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Nigeria shuts its Sri Lanka mission due to insufficient funds

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May 22, 2019 03:17 pm

Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama announced that the Federal Government has closed three of the nation’s foreign missions including in Sri Lanka and d...


President extends State of Emergency for another month

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May 22, 2019 02:44 pm

An extra-ordinary gazette notification has been issued declaring that the State of Emergency (Emergency Regulations) has been extended for another month. The gazett...


President instructs security divisions not to have roads closed for VIP vehicles

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May 22, 2019 02:44 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed that relevant authorities be informed to apprise the VIP security personnel to refrain from having roads closed to make w...


Suspect linked to extremist activities arrested in Kalmunai

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May 22, 2019 02:23 pm

A suspect who is accused of having links to extremist groups was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) in Kalmunai today (May 22). STF personnel acting on a tip-off h...


All street name boards to be installed in three languages only : PM Wickremesinghe

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May 22, 2019 02:22 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed that all name boards of streets must be printed in Sinhala, Tamil and English alone. Instruction had been issued ...


Public officials to be paid interim monthly allowance of Rs 2500 from July 1

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May 22, 2019 01:26 pm

Public officials will be paid a special interim monthly allowance of Rs 2500 from July 01, the Ministry of Finance announced today (May 22). This would be in addition to...


Kelaniya Uni to recommence academic activities on May 28

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May 22, 2019 01:22 pm

Academic activities for the undergraduates of all faculties at the University of Kelaniya will recommence on May 28, the university's administration has announced.  ...


Navy discover weapons, ammo under Gengea bridge in Muthur

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May 22, 2019 01:16 pm

Several weapons and ammunition were recovered under the Gengea bridge by Navy personnel yesterday (May 21). By Asiri Fernando Several weapons and ammuniti...


Minuwangoda unrest : 30 suspects released on bail, 17 further remanded

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May 22, 2019 01:12 pm

A total of 30 suspects who were arrested over the recent unrest in Minuwangoda have been released on bail today (May 22). The suspects were released on a surety bail of ...


'Swashakthi' social development programme to assist Easter terror attack victims

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May 22, 2019 01:04 pm

A special social development programme titled 'Swashakthi' will be launched in the near future in order to uplift the lives of families of victims of the Easter Sunday t...


June 03 to be declared as National Language Day

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May 22, 2019 12:38 pm

The government has decided to declare June 03 as  National Language Day while the corresponding week will be declared as the National Language Week in future. A pro...


Cabinet approves purchase of power from two barge mounted power plants

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May 22, 2019 12:34 pm

Cabinet approval has been granted to purchase additional power from two barge mounted power plants in Kerawalapitiya and Galle upon a proposal put forward by the Prime Minister ...


Proposal to establish Vavuniya Campus as a University approved by Cabinet

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May 22, 2019 12:22 pm

The cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal to establish the Vavuniya Campus at the Jaffna University as a fully fledged  University. The Vavuniya Campus, whic...


Wellampitiya OIC transferred to Galle Police Division - Police

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May 22, 2019 11:39 am

The OIC of the Wellampitiya Police has been transferred to the Galle Police Division, police said today (May 22). The transfer had been approved by the National Police C...


Second Special High Court commences hearings today

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May 22, 2019 11:38 am

The newly-established Second Special High Court will commence its initial hearings today after summons were issued on a former specialist doctor at the Kuliyapitiya Base Ho...


SL battered biz community comes together with a pledge towards recovery

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May 22, 2019 09:47 am

By Quintus Perera Exactly a month after the Easter Sunday bombing, a 300-strong group of private sector businessmen representing nine business chambers in the country ga...


Army to engage in special march to honour fallen war heroes

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May 22, 2019 08:35 am

Army troops will take part in a march in honour and memory of fallen war soldiers today (May 22). The march is expected to commence at 9 am from the Presidents College, ...


UNP suspends membership of Weligama UC Chairman Rehan Jayawickreme

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May 22, 2019 08:08 am

The United National Party (UNP) has suspended the membership of Weligama Urban Council Chairman Rehan Jayawickreme for breaching the party's disciplinary code, UNP General S...


Individual suspected of close links to Easter Sunday attack ringleader handed over to TID

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May 22, 2019 08:01 am

A suspect who was apprehended over allegedly maintaining ties with the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was handed over to the Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) yesterday (...


Prisons Dept. submits report on Gnanasara Thero to President's Secretariat

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May 22, 2019 07:58 am

The Prisons Department has submitted a report on Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero to the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (May 21...


Vehicle used by Madhumadawa Aravinda during Minuwangoda riots recovered

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May 22, 2019 07:47 am

A vehicle believed to have been used by a certain group including Deputy Leader of the Pivithutu Hela Urumaya (PHU) Madhumadawa Aravinda during the Minuwangoda riots has be...


Suspect sentenced to life over bombing of Maj. Gen. Janaka Perera

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May 22, 2019 05:28 am

A suspect who was convicted over the 2008 suicide bombing which killed 30 persons including Major General Janaka Perera, was handed a life imprisonment term and a 60-year t...


Identities of Easter Sunday suicide bombers confirmed through samples : Police Spokesman

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May 21, 2019 06:04 pm

The Government Analysts' Department has confirmed that the DNA samples of the Easter Sunday suicide bombers  matched the identities of the attackers, Police Spokes...


Dayasiri requests to expedite checking of MPs' vehicles entering Parliament

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May 21, 2019 05:13 pm

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara today (May 21) requested the Speaker to take measures to device a method to expedite checking of vehicles be...


NTJ's Colombo Branch leader Mohamed Fawaz remanded until June 04

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May 21, 2019 05:13 pm

The leader of the Colombo Branch of the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) group Mohamed Fawas has been further remanded until June 4 upon instructions issued by the Colombo Chief M...


Petition filed seeking court order to conduct Southern PC polls

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May 21, 2019 05:02 pm

A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court today (May 21) seeking an order be issued to the Elections Commission to conduct the elections for the now defunct South...


NCM on Bathiudeen: Govt objects over error in date

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May 21, 2019 04:06 pm

The Government today (May 21) raised issue over what it claimed was an error in the date of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) on Minister Rishad Bathiudeen handed over to Speaker b...


Deadline to submit applications for G.C.E. O/L exams extended until May 31

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May 21, 2019 03:47 pm

The deadline to submit applications for the G C E Ordinary Level (O/L) examinations this year has been extended until May 31, the Department of Examinations said. State ...


Parliament's security questioned again after staffer's arrest

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May 21, 2019 03:40 pm

Opposition MPs again raised questions over the security of Parliament following the arrest of a Parliament employee over the ongoing investigations into the Easter Sunday terror...


JVP NCM accuses Govt of "Criminal Negligence" over Easter Sunday attacks

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May 21, 2019 03:15 pm

The No-Confidence Motion (NCM) handed over by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) to the Speaker today (May 21) accuses the Prime Minister, Cabinet and the Government of "c...






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