Swiss local staffer gives a statement to CID

The Swiss Embassy local staffer-Garnier Banister Francis- who claimed that she was allegedly abducted by unidentified men, today arrived at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and given a statement on the alleged incident, informed sources said.

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Dr. Saman elected Chairman of Kelaniya temple’s Dayaka Sabha

Dr. Saman Weerasinghe has been elected as the Chairman of the ‘Dayaka Sabha’ -board of lay trustees- of the Kelaniya Rajamaha Temple today.

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End discrimination against LGBTI people: Amnesty International

Sri Lanka’s authorities must end discrimination against LGBTI people, Amnesty International said yesterday, as the human rights organization published a comic book recounting the struggles of LGBTI people in Sri Lanka.

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Up- country train service back to normal

Train services to the up-country had been brought back to normal from yesterday evening following the removal of the earth mound that had fallen on the track at Obadawella, Bandarawela on Wednesday (04), Railways Control Room said.

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NIA files charge sheet against Zaharan’s followers

The National Investigation Agency on Saturday filed a charge sheet against two Islamic State operatives including the leader of the outfit’s Coimbatore module - Mohammed Azarudeen and his associate - Sheikh Hidayatullah, who were in touch with the April 21 Sri Lanka bombings mastermind - Maulvi Zahran bin Hashim and were planning to carry out similar strikes in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the Hindustan Times reported.

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Building a law-abiding society urgent need : Ven. Aluth Nuwara Anurudda Thera

In order to build a pious and virtuous society the rule of law must be strictly adhered to, the Chief Incumbent of Kotte Raja Maha Viharaya Ven. Aluth Nuwara Anurudda Thera said.

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Wall of Dutch building at Galle Fort collapses

A wall of the Dutch era building that is situated within the Galle Fort has collapsed last night.

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35 killed in huge fire in Delhi, over 50 injured

A massive fire broke out early morning in Delhi’s Anaj Mandi area on Sunday in which at least 35 people have died so far. Rescue and fire department officials have so far rescued around 50 people.

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Sri Lanka to firmly support, accelerate Port City development: PM

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that the government will firmly support and accelerate the development of the Colombo Port City project constructed by China to ensure that it will emerge as a new business hub in the island country.

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Colombo Port City becomes part of Sri Lanka

The 269 hectare of land of the Colombo Port City officially declared a part of Sri Lanka during an event this evening. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

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Landmass reclaimed from the sea under Colombo Port City project

Govt. to appoint committee to streamline drafting of new laws

The government will appoint a committee to streamline the process of drafting a new set of laws to govern the affairs of the landmass reclaimed from the sea under the Colombo Port City project, Daily Mirror learns.

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Registration and renewal fees revised: SLBFE

After announcing a series of tax concessions by the Government, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has revised the payment for registration and renewal fees of migrant workers with effect from December 1.

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Brig.Priyanka entitled to diplomatic immunity during the incident - SL

The Sri Lanka government today said that it continues to maintain that Brigadier Priyanka Fernando as a diplomat who was attached to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London is entitled to diplomatic immunity as per Article 31 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, during the period of the incident.

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Sri Lankan migrant workers

More than 1000 lost their lives during last 3 years

More than 1000 Sri Lankan migrant workers have lost their lives during the last three years while working in various foreign countries, stated Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBEF) statistics obtained by the Daily Mirror yesterday.

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Cardinal Malcom Ranith gives another statement

Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the Easter Sunday attacks has recorded a four-hour long statement from Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith for the second day, today.

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Mrs.Sri Lanka Caroline crowned Mrs.World 2020

Mrs. Sri Lanka, Caroline Jurie, was crowned as the Mrs. World 2020 at the Mrs. World Beauty Pageant held at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, US a short while ago.

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Govt to invite fresh Muslim representatives

The SLPP will invite new Muslim representatives to join the party before the general elections and have assured of equal minority representation in the new cabinet if it wins the general elections next year, Cabinet Spokesperson, Ramesh Pathirana told the Daily Mirror yesterday.

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UNP to appoint a committee to resolve leadership issues

A committee will be appointed on Monday to look into the United National Party (UNP) leadership matter, MP Harin Fernando said yesterday.

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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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Cartoon of the day

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In fighting extremism and de-radicalization Pakistan ready to support Sri Lanka-Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi paid an official visit to Sri Lanka between December 1 and 2 with a felicitation message from his Gover...

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‘We’re like the emperor without clothes, blind to our nudity’ - Prof.Hoole

S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, one of the three members of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, which played a vital role in the recently concluded electio...

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MCC and the transition to economic growth W. A. Wijewardena

The much-debated Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact for Sri Lanka promises funding for transport infrastructure development and land acces...

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‘Use brains not emotions when voting’ -Duminda Nagamuwa

While much of the election spotlight is focused on the presidential candidates of the major parties, those of smaller parties struggle to have their v...

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Child poisoned my mothers 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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Police detain two children on world travel expedition on bicycle

Galnewa police said they took into custody two nine-year-old children who had embarked on a travelling mission by bicycle on Saturday....

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