School second term to start on Monday: Minister
All government schools across the island would remain closed until next Sunday (28) due to the ongoing terror situation, Education Minister Akila ViraJ Kariyawasam said.
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Motorists urged to paste contact, name on windscreens: Police
Motorists are advised to display their names and contact telephone number on the windscreen to identify the vehicles clearly, the Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
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CMC pledges Rs.25mn to rebuild Kochchikade Church
Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake yesterday said the Municipal Council would pledge Rs.25 million to bring the St. Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade to its former glory.
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UN Security Council condemns terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka
The UN Security Council has condemned the series of heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks that took place across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, which resulted in nearly 300 killed and hundreds more wounded.
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Guidelines by Army to be issued to all hotels
A security briefing to all the Colombo city hotels and some suburban hoteliers had been held yesterday, the Chairman of both Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), Kishu Gomes said.
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Death toll rises to 310
The death toll from the Easter Sunday terror attacks has increased to 310 by this morning with 500 people have been injured, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.
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Amal Perera deported from Dubai
Six more individuals including Singer Amal Perera who were arrested along with notorious drug kingpin Makandure Madush in Dubai were deported this morning, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
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Batticaloa terror attack: Children among the dead
Majority of those who were killed and injured following the bomb attack which took place at Zion Church in Batticaloa on Sunday, had been identified as children, Batticaloa hospital sources said. Sources said 29 deaths had been reported so far while about 140 injured.
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Attacks of this magnitude were not expected: Defence Secy.
Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said yesterday the Defence Ministry never expected an attack of this magnitude except for some isolated incidents in certain places.
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Int’l authorities warned of Easter Sunday attacks: Govt.
The government today admitted that foreign intelligence authorities warned of imminent terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday.
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Stand committed to confront terrorism together: Pompeo
Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, today said the US grieves with the people of Sri Lanka and that they stand committed to confront terrorism together.
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Suicide bomber previously arrested for vandalism: Kabir
One of the suicide bombers who blew himself up in an attack last Sunday had been a suspect who was arrested a few months ago in connection with an incident in Mawanella in which Buddha statues were damaged, Highways Minister Kabir Hashim said at a press conference held today.
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Private Catholic schools to be closed till April 29
All private Catholic schools in the Western Province will be closed until April 29 considering the prevailing situation in country following the series of bomb attacks yesterday, National Director of Catholic Schools Rev. Fr. Ivan Perera told Daily Mirror today.
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INTERPOL deploys team to SL to support investigations
INTERPOL is deploying a team to Sri Lanka to assist the national authorities investigating the series of bomb attacks at churches and hotels which left nearly 300 dead and some 500 injured.
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Edinburgh University reverend launches crowdfunder to help SL victims
Edinburgh University’s campus minister Dr Liam Fraser has launched a crowdfunder to raise money for the victims of the devastating series of bombings that took place in the country on Easter Sunday, Edinburghlive reported.
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Will not allow similar situation to take place again : Prez assures to Cardinal
President Maithripala Sirisena said the government would not allow such a devastating situation to take place in future and it is taking every step to avert such a situation.
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Toll-free E’way exits from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
According to instruction by the Road Development Authority (RDA), the Expressway Operation Maintenance and Management Division decided not to levy charges for vehicles at exit points from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm. It is applicable to all expressway users.
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