No room for fundamentalism in the country : Speaker


The support extended by Muslim religious leaders and state leaders on formulating laws against fundamentalism is a testament to show that there is no room for such ideologies in the country, Speaker Karu Jaysuriya said yesterday (May 19).

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NUTA urges presidential polls to be held on or before January 08 2020


The National University Teachers' Association (NUTA) has urged the President to seek the people's mandate by conducting the presidential polls on or before January 08 next year, upon completion of five years in office.

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JVP to submit no-confidence motion against government to Speaker tomorrow


The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will submit a no-confidence motion against the government to the Speaker tomorrow, JVP MP (Dr.

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Around 500 persons arrested for breaching Excise Law during Vesak


Around 500 persons have been arrested during the Vesak Festival season for breaching Excise Laws, the Department of Excise said.

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President calls on Gnanasara Thero


President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly paid a  visit to Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero yesterday (May 19).

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Two suspects with links to Easter Sunday attackers remanded until May 28


Two persons who were arrested over allegedly maintaining direct links with the group which carried out the Easter Sunday attacks have been remanded until May 28.

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Police considering moving court against Madhumadhawa Aravinda


Police have sought legal advise to move court against Madhumadhawa Aravinda, Deputy Leader of the Pivithutu Hela Urumaya (PHU) for failing to adhere to the instructions to report before the Minuwangoda police yesterday (May 19).

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Parliament employee arrested over possible links with NTJ group


A Parliament staffer was taken into custody over allegedly maintaining links with the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) group yesterday (May 19).

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Import tax on big onions to go up by Rs 20 : Minister Harrison


The tax levied on a kilo of imported big onions will be increased by Rs 20 in a bid to support local farmers, Agriculture Minister P Harrision said.

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Navy conducts War Heroes Commemoration ceremony in Welisara


A commemoration ceremony to pay tribute to the Naval forces personnel who lost their lives  during the war was held in line with the National War Heroes Day Celebrations at the War Hero Monument in Welisara today (May 19).

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'Tamil Eelam Cyber Force' reportedly behind cyber attack on Sri Lankan sites


A group identified as Tamil Eelam Cyber Force is reported to have  carried out cyber attacks on several Sri Lankan sites today (May 19).

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Dayasiri questioned by Colombo DIG's office over Kuliyapitiya unrest


Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara today (May 18) appeared before the Colombo District DIG's office to record a statement over the recent unrest in Kuliyapitiya.

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