CC approves Chulantha Wickramaratne as Auditor General
The Constitutional Council (CC) has approved Additional Auditor General Chulantha Wickramaratne as the next Auditor General, Speaker’s media unit said.
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CC approves Jayantha Jayasuriya as Chief Justice
The Constitutional Council (CC) has unanimously approved the nomination of Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya as the next Chief Justice, parliamentary sources said.
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IGP will resign today: President
Addressing the heads of media institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said that the IGP Pujith Jayasundara will resign today.
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Suspect arrested in Dharga Town over links with IS
A 23-year-old man from Dharga Town in Aluthgama has been arrested last night by police for allegedly maintaining interactions with the Islamic State (IS) through social media platform of Facebook, police said.
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Joining foreign terror outfits not against SL law: PM
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has told Sky News that the government was aware of Sri Lankans who had joined Islamic State (IS) had returned but they could not be arrested as joining a foreign terrorist organisation is not against the law.
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Shangri-La suicide bomber obtained empty cartridges discarded by army
Insaf Ahmed, the suicide bomber who blew himself up at Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, had obtained used cartridges cast aside by the Army through the Industrial Development Board (IDB). This information had been obtained by our sister paper ’Lankadeepa’ by utilising the Right to Information Act.
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Islamic fanatics threaten Sufi Mosques
The Police Department has circulated a warning letter in the internet and social media websites. It says some Islamic fundamentalists led by Mohamed Zahran were planning yet another spate of bombings today targeting the traditional Sufi Mosques know as ’Kuppu Palli’ or Auliya mosques.
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Man shot dead by three gunmen in Mulleriyawa
A 38-year-old businessman was killed when three gunmen who arrived on two motorbikes opened fire at him in Mulleriyawa last night, police said.
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Vital info on terror attacks revealed by arrested suspects
Security authorities have extracted vital information from the terrorist suspects arrested in connection with the series bombings on Easter Sunday.
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Champika proposes action plan to counter fundamentalist terrorism
Megapolis Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday submitted a 10-point action plan that should be carried out by both the Muslim community and the Government to curb the terrorist threat posed by Islamic fundamentalists.
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ACJU decries terror, no Muslim burial for terrorists
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) organisation yesterday claimed that the individuals who committed this barbaric attack on innocent civilians did not belong to them and they do not accept their bodies.
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Govt. to set up JOC to tackle terrorism
President Maithripala Sirisena has told party leaders yesterday that arrangements have been made to set up a Joint Operation Command (JOC) to tackle the latest terrorist threat and that the entire security establishment would be overhauled.
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Remove face veil whenever necessary: ACJU
The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) organisation today (25) requested Muslim females to cooperate and identify themselves and remove their face veil whenever necessary taking into account the emergency situation and the heightened security prevailing in the country.
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Actual death toll 253 not 359: DG health services
Director General of Health Services Specialist Dr. Anil Jasinghe issuing a statement said the number of persons who had lost their lives in the Easter Sunday bomb blasts is 253 and not 359 as stated by several sources.
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One suicide bomber probed by Australia in 2014
The Sri Lankan suicide bomber who studied at a Melbourne university was one of the subjects of a terrorism investigation by Australian security authorities after intelligence emerged linking him to Islamic State (IS) operative Neil Prakash, the Australian reported today.
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CID mistake identity of one suspect
Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara today acknowledged that the CID has mistaken the identity of one of the six suspects when releasing their photos to the police.
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