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ISIS fanatics celebrate SL attacks

Islamic State supporters are celebrating the Sri Lanka suicide bombings which killed 290 people on Easter Sunday and left around another 500 injured, Daily Mail Online reported.

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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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Explosive device disposed in Kochchikade

An improvised explosive device was detected inside a van near the St. Anthony’s Church, Jampettah Road, Kochchikade, and was disposed in controlled explosion at the site by the Bomb Disposal Unit a short while ago, reporters said.

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87 detonators found from Bastian Mawatha Bus Station

Eighty-seven detonators had been found yesterday at the Bastian Mawatha Bus Station and in a garbage dump in the area this afternoon by the Police officers in Colombo Fort, Police said.

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Shangri-La suicide bomber identified

The police today informed Colombo Chef Magistrate’s Court that the suicide bomber of the Shangri-La hotel had been identified as Insan Seelavan and owned a factory in Avissawella- Wellampitiya road.

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Five Lankans nabbed by Navy with 275 kg of heroin

Based on information received from the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB), the Sri Lanka Navy had raided a fishing trawler which was carrying 275 kg of heroin off North Eastern coast, the Navy said.

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Terrorism prevention sections to be gazetted under emergency regulations

The government has decided to gazette the sections dealing with prevention of terrorism under emergency regulations from midnight today.

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Tomorrow declared a national day of mourning

The government has declared tomorrow as a national day of mourning, President’s Media Division (PMD) said. In a statement, it said the decision was taken at the national security council which convened under the chair of President Maithripala Sirisena this morning.

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Scottish billionaire loses three children in SL attacks

Billionaire ASOS owner Anders Holch Povlsen has lost three of his four children in the Sri Lanka terror attacks on Easter Sunday, Daily Mail reported.

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Police denies rumours of poisoned water

Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara today denied the reports that poison was mixed into water in several areas outskirts of Colombo.

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Police curfew from 8.00 pm to 4.00 am

The police curfew will be imposed across the island from 8.00 pm tonight to 4.00 am tomorrow, the government announced today.

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UNP cancels May Day rally

The May Day rally of the United National Party (UNP), which was scheduled to be held at the Municipal Council ground in Colombo, has been cancelled, UNP General Secretary Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.

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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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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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THE TRAGIC TALE OF IMPORTED DAIRY COWS

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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