No outsider will interfere in Sri Lanka polls this time: Basil

No international actor will try to interfere in Sri Lanka’s approaching presidential election said Basil Rajapaksa, chief strategist of his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidential bid.

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Sajith at Wellawaya

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LTTE arrests

I am satisfied with reasons given by police: Malaysian PM

The police have their own reasons as to why they arrested the individuals suspected of having links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group, Malaysian Prime MInister Tun Dr Mahathir said.

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Viyalanderan supports Gota

Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) MP S. Viyalanderan today said he would support SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapakse.

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Police open fire at jeep with excise officers : One injured

One person was hospitalised when the police opened fire at a jeep in which a group of excise officers were travelling in at Araiviyal Nagar in Kilinochchi this morning.

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Old Puttalam – Mannar Road inundated

The old Puttalam – Mannar Road has been inundated - blocking the vehicle movements on the road, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

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New legislation to prevent sports offences

The government has evolved a piece of legislation to be enacted by parliament to prevent offences such as match-fixing, corruption, illegal manipulation and illegal betting in sports, Daily Mirror learns.

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AI Management Dashboard

It was presentation to demonstrate concept only: Champika

In response to the information technology professionals’ lashing out at UNP presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa for misleading the public, the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry said the objective of the presentation was to demonstrate the concept of scientific governance to the public.

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Alliance Air to operate 3 flights a week to Jaffna from Indian destinations

Alliance Air, the subsidiary of Air India, will send its inaugural flight to the Jaffna International Airport on October 17 with invitees from the aviation industry, an official said. The airport will be inaugurated on October 17 with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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I am committed to a secure, prosperous nation- Gota

Presidential candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Gotabaya Rajapaksa stressed the need for a departure from the present political culture in the greater interest of society.

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I will not be a dummy: Sajith

Denouncing the claim made by some that the next president of Sri Lanka would be a scarecrow as a result of the 19th Amendment to the constitution, the UNF alliance’s candidate Sajith Premadasa yesterday said he will not act like a powerless leader but will be a leader who would be working hard for the people.

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Police warn of social media scams

An organised scam was conducted by a group of racketeers’ through social media to collect money, the police warned the general public today.

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CWC pledges support to Gota

The Executive Committee of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) has decided to back the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, its leader Arumugan Thondaman said.

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SriLankan flights to Narita cancelled

SriLankan Airlines today cancelled its flights from Colombo to Narita (flight UL460) and flight UL461 from Narita-Malé to Colombo due to Typhoon Hagibis.

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Motorcycles banned on Dehiwala flyover

Motorcycles are prohibited from using the Dehiwala flyover due to an increasing number of accidents, police said.

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25 arrested at an FB party in Avissawella

Twenty-five youths, including four girls, who were engaging in illicit behaviour were arrested during a raid on a party organised through Facebook at a hotel in Thambiliyana in Avissawella last night.

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Three killed as tree falls on house

Three persons were killed and another injured when a tree fell on their house in Welimada last night, police said.

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Military items found from ex-LTTEer’s house in Kilinochchi

A stock of military items including hand grenades, live ammunition, and explosives was found in a house of a former LTTE member in Kilinochchi, police said.

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Malaysian police detain 5 more over alleged links to LTTE

Malaysian police have detained five more men over alleged links to the Sri Lankan Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) separatist group, news agencies reported.

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Bond indictment under spotlight

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

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Maga Neguma on the road to nowhere!

Road Planing and Development Company, which at one time existed under the Road Development Authority (RDA), was terminated to establish the institutes Maga Neguma Emulsion Private Company, Maga Neguma...

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Cartoon of the day

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We should have an out of the box approach to solve issues

Following are the questions asked from New Democratic Front’s (NDF) Presidential aspirant Sajith Premadasa and the answers given by him to the inte...

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‘It’s better to donate a liver than a kidney’ -Prof. Rela

Liver diseases among people in Sri Lanka are prevalent due to many reasons including alcoholism. But the infrastructure needs to be improved to conduc...

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Ranil’s presence is extremely vital for the way forward of UNP

Daily Mirror sat with former Minister and the General Secretary of the UNP, Tissa Attanayaka to discuss the current political situation and the New De...

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‘There is universal clamouring for a strong leadership’ - G.L. Peiris

Chairman of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Prof. G.L. Peiris, in an interview with Daily Mirror, spells out his views on litigation against his pa...

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Lorry with 200 broilers topples

More than 200 poultry fowls have been killed when a lorry transporting them along the Minneriya - Hingurakgoda Main Road veered off the road and toppled near the Kothalawala Junction last morning (29)...

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Son dumps mother’s body into forest

The Watawala Police in Hatton has launched an investigation into the incident in which a man had thrown the corpse of his mother (81) into a forest claiming he could not bear funeral expenses....

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He had his wife’s underskirt in his bag

A visit to Colombo to meet a politician by a group of villagers from Moragollagama was thrown into chaos when their leader found out the hard way that he did not possess the proper attire to meet with...

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With the record number of Presidential Candidates contesting for the upcoming elections, the work of the election commission has doubled at a massive expense. Do you think this is a positive sign of democracy?