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SL on alert on possible genocide allegations by Canada

Sri Lanka is still at a loss to thwart the efforts by a city council in Canada to construct what it called a Tamil genocide monument, and to counter the allegations by the Canadian politicians, an informed source said .

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  Tax payers poised to cough up Rs.45 Mn on another debate on Easter attack

Tax payers will have to cough up as much as Rs. 45 million as the cost of conducting yet another three-day parliamentary debate on the Easter Sunday attack for the fourth time, with uncertainty looming whether it will be a meaningless exercise with key questions unanswered once again.


  Debt restructuring with bondholders hits a snag with disagreement on two areas


  Sri Lanka Navy brings ashore seized ICE, heroin worth Rs. 3.7 billion


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Parties raise objections against first court case under Online Safety Act

The respondent parties in the first application filed before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court under the newly enacted Online Safety Act, raised objections challenging the maintainability of the application.

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NPP presents its 7-point statement on Easter attack to Cardinal

The National People’s Power (NPP) today presented to Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith its 7-point statement pledging to mete out justice to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks.

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Hirunika noticed to appear before Court over contempt of court

The Court of Appeal has issued notice on former Member of Parliament Hirunika Premachandra, requiring her to appear before court on May 8 in connection with a contempt of court application.

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Retired Major arrested for fraud in Russian army job scheme

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested two suspects, including a retired Major of the Sri Lanka Army for fraudulently obtaining money from individuals promising employment in the Russian army.

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IMF ready to support Sri Lanka’s discussions with bondholders

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) stands ready to support Sri Lanka’s discussions with international bondholders and will provide a formal assessment after the parties reach a tentative agreement-in-principle, an IMF spokesperson said on Thursday.

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Sri Lankan among NASA’s new crew for next simulated Mars journey

A Sri Lankan postdoctoral research scientist Piyumi Wijesekara is among the new crew of four volunteers selected by NASA to participate in a simulated mission to Mars within a habitat at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Enjoining Order preventing Maithripala holding SLFP chairmanship extended further

The Colombo District Court today further extended its enjoining order preventing former President Maithripala Sirisena from functioning as the chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

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Indonesia issues tsunami alert after volcano erupts on remote island

Indonesian authorities on Wednesday ordered hundreds of villagers to evacuate following multiple eruptions of a remote island volcano, raising fears it could collapse into the sea and trigger a tsunami.

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Proposed electricity sector reforms gazetted

A gazette notification on the proposed electricity sector reforms was published yesterday, the Power and Energy Ministry said.

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Easter attacks: NPP pledges action against culprits under its government

The National People’s Power (NPP) said that a future NPP government will appoint a special Commission of Inquiry with full judicial powers to further investigate the facts

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Tensions in Gulf could hurt Ceylon Tea cuppa: Industry

The mounting tensions in the Middle East that are becoming increasingly unpredictable are likely to impact the Ceylon Tea cuppa, the industry stakeholders said, especially since over 50 percent of the island nation’s tea is exported to that region.

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Tourist arrivals cross 700,000 mark in 14 weeks

Sri Lanka crossed the 700,000 tourist arrival milestone within the first 14 weeks of the year, almost half the time frame taken to reach the mark in 2023.

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Tough action against those inconveniencing foreign visitors: Diana Gamage

Strict measures will be taken against anyone causing inconvenience to foreigners visiting the country. She expressed concern over a group of individuals engaging in such indecent behavior, labeling them as disgraceful, Tourism State Minister Diana Gamage said.

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Highest possible level of transparency provided in bondholders talks: Semasinghe

In a bid to set the record straight, State Minister Finance Shehan Semasinghe pointed out that authorities continue to engage all debt restructuring negotiations in good faith, within principles of equitable treatment among creditors, and with maximum transparency within the norms of such negotiations.

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Police CCTV Cameras to integrate public and private CCTVs for crime detection

The Police department has decided to enhance crime detection by integrating public and private CCTV camera systems with the Police CCTV camera system, a senior police officer said.

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Chamari Athapaththu’s record 195* levels ODI series against SA-W

Sri Lanka women’s captain Chamari Athapaththu made history by registering the 3rd highest individual women’s ODI score of 195* off 139 balls. Her stellar performance led Sri Lanka women’s team to victory against South Africa Women, in the 3rd ODI leveling the 3-match ODI series 1-1.

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We are struggling with severe shortage of staff: Excise Chief

The Excise Department of Sri Lanka, one of the three main revenue generating arms of the country’s Ministry of Finance is struggling with a severe dearth of staff even to perform day-to-day duties, as the 17 top rung positions are vacant for months now, the Daily Mirror learns.

