Last Updated : 2019-07-22 10:39:00


Easter Sunday attacks: We don’t have faith in probes - Cardinal

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said yesterday that he did not have faith in any of the probes carried out on the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

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Beliatta PS Chairman arrested over assault

Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Siril Munasinghe has been arrested today over an assault of a former PS member, police said.

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Leading politician has 17 additional secretaries for official duties

A leading politician has deployed 17 additional secretaries for his official duties while his successors have had services of only 5 or six additional secretaries, as revealed.

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Multi-faceted Kusum Peiris no more

Veteran broadcaster and lyricist Kusum Peiris passed away late last night at the age of 74.

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Easter Sunday attack: 90 percent of allegations baseless

Senior police officers have expressed that 85 to 90 per cent of the information received about the Easter Sunday attack and about the incidents following are baseless and framed on suspicion.

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Will begin programme to enthrone the common man in December- Sajith

Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa hit back at critics of his housing programme saying that those living in highly residential areas such as Kollupitiya and Cinnamon Gardens in Colombo were the ones who were trying to rubbish his project.

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Person without O.L and A.Ls should not contest Prez polls: Ranawaka

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said it would be a grave insult to the educated strata of society if a person who has not even passed the Ordinary Level and Advanced Level examinations was given the nomination of the party to contest the upcoming Presidential Election.

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Rs.12.35 mn paid to victims in Easter Sunday massacre

The Ministry of Education says Rs.12.35 million has been paid to the families of the children and the parents who were killed in the Easter Sunday massacre.

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7 SPs and 15 ASPs transferred

Seven Superintendents of Police (SPs) including SP M.A.M. Nawaz of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) and 15 Assistant Superintendenst of Police (ASPs) had been transferred, police said

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Postal workers to engage in sick-leave trade action

Postal workers would launch a 24-hour token strike from midnight today, Joint Postal Trade Union (JPTU) Convener Chinthaka Bandara said.

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U.S. wants military cooperation pact with SL to tackle red tape

The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka said in a television interview, the Reuters reported.

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Windy conditions may continue till tomorrow: Met

The windy conditions prevailing in the Northwestern, Western, Southwestern and the Southern sea areas of the island will likely to continue until the tomorrow morning, the Meteorology Department said today.

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Four remanded over attack on a van at Kalagedihena

Four suspects who were arrested over attack on a van at Kalagedihena, have been remanded till July 22 by the Attanagalla Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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One ‘Awa’ member killed during a clash with police in Manipai

An individual was killed after police opened fire at suspected members of the ‘Awa’ group when they tried to attack a group of police officers at Manipai in Jaffna last night, police said.

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Removing Dr. Shafi’s probe from CID: Acting IGP says ’not possible’ to NPC

The Acting IGP has written to the National Police Commission (NPC) yesterday saying it is not possible to remove the CID from investigating Dr. Mohammed Shafi’s case and hand it over to the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU).

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Aftermath of April 21 attacks - UN expert lauds SL efforts to ensure rule of law

The visiting UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly has appreciated the fact that Sri Lanka was able to recover and ensure the rule of law in the aftermath of the April 21 tragedy, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

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Govt. has not signed SOFA: PM tells BASAL

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a delegation from the Sri Lanka Bar Association that the government had not signed the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States.

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Batticaloa Campus - Sectoral Committee calls for forensic audit

Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Education under the parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development, Ashu Marasinghe yesterday called for a forensic audit on the Batticaloa Campus.

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The then Justice Minister Milinda Moragoda appointed a high-powered committee in 2010 headed by Justice Ameratunga and thereafter by Nihal Jayamanne PC and consisted of senior officials of the Justice...

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Ahimsa Vs Gota Puts Lasantha Murder back in Spotlight

Frustrated after over a decade of delays and obstructions in her quest to obtain justice for her murdered father, Ahimsa Wickrematunge has filed a civil suit against US citizen and former Defence Secr...

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Turkey alerts Sri Lanka on FETO terrorist organization Turkish Ambassador

Turkish Ambassador Tunca Ozcuhadar, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the Fethulla Terrorist Organization (FETO) that attempted t...

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Supreme authority will be the people: -Nagananda Kodituwakku-

Many names have been proposed as potential candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Among some of them from major political parties are inde...

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“Opportunity cost of bond scam is as high as Rs.2,000 billion” Bandula

Bandula Gunawardane, the Colombo District MP of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) discusses the current status of the economy. Mr. Gunawar...

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A People-friendly member will be our presidential candidate Madduma Bandara

Public Administration and Disaster Management Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the UNP presidential ca...

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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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Man, using Viper to kill wife, arrested

An individual suspected of attempting to kill his wife by causing a viper to sting her and his mistress who aided and abetted the alleged crime were produced before Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan...

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Man arrested for cruel killing of pet dog

A suspect had been taken into custody from Udupeellagoda Hakmana for severing the tongue and killing of a German Shepherd Pet. This was informed by the Hakmana Police....

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