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Not convinced of another Commission of Inquiry in SL: HR Chief

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet today expressed regret over the new Sri Lankan Government’s decision to withdraw from the UN Resolution 30/1 and said she was not convinced of yet another Commission of Inquiry as domestic processes have consistently failed to deliver accountability in the past.

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Sajith’s invitation to Ranil, UNP: Working Committee to meet to today

The UNP working committee will meet today to discuss and decide on Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa’s extension to Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and the UNP to join the Samagi Jana Balawegaya to contest the general election.

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White van drivers’ case:

Voices of arrested persons match with TV clips: Govt. Analyst

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Dileepa Peiris today informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that the voices of two individuals who were arrested over making controversial statements on the ’white van’ at a media briefing conducted by former minister Rajitha Senaratne, matched with the unedited video clips provided by television channels.

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Recognize ground realities & appreciate deliverable measures: SL to UNHRC

During the General Debate at the UN Human Rights Council today, Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said Sri Lanka sincerely hoped that the Council would recognize the ground realities and would appreciate the new Government’s approach of focusing on deliverable measures of reconciliation that are in line with the interest of Sri Lanka and its people.

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Handunnetti requests minister not to make emergency power purchases

COPE Chairman and JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti today requested Power and Energy Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage not to resort to any emergency power purchases claiming that it was a huge loss to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).

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More than 150 new political parties seek recognition from EC

The National Elections Commission has received 156 applications from new political parties seeking in the country, its Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.

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Withdrawal from UN Resolution: AI calls for int’l accountability mechanism

Following Sri Lanka’s decision to withdraw from the UN Resolution, the Amnesty International (AI) today called on the Human Rights Council to establish an international accountability mechanism.

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Met. Dept. extends ‘Extreme Caution’ heat advisory

The Meteorology Department today extended the heat weather advisory to ’ Extreme Caution’ level to be expected in most parts of the North-Western and Western Provinces in addition to Mannar, Galle and Matara Districts.

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Statements recorded over child abuse video

The National Child Protection Authority is to record statements from individuals who had made mentions about the child abuse video which went viral on social media, sources close to the Authority said.

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Ranjan’s only flaw is hiding the wig: Hirunika

UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra said the only flaw MP Ranjan Ramanayake had done, was hiding that he was wearing a wig.

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Removal of CCTV cameras at Kelaniya Uni.

12 released, four charged

Twelve out of 16 Kelaniya university undergraduates who were arrested in connection with the removal of newly installed CCTV cameras at the university premises were released on police bail, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratne said.

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Ministry Additional Secretary killed in accident

An additional Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Cultural Affairs was killed after he was hit by a van at Malkaduwawa in Kurunegala this morning.

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President orders to stop Oil Palm cultivation

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today ordered the relevant officials to take measures to immediately stop Oil Palm (Katu Pol) cultivation in the country, the President’s Media Division said.

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Removal of CCTV cameras at Kelaniya Uni.; 16 including monk arrested

Sixteen Kelaniya university undergraduates including a monk were taken into police custody in connection with the removal of newly installed CCTV cameras at the university premises, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratne said.

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Sajin De Vass remanded

Former MP Sajin De Vass Gunawardena was remanded till March 12 by the Colombo High Court today on charges of intimidating witnesses of a court case.

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SL withdrawing from UN resolution: Canada, UK say disappointed

Canada and the UK yesterday expressed their disappointment over the decision taken by the Sri Lankan Government to withdraw from the UNHRC Resolution on Sri Lanka.

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Two Lankans to undergo quarantine period in Army facility in India

Ministry of Foreign Relations said the two Sri Lankans who were evacuated from the Diamond Princess Cruise ship will undergo a quarantine period in the Army facility in Haryana, India.

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Clash at Sooriyawewa Stadium: Namal wants immediate inquiry

UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa in a twitter post said that the Government must conduct an immediate inquiry into the incident that occurred at the Sooriyawewa Cricket Stadium between cricket fans and the security personnel.

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White Van case: Voices match, ASG informs court

The voices of two individuals, who had been arrested over making controversial statements on ’white van abduction’ at a media briefing conducted by former minister Rajitha Senaratne, matched with the unedited video clips provided by the television channels, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Dileepa Peiris informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate today.

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PM thanks India for evacuation of two Lankans from cruise ship

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today expressed his gratitude to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for facilitating the evacuation of two Sri Lankans on board the Coronavirus-hit and quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess.

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Country cannot afford any more external borrowing - Bandula

Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane speaks about the current status of the economy, political situation and planned reforms in the higher ed...

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Military committing war crimes during final stages of civil conflict Allegations levelled are false and baseless: -Daya Ratnayake

​Former Army Commander Daya Ratnayake says allegations of the military committing war crimes during the final stages of the civil conflict against t...

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‘We suspect the bribes paid on airbus purchases were approximately USD 16.8 million’

UNP parliamentarian and former State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, who has repeatedly voiced against the colossal losses the state-run SriLa...

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We’ve taken apt measures to contain coronavirus: Chinese Ambassador

Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan reiterated that the Chinese Government and its embassy in Sri Lanka had taken all possible measures to ...

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Man gives birth to baby boy at Matara Hospital

A large crowd thronged Matara Hospital recently after hearing the shocking news of a man who had given birth to a baby boy. The man sporting a beard had been from a village bordering Matara....

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Beggar woman with Rs.100,000 detained by Railway Security

Railway Security Guards had arrested a beggar woman with the possession of Rs.200,000 who had been begging in the train....

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Child poisoned by mother's paramour

A young man who had allegedly given poison to his paramour’s ten-year-old son in an attempt to kill him, was produced before the Nawalapitiya magistrate Chandani Meegoda and remanded till December 6...

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He switched on the light - friend ran away from his wife

When a husband and wife were sleeping in bed, suddenly the wife screamed as she felt that someone else was sleeping near her....

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