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Gotabaya Rajapaksa confirms presidential run

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accused by rights groups of war crimes during the final months of Sri Lanka’s long-running civil war a decade ago, has confirmed he plans to run for the presidency in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks that have shattered the country’s uneasy peace.

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  Dayasiri gives statement over incidents in NW Province
  Soldier in Nattanidiya video not at fault: Army Commander

Vesak Poya Day

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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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Sri Lankan security experts to return after Scotland series

The two security men travelling with the Sri Lanka Cricket team are likely to return home after the Scotland series, the Deccan Chronicle reported.

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38 senior army officers promoted

Thirty eight senior Army officers including 9 officers of the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) have been promoted by President Maithripala Sirisena in the wake of the commemoration of National War Heroes’ Day, the Army said.

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Australian PM Scott Morrison claims historic win

Australia’s Liberal National coalition government under Prime Minister Scott Morrison has won a historic victory, taking his party for a third term in government against all expectations.

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I’m provided with only 10 security personnel: Ruwan

Responding to various reports, State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene said he has been provided with 10 security personnel and two backup vehicles.

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Presidential pardon on Vesak Poya

Gnanasara Thera not in list: Official

A senior official attached to the Prisons Department said yesterday the name of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera was not in the list of prisoners who were to be granted presidential pardon.

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Decade of peace marred by resurgence of terrorism: Gota

A decade of peace, which was an occasion worthy of celebration, has been marred by the resurgence of terrorism in Sri Lanka which has impacted all of us once again, former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said.

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PC polls: EC wants Govt. to intervene

The Elections Commission wants direct intervention by the government to conduct provincial council polls before the presidential election and has sought a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena to take a final decision on this matter.

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We must live Buddha’s teachings to build peaceful society: Prez

President Maithripala Sirisena said in his Vesak message that people must recollect the teachings of the Buddha to build a society with boundless peace by shunning all attempts to destroy each other for greed for power.

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May Vesak replace malice with virtue, hatred with love: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his Vesak message yesterday expressed the hope that the full moon of Vesak will replace malice with virtue, hatred with love, injustice with righteousness and falsehood with truth.

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May all forces of darkness be defeated this Vesak: MR

In his Vesak message, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday, ’’May all forces of darkness, ignorance, bigotry and hatred towards others be defeated in this Vesak’’.

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Douse flames of hatred through love: Cardinal

Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith urged the followers of all faiths to make spirituality the centre of their lives and to live with love which was the ultimate truth taught by all religions.

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Govt. won’t allow terror groups to disrupt Vesak: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has assured that the government will not allow any terror group to disrupt today’s celebration of Vesak.

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People will send kids to schools if MPs, ministers do the same: MR

If the children and grandchildren of all ministers and MPs go back to school on Tuesday, the people will also send their children to schools without any fear,” Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.

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No need for Sharia University in Sri Lanka - Faiszer Musthapha

The discussed the current situation of the country in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday carnage, with former Minister of Local Government and Provinc...

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’’America should not ask the countries to choose between China and the U.S.’’

Former Ambassador of the United Sates (US) to Sri Lanka Robert O. Blake, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the Indo-Pacific strat...

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Cartoon of the day

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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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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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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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President Maithripala Sirisena left for China on a three-day official visit this week, accompanied by a 27 member delegation to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing. Do you think the head of state leaving the country during a volatile period, is justified?