Last Updated : 2019-07-23 15:34:00



I am a leader with strong backbone: President

President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday even though some people tried to show that he was a leader without a strong backbone, he had shown that he was a leader with a strong backbone on several occasions including at the 2015 Presidential Election.

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Colombo completely safe: Bangladesh captain Tamim

Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal on Tuesday praised the security arrangements in Sri Lanka ahead of the three-match ODI series in Colombo starting Friday, India Today reported.

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SC orders SLMC to register students graduated from accepted foreign universities

The Supreme Court today ordered the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to register the students who obtained medical degrees from accepted foreign universities and the students who passed the SLMC qualifying examination.

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16-hour water cut in Colombo

A 16-hour water cut would be imposed from 6.00 p.m today to 10 a.m tomorrow in Colombo 3, 4, 5, 6 and Hokandara areas, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced today.

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Manipai clash: Three ’Awa Gang’ members arrested

Three individuals suspected to be members of the ’Aava Gang’ were arrested by the Kopai police last evening over a clash with the police at Manipai in Jaffna last Saturday (20), police said.

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Presidential poll between Nov. 15 and Dec. 7, says EC

Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday his office would conduct the presidential election on a date between November 15 and December 7.

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Animal cruelty done in the name of religious beliefs should be stopped: Sobitha Thera

All forms of animal cruelty carried out in the name of religious beliefs should be put to an end and parliament should pass the Animal Welfare Bill without further delay to make such possible, Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera said yesterday.

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UNP will pick presidential candidate soon: Ranil

Following a proposal by some UNP parliamentary group members yesterday to name Deputy Leader Saijth Premadasa as a presidential candidate, Prime Minister (PM) Ranil Wickremesinghe said an official decision on the candidature would be made soon.

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130 garbage containers released to Hayleys Free Zone: Customs

A total of 130 out of 241 garbage containers imported from the UK had been released by Customs to the Hayleys Free Zone company and were found in the Hayleys storage premises in the Katunayake Export Processing Zone 4, Customs officials said yesterday.

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Parliament meals cost Rs.120mn annual, Rs.9mn for water

A total of Rs. 120 million is spent annually in parliament for food and beverages, parliament finance officers have estimated. Food and beverages are consumed by MPs, parliamentary staff and visitors to parliament, of which 75 per cent of the cost goes to feeding the staff.

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SLPP to ink MoUs with 18 JO dissident groups on Friday

In preparation for the presidential poll, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will sign a memorandum of understanding on Friday with 18 political parties that are currently outside the joint opposition, a party official said yesterday.

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JVP urges Govt. to dispose waste safely

While claiming that it was not possible to return the controversial clinical waste brought to Sri Lanka in accordance with the Basel Convention, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today urged the government to destroy them safely, before causing more environmental hazards.

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Orphaned children into national schools: Minister

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam instructed its officials to make arrangements to enrol orphaned children who are residing in state-registered or sponsored orphanages into the national schools today.

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Hayleys Free Zone slams garbage shipment allegations

While stressing that Hayleys Free Zone Limited (HFZ) had no connection to the 102 containers lying at the Port of Colombo, Hayleys Advantis Limited Managing Director Ruwan Waidyaratne said out of the 130 container loads of used mattresses currently stored at HFZ yard premises, the company had processed and re-exported 29 containers up to now.

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Easter attack probe: AG calls for detailed report

The Attorney General (AG) has instructed the Acting IGP to submit a detailed report on the progress of the criminal investigation conducted into the Easter terror attacks, Coordinating Officer to AG, SC Nishara Jayaratne told Daily Mirror.

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Gazette issued extending state of emergency

President Maithripala Sirisena today issued an extraordinary gazette extending the State of Emergency by another month.

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Dr Shafi’s FR fixed for August 6

The Supreme Court today re-fixed the hearing of the Fundamental Rights Petition filed on behalf of Dr Shafi Shihabdeen for August 6, 2019.

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Beliatta PS Chairman released on bail

Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman (SLPP) Siril Munasinghe was released on bail by the Tangalle Magistrate’s Court today.

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The then Justice Minister Milinda Moragoda appointed a high-powered committee in 2010 headed by Justice Ameratunga and thereafter by Nihal Jayamanne PC and consisted of senior officials of the Justice...

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Ahimsa Vs Gota Puts Lasantha Murder back in Spotlight

Frustrated after over a decade of delays and obstructions in her quest to obtain justice for her murdered father, Ahimsa Wickrematunge has filed a civil suit against US citizen and former Defence Secr...

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Free legal help for women and kids

Violence against women and children remains to be another one of those social issues which are poorly highlighted and addressed. From time to time we ...

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Turkey alerts Sri Lanka on FETO terrorist organization Turkish Ambassador

Turkish Ambassador Tunca Ozcuhadar, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the Fethulla Terrorist Organization (FETO) that attempted t...

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Supreme authority will be the people: -Nagananda Kodituwakku-

Many names have been proposed as potential candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Among some of them from major political parties are inde...

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“Opportunity cost of bond scam is as high as Rs.2,000 billion” Bandula

Bandula Gunawardane, the Colombo District MP of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) discusses the current status of the economy. Mr. Gunawar...

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He had his wife’s underskirt in his bag

A visit to Colombo to meet a politician by a group of villagers from Moragollagama was thrown into chaos when their leader found out the hard way that he did not possess the proper attire to meet with...

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Man, using Viper to kill wife, arrested

An individual suspected of attempting to kill his wife by causing a viper to sting her and his mistress who aided and abetted the alleged crime were produced before Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan...

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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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