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Won’t allow import of foreign cigarettes: Rajitha

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said he would not allow the import of foreign cigarettes to Sri Lanka as long as he is the Minister of Health.

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Former Egyptian President Morsi dies in court

Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court, Al Jazeera reported a short while ago quoting the state media of Egypt.

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1999 election violence

A’pura Mayor, four others remanded

Thambuttegama Acting Magistrate Pushpapani Wickramasinghe today remanded Anuradhapura Mayor, P. Somadasa, and four others for causing damage of more than Rs.30 million to the house of UNP District Membership Promotional Officer and Kalawewa Electorate Campaign Manager, Ananda Weragoda.

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Snap parliamentary election

SLPP slams idea of referendum

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today pooh-poohed the idea of seeking the approval of people by a referendum to conduct a snap parliamentary election.

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Petitions seeking EC to hold PC polls

SC fixes hearing for Sept. 9

The Supreme Court (SC) today fixed for September 9, the hearing of writ petitions seeking the Elections Commission (EC) to hold Provincial Council elections.

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‘Raavana 1’ successfully deployed into orbit

Sri Lanka’s first satellite Raavana 1, designed and developed by two Sri Lankan research engineers, was successfully deployed into orbit a short while ago (3.45 pm).

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JVP to field presidential candidate: Lal Kantha

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will field its own candidate for next presidential election, JVP Politbureau member K D Lal Kantha said today.

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Sri Lankan politics a stinking cesspit: Vedda Chief

The Vedda Chieftain, Uruwarige Wannilaththo, rejected Sri Lankan politics as a stinking cesspit while stating that he felt disgusted to see the behaviour of the rulers of the country who acted as pre-school children after the Easter Sunday attacks in which innocent men, women and children were killed.

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54 arrested with narcotics at FB party in Belihuloya

Fifty-four individuals were arrested for use or possessing narcotic drugs at a party organised through Facebook, at a hotel in Belihuloya in Balangoda yesterday, the STF said.

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We believe in the principles of Lichchavi: PM

The government has not given up the effort to work in unity, upholding the principles of Lichchavi administration, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

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Sajith calls on Kabir to rejoin Cabinet

UNP Deputy Leader, Housing and Construction, Minister Sajith Premadasa called on MP Kabir Hashim to re-join the Cabinet as soon as possible and take his place in the journey to chart a new political future for all Sri Lankans.

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Modi invites four TNA MPs to India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited four TNA MPs to India to discuss the unsettled problems of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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President holds talks with Putin in Tajikistan

President Maithripala Sirisena held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding sanctions imposed by the United States on imports made by Sri Lanka from Russia, the President’s Media Office said.

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Drones should be used to transport emergency meds: Specialist

A team of specialist doctors had pointed out to the Ministry of Health that drone technology could be used to transport blood in emergencies to hospitals in any part of the island.

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ICC World Cup

Sanga unhappy with playing condition in England

Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara is disappointed with the variations in wickets at different venues in England, where the 2019 edition of the ICC World Cup is underway and matches are also being affected due to rain.

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Burglar with toy pistol injured in Police shooting

A suspect who entered at a finance firm in the Horana Town was hospitalised when police fired at him this morning.

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Pension anomalies to be removed from July 1

Payment anomalies of over half a million pensioners would be removed from July 1, the Finance Ministry said today.

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Indian NIA summons 4 more in connection with SL attacks

The Indian NIA has summoned four more people to appear for an enquiry in connection with the Sri Lankan blast.

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Carpentry industry goes into panic mode

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Why Sri Lankan politics needs variety

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Delving into 'Sterilisation Story'

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Healing from Hurt

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On the trail of a fasting monk


‘Have a single law for all Sri Lankans’

The dailymirror discussed the current political and economic situation of the country in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings with the Genera...

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Country is back to normal

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Shantha Kottegoda says that normalcy has been restored in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks, and th...

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Presidential Candidacy I am prepared to consider if there is a Unanimous Request

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, in an interview responds to questions about the role of Parliament in ensuring national security. He also indicates his wi...

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We regret the blunder on the part of the Govt. and accept responsibility - Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

The Daily Mirror sat with the General Secretary of the UNP and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to discuss the current political and securit...

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Cartoon of the day

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Deals and deals: behind procuring emergency power

Eyebrows have been raised as to why the five-member Ministerial Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, that was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to propose urgent remedial measu...

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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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Man drops sarong to prove his innocence to cop

It was reported that an individual from Polonnaruwa had proven his innocence to a traffic cop by dropping the sarong he was wearing....

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Man flees leaving ducks, chicken in a sack to police

A man who was carrying a ‘suspicious looking sack’ in the early hours today at the Balummahara Junction had run away from the police when he was told to stop, leaving the sack with three ducks and...

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The constant tussle between the executive and the legislature has revealed that the Executive Presidency should ...