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Personal disputes claim three lives

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May 23, 2019 07:09 am

Three persons have died after verbal disputes escalated into brawls across three areas yesterday (May 22). A 38-year old man was killed in Peldamulla after an argument b...


Cannabis worth Rs 15 million seized from ex-Police Inspector's vehicle

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May 23, 2019 07:01 am

A haul of kerala cannabis worth Rs 15 million was discovered in a luxury vehicle used by a former police inspector and another individual in Medawachchiya yesterday (May 22). ...


Gazette to release Gnanasara Thero on Presidential pardon signed :Sources

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May 22, 2019 08:55 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the gazette to release Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero on presidential pardon, ac...


Rev. Cardinal Filoni lays foundation stone for Alms Giving Hall at St. Anthony's Shrine

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May 22, 2019 05:46 pm

The foundation stone for the Alms Giving Hall at the St. Anthony Shrine in Kochchikade was laid by Most Rev. Cardinal Filoni of Vatican, today (May 22).  The Hall i...


Azath Salley says he expects early release of Gnanasara Thero

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May 22, 2019 05:09 pm

Western Governor Azath Salley today (May 22) said that he expects an early release of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero. T...


Suspect remanded for publishing video containing derogatory comments against Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith

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May 22, 2019 04:28 pm

An individual who published a video which contained derogatory comments on Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has been remanded until May 27. The suspect was ordered to be remande...


In Pictures: Special Army parade to mark decade since end of the war

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May 22, 2019 03:38 pm

A special march was organised by the Army Headquarters to mark a decade since the end of the war, at 9 am today (May 22). The walk had taken place under the su...


Easter Sunday attacks: Parliament approves Select Committee

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May 22, 2019 03:38 pm

A motion to set up a Parliamentary Select Committee to look into and report to Parliament on the terrorist attacks that took place on April 21 was approved in Parliament today (...


Court issues summons on eight employees of copper factory owned by suicide bomber

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May 22, 2019 03:29 pm

Eight employees of a copper factory belonging to one of the suicide bombers involved in the Easter Sunday attacks, have been issued summons to appear before the Colomb...


Date to debate NCM on Rishad to be decided tomorrow

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May 22, 2019 03:28 pm

A date to debate the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) on Minister Rishad Bathiudeen will be decided at the Party Leaders' Meeting tomorrow (May 23) Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Pa...


PNB nabs individual with heroin worth Rs 20 million

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May 22, 2019 03:25 pm

The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) has arrested an individual for transporting heroin worth Rs 20 million on a motorcycle today (May 22). The suspect has been identified ...


Navy nab two persons with 760g of Kerala cannabis

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May 22, 2019 03:23 pm

Naval personnel apprehended two persons with 760g of Kerala cannabis during a raid conducted in Wellamadama area, Dondra last night, Navy said. Accordingly, a group of n...


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...




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Complaints against Rishad, Hizbullah handed over to CID

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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 ...

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