Last Updated : 2019-07-19 23:34:00


Court of Appeal sets aside Jaffna HC order prohibiting animal sacrifices

The Court of Appeal yesterday set aside the judgment of the Jaffna High Court which prohibited the animal sacrifice ritual in the Northern Province for the last three years.

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Landslide tragedy…

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Avant-Garde case: Suspects further remanded

Rakna Lanka Former Chairman Victor Samaraweera and Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Palitha Fernando were further remanded till August 2 by Galle Chief Magistrate Harshana Kekunawela over Avant-Garde floating armoury case.

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Arjun Aloysius and others granted bail by special high court

The special Trial-at-Bar today served indictments against Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius and several others and granted bail in connection with the Treasury bond scam.

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Agarapathana tragedy: Body of missing girl found

The body of the 11-year-old girl, who went missing after being caught in floods in Agarapathana police area last afternoon, was recovered this morning, Police said.

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One killed in landslide in Ginigathhena: 10 shops destroyed

A 64-year-old man was killed after 10 shops in Ginigathhena were destroyed in a landslide this morning, police said.

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ICC suspends Zimbabwe over political interference

International cricket chiefs on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference.

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VIP security personnel attack van in Kalagedihena

An incident was reported from Kalagedihena yesterday in which security personnel of a VIP motorcade had attacked a van for allegedly not allowing the vehicle convoy of the VIP to proceed.

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PM to call for report on wheat flour price hike

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have told a group of UNP MPs that he will call for a report from the relevant authorities on the recent wheat flour prices hike.

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Health Ministry to pay Rs.3.5bn for take over of NFTH

The Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine will soon take over the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) at Malabe by paying a sum of Rs. 3.5 billion, Health Ministry Secretary Wasantha Perera said yesterday.

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Power disruptions a possibility due to windy conditions: CEB

Power disruptions were reported from several areas in the country yesterday due to the prevailing showery weather and windy conditions, Power and Energy Ministry Media Spokesman and Development Director, Sulakshana Jayawardena said.

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PM says will make official statement on death penalty soon

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed junior MPs of his party that he would soon come up with an official statement on the implementation of the death sentence on behalf of the government and the United National Party (UNP).

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Court orders BoC to submit bank records on Batti campus

The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) Senior Manager to submit the bank records to the FCID with regard to an organisation in Saudi Arabia which had transferred USD 100 million to the controversial Batticaloa Campus.

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Shafi’s wife, Young Journalists Association complain to JSC

The wife of Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen and the Young Journalists Association (YJA) filed two separate complaints with the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) alleging bias and misconduct of Kurunegala Magistrate, Sampath Hewawasam.

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Landslide warnings issued for 7 districts

The National Building Research Organisation ( NBRO) today issued landslide warnings for Rathnapura, Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Kegalle, Kalutara, Galle and Matara districts.

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Navy rescues 9 sailors aboard barge swept away by gale

The Navy rescued nine sailors on board a barge which was swept away by gale-force winds that were experienced in the outer harbour of the Galle Port and had started to head towards the seas off Sama Viharaya in Rumassala this evening.

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NFC once again blocked from film distribution

The Civil Appellate Court of Colombo today issued an interim injunction preventing the National Film Corporation (NFC) from handling the distribution of films until the final determination of the case.

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Investigations on Dr. Shafi

NPC wants CID withdrawn and SIU to probe

The National Police Commission (NPC) has called for a report from the Acting IGP over the possibility of removing the CID from investigating Dr. Mohammed Shafi’s case and hand it over to the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU).

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Return to nearest harbour: Navy advises fishermen

Fishermen in the south, south-western and western seas of Sri Lanka are advised to return to the nearest harbour due to the prevailing adverse weather, Navy Spokesman Isuru Sooriyabandara said.

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The then Justice Minister Milinda Moragoda appointed a high-powered committee in 2010 headed by Justice Ameratunga and thereafter by Nihal Jayamanne PC and consisted of senior officials of the Justice...

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Ahimsa Vs Gota Puts Lasantha Murder back in Spotlight

Frustrated after over a decade of delays and obstructions in her quest to obtain justice for her murdered father, Ahimsa Wickrematunge has filed a civil suit against US citizen and former Defence Secr...

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Turkey alerts Sri Lanka on FETO terrorist organization Turkish Ambassador

Turkish Ambassador Tunca Ozcuhadar, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the Fethulla Terrorist Organization (FETO) that attempted t...

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Supreme authority will be the people: -Nagananda Kodituwakku-

Many names have been proposed as potential candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Among some of them from major political parties are inde...

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“Opportunity cost of bond scam is as high as Rs.2,000 billion” Bandula

Bandula Gunawardane, the Colombo District MP of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) discusses the current status of the economy. Mr. Gunawar...

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A People-friendly member will be our presidential candidate Madduma Bandara

Public Administration and Disaster Management Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the UNP presidential ca...

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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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Man arrested for cruel killing of pet dog

A suspect had been taken into custody from Udupeellagoda Hakmana for severing the tongue and killing of a German Shepherd Pet. This was informed by the Hakmana Police....

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