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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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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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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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Easter Sunday attacks: SLFP, UPFA decide not to take part in PSC

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had decided not to participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terror attacks, sources said.

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PM Modi wins historic general election victory, party says

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party scored a historic victory in India’s general election, his foreign minister said on Thursday, as officials counted hundreds of millions of votes after the massive, multi-stage poll, Reuters reported.

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NCM against Bathiudeen on June 18,19

The no-confidence (NCM) motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen would be taken up on June 18 and 19, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament a while ago.

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PM wants PSC to expedite Rishad’s probe within two weeks

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this morning to expedite the appointment of the Parliamentary Select Committee within two weeks, to inquire in to the allegations levelled against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen in the no-confidence motion, the Prime Minister’s Office announced a while ago.

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Body of a doctor found in Kotahena

The body of a 67-year-old retired doctor was found inside his residence at Bloemendhal Road in Kotahena this morning, the police said.

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NCM against Bathiudeen: Party leaders’ meeting ends with no decision

The party leaders’ meeting held at the Parliamentary Complex today, ended without any agreement over a debate date on the no-confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen.

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NCM against Rishad unacceptable: Kiriella

The no-confidence motion (NCM) that has been submitted against Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen is not acceptable, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament yesterday, adding that the motion carried hitherto unproven allegations.

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Secure schools underpin platform for political drama: Akila

With the improvement in student turnout since last Thursday, several politicians are seemingly staging dramas to gain brownie points by visiting schools, Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday.

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NCM against Bathiudeen

Date of debate to be decided today

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday informed parliament that leaders of the political parties which represent the House will meet today to decide on the date of the no-confidence motion submitted by the joint opposition against Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperatives Development and Skills Development Rishad Bathiudeen.

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Prez inks paperwork for Gnanasara Thera’s release

President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the necessary documents to release Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, confirmed sources from the Presidential Secretariat said.

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House approves motion amidst protests by Opposition

Parliament yesterday approved a motion to set up a select committee to look into Easter Sunday attacks and to determine whether any MP or minister had any association with the terror group which carried out the attack.

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Signboards only in national languages - instructs PM

In the wake of reports about Arabic signboards in some areas of the eastern province, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed that they should be written only in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages.

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Never influenced Army Chief: Bathiudeen

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen today said he had never influenced the Army Commander and that he only inquired about a person who was taken by an unidentified group.

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Govt. will establish new public school system: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that the Government will establish a new public school system that is not based on language or religion within the next two years.

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We regret the blunder on the part of the Govt. and accept responsibility - Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

The Daily Mirror sat with the General Secretary of the UNP and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to discuss the current political and securit...

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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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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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