Last Updated : 2019-07-22 19:38:00


Attack on van at Kalagedihena:

Mathematics tutor among eight remanded till July 29

Eight suspects, including mathematics tutor Dinesh Nuwan Amaratunga, who surrendered to the court over an alleged attack on a van at Kalagedihena, has been remanded till July 29 by the Attanagalle Magistrate’s Court 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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Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi to play Muralitharan in film ‘800’

Tamil superstar Vijay Sethupathi is all set to bowl you over with a possible biopic on iconic Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan, the Gulf News reported.

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Abandoning US citizenship

Gota not in 1st quarter list ending March 31

The name of former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is not among the list of names released by the US Government of those who have abandoned US citizenship during the first quarter of 2019 ending March 31.

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11 police officers transferred over missing T-56 rifles

Eleven police officers attached to the Panadura (North) Police have been transferred in connection with the missing of two T-56 assault rifles from the police station.

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Case against Pujith, Hemasiri postponed till Oct. 3

The case against former IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando in connection with the Easter Sunday terrorist attack was postponed till October 3 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

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Beliatta PS Chairman arrested over assault

Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Siril Munasinghe has been arrested today over an assault of a former PS member, police said.

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Leading politician has 17 additional secretaries for official duties

A leading politician has deployed 17 additional secretaries for his official duties while his successors have had services of only five or six additional secretaries, as revealed.

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Multi-faceted Kusum Peiris no more

Veteran broadcaster and lyricist Kusum Peiris passed away late last night at the age of 74.

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Easter Sunday attack: 90 percent of allegations baseless

Senior police officers have expressed that 85 to 90 per cent of the information received about the Easter Sunday attacks and about the incidents following are baseless and framed on suspicion.

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Will begin programme to enthrone the common man in December- Sajith

Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa hit back at critics of his housing programme saying that those living in highly residential areas such as Kollupitiya and Cinnamon Gardens in Colombo were the ones who were trying to rubbish his project.

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Person without O.L and A.Ls should not contest Prez polls: Ranawaka

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said it would be a grave insult to the educated strata of society if a person who had not even passed the Ordinary Level and Advanced Level examinations were given the nomination of the party to contest the upcoming Presidential Election.

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Rs.12.35 mn paid to victims in Easter Sunday massacre

The Ministry of Education says Rs.12.35 million has been paid to the families of the children and the parents who were killed in the Easter Sunday massacre.

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7 SPs and 15 ASPs transferred

Seven Superintendents of Police (SPs) including SP M.A.M. Nawaz of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) and 15 Assistant Superintendenst of Police (ASPs) had been transferred, police said

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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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Cartoon of the day

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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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A People-friendly member will be our presidential candidate Madduma Bandara

Public Administration and Disaster Management Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the UNP presidential ca...

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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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