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Prez tells Defence Secretary, IGP to resign

President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have informed Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujith Jayasundara to resign from their offices, sources said.

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  Will eradicate terrorism with int’l assistance: PM
  Death toll rises to 207, 450 injured


May, Khan speaks to PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday night over the telephone to express her condolences, the PM’s office said.

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Mujibur, Salley and Bathiudeen should be questioned: Wimal

Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa today said MP Mujibur Rahman, Western Province Governor Azath Salley and Minister Rishard Bathiudeen should be questioned for instigating extremism.

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FBI already in SL investigating Sunday’s bombings

A team of the Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI) of the United States is already on the ground in Sri Lanka to conduct investigations into the serial bombings on Easter Saturday, a spokesman said today.

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Most suicide bombers come from respectable families: Ruwan

State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene today confirmed that most of the suicide bombers, who carried out a suicide bombing campaign on Easter Sunday are well educated and come from maybe middle or upper-middle class families.

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Parliament passes emergency regulations

Emergency Regulations which provides provisions to the armed forces to ensure peace was passed in Parliament without a vote today.

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Easter Sunday tragedy consequence of a weak Govt.: SF

The Easter Sunday tragedy is a consequence of a weak government, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka told Parliament today.

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Police curfew from 10.00 pm to 4.00 am

The police curfew will be imposed for the fourth day across the island from 10.00 pm to 4.00 am tomorrow, the police said.

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Prez calls for all party conference

An all party conference would be convened at the Presidential Secretariat tomorrow under the chair of the President to discuss the current situation and future steps which should be taken, the President’s Media Unit (PMD) said.

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Wijeyadasa requests Prez to arrest Defence Sec., IGP

MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe today wrote to President Maithripala Sirisena and requested him to immediately arrest Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and IGP Pujitha Jayasundara.

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One of nine suicide bombers a woman: Minister

One of the nine bombers that detonated explosives on Easter Sunday was a woman, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene has said on Wednesday.

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Another controlled explosion at Gas Works Street

The Special Task Force (STF) personnel carried out another controlled explosion of a suspicious motorbike which had been left unattended at Gas Works Street in Pettah, police said.

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US denies warning Sri Lanka about terror attacks

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz has told the CNN that the US did not provide Sri Lanka with advance intelligence regarding imminent attacks prior to Easter Sunday.

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Controlled explosion carried out at Thimbirigaskatuwa

The Special Task Force (STF) personnel carried out a controlled explosion after they found a suspicious parcel near a restaurant at Thimbirigaskatuwa in Katana this morning, police said.

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NZ says no intelligence linking SL attacks to Christchurch

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today said that they were not aware of any intelligence suggesting that Easter Sunday attack in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for deadly shootings on a mosques in Christchurch, Reuters reported.

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Tissa Attanayake discharged from ‘forged document’ case

Former General Secretary of UNP, Tissa Attanayake, was discharged from the case filed against him for allegedly preparing forged documents, by Colombo High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi today.

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Controlled explosion carried out to open suspicious bike’s seat

The Special Task Force (STF) personnel carried out a controlled explosion to open up the seat of a suspicious motorbike near the Savoy Cinema at Wellawatta this morning, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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We have recommended one name for presidential poll: Basil

Former Economic Development Minister and founder of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Basil Rajapaksa said in an interview with Daily Mirror tha...

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Norway seeks cooperation on multiple fronts

Norwegian State Secretary (State Minister) Marianne Hagen, who was in Sri Lanka, shared her views about the latest development of bilateral relations ...

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Cartoon of the day

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Didn’t police ‘chiefs’ know of Rathgama killings ?

We received information about the killing of two persons after being abducted from Rathgama while we were engaged in an investigation to unearth the truth regarding a complaint of an alleged abduction...

02 Apr 2019 - 1     - 3183

Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha issue Allegations of Intervention in School Affairs

The former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar ASP Liyanage is alleged to have run riot against fellow Sri Lankans in Doha Qatar whilst holding office. According to Sri Lankan expatriates this has had a ne...

28 Mar 2019 - 2     - 8833


He built three houses while begging for 25 years

A blind man (65) who had been begging on trains for 25 years which had enabled him to build three houses and own a bank account with Rs. five hundred thousand in it, was arrested by the Railway Securi...

07 Mar 2019 - 9     - 11225

Deceased mother had partaken of fried fish on alms giving day

The story of a deceased mother visiting her home on the seventh day and eating a slice of fried fish from the Pideni Thattuwa is related from a village in Ambalangoda....

06 Mar 2019 - 6     - 6125

Fat rat gets stuck in Manhole cover, rescue wins hearts online

A heartwarmingly hilarious incident occurred in Germany earlier this week when a chubby rat got stuck halfway out of a sewer manhole - leading to a rescue operation that has gone viral and won hearts ...

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