Flights between India and Palali to start soon: PM
Air transportation between India and Palali Airport in Jaffna will start before the end of the year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.
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Learn from history, be foresighted: MR tells youths
Drawing similarities from a Jathaka Katha, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa invited the youth to learn from the history and be foresighted instead of short-sighted.
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59-year-old arrested over aiding terror outfits
A 59-year-old man, Rasheed Akbar, was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) from Muruthawela, Mawanella for allegedly aiding banned terrorist organisations, police said.
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Forthcoming Presidential Election
UNP needs broader alliance to overcome challenges: Thowfeek
SLMC MP M. S. Thowfeek today said that a broader alliance is needed to overcome the challenges which the UNP and its allies would face at the next presidential election.
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Man poisons sons, commits suicide
A man was reportedly committed suicide after allegedly poisoning his two sons at Konthanthivu in Uduppuwa this morning, police said.
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Soldier electrocuted in Sigiriya
A soldier attached to the Inamaluwa Army Camp in Sigiriya was killed due to an electrocution last evening, police said.
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Five detained after terror warning in Tamil Nadu, Kerala
Five persons, including a woman, have been detained for questioning as the police in Tamil Nadu and Kerala continued their close screening of people and places in the hope of securing clues relating to the reported infiltration of six Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists through the sea route from Sri Lanka.
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China expected to ratify extradition treaties with SL, Vietnam
The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in China is expected to ratify extradition treaties with Sri Lanka and Vietnam at its bi-monthly session from Thursday to Monday, the Global Times reported.
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Prez instructs armed forces to maintain security
President Maithripala Sirisena, who discontinued the state of emergency, has issued a separate regulation under the same law to summon the armed forces for active service if and when necessary in all the administrative districts of the country.
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Five students ordered to pay Rs.600,000 as compensation
Following an agreement reached by both parties to the case, Galle Additional Magistrate Sanjeewani Pathirana yesterday ordered five students of the Advanced Technological Institute at Labuduwa in Galle to pay Rs.600,000 as compensation to a female student of the same institute who was ragged and harassed by them.
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My presidential candidacy is confirmed-Sajith
UNP Deputy Leader and Minister Sajith Premadasa yesterday claimed that his presidential candidacy is confirmed. “Do not have doubts about my candidacy as I will definitely contest the presidential elections in December this year,” Mr. Premadasa told a rally in Matara yesterday adding that it will signify a turning point in Sri Lankan politics.
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Sajith will be nominated with Ranil’s blessings-Mangala
UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa will be officially named as party’s presidential candidate with the blessings of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a week’s time, Minister Mangala Samaraweera said yesterday. Speaking during a public rally in Matara Mr. Samaraweera said Mr Premadasa will be introduced to the people at a massive rally in Galle Face green soon.
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Three-wheeler Federation decides to operate without meters
Due to the monthly increase in petrol prices, the Lanka Self-Employed Professionals’ National Three-Wheeler Federation had decided to operate their three-wheelers without the fare meters.
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Maize and animal feed - Plans to import 50,000 tonnes: Dinesh
Joint opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane said yesterday the government had planned to import 50,000 metric tonnes of maize and animal feed by violating all tender procedures.
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All in SL enjoy religious freedom unlike some Asian countries: UN Expert
The visiting UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed, when he called on Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa at the latter’s Chamber at the Parliamentary Complex in Battaramulla, has said that all ethnic groups in Sri Lanka enjoyed freedom of religion in comparison to some other countries in Asia.
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Pillayan's detention in remand prison
JO express concern over unreasonable delay in filing cases
The opposition yesterday raised concerns over not releasing former Eastern Province Chief Minister, Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) leader Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan, alias ’Pillayan’.
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Probe against N’Eliya police
The Police Headquarters has launched an investigation into the allegations levelled against the Nuwara Eliya Police Station, that it had not carried out a proper probe into Zaharan’s training centre at Nuwara Eliya, despite complaints made against the training centre, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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