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Received full presidential commission report on Easter Sunday attacks: Cardinal

The Catholic Church has received the remaining parts of the report submitted by the presidential commission which probed the Easter Sunday attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today.

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Decrease in personal monthly expenses

The monthly expenses of a person in Sri Lanka decreased in February compared to January, the Census and Statistics Department said.

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Fire breaks out near Police DIG office in Kandy

A fire broke out in the Mana forest area near the official residence of the Police DIG in the Bahirawakanda Grama Niladhari area in Kandy this evening, the Kandy Disaster Management office said.

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100 Police personnel trained to target criminal motorbike riders

In response to alarming shootings by criminals, IGP Deshabandu Tennakoon said that a team of 100 police personnel is undergoing training to go after motorbike riders engaging in criminal activities.

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Iran rescues 21 Sri Lankan crewmen from sinking tanker in Gulf of Oman

Iranian authorities said they rescued 21 Sri Lankan crewmen from a Cook Islands-flagged tanker sinking in the Gulf of Oman, the state news agency IRNA reported today, according to Reuters.

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Post-mortem reveals cause of Palitha Thewarapperuma’s death

The post-mortem examination of former Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma has determined that severe internal organ damage from electrocution had caused his death.

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Sri Lanka continues to engage in debt restructuring talks with bondholders

In a bid to address its financial challenges, Sri Lankan authorities will continue to engage in debt restructuring negotiations, demonstrating their commitment to equitable treatment among creditors and transparency within the norms of such negotiations.

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Be cautious when eating more sweets, different food after New Year

Eating a wide range of foods, including sweets, during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festivities can lead to higher blood sugar and cholesterol levels, Registrar in Clinical Nutrition at the Health Ministry Dr. Janaka Marasinghe said.

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CID summons Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando

Member of the Communications Committee of the Archdiocese of Colombo Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando has been summoned by the CID for questioning on Friday, April 19.

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Complaint lodged over Piumi Hansamali's possession of Gota’s Range Rover

Mage Rata organization president Sanjaya Mahawatta today, lodged a complaint with the Illegal Assets Investigations Division, calling for an inquiry into model Piumi Hansamali using the Range Rover vehicle previously used by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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Plantation community alleges presence of ’scam’ behind Indian Housing project, CWC faces heat

The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) is presently facing the heat as allegations have surfaced that the party is forcing Estate Superintendents within the estate community to select members loyal to the CWC as beneficiaries for an Indian grant which gives houses funded by the Indian government.

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Using abusive language towards foreigner: Street food vendor granted bail

A street food vendor who used abusive language towards American YouTuber Emeka Iwueze after quoting the price for a portion of Kottu Roti at Rs.1,900 at a street food stall in Hulftsdorp, was granted bail today after being produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

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Damitha, husband further remanded

Popular actress Damitha Abeyratne and her husband, who were held in remand custody over an alleged financial fraud, were today ordered to be further remanded till April 24 after being produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

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Fifteen Sri Lankan fishermen imprisoned in Myanmar granted amnesty

The fifteen Sri Lankan fishermen who were imprisoned in Myanmar last December were granted amnesty, Sri Lankan Ambassador in Myanmar Janaka Bandara said.

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Dehiwala Zoo earns Rs. 4.85 million during New Year days

The Dehiwala Zoological Gardens collected a total of Rs. 4.85 million as revenue during April 13, 14 and 15, Zoological Gardens Assistant Director Dinushika Manawadu said.

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GCE (O/L) admissions for candidates by next week

Admissions for the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) examinations will be issued by next week, the Examinations Department said.

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Dr. Ariyaratne’s final rites to be held with State Honours

Preparations are underway to bid farewell to late Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, the founder and President Emeritus of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement with full state honors.

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Final rites of Thewarapperuma to be held on Friday

According to the family members, the funeral service for former Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma is scheduled to take place this Friday (10).

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Flooding in Dubai turns planes into boats

A fierce storm has lashed Dubai with the “exceptional weather” conditions sparking travel chaos.

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“Absolute power corrupts” Receiving a huge mandate turned out to be a problem for us

QPresident Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared to have declined to entertain your request for a snap General Election. Won’t this lead to a rift between y...

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All parties Sticking to IMF pact vital to see Lanka out of woods - British HC Andrew Patrick

British High Commissioner Andrew Patrick, in an exclusive interview with Daily Mirror, shared his views on bilateral ties.......

06 Mar 2024 - 8     - 1714

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“Time for SJB to put itself out of disarray” - MP Dr. Kavinda Jayawardhana

It has reached a state where MPs in the Samagi Jana Balawgaya (SJB) have begun to admit that there are divisions within the party. One of the MPs who ...

