Kiriella calls for parliamentary select committee
Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella yesterday called for the appointment of a parliamentary select committee to look into the failure of communication of the prior warnings that were made by foreign intelligence on last Sunday’s terrorist attacks.
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Stop foreign forces entering the country: Dinesh
Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane yesterday told the government that it should not by any circumstance allow foreign security forces to enter this country at this moment.
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May, Khan speak 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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