Last Updated : 2019-07-17 09:25:00


Everyone connected to Easter Sunday attack should be given death sentence: Prez

President Maithripala Sirisena said today everyone connected to the Easter Sunday attack was arrested and that they should be given death sentence as there was clear evidence against them.

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World CUP trophy could have been shared: Dav Whatmore

Former Sri Lanka coach Dav Whatmore Tuesday weighed in on the boundary count rule which handed England the World Cup, and said that the trophy could have been shared with New Zealand as it would have been a fair reflection of the two teams’ “tenacity”.

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Congress and BJP spar over proposed Sita temple in Sri Lanka

Accusing the Madhya Pradesh government of “checking the facts” instead of executing his proposal to build a temple to Sita at Divurumpola in Sri Lanka, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he is “surprised that this Kamal Nath government is talking about checking the facts”.

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PC Elections - EC officials may meet Prez on overcoming snags

Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Desapriya said yesterday EC officials were likely to meet President Maithripala Sirisena this week to discuss the steps that need be taken to clear the ground for conducting the provincial council elections.

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Muslim Marriage and Divorce - Muslim politicos agree to amend Act

Muslim politicians are reported to have agreed to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) on four categories including that of increasing the marriageable age to 18, but disagreement over four other categories had hampered the process of enacting the amendments,

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Protestors want conserving of Dagaba in Kinniya stopped

A tense situation was reported at the archeological site where the hot water springs are located in Trincomalee after a group of protesters led by TNA MPs S. Sridaran and S. Yogeshwaran attempted to forcibly enter the site in protest of a Dagabo being constructed at the site.

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EC Chief helping to delay presidential poll: SLPP

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today alleged that Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya was helping to get the presidential election delayed

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Price increase of Rs.8 on wheat flour illegal: NMCRP

It is illegal to increase the price of wheat flour because gazette No:1975/68 of July 14, 2016, issued under the Consumer Affairs Authority Act No:9 of 2003, had named wheat flour as an essential commodity, National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection (NMCRP) said.

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Four youths fall to sea while taking selfie at Rumassala

Four youths aged 20 and 21 fell to the sea while they were attempting to take a selfie at Rumassala, Unawatuna today, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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Two cops injured in gambling den raid

A sub-inspector and a police constable were injured after stones were pelted at them when they had raided a gambling den at Dodangoda, Kalutara today, police said.

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China’s Sinopec sets up fuel oil unit in Sri Lanka

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp, known as Sinopec Corp, said on Monday it has set up a fuel oil company in Sri Lanka as it looks to supply fuel to ships along a major maritime route.

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UN expert to visit SL to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly

UN Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule will visit Sri Lanka from July 18 to 26 to assess rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the country, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said today.

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Price of wheat flour increased by Rs.8

The price of a kilogramme of wheat flour would be increased by Rs.8 with effect from today, Prima Ceylon (Private) Limited has informed its agents.

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48-hour postal strike at CME from this evening

The Joint Postal Trade Union (JPTU) said that they had decided to launch a 48-hour token strike at the Central Mail Exchange (CME), Colombo from this evening over three demands.

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CID questions Hemasiri Fernando for nine hours

A nine-hour long statement had been recorded from former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando yesterday in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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’Aaryawa-Baryawa’ stories no threat to Sajith’s popularity: Harin

Minister Harin Fernando said yesterday that despite social media attempts to destroy Sajith Premadasa’s name and fame fabricating a ‘lady and wife’ story, it would not pose a problem to him because the villagers are with him.

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SLPP will move to get P’ment dissolved: GL

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said yesterday that it would work to get two-thirds approval for a resolution to dissolve Parliament once it secured victory for its candidate at the presidential election.

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Four arrested for keeping 290 electric detonators in Piliyandala

A father and his two sons were arrested for keeping 290 electric detonators in a house in Hedigama in Piliyandala this evening, the Police Media Spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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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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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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“Election system divided communities” - Hizbullah

Former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M Hizbullah drew much attention after the Easter Sunday attacks with several allegations made against him. Reve...

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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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Man drops sarong to prove his innocence to cop

It was reported that an individual from Polonnaruwa had proven his innocence to a traffic cop by dropping the sarong he was wearing....

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