombo’s Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith recently stated that he is yet to receive a positive response from those in power for his call to have an independent probe on the Easter Sunday attack and to provide relief to those killed and injured in the attack. Do you think an independent probe into the Easter Sunday attack is still necessary in order to apprehend any criminal on the loose?