Last Updated : 2019-08-19 19:19:00


Deeply concerned by Shavendra’s appointment as Army Chief: US

The United States today said it was deeply concerned by the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander.

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Yasushi Akashi calls on MR

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Three SIs with alleged links to Kanjipani Imran transferred

The three CCD Sub Inspectors who had allegedly maintained contact with notorious drug kingpin Mohommad Najim Mohammad Imran alias Kanjipani Imran had been transferred to Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Mannar by the Police Head Quarters Special Investigations Unit, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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UNP presidential candidate

Opposing NDF constituent parties can leave: Mano

Any constituent party in the proposed National Democratic Front (NDF) can leave the alliance and contest separately if they do not support the presidential candidate nominated by the UNP, National Integration Minister and Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) leader Mano Ganesan said today.

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Using social media while on duty

Disciplinary action will be taken against state workers: Maithree Gunaratne

I will take immediate disciplinary action over governments servants who use social media during work hours, Badulla District Governor Maithree Gunaratne said.

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Two more JMI activists arrested

Two activists of the banned Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI) organisation have been arrested by the Ampara police today.

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GMOA to strike on Thursday

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has decided to launch an island-wide work stoppage on Thursday, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said.

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Shavendra Silva new Army Commander

Army Chief of Staff Major General Shavendra Silva has been appointed as the new army commander by President Maithripala Sirisena, President’s Media Division said.

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JMO of Palai Hospital arrested

The Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of the Palai Hospital has been arrested by the Army in connection with alleged involvement in terrorist activities, police said.

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Ragging incident: 19 Ruhunu Uni students re-remanded

Nineteen senior students of the Ruhuna University who were arrested over a ragging incident were further remanded until August 26 by the Matara Additional Magistrate today.

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Lotus Road closed due to protest

The Lotus Road from Ceramic Junction towards Galle Road, outside the Finance Ministry, in Colombo, has been closed due to a protest carried out by a group of war-disabled soldiers, police said.

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Navy recovers 85 kilos of heroin in a trawler

A stock of about 85 kilos of heroin was recovered by the navy in a fishing trawler which was taken into custody on July 10 in the seas off Galle, Navy Spokesman Lieutenant Commander Isuru Sooriyabandara said.

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Anybody could call himself as presidential candidate: Harrison

“Individually, anybody could call himself or herself as the presidential candidate. Whatever it is, anyone should agree to the final decision taken by the party as a whole,” said Agriculture Minister P. Harrison yesterday.

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I will contest the Presidential Election: Sajith

Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa, for the first time, asserted that he would contest for the presidential election for sure.

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UNP gets discretion to nominate candidate

The factions of the United National Party (UNP) agreed to form the National Democratic Front (NDF) with the like-minded parties, but would retain the discretionary right to nominate the presidential candidate, the Daily Mirror learns.

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Palali airport

Ready for regional flight operations by mid-October

The Palali Airport which is under construction at the moment will be ready for regional flight operations by the middle of October, an official said yesterday.

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Acting IGP calls reports from CID on 6 high profile cases

Acting Inspector General of Police C. D. Wickremeratne has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit a full report on six high profile cases, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said yesterday.

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Anura Kumara named presidential candidate

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake was today announced as the presidential candidate of the National Peoples Power headed by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna.

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Presidential candidates should pledge to eliminate drugs: President

Whoever the candidates contesting for the forthcoming presidential election, they should pledge to eradicate narcotics, President Maithripala Sirisena said today in Polonnaruwa.

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Maga Neguma on the road to nowhere!

Road Planing and Development Company, which at one time existed under the Road Development Authority (RDA), was terminated to establish the institutes Maga Neguma Emulsion Private Company, Maga Neguma...

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Purchasing of generators to generate power Allegations and violations mar tender proceedings

Following our recent expose ‘Deals and Deals Behind Procuring Emergency Power’, facts that have now emerged reveal how another deal had taken place in the power sector unscrupulously....

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Cartoon of the day

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It certainly looks like Sajith can beat Gotabaya Harsha de Silva

Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr Harsha de Silva, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the curren...

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Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, who is in the centre of controversy over allegations linked to Easter Sunday’s terrorist attack, s...

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I will not care about any pressure in future…

Newly appointed Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe was much remembered for her outgoing role as the Director General of the Commission to...

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Free legal help for women and kids

Violence against women and children remains to be another one of those social issues which are poorly highlighted and addressed. From time to time we ...

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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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Many politicians and public figures have made claims of their possible candidacy in the upcoming presidential election. Do you think your needs and aspirations as a citizen of Sri Lanka are properly represented by at least one of these individuals?