Navy apprehends three Indians for Illegal stay in Sri Lanka


Three Indian nationals who stayed in Sri Lanka breaching the emigration and immigration regulations were apprehended by a Naval troop attached to the North Central Naval Command while on patrol along Thalaimannar beach, yesterday, Navy said.

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EU States write to President on reintroducing death penalty


The Delegation of the European Union, the missions of the EU Member States in Sri Lanka as well as the diplomatic missions of the Governments of Canada and Norway in Sri Lanka have written to President Maithripala Sirisena to verify the worrying information in the public domain about the intention of the Sri Lankan government to resume implementing the death penalty after a moratorium of more than 40 years, a statement from the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Colombo said.

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No removal of camps in North: Army


The Army refute allegations levelled  by various political parties and politicians suggesting that army camps in North have been vacated posing a grave danger to national security, a statement from the Army said.

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Lankan Snowden refugees, facing deportation, hope of new life in Canada


For the past few years, Supun Kellapatha and his wife Nadeeka Dilrukshi, Sri Lankan asylum seekers in Hong Kong, have tried to make themselves invisible.

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SL’s Central Bank seeks international expertise to probe/audit some ‘selected’ companies


Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CB) on Monday invited Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from local and international companies to undertake an independent forensic audit cum investigation of “selected” companies regulated and supervised by Sri Lanka’s banking regulator.

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President Sirisena in Rome to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry


President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at Fuimicino International Airport in Rome yesterday (July 15) to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations scheduled to begin today.

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New fines for traffic violations to come into effect from today


The new fines imposed on traffic violations will come into effect from today.

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Fake passport racket involving Sri Lankan nationals busted in India


A fake passport racket, which helped Sri Lankan nationals fly abroad from Chennai as Indian citizens, has been busted in Tamil Nadu.

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Philippines welcomes Sri Lanka’s recognition of its war on drugs


The Philippines lauded the Sri Lankan government's plan to replicate the “success” of the Philippines’ war on drugs, Philippines state media  PTV News reported.

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Court orders to provide translations of Vijayakala's speech


The Colombo Chief Magistrate today directed the Commissioner of the Department of Official Languages to provide written transcripts of the Sinhala and Tamil video recordings of the controversial speech made by former State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran to the Organized Crime Prevention Division (OCPD).

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Government fleecing the public through fuel price manipulation : MR


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accused the government of 'fleecing the public through fuel price manipulations' In a statement Mr Rajapaksa said, " The latest price increase is being justified in terms of a price formula which nobody has seen.

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