Political impasse paralyses Sri Lanka’s state machinery  


  Work at most of Sri Lanka’s public sector instructions including ministries has come to a standstill as a result of the political impasse over the formation of a new government after last week’s local government elections.

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Counter-terror draft to be amended again ahead of UNHRC session


For many months now, the Government has been making amendments to a draft of a counter terrorism law to replace the (Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

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Iran's Navy Flotilla berths in Sri Lanka


The Iranian Navy's 50th Fleet of Warships currently berthed in Sri Lanka on a training mission in a bid to bolster professional relations between the two countries' navies, Fars News Agency in Tehran reported.

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Minimum age of criminal responsibility to be increased


Sri Lanka is to amend the Criminal Procedure Code Act for increasing the minimum age of a child who is considered as responsible for a crime up to 12 years.

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President advises Ministry Secretaries to continue with development work


  President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the Secretaries to the Ministries to continue to carry out the programmes implemented under the purview of the Ministries and at institutional level , without leaving any room to have shortfalls or hindrance on any development project of the country.

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One shot and killed near Hulftsdorp, gunman also dead


Two persons died after being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following a shooting and a subsequent mob attack near the courts complex in Hulftsdorp, Colombo 12 this evening.

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'I will continue as PM' - Ranil


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he will continue to remain as Prime Minister according to the Constitution.

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Aloysius and Palisena further remanded


Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today refused grant bail to owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Arjun Aloysius and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palisena.

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Navy- Australia in talks on tackling human smuggling


A high level discussion between Dr.

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Youth representatives of Nippon Maru ship meet President


  Youth representatives of Nippon Maru ship met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Feb 15) at the presidential secretariat.

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President to consult legal advice on removing PM


President Maithripala Sirisena had told Joint Opposition (JO) that he would consult the opinion of the Attorney General and legal experts on the possibility of removing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his post.

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