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I did what I did for the people: Thewarapperuma

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United National Party (UNP) MP PalithaThewarapperuma in an interview with Daily Mirror said the people and the media should view his offer to resign as an indictment on the present system and not attempt to portray him in bad light
Views: 3351

387 more complaints on missing persons

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The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons has received more than 380 complaints during its public sittings in Mullaitivu that ended on Tuesday
Views: 1157

Motorcyclists struck by Election Commissioner’s vehicle

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Two people were injured when a motor- bike was struck by the official vehicle of Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya at Arambekade on the Kandy Kurunegala Road this afternoon.
Views: 2174

Concerns regarding SL NGO freedom of expression

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The United States is concerned by reports that the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense has ordered registered Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups to cease their media engagements and activities
Views: 1874

Dayasiri, Harin exchange blows

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North Western Province Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara and United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Harin Fernando are reported to have exchanged fisticuffs during the commercial break of a political programme on a private television channel on Tuesday night.
Views: 11948

NGO’s to defy Defense Ministry ban

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The Civil Society Collective (CSC), a coalition formed by the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) said today the move by the Defence Ministry to ban NGOs from conducting news conferences and workshops was illegal and therefore they would continue their activities ignoring the ban.
Views: 4393

Jacqueline sends bunny cake to Indian Health Minister

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez has sent a bunny-shaped vegan cake with the words "Be Sweet to Bunnies - Ban Animal-Tested Products" written in icing, along with a letter to Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan hoping to urge him to have a heart for animals.
Views: 3307

Australia denies SL asylum seekers were ill-treated

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Australia on Wednesday rejected allegations by Sri Lankan refugees returned to the island nation that they were mistreated and said their return sent a strong message to those thinking of following suit
Views: 1934

Two arrested with Rs 50 Mn worth gold

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Two suspects were arrested last night with nine kilogrammes of robbed gold worth around Rs.50 million in their possession. It is said to be the largest gold robbery to be detected in Sri Lanka in recent times
Views: 1939

Australia has committed 'piracy on the high seas': Malcolm Fraser

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Former Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has characterised Australia’s interdiction and detention of  more than 150 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea as ‘‘piracy on the high seas’’.
Views: 2328

Obama nominates Sison to top UN Security Council post

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US President Barack Obama has decided to nominate US Ambassador to Sri Lanka  Michele Sison as the Deputy Representative of the US in the UN Security Council
Views: 6352

Disaster for Brazil as Germany run riot

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Brazil's World Cup dream was smashed into oblivion as majestic Germany ran riot to win an extraordinary semi-final 7-1 on Tuesday and send the South American hosts crashing to their worst ever defeat in their 100-year footballing history
Views: 5881

Video: Aluthgama incident, scripted drama: BBS

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Budu Bala Sena (BBS) today said it suspected whether the Aluthgama incident was a scripted drama enacted either by the Government or the Opposition just like the incident which occurred during the concert held in Colombo participated by famous actor Shahrukh Khan despite repeated protests by religious leaders
Views: 13078

OHCHR expresses concern over return of SL asylum seekers

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The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has expressed deep concern over the decision by Australian authorities to return the 41 Sri Lankan asylum seekers without sufficient screening of their protection claims and needs
Views: 2091

MR asks for report from Eran

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was present at the parliamentary sessions today asked United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Eran Wickramaratne to submit a report on the Ministry Secretaries doing part-time jobs as directors in private organisations.
Views: 6360

Pope must apologise to Buddhists: BBS

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Bodu Bala Sena Leader Ven.Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera said Pope Francis should apologise to Sri Lankan Buddhists over the alleged atrocities committed by Christian colonialists
Views: 28736

Gmail in Sinhala

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Google has added 13 languages including  Sinhala to Gmail’s interface to now cover 94 percent of the world’s Internet population, the company said Monday
Views: 6280

My resignation letter not accepted: Thevarapperuma

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UNP parliamentarian Palitha Thevarapperuma said Party’s National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe refused to accept his resignation letter submitted to him in Parliament a short while ago
Views: 3697

36 asylum seekers released; five remanded

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Five asylum seekers were remanded till July 14 on charges of people smuggling, while nine children were released with no charge and 27 released on a cash bail of Rs.5,000 and a surety bail of Rs.100,000 each when they were produced in the Galle Magistrate’s Court
Views: 5449

Video: Temporary army camp at Aluthgama

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A temporary army camp will be setup at Aluthgama despite requests by residents for a permanent camp, Military Spokesman Ruwan Wanigasooriya said.
Views: 4679

3 injured in lorry accident in E01

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Three people were injured following a Lorry accident between Kottawa and Pinnaduwa on the Southern Expressway (E01) this morning, police said
Views: 1933

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Workshop on National Alcohol Policy
Rare fish caught in fishing net
Arrest the predator
Large heroin haul seized
Workshop on National Alcohol Policy
Rare fish caught in fishing net
Arrest the predator
Large heroin haul seized