Posting false rumour on FB: Undergrad released on bail
The university student who published a false post on Facebook stating that the flight en route to China with President Maithripala Sirisena on board had crashed, had been released on bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today.
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Kavinda steps down from PSC
UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardana today stepped down from the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to look into Easter Sunday attacks saying he wants to focus on the affected people and that the decision has nothing to do with the no-confidence motion.
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Those fielding non-political leadership have undertaken contracts: MR
Those who say they reject politicians and prefer a non-politician to lead the country are concealing the fact that they too have undertaken a political contract, opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday during a meeting held at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) head office with party activists of the Northern and Eastern Provinces.
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US only sought to amend 1995 agreement with SL - Official
The United States has sought to amend the 1995 agreement with Sri Lanka on the status of Department of Defence (DoD) military personnel and civilian employees, only to include some additional privileges, such as the mutual recognition of professional licenses, fees for support services rendered, and regulations for hiring foreign and local contractors, a spokesman said yesterday.
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Suspect arrested in Yangon over Easter Sunday bombings
A Sri Lankan man, believed to have connections with those involved in the Easter bombings that killed at least 250 people, was arrested in Myanmar on Thursday afternoon, irrawaddy.com reported.
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Country is still at risk from evil force: Ven. Gnanasara
Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera, who was released from the Welikada Prison yesterday said, as he had mentioned during the last five years, Sri Lanka is still at risk and therefore, we are committed to work for the country.
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SL renounces legal immunity to US military
Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana had informed the US Government that Sri Lanka was no longer agreeable to grant legal immunity to American military personnel under the new Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament yesterday.
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I didn’t laugh to insult victims of Easter attacks: Naveen
Commenting on a video which is being shared on social media platforms, Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake today said that he did not laugh to insult the people killed in the Easter Sunday attack.
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Govt. delaying NCM to justify Bathiudeen: Opposition
The Opposition today alleged that the no-confidence motion (NCM) against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was delayed till June so as to clear him from all charges through the Parliament Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attack.
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Eight member PSC headed by Deputy Speaker appointed
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today announced the appointment of an eight member Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) headed by Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri, to look into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks.
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Face-covered dresses, helmets
Education Ministry issues directives to all schools
The Education Ministry has informed heads of all schools in writing to abide by the Gazette notification issued under the Emergency law which prohibited dress and helmets preventing identification of a person.
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Gnansara Thera released
Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera was released from the Welikada Prison, Commissioner General of Prisons, J. W. Tennakoon said.
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FR petition filed at SC preventing arrest of Madumadawa
Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) deputy leader Madumadawa Aravinda today filed a fundamental rights petition at the Supreme Court (SC) seeking an interim order preventing him from being arrested in connection of his alleged presence during a tense situation that erupted in Minuwangoda on May 13.
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Prez gives order to release Gnanasara Thera
The Commissioner General of Prisons, J. W. Tennakoon a short while ago said he received the order by President Maithripala Sirisena to release Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera.
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Trial on misappropriation of Rs.34 million State Funds
Arguments fixed for June 19
The three bench special Trial-at-Bar Judges Sampath Abeykoon (President) Sampath Wijeratna and Champa Janaki Rajaratna today fixed the argument of the case against former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and six others for misappropriating State Funds amounting to nearly Rs 34 million while constructing the D.A. Rajapaksa Commemorative Museum at Weraketiya, Medamulana, for June 19.
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SL leaders congratulate Modi on victory
President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory at Lok Sabha election.
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