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I won’t call myself a Buddhist, but one who follows Buddhist Philosophy: Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera told parliament today that he would not call himself a Buddhist but a person who follows the Buddhist Philosophy.

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  Prez instructs not to close roads for VIP movements

Cardinal Filoni calls on PM

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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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Five associates of Zahran arrested in Horowpathana

Five suspects who had allegedly maintained connections with the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) and its leader Zahran Hashim were arrested in Horowpathana today, police said.

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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, 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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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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