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Funds worth bn in bank accounts of those arrested in Horowpathana

It was revealed that there were funds amounting to Rs. one billion in the bank accounts belonging to the five suspects, who were arrested in Horowpathana yesterday on suspicion of having links with the National Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ) and its leader Zahran Hashim, a senior police official told the Daily Mirror.

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MR, Modi reiterate commitment to strengthen ties

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reiterated their commitment to strengthen ties and work towards the mutual benefit of both nations.

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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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Looking forward to develop bilateral ties: Prez to Modi

President Maithripala Sirisena, who congratulated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he was looking forward to further develop bilateral relations of the two nations.

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Govt. to amend Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have informed the diplomatic community in Sri Lanka yesterday that the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act would be amended to increase the age of marriage to 18 for Muslim women in a move aimed at unifying the personal laws as far as possible.

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Govt. should pass laws to control terrorism: Patali

The Government should take prompt steps to pass laws in order to control terrorism and its socio-economic background, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said yesterday.

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Don’t release PSC report prior to NCM

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday urged the government not to release an interim report of the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attacks before the no-confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen is debated.

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Easter Sunday attacks - PSC should summon Prez: MPs

Arguments were heard in Parliament yesterday with regard to the summoning of the President by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks.

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Samurdhi Ceremony - Govt. planning to spend Rs.180 Mn: Amaraweera

UPFA MP Mahinda Amaraweera today claimed that the government was planning to spend Rs.180 million for the ceremony where samurdhi benefits would be distributed to 4500 beneficiaries.

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Screening offender in Vidya murder case: AG files indictment against ex DIG

The Attorney General has filed an indictment against Senior DIG Anurudhdha Lalith Jayasinghe in the Jaffna High Court today for assisting the principal offender Mahalingam Shashikumar in the murder and rape case of Vidya Sivaloganatha, State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, the Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General told the Daily Mirror.

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41 bank accounts belonging to terrorists frozen

Nearly 41 bank accounts with funds worth Rs.134 million belonging to the suspects who had maintained links with the terrorist organisations connected to the Easter Sunday attacks, had been frozen, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said today.

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Easter Sunday Attacks - Speaker asks PSC Chief to let media cover it

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee, which has been appointed to look into the Easter Sunday attacks is free to make its proceedings open to media, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament today.

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State of Emergency passed in parliament

State of Emergency passed in parliament with 22 MPs voting for it and eight TNA MPs voting against it.

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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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