Case against Pujith, Hemasiri postponed till Oct. 3
The case against former IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando in connection with the Easter Sunday terrorist attack, was postponed till October 3 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.
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Beliatta PS Chairman arrested over assault
Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Siril Munasinghe has been arrested today over an assault of a former PS member, police said.
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Leading politician has 17 additional secretaries for official duties
A leading politician has deployed 17 additional secretaries for his official duties while his successors have had services of only 5 or six additional secretaries, as revealed.
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Multi-faceted Kusum Peiris no more
Veteran broadcaster and lyricist Kusum Peiris passed away late last night at the age of 74.
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Easter Sunday attack: 90 percent of allegations baseless
Senior police officers have expressed that 85 to 90 per cent of the information received about the Easter Sunday attack and about the incidents following are baseless and framed on suspicion.
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Will begin programme to enthrone the common man in December- Sajith
Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa hit back at critics of his housing programme saying that those living in highly residential areas such as Kollupitiya and Cinnamon Gardens in Colombo were the ones who were trying to rubbish his project.
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Person without O.L and A.Ls should not contest Prez polls: Ranawaka
Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said it would be a grave insult to the educated strata of society if a person who has not even passed the Ordinary Level and Advanced Level examinations was given the nomination of the party to contest the upcoming Presidential Election.
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Rs.12.35 mn paid to victims in Easter Sunday massacre
The Ministry of Education says Rs.12.35 million has been paid to the families of the children and the parents who were killed in the Easter Sunday massacre.
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7 SPs and 15 ASPs transferred
Seven Superintendents of Police (SPs) including SP M.A.M. Nawaz of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) and 15 Assistant Superintendenst of Police (ASPs) had been transferred, police said
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Postal workers to engage in sick-leave trade action
Postal workers would launch a 24-hour token strike from midnight today, Joint Postal Trade Union (JPTU) Convener Chinthaka Bandara said.
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U.S. wants military cooperation pact with SL to tackle red tape
The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka said in a television interview, the Reuters reported.
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Windy conditions may continue till tomorrow: Met
The windy conditions prevailing in the Northwestern, Western, Southwestern and the Southern sea areas of the island will likely to continue until the tomorrow morning, the Meteorology Department said today.
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Four remanded over attack on a van at Kalagedihena
Four suspects who were arrested over attack on a van at Kalagedihena, have been remanded till July 22 by the Attanagalla Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
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One ‘Awa’ member killed during a clash with police in Manipai
An individual was killed after police opened fire at suspected members of the ‘Awa’ group when they tried to attack a group of police officers at Manipai in Jaffna last night, police said.
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Removing Dr. Shafi’s probe from CID: Acting IGP says ’not possible’ to NPC
The Acting IGP has written to the National Police Commission (NPC) yesterday saying it is not possible to remove the CID from investigating Dr. Mohammed Shafi’s case and hand it over to the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU).
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Aftermath of April 21 attacks - UN expert lauds SL efforts to ensure rule of law
The visiting UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly has appreciated the fact that Sri Lanka was able to recover and ensure the rule of law in the aftermath of the April 21 tragedy, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.
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Govt. has not signed SOFA: PM tells BASAL
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a delegation from the Sri Lanka Bar Association that the government had not signed the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States.
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