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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Arjuna says not seeking re-appointment as Central Bank Governor


Under-fire Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran informed the Monetary Board on Friday that he was not seeking re-appointment as Governor when his term ends on Thursday, June 30 “until the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises makes its findings known on issues related to the issuance of Treasury Bonds in the years 2015 and 2016”.

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Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce


(REUTERS) Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two.

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