Interpol assistance sought for Gammanpila forgery case


Police is seeking Interpol assistance to question two Australian nationals who reportedly signed as witnesses to a forged affidavit allegedly used by UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila to sell shares held in a local bank by an Australian company.

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COPE to study AG’s report on Central Bank bond issue


The Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) will meet on Wednesday to examine the findings relating to the Central Bank bond issue, the controversy regarding which has placed the re-appointment of Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran in a quandary.

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RTI Bill unanimously passed


The long awaited Right to Information (RTI) Bill was unanimously approved by Parliament today.

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President invites private investments in power & energy sector


President Maithripala Sirisena requested private sector investors to join with the Government’s initiatives in making Sri Lanka an energy self-sufficient nation in the next ten years while fulfilling the energy requirement of the country.

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Ukranian captain of Avant-Garde vessel arrested


The Ukranian captain of the Avant-Garde vessel has been remanded in custody till July 5 after being produced before the Galle Magistrate's Court.

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Five Indian fishermen rescued, remanded


Five fishermen from Tamil Nadu were on Thursday rescued by their Sri Lankan counterparts after their boat developed a snag off the island nation’s coastal waters.

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MPs injured in Joint Opposition protest


UPFA MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena and UPFA MP Sriyani Wijewickrama were injured during a protest by the Joint Opposition in Pettah and was admitted to hospital.

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David Cameron's resignation: Full text of speech


UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his resignation following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

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Two crocodiles captured in Vavuniya


Two crocodiles who had wandered into areas inhabited by humans were captured and released by wildlife officials in Vavuniya.

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