Nearly 2400 suspects arrested after Easter Sunday attacks


A total of 2389 suspects have been arrested in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, Deputy Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Nalin Bandara told Parliament.

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Court releases first suspect in Thajudeen's killing


The Colombo Chief Magistrate's court today (Jun 27) released former Narahenpitiya Police (Crimes) OIC Sumith Champika Perera over the killing of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen.

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa stops over in Sri Lanka while en route to the G-20 Summit


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa touched down in Sri Lanka today (Jun 27) for a brief stopover on his way to the G-20 summit in Japan.

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Kumar Welgama's petition against SLTB appointment case to be heard on Aug 26


The revision petition filed by parliamentarian Kumar Welgama over a fraud case filed against him will be taken up for consideration on August 26 by the Colombo High Court.

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Bribery Commission moves Second Special HC against MP Aluthgamage


The Bribery Commission filed indictments against two persons including Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage over a misappropriation case at the Second Special High Court today (Jun 27).

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Four Indian fishermen held for poaching in Lankan waters


Four Indian fishermen who were engaged in poaching activities in Northern sea were taken into custody last night along with a fishing trawler, the Navy said.

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Gazette issued to declare rail services as an essential service


A gazette notification has been issued to declare rail services as an essential service.

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Opp. MPs critical over President, State Defence Minister's absence during Emergency Debate


Opposition MPs today (Jun 27), raised issue over the absence of either the Minister of Defence or State Minister of Defence to answer questions over the State of Emergency in the country.

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Canada concerned of govt.'s attempt to reverse moratorium on death penalty


Canada is deeply concerned by reports that Sri Lanka is considering a reversal of its long-standing moratorium on the death penalty, a statement from the High Commission in Colombo said.

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KOICA grant of USD 6 million for climate adaptation project to benefit vulnerable communities


The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed an agreement  with the Ministry of Resettlement and Rehabilitation to implement a project which would benefit vulnerable communities in Batticaloa, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Matale and Monaragale.

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Abolishing 19A not the solution - Dr Wickramaratne


While there are problems with the 19th Amendment, abolishing it altogether is not the solution, Parliamentarian Jayampathy Wickramaratne said yesterday.

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Indictments served on ex-senior DIG Anura Senanayake over Thajudeen killing


Indictments were served on former Senior Police DIG Anura Senanayake over the killing of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen today (Jun 27).

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