Emergency passed in Parliament


Parliament approved the extension of the State of Emergency by another month by 22 votes to 8 this evening.

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AG files case against ex-SDIG Jayasinghe over Sivaloganathan Vidya murder


The Attorney General today (May 24) filed a case against former Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe over charges of abetting the chief suspect in the murder case involving student Sivaloganathan Vidya, to escape police custody in 2015.

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PM urges revision of travel advisories on tourists travelling to Sri Lanka


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (May 24) requested the diplomatic community to take steps to revise travel advisories regarding tourists travelling to Sri Lanka.

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Bank accounts of 41 NTJ suspects frozen, amounts upto Rs 134 million discovered


Bank accounts of 41 suspects with links to the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) group who are under custody have been frozen, police said today (May 24).

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Sandhya Ekneligoda requests PM for security following Gnanasara Thera's release


Sandhya Ekneligoda, the wife of missing journalist, Prageeth Ekeneligoda has written to the Prime Minister seeking protection for herself and her family.

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Three wind power plants to be set-up from next month


Construction of three wind power plants are set to take place next month  in a bid to contribute a total of 700 Megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national power grid.

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Five arrested over close ties to Easter Sunday prime suicide attacker, NTJ


Five persons including a Horowpathana Divisional Secretariat officer who maintained close links with suicide bomber Zahran Cassim and the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) were arrested today (May 24).

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University student granted bail following rumour regarding plane crash involving President


A university student who was remanded for spreading a false rumour regarding a plane crash involving President Maithripala Sirisena on Facebook was released on bail today (May 24).

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UPDATE: Court issues summons on SDIG Senanayake over Thajudeen murder case


Update: The Colombo High Court today (May 24) issued summons on Senior DIG Anura Senanayake over charges of concealing information on the murder of slain ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen.

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Hand grenades discovered at a school in Badureliya


A total of 13 hand grenades were discovered in the vicinity of a building at a school in Badureliya last night.

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Gnanasara Thera and his mother visit President Sirisena


Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera called on President Maithripala Sirisena along with his mother yesterday (May 23), the President's Media Division reported.

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PSC on Easter Sunday attacks: MP Kavinda Jayawardena steps down


United National Party MP Kavinda Jayawardena has stepped down from the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced a short while ago in Parliament.

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