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It’s time to change UNP leadership: Ajith P Perera

The United National Party (UNP) leadership should be changed before the next presidential election, Non-Cabinet Minister Ajith P. Perera said yesterday.

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Samurdhi officers in protest

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President returns

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in the country this morning after concluding his visit to the Tajikistan.

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India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the US

India has said that, from Sunday, it will impose tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds and apples.

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Sri Lanka snub media duties after World Cup defeat

Sri Lanka are likely to be hit with an International Cricket Council sanction after failing to fulfil their media duties following Saturday’s damaging World Cup defeat against Australia.

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President at CICA Summit

Do not to allow outside powers to suppress power of Asia

President Maithripala Sirisena called on Asian countries not to allow outside powers to suppress the power of Asia.

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In a bid to prevent train-animals collision

Railways Dept. to implement new strategy

The Department of Railways was working on a new strategy to prevent animals colliding with trains.

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Spread of HIV-AIDS under control in SL

Sri Lanka is among the front line countries that had effectively controlled the spread of HIV/ AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases like Syphilis and Gonorrhea, said in a seminar yesterday.

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Data protection law in two months

Data Protection Bill which provides measures to protect an individual’s personal data held by banks, telecom companies, hospitals and other institutions will be presented to Parliament in two months time, Non-Cabinet Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology, Ajith P. Perera said yesterday.

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Adhere to compassion, tolerance and non-violence: MR

In his Poson Day message, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday it was timely for all of us to once again adhere to the great principles of compassion, tolerance and non-violence that Buddhism has endowed us with.

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MS to address CICA sessions today

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to address the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) today in Dushnabe, Tajikistan.

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Unity and harmony vital to build the nation: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his Poson message called for unity and harmony that is essential for building the nation.

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Sir Lanka is our 2nd home: Mohamed Nasheed

Maldivian Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed, who is also the former Maldivian President, said his country requested the world to visit Sri Lanka

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S’pore assures PM support to establish peace in the region

Singapore’s Law and Order Minister K. Shanmugam told Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that Singapore would assist Sri Lanka to establish peace in the Asian region, a statement from the Prime Minister’s office said.

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Bond scam: Not just officials indict politicians as well: Handunnetti

While appreciating the fact that permission had been given to file cases against the suspects of the Central Bank bond scam before a trial-at-bar, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Sunil Handunnetti yesterday said it was not sufficient only to indict officials but the political authorities behind the scam should also be brought to book.

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Mother, two children die after hit by train in Kollupitiya

A 31-year-old mother and her two children aged 12 and 13 sustained fatal injuries after jumping onto the railway tracks in Kollupitiya this evening as the Aluthgama bound train from Colombo Fort was approaching, the police said.

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Insufficient evidence to arrest Madumadawa: AG tells SC

The Attorney General’s Department yesterday informed the Supreme Court that there was insufficient evidence to arrest Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Deputy Leader Madumadawa Aravinda over the riots at Minuwangoda in May.

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Liquor shops to be closed on June 15,16

The countrywide sale of liquor and all alcoholic beverages will be banned on Poson Poya Day, which falls on Sunday, June 15 and 16, by order of Excise Commissioner General, the department announced.

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Two potential suicide bombers arrested in Kandy

Two people, who had pledged to National Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim to operate as suicide bombers, were arrested in a joint raid conducted by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and the Army yesterday, Police said today.

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Carpentry industry goes into panic mode

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Why Sri Lankan politics needs variety

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Delving into 'Sterilisation Story'

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Healing from Hurt

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On the trail of a fasting monk


‘Have a single law for all Sri Lankans’

The dailymirror discussed the current political and economic situation of the country in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings with the Genera...

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Country is back to normal

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Shantha Kottegoda says that normalcy has been restored in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks, and th...

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Presidential Candidacy I am prepared to consider if there is a Unanimous Request

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, in an interview responds to questions about the role of Parliament in ensuring national security. He also indicates his wi...

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We regret the blunder on the part of the Govt. and accept responsibility - Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

The Daily Mirror sat with the General Secretary of the UNP and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to discuss the current political and securit...

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Cartoon of the day

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Deals and deals: behind procuring emergency power

Eyebrows have been raised as to why the five-member Ministerial Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, that was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to propose urgent remedial measu...

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Didn’t police ‘chiefs’ know of Rathgama killings ?

We received information about the killing of two persons after being abducted from Rathgama while we were engaged in an investigation to unearth the truth regarding a complaint of an alleged abduction...

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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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Man flees leaving ducks, chicken in a sack to police

A man who was carrying a ‘suspicious looking sack’ in the early hours today at the Balummahara Junction had run away from the police when he was told to stop, leaving the sack with three ducks and...

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The constant tussle between the executive and the legislature has revealed that the Executive Presidency should ...