Restoring ties with China becomes Gota’s task: Keheliya
One of the main tasks of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa would be restoring the relationship with China, spokesman for the SLPP presidential candidate, Keheliya Rambukwella said today.
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Sri Lanka to go ahead with Pakistan tour despite terror fears
Sri Lanka’s cricket board Thursday said it will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan despite fears that players could be the targets of terror attacks during the six-match visit.
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Court orders arrest of Customs ex-DG, ex-Asst. DG
Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayaka directed the Police to arrest former Customs Director General Jagath Premalal Wijeweera and former Customs Assistant Director General Tharaka Seneviratne and produce them in court today.
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Railway work-to-rule campaign from tonight
The Locomotive Engine Operators’ Union (LEOU) has decided to launch a work-to-rule campaign from tonight over allegations that they are not adhering to speed limits set out by the railway department.
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Teachers, principals sick two days next week
Ceylon Teachers and Principals’ Services Union today said that they would hold a two-day token strike next Thursday over several demands including salary anomalies.
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Emergency Cabinet meeting this afternoon
President Maithripala Sirisena has called an emergency cabinet meeting today at 3 p.m. at the Presidential Secretariat. It was reported that all Cabinet ministers had been told to be present at the meeting.
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Kanjipani at GA’s Department to check voice sample
Drug kingpin Mohamed Najim Mohamed Imran alias Kanjipani Imran today arrived at the Government Analyst’s Department over an alleged death threat that he had allegedly issued to a police officer at Keselwatte.
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Ex SLN Commander, SLAF Chief Marshal elevated to ranks of Admiral
Former Navy Commander Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda (Rtd) and Air Chief Marshal Roshan Gunathilake (Rtd) were honoured to the ranks of Admiral of the Fleet and Marshal of the Air Force respectively by President Maithripala Sirisena at a State Investiture Ceremony held at the harbour premises, Colombo today.
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31, 500 police officers promoted
A total of 31,500 police officers had been promoted including police constables and inspectors with the approval of the National Salaries and Cadre Commission and the National Police Commission, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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CID tracking down digital footprint of ISIS
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed court yesterday that it was probing several plans devised by ISIS based on information received from Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on communication techniques of the terrorist outfit.
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Rs. 2 bn missing from Lotus Tower project
If president's claim wrong, officials to take blame
If President Maithripala Sirisena’s claim that Rs.2 billion was missing from the investment of Lotus Tower Project was incorrect, it is obvious that officials who gave him the figures were to be blamed for such misinformation, General Secretary of the UPFA, Mahinda Amaraweera said yesterday.
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UNP will decide on prez candidate next week: Akila
UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today the party, together with its allies, would decide on its presidential candidate next week.
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Easter Sunday suicide attack
Qatar Police interrogate main suspect - CID informs court
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake through a B-report that Qatari police is interrogating the main suspect of the terrorist network in Sri Lanka which had maintained direct relations with the ISIS.
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COPE to probe Lotus Tower Project
The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) today decided to conduct a full-scale investigation on the alleged misappropriation of government funds on the Lotus Tower project.
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PSC’s term extended by one month
Parliament today granted a one-month extension to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attacks to complete its final report.
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Presidential poll on Nov. 16
Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said today the presidential election would be conducted on November 16, 2019. He said the nominations for the elections would be called for on October 7.
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GMOA strike: Countrywide healthcare services crippled
Healthcare services in hospitals countrywide came to a virtual standstill today due to the 24-hour strike launched by the GMOA.
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