Pujith, Hemasiri further remanded

IGP Pujith Jayasundera and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando were further remanded until November 6 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.

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US says SL army chief appointment will curtail cooperation

Sri Lanka’s appointment of a war veteran accused of serious human rights violations as head of its army will significantly curtail U.S. security cooperation with the country, U.S. officials said yesterday.

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Wasantha questions Sajith on PM, Ravi and Rishad

State Minister Wasantha Senanayake today said his decision on continuing support to presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa would be decided on the latter’s stance on giving posts to Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ravi Karunanayake and Rishad Bathiudeen in a Premadasa Cabinet.

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Sajith challenges Gota for debate

New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa has challenged Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa for a debate on live TV show.

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Presidential election

Tri-forces to be deployed to maintain law and order

President Maithripala Sirisena issued an extraordinary gazette calling out all armed forces members for the maintenance of public order from October 22 in view of the upcoming presidential poll.

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Hambantota Mayor granted bail

Hambantota Mayor Eraj Fernando, who was sentenced to five-years imprisonment for threatening a group of UNP MPs, was granted bail by the Hambantota High Court today.

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PCoI questions PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was questioned at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating corruption in the current administration for one and half hours this morning.

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Rs.1474 billion Vote on Account presented in Parliament

The Vote on Account of Rs.1474 billion seeking State expenditure for first four months of 2020, was presented in Parliament a short while ago.

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Easter attacks: PSC’s final report presented to parliament

The final report of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks was presented in parliament today.

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Mangala wants IGP to probe letter sent on security threat

Finance Minister, Matara District MP Mangala Samaraweera said yesterday he had requested Acting IGP Chandana Wicremaratne to probe a letter sent by the Southern Province Assistant Education Director (National schools and school affairs) A.M.I.S.R.B. Abeyratne over security threat to schools in Matara District, despite there is no such imminent threat.

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If SLPP comes to power, SLFP will be destroyed: Welgama

Victory for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) at next month’s presidential election would result to the dissolution of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party founded by late Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, SLFP Kalutara District MP Kumara Welgama said.

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Dismissal of court case in USA

Attempts to disqualify Gota fails: SLPP

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), commenting on the dismissal of a court case in the United States against its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said these were unsuccessful attempts at disqualifying him.

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Lasantha’s killing - Ahimsa to challenge US District Court verdict

Ahimsa Wickrematunge, daughter of the Sunday Leader Newspaper’s slain Editor-in-Chief Lasantha Wickrematunge, is to challenge the verdict delivered by the United States District Court for the Central District of California in the lawsuit filed against the former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the extrajudicial killing of her father.

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Presidential Secretariat rejects report of security threat

President’s Secretary Udhaya R. Senaviratne said certain state institutions and officials had used a circular issued by him on April 23, 2019, after the Easter Sunday attacks, to mislead the public on an imminent security threat.

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Prez polls

EU observers highlight absence of campaign financing law

The European Union Election Observation Mission which is currently in town has highlighted the absence of ‘a regulatory framework on campaign financing’ which was recommended in its report presented after the 2015 Presidential Election.

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Rains show no signs of easing: DMC

The rains which prevailed during the past few days will continue while minor flood threat in the Colombo and Gampaha districts had lessened somewhat, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Deputy Director Pradeep Kodippili said.

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Dengue on the rise, 74 deaths so far this year

A total of 57,850 dengue cases and 74 confirmed dengue deaths have been reported from all parts of the country during this year as at October 22, National Dengue Control Unit Director Dr. Aruna Jayasekara said.

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Countrywide gas shortage, stocks on the way

There is a countrywide shortage of domestic gas because of the recent drone attack on Saudi oil facilities and the decrease in the gas prices, a senior official of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) said.

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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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Cartoon of the day

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Certain macro factors need to be managed carefully -Cabraal

Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal responded to a few questions posed to him by viewers during a live interview conducted on Facebook. ...

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Elpitiya victory a trendsetter for us - Prasanna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna(SLPP) MP for the Gampaha district Prasanna Ranatunga, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the presidential ele...

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We should have an out of the box approach to solve issues

Following are the questions asked from New Democratic Front’s (NDF) Presidential aspirant Sajith Premadasa and the answers given by him to the inte...

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‘It’s better to donate a liver than a kidney’ -Prof. Rela

Liver diseases among people in Sri Lanka are prevalent due to many reasons including alcoholism. But the infrastructure needs to be improved to conduc...

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Lorry with 200 broilers topples

More than 200 poultry fowls have been killed when a lorry transporting them along the Minneriya - Hingurakgoda Main Road veered off the road and toppled near the Kothalawala Junction last morning (29)...

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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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Should the retiring Presidents be awarded with residential houses and multi-million value vehicles?