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ISIS boat reportedly sets off from SL, Kerala Coast on high alert

The Kerala coast has been put on high alert following intelligence reports that boats carrying 15 ISIS terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to the Lakshadweep islands, police said Saturday, the NDTV reported.

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Traffic lane law to be strictly implemented

The traffic lane law would be strictly implemented in the country and motorists would be given two weeks to comply with it, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said today.

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23 suspects arrested during special raid in Narahenpita

Twenty-three suspects, including a woman, were arrested during a special search operation carried out by the police and the military personnel in the Narahenpita area from 7 am to 3 pm today.

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Police receive complaints against Bathiudeen, Hisbullah

Two complaints have been received against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Eastern Province Governor A.L.A.M. Hisbullah, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said today.

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Inform CID if have complaints over illegal sterilisations: Police

The police today urged the public to inform the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) If they have any complaints against Dr. Seiugu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi for having carried out any illegal sterilisation.

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53 hospitalized following wasp attack

Fifty-three people were hospitalised following a wasp attack during a ’Shramadana’ campaign at the President’s College in Minuwangoda today.

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Two SL Peacekeepers among those honoured by UN

Captain Hamangoda Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickrame and Corporal Sakralage Samantha Wijekumara of the Sri Lanka Army, who both lost their lives in 2018 while serving with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), were among the fallen peacekeepers to be posthumously awarded the Dag Hammarskjold Medal, the UN said.

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Three nabbed over Darga Town WhatsApp Group

Three persons including a creator of a WhatsApp Group called ’Darga Town Breaking News’ arrested in Darga Town, Aluthgama yesterday on charges of inciting communal hatred trough social media by the Aluthgama Police.

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Bodies of two women found in Mahavilachchiya

The bodies of two women who were died under suspicious circumstances, were found at Kuda Thammannawa lake in Mahavilachchiya yesterday, police said.

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41 Australia bound persons intercepted

The Sri Lankan Navy yesterday intercepted 41 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler, police said.

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Doctor arrested in Kurunegala, handed over to CID

Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi, a doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital who was arrested for earning assets in suspicious manner, was handed over to the CID, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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FCID quizzes Minister Bathiudeen

The Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) recorded over five-hour long statement from Minister Rishad Bathiudeen over an alleged financial misappropriation.

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Air quality monitoring machines to be operational next month

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) yesterday said the air quality monitoring machines installed in Battaramulla and in Kandy would be operational next month and the Authority would be in a position to monitor air quality 24 hours a day from June.

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Probing attacks - Best done by Police, Army not Parliament: Harshana

UNP MP Harshana Rajakaruna said yesterday the investigations into the Easter Sunday bomb explosions should be handed over to the police and the army saying it was a joke to probe the incident through a Parliament Select Committee (PSC).

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Monthly inbound flights reduced by 300: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that the number of monthly inbound flights at the Bandaranaike International Airport has been reduced by 300.

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Earning assets in suspicious manner: Doctor arrested from Kurunegala Hospital

Seigu Shiyabdeen Mohammed Shafi, a 42-year-old doctor attached to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, was arrested by the police on charges of earning assets in a suspicious manner, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said today.

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Rs.50 Mn to each Govt. MP for rural development

Rs.50 million will be given to every government MP for rural development work from next Monday, informed sources said.

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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 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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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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