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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...


Ex-DIG Nalaka de Silva released on bail over alleged VIP assassination plot

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May 21, 2019 03:02 pm

Former DIG Nalaka de Silva who was remanded over an alleged VIP assassination plot has been released on bail today (May 21). The former DIG was released on bail during a...


A month on since Easter Sunday attacks : Special religious observances held in remembrance

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May 21, 2019 03:00 pm

Special religious observances for the repose of the souls lost during the Easter Sunday carnage were held today (May 21) a month after the deadly attacks which claimed the lives...


Suspect remanded until June 04 for bribing Horowpathana OIC

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May 21, 2019 02:36 pm

A person who attempted to bribe the OIC of the Horowpathana Police was further remanded until June 04 by the Colombo Chief Magistate's Court today (May 21). The...


Gotabhaya's appeal in D.A. Rajapaksa museum case fixed for inquiry on May 30

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May 21, 2019 01:51 pm

The Appeal Court today (May 21) announced that the revision petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on the D.A. Rajapaksa museum case will be ta...


13 suspects remanded until Jun 03 for vandalising Buddha statues in Mawanella

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May 21, 2019 01:36 pm

The 13 suspects who were arrested for vandalising Buddhist statues in Mawanella have been further remanded until June 03 upon the orders of the Mawanella Magistrate's Court....


Ex-DIG Vaas Gunawardena's appeal fixed for hearing between Sept 18 - Oct 04

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May 21, 2019 12:40 pm

The appeal filed against the death sentence on former DIG  Vaas Gunawardena and six others will be taken up for hearing between September 18 to October 04, the Su...


Speaker permits CID to search arrested Parliament staffer's office

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May 21, 2019 12:02 pm

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has granted permission to search the office of the Parliament employee who was arrested in the ongoing probe into the Easter Sunday attacks. The ...


Appeal Court dismisses petition concerning Parliamentary seat of PM Wickremesinghe

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May 21, 2019 10:55 am

The Appeal Court today (May 21) dismissed the petition challenging Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's Parliamentary seat by citing that it did not have jurisdiction to he...


JVP submits no-confidence motion against government to Speaker

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May 21, 2019 10:45 am

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) submitted a no-confidence motion against the government to the Speaker at 10 am today (May 21). JVP leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayak...


Two arrested over Shangri-La attack on Easter Sunday

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May 21, 2019 08:49 am

Two suspects were arrested yesterday (May 20) in connection with the Shangri-La hotel bombings on Easter Sunday last month. The arrest was carried out in Kandy by offici...


Defence Ministry grants approval for 90-day detention order on Parliament staffer

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May 21, 2019 07:03 am

The Defence Ministry has approved a 90-day detention order on the Parliament staffer who was arrested recently over his links with National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) group lead...




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Report called on news item alleging "sterilization" of Sinhala Buddhist women

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament today that he would call for a report on a news item that had appeared in a national newspaper today cl...

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Retired doctor found killed in Kotahena

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The Workshop Players present "The Power of Theatre: Artistry, Entertainment and Social Commentary"

The Lionel Wendt Memorial Fund, in collaboration with The Workshop Players of Sri Lanka, presents “The Power of...

In Pictures: Vesak celebrations

Though security considerations in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks led to the cancellation o...

Gamini Dissanayake Foundation opens new Head Office in Kollupitiya

The Gamini Dissanayake Foundation opened its new Head Office at the first floor of the Blue Ocean Apartment building ...

Sri Lankan High Commission in UK hosts reception for national cricket team

The Sri Lankan High Commission in London, recently hosted a reception for the Sri Lankan cricket team in the UK that ...



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