VAT amendment delay threatens IMF’s second tranche


The disbursement of the second tranche of a IMF 1.

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Customs trade unions end work-to-rule campaign


The work-to-rule campaign by Sri Lanka Customs officers has been called off this afternoon.

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One killed, four injured in car-lorry crash


One person was killed and four others injured after a collision between a car and a lorry in the Kiula area in Hungama at about 1.

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HRC asks Government to withdraw Bill that deprives suspects of access to lawyers before statements are recorded


The Human Rights Commission (HRC) has written to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressing grave concern that a proposed amendment to the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) will deprive suspects arrested and detained by police of access to Attorneys-at- law before their statements are recorded.

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TNA welcomes release of 23 political prisoners


The Tamil National Alliance has welcomed the announcement by the government that a further twenty-three political prisoners will be released through the process of rehabilitation.

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In pictures: Ramith Rambukwella arrested


Cricketer Ramith Rambukwella was arrested yesterday over a road accident that occurred at Independence Avenue in Colombo 07.

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LTTE items unearthed at Vavuniya school


A stock of military items suspected to have belonged to the LTTE have been unearthed during construction work carried out at the Vipulananda College in Vavuniya.

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EU court moves to keep Hamas, LTTE off terrorism list


    The European Union's top court took a step on Thursday towards confirming the removal of Hamas and the Tamil Tigers from an EU terrorism blacklist, despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government, Reuters reported.

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Speaker warns MPs of stern action


Speaker Karu Jayasuirya today  warned MPs that he would be forced to take stern action against them if they continue to act in violation of Standing Orders by engaging in unparliamentarily behavior in the House.

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