Easter Sunday attacks - PSC should summon Prez: MPs
Arguments were heard in Parliament yesterday with regard to the summoning of the President by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks.
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Samurdhi Ceremony - Govt. planning to spend Rs.180 Mn: Amaraweera
UPFA MP Mahinda Amaraweera today claimed that the government was planning to spend Rs.180 million for the ceremony where samurdhi benefits would be distributed to 4500 beneficiaries.
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Screening offender in Vidya murder case: AG files indictment against ex DIG
The Attorney General has filed an indictment against Senior DIG Anurudhdha Lalith Jayasinghe in the Jaffna High Court today for assisting the principal offender Mahalingam Shashikumar in the murder and rape case of Vidya Sivaloganatha, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, the Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General told the Daily Mirror.
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41 bank accounts belonging to terrorists frozen
Nearly 41 bank accounts with funds worth Rs.134 million belonging to the suspects who had maintained links with the terrorist organisations connected to the Easter Sunday attacks, had been frozen, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said today.
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Easter Sunday Attacks - Speaker asks PSC Chief to let media cover it
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee, which has been appointed to look into the Easter Sunday attacks is free to make its proceedings open to media, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament today.
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State of Emergency passed in parliament
State of Emergency passed in parliament with 22 MPs voting for it and eight TNA MPs voting against it.
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I never wanted Wijerama MW closed: MR
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today rejected allegations that he had wanted Wijerama Mawatha where his official residence is located closed.
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Hand grenades recovered from Matugama school
A bag containing 13 hand grenades was recovered from the Dickhena Vidyalaya school grounds in Baduraliya in Matugama by Baduraliya Police last night.
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Three killed in road accident at Thanamalwila
Three people including two women were killed and three injured in a collision between two trishaws and a lorry on the Thanamalwila-Wellawaya Road today, Police said.
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Theresa May to resign as party leader on June 7
UK Prime Minister Theresa May today said she would resign as the leader of the Conservative Party on June 7 and the process to select a new leader would begin in the following week, The Guardian reported a short while ago.
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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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