1999 election violence
A’pura Mayor, four others remanded
Thambuttegama Acting Magistrate Pushpapani Wickramasinghe today remanded Anuradhapura Mayor P. Somadasa and four others for causing damage of more Rs.30 million to the house of UNP district membership promotional officer and Kalawewa electorate campaign manager Ananda Weragoda during the 1999 presidential election campaign.
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Snap parliamentary election
SLPP slams idea of referendum
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today pooh-poohed the idea of seeking the approval of people by a referendum to conduct a snap parliamentary election.
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Petitions seeking EC to hold PC polls
SC fixes hearing for Sept. 9
The Supreme Court (SC) today fixed for September 9 the hearing of writ petitions seeking the Elections Commission (EC) to hold Provincial Council elections.
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‘Ravana 1’ successfully deployed into orbit
Sri Lanka’s first satellite Ravana 1, designed and developed by two Sri Lankan research engineers, was successfully deployed into orbit a short while ago (3.45 pm).
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JVP to field presidential candidate: Lal Kantha
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will field its own candidate for next presidential election, JVP Politbureau member K D Lal Kantha said today.
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Sri Lankan politics a stinking cesspit: Vedda Chief
The Vedda Chieftain Uruwarige Wannilaththo rejected Sri Lankan politics as a stinking cesspit while stating that he felt disgusted to see the behaviour of the rulers of the country who act as pre-school children after the Easter Sunday attacks in which innocent men, women and children were killed.
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54 arrested with narcotics at FB party in Belihuloya
Fifty-four individuals were arrested for use or possessing narcotic drugs at a party organised through Facebook, at a hotel in Belihuloya in Balangoda yesterday, the STF said.
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We believe in the principles of Lichchavi: PM
The government has not given up the effort to work in unity, upholding the principles of Lichchavi administration, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.
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Sajith calls on Kabir to rejoin Cabinet
UNP Deputy Leader, Housing and Construction, Minister Sajith Premadasa called on MP Kabir Hashim to re-join the Cabinet as soon as possible and take his place in the journey to chart a new political future for all Sri Lankans.
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Modi invites four TNA MPs to India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited four TNA MPs to India to discuss the unsettled problems of Tamils in Sri Lanka.
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President holds talks with Putin in Tajikistan
President Maithripala Sirisena held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding sanctions imposed by the United States on imports made by Sri Lanka from Russia, the President’s Media Office said.
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Drones should be used to transport emergency meds: Specialist
A team of specialist doctors had pointed out to the Ministry of Health that drone technology could be used to transport blood in emergencies to hospitals in any part of the island.
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ICC World Cup
Sanga unhappy with playing condition in England
Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is disappointed with the variations in wickets at different venues in England, where the 2019 edition of the ICC World Cup is underway and matches are also being affected due to rain.
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Burglar with toy pistol injured in Police shooting
A suspect who entered at a finance firm in the Horana Town was hospitalised when police fired at him this morning.
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Pension anomalies to be removed from July 1
Payment anomalies of over half a million pensioners would be removed from July 1, the Finance Ministry said today.
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Indian NIA summons 4 more in connection with SL attacks
The Indian NIA has summoned four more people to appear for an enquiry in connection with the Sri Lankan blast.
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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in the country this morning after concluding his visit to the Tajikistan.
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