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Ex-employee alleges SL women ’harassed’ at US Embassy

A former employee of the US Embassy today alleged that there were incidents of Sri Lankan women being harassed by some American diplomats at the US Embassy.

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  176 children lost their parents in dastardly Easter Sunday attacks
  18A, 19A should be abolished, says President

Enjoying a bus ride

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BC files indictment against Aluthgamage

The Bribery Commission today filed indictments against former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando in the Colombo High Court for allegedly causing Rs. 50 million loss to the Government by purchasing carom boards and checkerboards in the run-up to the last Presidential Election.

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Two killed as foundation earth collapses

Two workers had been killed and another two were injured when a mound of earth collapsed on them while digging a foundation for a building in Pothupitiya this morning, police said.

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Thajudeen murder: Anura Senanayake served indictment

The Colombo High Court today served an indictment on former DIG Anura Senanayake for allegedly fabricating and concealing evidence in the case of rugby player Thajudeen’s murder.

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Death penalty is not the solution - Sir Richard Branson

British billionaire Sir Richard Branson has requested Sri Lanka to maintain its commitment on the moratorium on death penalty.

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PSC on Easter attacks: A drama rehearsed at Temple Trees: Prez

President Maithripala Sirisena in a scathing attack on the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday bomb attacks yesterday said that the PSC was a drama scripted and rehearsed at Temple Trees and he would never go before it even if he was summoned.

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Death row inmates shudder at news of death penalty

It is reported that there was much consternation among the prisoners who were in the chapel ward no: 3 of the Welikada Prison last morning (26) on being told that capital punishment was to be implemented again after 43 years.

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Industrial Development Board DG testifies:

Supplied copper based on melt capacity

Industrial Development Board Director-General, P.L.U. Ratnamalala who testified before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) looking into the Easter Sunday attacks said copper was supplied to factories after looking into their capacity of melting copper and at a price decided by an expert committee.

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Death penalty in SL

Will make it difficult to cooperate on law enforcement issues: UK

The United Kingdom (UK) yesterday said the implementation of the death penalty in Sri Lanka would inevitably makes it more difficult for the UK to cooperate on law enforcement issues, including counter-terrorism.

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Ranjith Asoka tells PSC:

PS wanted copper released to Colossus Ltd.

Secretary to the Industry and Commerce Ministry, K.D.N. Ranjith Asoka said he received a letter from the Presidential Secretariat (PS) to release 500 tonnes of copper to Colossus Limited in Wellampitiya. He said it was not influenced but a mere request.

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No immediate threat: lone wolf attack a possibility- Army Chief

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayake yesterday said it is not possible to eradicate threats from global terrorists totally and stressed that there could be lone wolf attacks in Sri Lanka in the future though there is no immediate threat. He said this while testifying before the parliamentary select committee looking into the Easter Sunday attacks yesterday afternoon.

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CID in process of releasing Dr. Shafi - Wimal

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was working towards releasing Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen who was alleged to have performed illegal sterilization, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said today.

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President must halt 13 imminent executions for drug-related crimes: AI

President Maithripala Sirisena must immediately halt plans to execute at least 13 prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes, the Amnesty International (AI) said.

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Despite declared Essential Service

Railway strike to continue: TU

Despite the Government declaring train services as Essential Service, the Railway Trade Union (RTUA) Co-Convener Lal Ariyaratne said that they would continue their weekly trade union action from tomorrow midnight.

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Education Minister’s message not new, printed since 1980: Akila

While rejecting claims made by a certain media outlets, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today said that the State had not incurred any loss because of the printing of Education Ministers’ message with the photo on school textbooks.

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PSC postpones Bathiudeen hearing to Friday

Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe Easter Sunday attack postponed the hearing of evidence from former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen to Friday despite his presence before the PSC today due to the absence of three members of the Committee.

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CBK awarded 2019 Common Ground Award

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was awarded the 2019 Common Ground Award by Search for Common Ground at a reception organised in her honour at the Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords in London last week.

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1988 terror plot in Maldives

Mastermind has been at Colombo embassy for two months

Abdulla Luthfee, the mastermind behind the terror plot of 1988 which killed 19 Maldivians, has been at the Maldivian Embassy in Sri Lanka for nearly two months until May, Maldivian authorities have confirmed.

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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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“It’s impossible to hold general elections through a referendum”

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, spoke about the proposed move by President Maithripala Sirisena to call fo...

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“Every right must have a remedy” - Dr. Deepika Udagama

In the aftermath of the Easter terror attacks, the role and intervention of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has assumed added signifi...

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‘Have a single law for all Sri Lankans’

The dailymirror discussed the current political and economic situation of the country in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings with the Genera...

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Cartoon of the day

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Deals and deals: behind procuring emergency power

Eyebrows have been raised as to why the five-member Ministerial Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, that was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to propose urgent remedial measu...

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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...

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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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Man flees leaving ducks, chicken in a sack to police

A man who was carrying a ‘suspicious looking sack’ in the early hours today at the Balummahara Junction had run away from the police when he was told to stop, leaving the sack with three ducks and...

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President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have authorised the execution of four convicts, who were sentenced to death over drug offences. Do you agree with his views of re-introducing capital punishment?