Court finds former DIG, Vass Gunawardena guilty of murder


Former DIG, Vass Gunawardena, his son Ravindu Gunawardena, and four others were  found guilty of murdering businessman Mohammed Shiyam by a three Judge bench  comprising of High Court Judge Lalith Jayasuriya (President), Colombo High Court Judge Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena and Colombo High Court Judge Amendra Seneviratne.

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No-confidence motion against Ravi handed over


A no-confidence motion signed by atleast  44 members of Parliamentarians against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today.

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Lankan Tamil refugee arrested in India


A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee was today arrested for allegedly “harassing his two daughters” and forcing them to abscond from Mandapam camp near here, a top police official today said.

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North remembers the war victims


The people of the Northern province today commemorate their loved ones lost in the three decades of war with special religious observations across the region, provincial sources said.

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Commonwealth SG hails President Sirisena


Secretary General of Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr Kamlesh Sharma hailed the President Maithripala Sirisena as he  did a wonderful job to promote Commonwealth ideals as a Chair in Office.

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Magistrate turns down request to prevent IUSF protest


The Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday turned down a request made by the police  to issue an order to prevent a protest march in Colombo, organized by the Inter University Student Federation (IUSF).

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Bird hits engine of Sri Lankan flight to Tiruchi, grounded for several hours


 Sri Lankan Airlines flight (UL131) from Colombo to Tiruchi was grounded at the airport for more than seven hours after  a bird hit the engine of the aircraft while landing at the Tiruchi Airport this morning, Indian media reported.

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Slain LTTE Chief's Birthday marked in Tamil Nadu


Several Tamil nationalist outfits and political parties including the MDMK and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi on Thursday marked the ‘birthday’ of slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran,the Indian Express reported.

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Indian High Court directs police to allow meetings of pro-Tamil outfits


The Madras High Court on Thursday permitted two pro-Tamil outfits to hold meetings to commemorate those, who laid down their lives during the 'Eelam war' between 1989 and 2009 in Sri Lanka, at Kolathur in Salem district and at Palanisamy grounds in Alamoor on November 27.

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