05 Mar 2024 - 8     - 2778

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India-Sri Lanka Security Intertwined - Vijitha Herath

The delegation was led by JVP/NPP leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, and had talks with Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Se...

16 Feb 2024 - 3     - 2289

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Plantation community alleges presence of ‘scam’ behind Indian Housing Project

Although plantation sector workers accuse that credible implementation agencies weren’t appointed by the High Commission of India, to oversee the work of the proposed plantation.......

17 Apr 2024 - 1     - 618

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UDA owned land in Thalawathugoda; UDA Minister Prasanna Ranatunga under the spotlight for forceful occupation of reserved land

For a long time, accusations have been made against Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, alleging that he forcibly acquired a plot of state-owned land in the Thalawathugoda area ...

09 Apr 2024 - 18     - 4228

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

25 Jan 2024 - 17     - 2562

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’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

19 Jan 2024 - 20     - 1265

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Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

12 Dec 2023 - 25     - 3710

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This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

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’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

19 Jan 2024 - 20     - 1265

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Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

12 Dec 2023 - 25     - 3710

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This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

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Sri Lankan graduates lured to work in online dating scams in Laos

The ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka had hampered his marketing job and thus, when he heard he could earn US$1,000 a month at an IT job in Thailan...

08 Feb 2023 - 12     - 11408

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“Absolute power corrupts” Receiving a huge mandate turned out to be a problem for us

QPresident Ranil Wickremesinghe appeared to have declined to entertain your request for a snap General Election. Won’t this lead to a rift between y...

21 Mar 2024 - 27     - 6139

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All parties Sticking to IMF pact vital to see Lanka out of woods - British HC Andrew Patrick

British High Commissioner Andrew Patrick, in an exclusive interview with Daily Mirror, shared his views on bilateral ties.......

06 Mar 2024 - 8     - 1714

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“Time for SJB to put itself out of disarray” - MP Dr. Kavinda Jayawardhana

It has reached a state where MPs in the Samagi Jana Balawgaya (SJB) have begun to admit that there are divisions within the party. One of the MPs who ...

05 Mar 2024 - 8     - 2778

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India-Sri Lanka Security Intertwined - Vijitha Herath

The delegation was led by JVP/NPP leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, and had talks with Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Se...

16 Feb 2024 - 3     - 2289

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Plantation community alleges presence of ‘scam’ behind Indian Housing Project

Although plantation sector workers accuse that credible implementation agencies weren’t appointed by the High Commission of India, to oversee the work of the proposed plantation.......

17 Apr 2024 - 1     - 618

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UDA owned land in Thalawathugoda; UDA Minister Prasanna Ranatunga under the spotlight for forceful occupation of reserved land

For a long time, accusations have been made against Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, alleging that he forcibly acquired a plot of state-owned land in the Thalawathugoda area ...

09 Apr 2024 - 18     - 4228

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Have the governing MPs really understood the Online Safety Bill?

An amended Online Safety Bill was passed in Parliament on Wednesday, despite calls from the opposition to delay the debating of the Bill and internati...

25 Jan 2024 - 17     - 2562

’’Told you to plant something’’

With vegetable prices skyrocketing, Sri Lankan ministers have come up with an enterprising solution to the problem: Grow your own vegetables!...

19 Jan 2024 - 20     - 1265

Tourism is on the rise again, but what does Colombo offer our overseas visitors?

Sri Lanka appears on course to meet its 1.5 million tourist target for 2023, and have set their sights on increasing that number by 1 million next yea...

12 Dec 2023 - 25     - 3710

This Week in Our Comments Section: Can a legend save Sri Lanka cricket?

In the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s dreadful Cricket World Cup campaign, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) President Shammi Silva called on a former cricketing le...

28 Nov 2023 - 13     - 3158

This Week in Our Comments Section: Who runs Sri Lanka Cricket?

President Ranil Wickremesinghe last week clarified suggestions that BCCI Secretary Jay Shah was running Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Here are some comment...

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How low will our MPs go?

How low will our MPs go?...

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HIV Surge Among Youth

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Sharp Drop in Phone Usage

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Sri Lankan graduates lured to work in online dating scams in Laos

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Tensions in Gulf could hurt Ceylon Tea cuppa: Industry

The mounting tensions in the Middle East that are becoming increasingly unpredictable are likely to impact the Ceylon Tea cuppa, the industry stakeholders said, especially since over 50 percent of the...

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An electric shock for the public

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) explained the electricity tariff revision which took effect from today.

17 Feb 2023 - 2     - 1896

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Public react to petrol price hike

A cross section of society expressed their opinions on the increase of the price of petrol.

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Traders at Peliyagoda market unhappy

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Do we need an election now?

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