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Will eradicate terrorism with int’l assistance: PM

Making a special statement in parliament, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe a short while ago said the government would eradicate terrorism with the assistance offered by the international community.

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Police curfew from 9.00 pm to 4.00 am

The police curfew will be imposed for the third day across the island from 9.00 pm to 4.00 am tomorrow, the police said.

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Islamic state claims responsibility for SL bombings

Islamic state has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, the group’s AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday.

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India warns SL about more terror attacks

The officials said Indian security agencies had alerted Sri Lanka that another National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) team led by Jal al-Quital alias Rilwan Marzag could carry out more attacks, Hindustan Times reported today.

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Syrian among those detained over terror attacks

Sri Lankan police have detained a Syrian among 40 people who are being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, Hindustan Times reported quoting government and military sources.

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Police advised to be on high alert

All police stations and personnel in Colombo have been advised to be on high alert after it was reported that an explosive laden van and a lorry were circulating in Colombo, sources said.

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All extremist groups should be banned immediately: Ruwan

All extremist organizations including Thowheed Jamath should be banned immediately and the members should be brought to book with their properties confiscated and assets frozen, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament today.

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MR blasts govt. for diluting intelligence services

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today slammed the government for weakening the intelligence services over the years.

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It was a retaliation to Christchurch attack: Ruwan

State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene in parliament said that the Easter Sunday terror attacks were carried out by an Islamist terrorist group in retaliation to the Christchurch attack in New Zealand.

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Govt. mulling over burqa ban?

With interrogation of suspects and other evidence pointing to the involvement of a large number of women in Easter Sunday attacks, the government has yesterday initiated moves in view of a possible ban of burqa and niqab in Sri Lanka, a highly placed government source said.

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Masterminds should get punishment they deserve: Putin

In a message to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin reassured that Russia was Sri Lanka’s partner in combatting terrorism and said he expected “masterminds and perpetrators of such a heinous and cynical crime get the punishment they deserve.”

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School second term to start on Monday: Minister

All government schools across the island would remain closed until next Sunday (28) due to the ongoing terror situation, Education Minister Akila ViraJ Kariyawasam said.

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Motorists urged to paste contact, name on windscreens: Police

Motorists are advised to display their names and contact telephone number on the windscreen to identify the vehicles clearly, the Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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CMC pledges Rs.25mn to rebuild Kochchikade Church

Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake yesterday said the Municipal Council would pledge Rs.25 million to bring the St. Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade to its former glory.

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UN Security Council condemns terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

The UN Security Council has condemned the series of heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, which resulted in nearly 300 killed and hundreds more wounded.

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Guidelines by Army to be issued to all hotels

A security briefing to all the Colombo city hotels and some suburban hoteliers had been held yesterday, the Chairman of both Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), Kishu Gomes said.

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Death toll rises to 321

The death toll from the Easter Sunday terror attacks has increased to 321 by this morning with 500 people have been injured, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said.

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Amal Perera deported from Dubai

Six more individuals including Singer Amal Perera who were arrested along with notorious drug kingpin Makandure Madush in Dubai were deported this morning, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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We have recommended one name for presidential poll: Basil

Former Economic Development Minister and founder of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Basil Rajapaksa said in an interview with Daily Mirror tha...

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Norway seeks cooperation on multiple fronts

Norwegian State Secretary (State Minister) Marianne Hagen, who was in Sri Lanka, shared her views about the latest development of bilateral relations ...

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Absolute dissatisfaction over SLFP’s absenteeism from budget vote: GL

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris, in an interview with Daily Mirror, airs out his views on bilateral talks with the Sri L...

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Mangala calls for systemic change

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who recently celebrated 30 years in politics and presented a budget, which many experts praise as forward-lookin...

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Cartoon of the day

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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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Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha issue Allegations of Intervention in School Affairs

The former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar ASP Liyanage is alleged to have run riot against fellow Sri Lankans in Doha Qatar whilst holding office. According to Sri Lankan expatriates this has had a ne...

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Sometime ago people had the habit of leveling allegations against certain authorities that they were involved in doing ‘ Harak weda’ (things unbecoming of them). This story is about such an act wh...

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Politician Involved in Acquiring Property

A Minister’s name is associated with the activities of an alleged fraudster to retain a highly residential property in Colombo 7 in a fraudulent manner. It has been revealed as to how this alleged f...

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He built three houses while begging for 25 years

A blind man (65) who had been begging on trains for 25 years which had enabled him to build three houses and own a bank account with Rs. five hundred thousand in it, was arrested by the Railway Securi...

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Deceased mother had partaken of fried fish on alms giving day

The story of a deceased mother visiting her home on the seventh day and eating a slice of fried fish from the Pideni Thattuwa is related from a village in Ambalangoda....

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Fat rat gets stuck in Manhole cover, rescue wins hearts online

A heartwarmingly hilarious incident occurred in Germany earlier this week when a chubby rat got stuck halfway out of a sewer manhole - leading to a rescue operation that has gone viral and won hearts ...

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