Rights activists express alarm over President Sirisena's praise for Duterte's drugs war


 Human rights groups expressed alarm at Sri Lanka’s leader on Friday for praising Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody war on drugs as an “example to the whole world”.

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Special programme to prevent illicit drug trafficking to be implemented; Welfare of Lankans in Philippines to be enhanced – President


Plans for an extensive programme to prevent illicit drug trafficking in Sri Lanka  is to be implemented this year, President Sirisena told Sri Lankans living in the Philippines.

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PM Wickremesinghe's biography now available to Chinese readers


A  biography of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe which has been translated into Chinese  was presented to the premiere at Temple Trees today (Jan 18).

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Human Rights Commission to issue recommendations regarding Angunakopalessa inmates


The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka will issue its recommendations regarding the abuse of prisoners at the Angunakopalessa prison, following the completion of their on-going inquiries.

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Justice Minister appoints second investigative committee to probe abuse claims of inmates in Agunukolapelassa


A second inquiry committee to investigate into the harrasment of the Agunukolapelassa inmates was appointed today by Justice and Prison Reforms Minister, Thalatha Athukorale.

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Malicious phishing attempt at impersonating SL Central Bank


The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CB) said on Friday that a phishing attempt has been initiated targeting mainly the financial institutions of Sri Lanka and the phishing emails appear to be sent from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Department of the CB with the subject “Notice From Central Bank Of Sri Lanka EPF".

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Ex-mistress of 'El Chapo' says she was 'traumatized' by tunnel escape


NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former mistress of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman told jurors in his U.

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Sirisena to visit Philippine National Police headquarters; President to be briefed on anti-illegal drugs campaign


President Maithripala Sirisena is set to visit Camp Crame, the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP), on Saturday.

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Cash incentives for those who provide information on illegal firearms


IGP Pujith Jayasundara has decided to award cash incentives to police officers and those who provide information on individuals who possess illegal firearms.

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CMC Councillor Kulathissa Deeganage released on bail


UPFA Municipal Councilor Kulathissa Deeganage was released today on bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate.

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Eleven-foot crocodile captured in Hambantota


Wildlife officials along with area residents of Aravanamulla, Hambantota captured a crocodile which was 11 feet in length today (Jan 18).

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