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A ’coup’ emerged and died within the UNP: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today a political coup was about to happen but it died within the United National Party (UNP) itself.

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Excise Dept. to set up Special Ops Room

The Excise Department which regulates all laws pertaining to the sale, possession and production of liquor will set up its first Special Operations Room at its headquarters before June this year, sources said.

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SLPP plans vehicle parade from Trinco targeting May Day

A vehicle parade organised by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) would kick off from Trincomalee on April 26 and would arrive in Colombo on May 1 to flex muscle on the party’s May Day celebrations, an MP said.

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17-year-old killed by lightning strike

A 17-year-old youth was killed after being struck by lightning at Vishwamadu in Puthukkudiyiruppu this afternoon, police said.

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Man arrested with heroin in Wattala

A 35-year-old man was arrested with 1.37 kilos of heroin at Dikovita in Wattala this afternoon, police said.They said the suspect was arrested based on the information received by the Wattala Police around 2.30 pm today.

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I was not involved in team selection: Harin

Sports minister Harin Fernando said he was not involved in selecting the team for the 2019 World Cup and that there were selectors paid by Sri Lanka Cricket to do that job.

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PNB recovers 3 kgs of heroin near expressway entrance

Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officials have recovered three kilos of heroin worth over Rs.35 million near the Kurundugahahethekma Entrance of the Southern expressway last night.

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50-year-old suspect extradited from Dubai released

The 50-year-old suspect Piyal Pushpakumara Rajapaksha, who was deported from Dubai last morning and detained by the CID for further questioning, had been released today, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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CCD arrests one of two suspects deported from Dubai

The 22-year-old suspect Mohammad Afreed Mohammad Inham, who was deported from Dubai last morning, was arrested by the officials of the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) this morning, police said.

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Press Freedom Index

SL improves ranking: Ranked between Uganda, Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka has further improved its press freedom, and ranked in between Uganda and Zimbabwe in the latest version of the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders.

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Case filed by PUCSL

Ravi proposes Cabinet to resolve the dispute

Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake in a Cabinet paper has proposed to the Cabinet on April 2, 2019 that the dispute between the Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) and Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) should be resolved amicably without seeking legal action, informed sources said.

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Appointment of President's Counsel

UNP lawyers express concern

Lawyers attached to the UNP want to clear some matters with regard to the appointment of President’s Counsel, party sources said yesterday.

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Leopard drags away labourer in Kumana

A person was killed and other sustained serious injuries when a leopard attacked a group of labourers working at the Kumana National Park and dragged a man away last afternoon, Panama Police said.

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Mob attack on A’pura Church: Six individuals issued notices

Six individuals had been issued notices to appear in court on May 5 over their alleged involvement in the attack on a Methodist prayer centre at Anuradhapura on March 31, police said.

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State has violated rights of differently-abled: SC

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court today ruled that the State and its agencies have violated the fundamental right to equality guaranteed by the Constitution to persons with disabilities, for the breach and failure to comply with the provisions of the Disabled Persons (Accessibility) Regulations.

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Met Dept. forecasts heavy showers

A low-level atmospheric disturbance has set in the vicinity of Sri Lanka which will bring heavy showers and high winds, the Department of Meteorology said today.

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Govt. behind US lawsuit against Gota: SLPP

The government was behind the lawsuit filed in a US Court against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, as the plaintiff Roy Manojkumar Samathanam had interacted with higher-ups of the government beforehand, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) alleged today.

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Govt. to introduce ’emergency app’ soon

The government is to introduce an ‘Emergency app’ through which a person who is caught up in an emergency can inform all relevant institutions concerned using a mobile phone, Digital Infrastructure Development Minister Ajith P. Perera said today.

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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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Do you think laws pertaining to ragging are an effective countermeasure to prevent ragging in Sri Lankan universities and higher education institutes?