Heavy traffic in Town Hall
Traffic congestion is reported from around the Colombo Town Hall area due to a protest march carried out by the non-academic staff of the universities, police said.
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Explosives found buried in Palamunai
A T-56 weapon, a magazine, 30 ammunition, seven detonators and four gelatnite sticks were found buried in Akkaraipattu, Palamunai, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
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Alleged Rs. 2 billion Lotus Tower fraud
Former DG of TRC Anusha Pelpita rejects President’s claim
Rejecting as baseless the claim made by President Maithripala Sirisena that the government had incurred a loss of Rs. 2 billion due to a Chinese company that had received the amount as advance payment being nonexistent by 2016, former Director-General of Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Anusha Pelpita said yesterday that no amount of money had been paid to ALIT, the Company that was mentioned by the President in his speech.
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Restructuring SriLankan: Ministers told to submit views on Eran’s proposals
At yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have asked the ministers to submit their views on the recommendations made by State Minister of Finance, Eran Wickramaratne on restructuring SriLankan Airlines on the basis of a public-private partnership.
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Allegation of fraud on Lotus Tower
JVP wants TRC before COPE
JVP MP Vijitha Herath said yesterday that the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) should be summoned before the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) to probe the allegation made by President Maithripala Sirisena on the misuse of Rs. 2 billion from the Lotus Tower project.
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Cabinet approves Bill to deal with ISIS terror
The Cabinet is reported to have endorsed a new Anti-terrorism Bill to deal with the latest threat of terrorism in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks by terror groups linked to ISIS.
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J R will be happy, the day executive presidency is abolished: Karu
Late President J. R. Jayewardene will be happy on the day when the executive presidency is abolished, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said yesterday.
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Selecting UNP candidate - Campaign to show crisis in UNP: Akila
United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today certain groups had launched an organised campaign to show there was a crisis within the UNP and its allies with regard to the selection of the presidential candidate.
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SLRC rank increased as two stations quit from rating list
Relating to the remarks made by Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) Chairman Inoka Sathyangani during a news briefing that Rupavahini’s rank was increased to 6 from 8th place, Kalum Palitha Mahirathna said it was not because of any progress of SLRC but two stations quitted from the rating list.
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Elpitiya PS elections - FR seeks SC to cancel EC decision
Heshan Nayanajith and two other petitioners who are voters and residents within the limits of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha today filed a fundamental rights petition seeking the Supreme Court to cancel the decision of the Election Commission to hold elections.
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Senadhipathi to be tried in absentia
The trial against Avant Garde Martime Services (Pvt) Ltd Chairman Nissanka Senadhipthi has been fixed for October 22 and will be heard in the absence of the accused.
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Two Indian drug traffickers get life imprisonment
Two Indian nationals who were found guilty of importing, possessing and smuggling heroin in Sri Lanka, were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Negombo High Court today, police said.
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Lotus Road closed due to protest
The Lotus Road from Ceramic Junction towards Galle Road has been closed due to a protest march carried out by disabled military personnel, police said.
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Presidential Election: Will contest only with pro-abolition forces: Karu
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said today he would consider contesting the forthcoming presidential election only with the political forces which had since 1995 had consistently stood for the abolishing of the executive presidency.
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Lotus Tower: Appoint commission to probe Rs.2 bn loss: Bandula
Responding to allegations made by President Maithripala Sirisena on the Lotus Tower project, Opposition MP Bandula Gunawardana today asked the President to appoint an independent commission to investigate the matter.
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Baddegama PS Chairman arrested over assaulting two men
Baddegama Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman (SLPP) Anura Narangoda was arrested today for allegedly assaulting two men on September 12, police said.
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Fire breaks out at an apartment in Dematagoda
A fire broke out at an apartment building at Aramaya Road in Dematagoda a short while ago, the fire brigade said.
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