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Sri Lankan World Cup squad announced

The Sri Lanka ODI squad for ICC World Cup 2019 was announced a short while ago by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

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Namal meets Bangladeshi PM

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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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Madush appeals deportation: Dubai Court’s decision on May 2

A Dubai Court has reportedly postponed till May 2 to announce a decision on an appeal filed by alleged drug kingpin Makandure Madush on his deportation, sources said.

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Two US Naval ships arrive at Hambantota

Two US Naval ships, USNS Millinocket and USS Spruance, arrived at the Hambantota port today to participate in the annual naval exercise ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Exercise (CARAT)-2019’.

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PM to defuse Sajith-Ravi rift

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to take steps towards resolving the current conflict between UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa and Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake next week, informed sources said.

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Suspect arrested with 5 kgs of heroin in Makola

A 28-year-old suspect was arrested by Special Task Force personnel while he was transporting 5 kgs of heroin on a motorbike at Y-junction in Makola this afternoon, Police said.

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CID records statement from Nadeemal

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) recorded a statement from popular singer Amal Perera’s son Nadeemal this morning, Police said.

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United Nations continue to support SL: António Guterres

Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to continue to support the people of Sri Lanka including in the reconciliation and sustainable development agenda.

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Madush’s cousin arrested by CCD

The cousin brother of Makandure Madush named Nilan Romesh, who was detained by the CID at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for questioning, was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division today (CCD), Police said.

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Canadian SC revives case of deported Sri Lankan accused of killing wife

Despite no longer being in Canada, a Sri Lankan national who had his murder charge stayed because of unreasonable delays in his trial isn’t done with the Quebec justice system just yet.

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Fire destroys four-storey building at Pannipitiya

A fire broke out at a four-storey building at Pannipitiya in Maharagama early this morning, police said.

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Two more deported from Dubai

Two more of the individuals, who were arrested along with notorious drug kingpin Makandure Madush in Dubai, were deported last night, police said.

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Chief opposition whip to get added facilities, perks

The government has decided to strengthen the office of the Chief Whip of the opposition by providing an official residence, an office, a staff, official vehicle, added security and other facilities and perks, a reliable government source said yesterday.

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Power disruptions likely to end

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said yesterday power cuts would not be needed further as it had the capacity to meet the demand with the addition of 60 MW of electricity from the Barge-Mounted Power Plant in the Colombo Harbour and the addition of 71 MWs of power from Ace the Matara and Ace Sapugaskanda Power Stations.

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Rs.25,000 fine for left-overtaking to be revised: State Minister

The Transport and Civil Aviation State Minister Ashok Abeysinghe yesterday said the Ministry is considering to amend the fine imposed for overtaking the vehicles on the left side, out of the seven offences for which the least fine of Rs. 25,000 is imposed.

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Raavana 1 launched to ISS

The ’Raavana 1’ cube satellite designed and developed by two Sri Lankan engineers was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in the 400km orbit by the Cygnus spacecraft of NASA today at 2.16 am Sri Lanka time, Director Communication Engineering (Project Manager Nano satellite projects) at Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, Kavindra Jayawardena told Daily Mirror.

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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?