Zahran known to Kattankudy Police since 2014


Easter Sunday attack mastermind Zahran Hashim was known to the Kattankudy Police from at least 2014 as a troublemaker owing to his tendency of insulting other Muslim sects publicly during meetings he held, leading to conflicts in the area, a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) heard on Tuesday (Jun 18).

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Rajitha seeks Rs 1 billion from GMOA, media outlets over 'false' remarks against him


Minister Rajitha Senaratne has sought a compensation of Rs 1 billion over certain false remarks made by the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) against him, the Health Ministry said today (Jun 18).

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AG files case at High Court over murder of Delft PS Chairman


Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has filed a case against two suspects over the murder of the Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman D Rexian Kamalendran at the Jaffna High Court today (Jun 18).

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Govt. received international funding owing to clear economic policy : Finance Minister


Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today (Jun 18) said the government has received international funding due to the country's clear economic policy and not because of personal friendships.

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AG calls for immediate report on three proscribed groups in the country


The Attorney General (AG) has called for an immediate report on the three groups which have been proscribed in the country.

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President extends term of Army Chief-of-Staff


President Maithripala Sirisena has granted a six month extension to Army Chief-of-Staff Major General Shavendra Silva, informed sources from the Presidential Secretariat said.

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President to declare 'Drug Prevention Week' from June 23 - July 1


President Maithripala Sirisena will declare a 'Drug Prevention Week' from June 23 until July 1.

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Sri Lanka to sign MoU with Japan to provide employment opportunities for Sri Lankans


Sri Lanka is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan's Labour Ministry to provide Sri Lankans with an opportunities for employment in Japan.

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Appeal Court dismisses Gotabhaya's revision petition in museum case


A revision petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in the D.

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Minister Kiriella's staffers released on bail


Three employees of Minister Lakshman Kiriella's Media Unit who were arrested with documents alleged to have been detrimental to public security were granted bail today (Jun 18).

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Nine Iranians nabbed with narcotics further remanded


Nine Iranian nationals who were nabbed with 107 kilos of narcotics have been further remanded until July 02.

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Two persons who undertook Rs 3 m worth murder contract arrested


Two persons who had undertaken a Rs 3 million worth contract to murder a woman have been arrested in Galle today (Jun 18).

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