Pakistan held man for smuggling turtles to Colombo


A special customs court yesterday sent a man to prison on judicial remand for his alleged involvement in smuggling of rare turtles to Colombo (Sri Lanka).

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Three flight diverted to Mattala owing to mist


Three Banadaranaike International Airport bound flights have been diverted to Mattala airport for landing due to heavy mist.

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Fonseka’s appointment to parliament contradicts accountability pledge: HRW


The Sri Lankan government’s appointment to parliament of the former army chief whose forces were implicated in widespread abuses contradicts pledges to investigate alleged war crimes, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Yoshitha Rajapaksa and four others further remanded


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha Rajapaksa and four others were remanded until February 25 by the Kaduwela Magistrate courts over the alleged financial irregularities at the Carlton Sports Network (CSN).

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Forty Lankan refugees return home


Forty Sri Lankan refugees, some of whom have been living in Tamil Nadu since the early '90s, returned to Sri Lanka on Tuesday morning, the Times of India reported.

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Jayantha Jayasuriya sworn in as new Attorney General


Senior Additional Solicitor General Jayantha Jayasuriya took oaths as the Attorney General before the President  a short while ago, the President’s Media Unit said.

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First lottery ticket of ‘Jathika Sampatha’ sold to President


The first ticket of the lottery ‘Jathika Sampatha’ which is to be issued with the objective of further improving of the benefits given through ‘Srama Vasana Fund’ affiliated to the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, was sold to President Maithripala Sirisena today at the President’s Official Residence, President Media Unit said.

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Supreme Court says several clauses in Theravadi Bhikkhu Kathikawatha Bill unconstitutional


The Supreme Court has determined that several provisions in the Theravadi Bhikkhu Kathikawatha Bill are inconsistent with the Constitution and said a special majority in  Parliament as well as a referendum would be required to pass it in its present form.

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President Sirisena to unveil portrait of D.B.Wijetunga


President Maithripala Sirisena will unveil a portrait of late President Dingiri Banda Wijetunga at the parliamentary complex tomorrow.

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