Will uncover truth behind “white van” drama – Defence Secretary

The actual truth behind the incident of “white van” drama, as acted out by two men of the former Health Minister during a news briefing will be revealed in near future, Defence Secretary, Major General Kamal Gunaratne said.

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SL calls for regaining of economic prominence in Egypt

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has called for the regaining of Sri Lanka’s economic prominence in Egypt to its traditional strength, consistent with the shared history, excellent bilateral political relations and the collaborative role the two countries play in the multilateral sphere.

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Showery conditions to enhance from Dec. 17

Showery conditions over the island, particularly in the Northern, Eastern and Uva provinces are expected to enhance to some extent from December 17, Department of Meteorology said today.

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2016 accident: I’ve not been found guilty yet: Champika

In connection to the vehicle mishap that occurred in 2016 which left the victim bedridden, former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said he had not been found guilty of the accident and added that he had only been asked to give support to the ongoing investigations.

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Miss Jamaica crowned 2019 Miss World

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World on Saturday. The two runners-up for the crown were Miss France and Miss India.

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Two suspects in ‘white van’ incident detained

The two persons who were arrested by the CID over making controversial statements regarding ‘white vans’ during a press conference have been detained for a period of 72-hour for further questioning, police said.

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We seek friendship and reject domination by others: President

While reiterating that Sri Lanka does not want to get involved in rivalries among world powers, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said, “We seek friendship and reject domination by others.”

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Dengue outbreak reaches epidemic proportions

Sri Lanka’s health officials have warned of a serious outbreak of a dengue epidemic and have urgently sought a stakeholders meeting to control the spread of the disease as 120 deaths have been reported so far this year, the GMOA said.

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Prez wants proper study when implementing MoUs signed with private companies

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said it was important to conduct a proper study when implementing MoUs signed with private companies instead of foreign countries to ensure there would be no adverse impact on the country.

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SL to talk to Swiss authorities on extraditing IP Nishantha

The Foreign Ministry is to begin talks soon with the Swiss Embassy in Colombo, seeking the extradition of Inspector Nishantha Silva, who is believed to have flown to Switzerland without prior notice, a top government source told Daily Mirror yesterday.

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Two ‘white van drivers’ arrested

The CID has arrested the two persons who spoke at the ‘white van’ press conference that was organised by Dr Rajith Senaratne prior to the presidential election, last night, police said.

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Swiss incident- No evidence of an abduction: CID

The CID on Thursday informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that there was no evidence to show any connection to an alleged abduction of the Swiss Embassy employee Garnier Banister Francis.

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Royalty payment for artistes from Jan.2020

The Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development have recommended that a song aired from January 1 next year to 2022 should pay a royalty of Rs.30 while songs being telecast on TV should pay Rs.100.

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SLFPers in North, East must support Prez: MS

The responsibility for building national unity in a future government under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa lies in the hands of the SLFP, former president Maithripala Sirisena said.

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MCC - Govt. will decide after full study: Dulles

The government of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will not sign the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in the manner that former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe signed the Norway-sponsored Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) with the LTTE, Minister Dulles Alahapperuma said.

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Fight Cancer Team rejects Apeksha Hospital Director’s allegations

While categorically rejecting the allegations levelled by Maharagama Apeksha Hospital Director Dr. Wasantha Disanayake, Fight Cancer Team Founder M.S.M. Mohammed said the control and management of the fund, which the Hospital Director referred to as having been misused was in fact vested with the Health Ministry.

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Court issues travel ban on Patali

Colombo Additional Magistrate Kanchana de Silva today issued an overseas travel ban on former minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and his driver over the 2016 accident case.

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Leadership changes will occur at right time: Mayantha

Those eyeing the United National Party (UNP) leadership should be patient because they will be able to secure it at the appropriate time, MP Mayantha Dissanayake said today.

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In fighting extremism and de-radicalization Pakistan ready to support Sri Lanka-Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi paid an official visit to Sri Lanka between December 1 and 2 with a felicitation message from his Gover...

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‘We’re like the emperor without clothes, blind to our nudity’ - Prof.Hoole

S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, one of the three members of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, which played a vital role in the recently concluded electio...

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MCC and the transition to economic growth W. A. Wijewardena

The much-debated Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact for Sri Lanka promises funding for transport infrastructure development and land acces...

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‘Use brains not emotions when voting’ -Duminda Nagamuwa

While much of the election spotlight is focused on the presidential candidates of the major parties, those of smaller parties struggle to have their v...

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Child poisoned my mothers paramour

A young man who had allegedly given poison to his paramour’s ten-year-old son in an attempt to kill him, was produced before the Nawalapitiya magistrate Chandani Meegoda and remanded till December 6...

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He switched on the light - friend ran away from his wife

When a husband and wife were sleeping in bed, suddenly the wife screamed as she felt that someone else was sleeping near her....

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Police detain two children on world travel expedition on bicycle

Galnewa police said they took into custody two nine-year-old children who had embarked on a travelling mission by bicycle on Saturday....

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