Speaker to request death threats against him be investigated

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya   said he would consult with security officials to ask them to investigate who was behind the death threats he had received via telephone after the disturbance in Parliament on Tuesday over the demand by a group of UPFA MPs that they are recognized as a separate group in the Legislature.

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President due to visit Bangladesh next month

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President Maithripala Sirissena is expected to pay an official visit to Bangladesh in March at the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Daily Star reported today.

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PAFFREL urges Govt to hold LG polls that are not impacted by delimitation issue

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The People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) today request ed the government to conduct the elections in local government institutions where there are no concerns of delimitation.

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Lanka condemns North Korea's long range missile launch

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The Sri Lankan government today condemned the launch of a long range missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on  February 7, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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Twelve Indian fishermen arrested by Navy

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Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy personnel today for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line, a senior Fisheries Department official said.

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Pakistan held man for smuggling turtles to Colombo

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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 flights diverted to Mattala owing to mist

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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

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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

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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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