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Dr. Shafi files FR petition, says allegations of illegal sterilisation false

A fundamental rights petition filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen states that the allegation of illegal sterilization is false and is a result of personal jealousy which followed the purchasing of a block of land in Kurunegala.

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  176 children lost their parents in dastardly Easter Sunday attacks
  18A, 19A should be abolished, says President

PM stuck in two selfies

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Cabinet approves LTLCPGP

The Cabinet yesterday approved the Long Term Less Cost Power Generation Plan (LTLCPGP) of the Power, Energy and Business Development Ministry and also the proposal submitted to resolve salary dispute of engineers of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) Minister Ravi Karunanayaka said.

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Agreement with US Millennium Challenge Corporation

Prez insists on a close scrutiny prior to approval

President Maithripala Sirisena told the Cabinet meeting yesterday that each clause of the agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United States should be scrutinized before it was approved by Parliament.

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Female public servants - Can wear saree, ’osariya’ or other decent dress

The Cabinet today decided to amend the circular on the dress code for public servants, enabling them to wear any decent clothes without covering their faces.

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CB Bond Scam - Parallel inquiry postponed for Aug.29

The parallel magisterial inquiry into the CB bond scam with regard to the deletion of phone call data from Perpetual Treasuries Ltd voice recording system and the alleged fabrication of evidence to the Bond Commission was postponed for August 29 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate today.

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Court issues notice on Wennappuwa PS Chairman

The Marawila Magistrate’s Court today issued notice on Wennappuwa Pradesiya Sabha Chairman K.V Susantha Perera and five others on their decision to ban Muslims to trade at the Dankotuwa sathi pola (market), police said.

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Presidential election - Our candidate will have a degree and vision: SLPP

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today it would reveal its presidential candidate on August 11 and that the candidate would be someone who had a bachelors degree and a vision apart from experience and other qualifications.

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Cabinet approves tablets to GCE Advanced Level students

The Cabinet today approved the proposal made by Education Minister Akila Wiraj Kariyawasam to distribute tablets among GCE A/L students and teachers.

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China removes travel advisory on SL

China has removed its travel advisory on Sri Lanka from June 22, a spokesman said.

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Man shot dead in Kaleniya

The owner of a jewellery shop which sells imitation jewellery in Kaleniya, was killed when two unidentified gunmen opened fire at him this evening, police said.

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Five soldiers killed in train-bowser truck accident

Five soldiers were killed while two others injured when an Army bowser truck collided with the Yal Devi Train at Kilinochchi this afternoon, the Army Spokesperson said.

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Army Commander and Bathiudeen before PSC tomorrow

Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake and former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen have been summoned to appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks.

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US travel advisory level for SL moved up

The US Government has moved up the level of travel advisory for Sri Lanka from three to two on Monday, the US Embassy said today.

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24-hour water cut in Colombo and suburbs

The water supply to several areas in the Colombo suburbs would be interrupted for 24 hours starting from 9.00 a.m tomorrow (26) due to essential maintenance work, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) announced today.

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Dehiwela hardware shop owner stabbed to death by robber

The owner of a building material shop near Waidya Road in Dehiwala was stabbed to death by a man who broke into the shop last afternoon, police said.

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Govt. to compensate 31,000 political victims in next two months

The government will pay compensation to some 31,000 public servants in the next two months who have been subjected to political victimisation between 2005 and 2015, a spokesman to the Prime Minister’s office said recently.

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Concerns over tensions after Easter Sunday attacks: UNHR Chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today said that she was concerned that the terrorist attacks two months ago in Sri Lanka have fuelled increasing tensions.

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UNP yet to decide on presidential candidate: Ravi

Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake said today the United National Party (UNP) had not yet decided on its presidential candidate though several party members had made comments about a person perceived to be fielded.

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“It’s impossible to hold general elections through a referendum”

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, spoke about the proposed move by President Maithripala Sirisena to call fo...

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“Every right must have a remedy” - Dr. Deepika Udagama

In the aftermath of the Easter terror attacks, the role and intervention of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has assumed added signifi...

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‘Have a single law for all Sri Lankans’

The dailymirror discussed the current political and economic situation of the country in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings with the Genera...

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Country is back to normal

Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Shantha Kottegoda says that normalcy has been restored in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks, and th...

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Cartoon of the day

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Deals and deals: behind procuring emergency power

Eyebrows have been raised as to why the five-member Ministerial Committee headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, that was appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers to propose urgent remedial measu...

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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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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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Man drops sarong to prove his innocence to cop

It was reported that an individual from Polonnaruwa had proven his innocence to a traffic cop by dropping the sarong he was wearing....

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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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Former Ministers who tendered their resignation recently, were sworn in again in their previous portfolios before President Maithripala Sirisena this week. Do you think the move has facilitated peace-building and unity among communities?