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President signs death warrants for four convicts

President Maithripala Sirisena said he had already signed papers for execution of four convicts, who were sentenced to death over drug offences.

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



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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Army Commander commences giving evidence before PSC

Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake a short while ago commenced giving evidence before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks.

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SL tells UN it has made significant progress to ensure security of all

Briefing the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Sri Lanka said it has made significant progress in assuring the security of all Sri Lankans and upholding law and order through the implementation of relevant laws and legal processes.

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Railways Dept. seeks retired staffers

With the government declaring railways as an essential service, the Railways Department had called retired employees back to service, an official said.

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Modi’s visit is proof that Sri Lanka is safe: John

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka is a proof that the country is safe, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said.

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Whoever wins presidency should abolish 19A - President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that whoever comes to power at the next Presidential poll should abolish the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to create stability in the country.

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SL refugees seek Indian citizenship

Scores of Sri Lankan refugees living in various camps in Virudhunagar district on Monday submitted separate petitions seeking Indian citizenship to Collector A. Sivagnanam.

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Janaposha suspends free meals at hospitals due to misconstruals

The Janaposha Foundation said it has suspended its free meals project at hospitals with immediate effect saying that their noble intention of serving the poor and destitute had been misconstrued.

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SAITM Student's case against SLMC

Court issued warrant on one respondent

In the Contempt of Court application filed against Sri Lanka Medical Council members over their failure to register a SAITM student according to the Supreme Court Judgement, the Court of Appeal yesterday issued a warrant against one respondent for failing to appear in court and directed another three respondents to submit reasons over their absence.

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Allegedly using criminal force

Lift operator complaints against IGP Pujith

The Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake ordered the CID yesterday to conduct an investigation over the incident where it has been alleged that IGP Pujith Jayasundera had arrived at the CID without prior notice and abused the police officers who were at the reception counter and had used criminal force on the lift operator.

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Cabinet approves LTLCPGP

The Cabinet yesterday approved the Long Term Less Cost Power Generation Plan (LTLCPGP) of the Power, Energy and Business Development Ministry and also the proposal submitted to resolve salary dispute of engineers of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Minister Ravi Karunanayaka said.

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Agreement with US Millennium Challenge Corporation

Prez insists on a close scrutiny prior to approval

President Maithripala Sirisena told the Cabinet meeting yesterday that each clause of the agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United States should be scrutinized before it was approved by Parliament.

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Female public servants - Can wear saree, ’osariya’ or other decent dress

The Cabinet today decided to amend the circular on the dress code for public servants, enabling them to wear any decent clothes without covering their faces.

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CB Bond Scam - Parallel inquiry postponed for Aug.29

The parallel magisterial inquiry into the CB bond scam with regard to the deletion of phone call data from Perpetual Treasuries Ltd voice recording system and the alleged fabrication of evidence to the Bond Commission was postponed for August 29 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate today.

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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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Country is back to normal

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Shantha Kottegoda says that normalcy has been restored in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks, and th...

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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?