18 arrested on illegal migration attempt


Sri Lanka Navy and Police during a joint raid apprehended 18 Sri Lankans, who were on an illegal migration attempt, government news portal reported.

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Helmets for motorcycle pillion riders made compulsory


A Gazette notification was issued on Thursday which stipulates that a motorcycle and pillion rider must wear a helmet that conforms to the new guidelines.

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Bar Association elections recheduled


Elections for the President of the Bar Association have been rescheduled for  March 15.

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Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration officials at Florida airport


 The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, according to a family friend, foreign media reported.

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Human Rights Watch calls on UNHRC member states to press for a follow-up resolution on Sri Lanka


Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on members states of the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC)  to bring a credible follow-up resolution to the consensus resolution adopted by the UNHRC in October 2015.

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School students show solidarity with Keppapulau residents


School students from several districts in the Northern Province held protests this week in support of residents of Keppapulau and Puthukkudiyiruppu who are demanding lands allegedly belonging to them that have been occupied by the military.

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Prof. Carlo Fonseka admitted to hospital


President of the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), Prof.

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Captain of the capsized Katukurunda boat arrested


Kalutara Police have arrested the captain of the boat which capsized  off Katukurunda and resulted in the death of 16 passengers.

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Indonesian President invites President for state visit


The President of Indonesia Joko Widoda invited President Maithripala Sirisena to pay a state visit to his country immediately after his scheduled participation at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit meeting to be held in Jakarta, Presidential Secretariat said.

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