SIS should be an independent body - Presidential Committee


The three-member committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to investigate lapses leading up to the Easter Sunday attacks said today (20) that the State Intelligence Service (SIS) should be made an independent body through a Parliamentary Act.

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Two Moulavis who received training with Zahran arrested


Two Moulavis who had received training with Easter Sunday attacks mastermind Mohamed Zahran have been arrested today (Aug 20).

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EU raises concerns on appointment of new Army Chief


The European Union (EU) has issued a joint statement sharing in the UN's concerns over the appointment of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander this week.

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Burnt clinical waste discovered in Mahaweli reserve


A team of state officials has discovered a spot at the Mahaweli reserve where clinical waste had been burnt recently.

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OPA rejects Higher Education Quality Assurance Bill


The Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA) in Sri Lanka has rejected the draft Higher Education (Quality Assurance and Accreditation) Bill which was gazetted in June and is now before Parliament, and urged that it be withdrawn.

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Intervening petition filed in President's application seeking court opinion on PC polls


An intervening petition has been filed at the Supreme Court claiming that it would be advisable to conduct the provincial elections after the Presidential poll.

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Attempts being made to influence administrative processes, Foreign Ministry responds to comments on new Army Chief


The Foreign Ministry today (Aug 20) has responded against the mounting foreign concerns being express regarding the recent appointment of Major General Shavendra Silva as Army Commander, claiming attempts were being made by foreign entities to influence the administrative processes of public service promotions.

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Port City brought under UDA : Ministry


The Colombo Port City has been established as an urban development area under the Urban Development Authority (UDA), the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry announced today (Aug 20).

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Talks underway to bring Madrasas under Education Ministry : Min. Kariyawasam


Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told Parliament today (Aug 20) that steps are being taken to bring Madrasa schools under the purview of the Education Ministry.

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SC rejects petitions against bill to abolish death penalty


The Supreme Court has informed that it has dismissed three petitions challenging the private member's bill to abolish the death penalty, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri told Parliament today (Aug 20).

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Court relaxes bail conditions on Kasun Palisena over bond scam case


The bail conditions imposed on Kasun Palisena - a main suspect in the central bank bond scam case, has been relaxed by the Colombo Magistrate's court today (Aug 20).

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Presidential candidate won't be chosen by a vote : UNP General Secretary


United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today (Aug 20) said that the Party's presidential candidate would be chosen by the party central committee and not by a vote.

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