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Arrested Hansard officer brought to parliament

Mohamed Naushad Jalaldeen, the 42-year old senior indexing officer attached to the Hansard Department of Parliament, was brought to parliament for investigations today.

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Bathiudeen faces no-faith motion - Govt. in a quandary

Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, who is facing a no-confidence motion is reported to have told the Cabinet today that he would step down from his post if President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe asked him to do so.

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I don’t think Prez will extend his tenure: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said he did not think President Maithripala Sirisena would seek an extension of his tenure because he vowed to serve only one term.

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NCM against Bathiudeen: No date given for debate

It was decided at the party leaders’ meeting held at the Parliamentary complex that no date could be given to debate the no confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen in Parliament, MP Dinesh Gunawardena said.

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Bathiudeen, Asath Sally and Hizbullah must resign: TNA

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and the two Governors Asath Sally and M.L.A.M Hizbullah who are alleged to have links with National Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ) should be asked to resign and subjected to an investigation, TNA MP Sivashakthi Anandan told Parliament today.

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Bathiudeen willing to resign from all positions if found guilty

Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development and Vocational Training and Skills Development Rishad Bathiudeen had informed the government parliamentary group that he is willing to resign from all positions if he is found guilty by any investigation.

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Don’t make irresponsible statements: Speaker tells MPs

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today requested MPs to desist from making irresponsible statements and passing false information to the media.

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DNA tests confirm identity of Easter Sunday bombers

The Government Analyst’s Department said today the DNA tests had matched and confirmed the identity of the suicide bombers including that of Mohomad Zaharan, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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JVP trying to unite Govt. via its NCM: Yapa

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is attempting to unite the Government via its no-confidence motion (NCM) against the Government which is on the verge of a severe split subsequent to our NCM against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, MP Lakshman Yapa said today.

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PSC to investigate Easter Sunday attacks

The government’s parliamentary group today decided to call for the appointment of a parliament select committee (PSC) to investigate the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks.

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Deadline for O/L applications extended till May 31

The closing dates for private and school candidates for the GCE O/L examination had been extended until May 31, the Commissioner General of Examinations said today.

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Janaka Perera assassination case - Life imprisonment for 2nd accused

The Anuradhapura Special High Court today sentenced Hameer Umar, the second accused after he was found guilty of the charged of killing of 31 people including Major General Janaka Perera in 2008.

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Nalaka de Silva released on bail

Former DIG Nalaka de Silva was released on bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today. He was released on a cash bail of Rs.25,000 and two sureties of Rs.5 million each.

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Attacks on churches and hotels: SC defers petition for May 31

The Supreme Court (SC) today deferred for May 31, the fundamental rights petition filed against the Inspector General of Police and the Defence Secretary in respect of the suicide attacks on churches and hotels on April 21.

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MR visits schools, says attendance satisfactory

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today visited several schools in Colombo to inspect the security provided to them and to encourage parents to send children to schools.

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Mujibur requests HC to hear cases of violent incidents

UNP MP Mujibur Rahman yesterday requested the High Court to hear the cases of violent incidents reported in the North Western Province and in Minuwangoda.

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CA dismisses writ of quo warranto against PM

The Court of Appeal (CA) today dismissed a writ application filed by Colombo Municipal Councillor Sharmila Gonawela seeking a Writ of Quo Warranto against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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No Agreement for Permanent US Base in SL - US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz in her first interview with the print media after the Easter Sunday attack exclusively told the ...

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“President doesn’t trust anybody other than Namal Kumara,” SF

Former Army Commander, the first Field Marshal and the 2010 Presidential Candidate, Sarath Fonseka in an interview with the Daily Mirror airs his view...

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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?