Last Updated : 2019-08-17 16:21:00


IS has found footing in Sri Lanka, India: report

India, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Afghanistan are among the countries where the Islamic State (IS) terror group has found a footing, as its influence has diminished drastically across its territory of origin in Iraq and Syria, the Hindustan Times reported on Friday quoting a leading conflict monitor.

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Govt. to talk with India to develop Palaly, Batti airports: PM

The Sri Lankan Government will soon begin a dialogue with India to develop Palaly and Batticaloa airports, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

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National security

Certain persons, who led army making harmful statements: Prez

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said he was deeply saddened to hear statements made by certain persons who have led the army, disguised under narrow political agendas with regard to the national security.

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Gota has certificate to prove he has renounced US citizenship: Gammanpila

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sufficient evidence to prove that he had renounced the US citizenship while the omission of his name in the list published as at June 30, 2019, is of no importance as per the law of that country, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Leader and MP Udaya Gammanpila said yesterday.

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GMOA to launch strike action from Monday

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) has decided to launch an island-wide strike from Monday, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said.

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Presidential poll as planned - Vajira

Whatever planned by whoever, it was necessary to hold presidential polls between September 2nd and December 8th this year according to the Constitution, Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Vajira Abeywardana said.

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20 percent of undergrads give up Uni education due to ragging

President Maithripala Sirisena said 20% of undergrads give up university education as they cannot stand ragging.

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UNF leaders to meet today

UNF leaders are to meet today to make vital decisions on the proposed alliance, a leader of a UNF constituent party said yesterday.

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PCoI: RDA legal officer warned for giving false evidence

The legal officer of the Road Development Authority (RDA) Jeewananda Waidyadasa has been strictly warned by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry for giving false evidence in connection with a complaint on the recruitment of 45 public relation officers and 102 project advisers under the direction of the then Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella.

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Over 13,000 affected due to adverse weather conditions

At least 13,028 people from 3,316 families had been affected in several districts due to the adverse weather conditions prevailing around the country, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today.

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Chopper carrying Prez damages two shops

Two shops were damaged during the take-off of the chopper carrying the President who participated in an event held in Naula today.

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Amarapura and Ramanya Buddhist chapters combined

An agreement was signed today combining the Amarapura and Ramanya Buddhist chapters and it will be known as the ‘Sri Lanka Amarapura-Ramanya Samagree Maha Sangha Sabawa’.

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Wildlife Ministry to probe “Tikiri” being used in Perahera

The Wildlife Ministry has ordered a probe on the incident where a 70-year-old elephant named Tikiri had been used in the Esala Perahera despite her health condition.

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It is essential to defeat Gota: JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today it was essential to defeat the presidential candidate of the Rajapaksa faction to ensure democracy and rule of law in the country.

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Mexico finds 65 lost Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan migrants

Mexican Federal Police officials have found 65 severely dehydrated and hungry migrants from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka wandering on a highway in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, ABC News reported on Thursday.

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16-year-old with NTJ links arrested

A 16-year-old suspect, Mohamed Naufar Abdullah, who had allegedly maintained links with the proscribed National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), was arrested in Ampara on a tip-off received by the State Intelligence Services (SIS), police said.

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Australia deports 13 Sri Lankan illegal immigrants

Thirteen Sri Lankan illegal immigrants, who were deported from Australia, returned to the country from the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake this morning.

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Three killed, two injured in a van-tipper truck accident

Three people including two women were killed while two others were injured when a van and a tipper truck collided head-on at Meegaswewa area on the Habarana-Dambulla main road last night, police said.

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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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Purchasing of generators to generate power Allegations and violations mar tender proceedings

Following our recent expose ‘Deals and Deals Behind Procuring Emergency Power’, facts that have now emerged reveal how another deal had taken place in the power sector unscrupulously....

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Cartoon of the day

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It certainly looks like Sajith can beat Gotabaya Harsha de Silva

Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr Harsha de Silva, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the curren...

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Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, who is in the centre of controversy over allegations linked to Easter Sunday’s terrorist attack, s...

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I will not care about any pressure in future…

Newly appointed Solicitor General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe was much remembered for her outgoing role as the Director General of the Commission to...

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Free legal help for women and kids

Violence against women and children remains to be another one of those social issues which are poorly highlighted and addressed. From time to time we ...

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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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Man, using Viper to kill wife, arrested

An individual suspected of attempting to kill his wife by causing a viper to sting her and his mistress who aided and abetted the alleged crime were produced before Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwan...

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Man arrested for cruel killing of pet dog

A suspect had been taken into custody from Udupeellagoda Hakmana for severing the tongue and killing of a German Shepherd Pet. This was informed by the Hakmana Police....

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Many politicians and public figures have made claims of their possible candidacy in the upcoming presidential election. Do you think your needs and aspirations as a citizen of Sri Lanka are properly represented by at least one of these individuals?