Sound reaction over VIP movements
Motorists in several locations in Colombo displayed their anger by honking their vehicle horns after they were forced to stop to facilitate VIP movements on roads. Two videos circulating on social media showed motorists honking their vehicle horns.
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Controversy swirls around efforts to defer presidential poll
Controversy swirls in political circles about reports on President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to seek an advisory opinion from the Supreme Court (SC) in terms of Article 129 whether he could serve in office till June 20, 2020, thereby postponing the presidential election otherwise scheduled for later this year.
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Conducting a training camp in Kurunegala: 6 arrested
A total of six suspects had been arrested for their alleged involvement in a training camp and connivance of instigating violence in the Kurunegala District, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
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Concerns over purchasing 400MWs of power from Turkish firm
Controversy surrounds Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s move to award another 400MWs of emergency power to a Turkish company, Daily Mirror learns.
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Easter Sunday attack: 3 suspects nabbed in Kalmunai
Another three suspects who had connections to the Easter Sunday attack on April 21 had been arrested this evening in Kalmunai by the Ampara police officers, Police said.
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Presidential poll between Nov. 9 and Dec. 9: EC
The Elections Commission (EC) was determined to announce the presidential poll in mid-October and hold the election between November 9 and December 9, its Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.
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Foreign influence on domestic appointments: MR
Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said foreign nations influenced Sri Lanka when making certain appointments in the country.
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Easter Sunday attack: 89 suspects arrested
A total of 89 suspects had been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) on charges of maintaining links with the terrorists who orchestrated the suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
20 May 2019 - 0 - 453
Defence Ministry permits to detain Hansard officer
The Defence Ministry today permitted a special police team of the Kurunegala Police to detain the senior indexing officer attached to the Hansard Department of Parliament for three months for questioning. The ministry has made the directives under the emergency regulations.
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Army Chief requests parents to send children to schools
Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake today requested parents to send their children to school from tomorrow - saying the security had been ensured in the country.
20 May 2019 - 6 - 1867
JVP to bring in no faith motion against Govt.
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) would bring in a no faith motion against the Government, Party leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told a news briefing today.
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UNP Muslim MPs to vote against NCM
UNP Muslim MPs have decided to vote against the no confidence motion that have been brought against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen.
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No confidence motion against Minister Bathiudeen not valid: Minister Kiriella
The no confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen handed over by the joint opposition contain an error which could compel Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to reject it, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday.
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Govt. brought down military morale: MR
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that the Government deliberately used the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) against armed forces personnel to bring down the morale of the entire security establishment.
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Kuwait Embassy in SL among several websites under cyber attack
The Kuwait Embassy in Sri Lanka and at least ten other websites (.lk and .com) had come under a cyber-attack, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said.
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President visits Gnanasara Thera at Prison Hospital
President Maithripala Sirisena has met Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thera at the Welikada Prison Hospital on Saturday.
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