Hemasiri uttered falsehoods – Former President

Former President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday denied the statement made by former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando regarding him testifying at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the 2019 Easter Sunday Attacks which was reported by the media.

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UNP to rally the masses against 20A

The United National Party has decided to conduct a series of programmes to educate the masses on the disadvantages of the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution and the undemocratic acts of the present administration.

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India PM Modi to hold virtual summit with Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa

India-Sri Lanka summit-level meeting will take place on a virtual platform on September 26.

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Mandatory advisory classes for offenders

Traffic Police will not fine those violating the ‘Lane Law’, which was to commence today, instead the offenders will be directed to mandatory advisory classes.

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Bodies of duo missing in Buwelikada collapsed building incident recovered

The bodies have been recovered of a couple who got trapped inside a building at Buwelikada in Kandy following a caving-in, says the Disaster Management Centre.

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‘Barrel Ranji’ arrested with mobile phones and heroin

Mohamed Farook alias “Barrel Ranji” has been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division in Grandpass today.

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Building collapses in Kandy: Infant killed, two rescued

A one-and-a-half-month-old infant was killed and two others were rescued after a five-storey building collapsed on to another building at Buwelikada in Kandy this morning.

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Driver’s licences change hands to save costs

Driver’s licences will be printed by the military from next year to help rein in the high costs of a private contractor.

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JVP to educate public on proposed Amendment

The JVP says it will conduct a series of conferences JVP on the disadvantages of the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

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No decision to withdraw from UNHRC – Information Director General

Director General of Government Information Nalaka Kaluwewa in a statement yesterday said that the government has not taken any decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

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Two Customs officers arrested for removing 33,000 kg of turmeric in custody

Two customs officers have been arrested by the police over the incident of illegally removing 33,000 kgs of Turmeric from Customs.

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Do not allow brand name “Ceylon Tea” to be tarnished

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa urged the tea factory owners not to pave the way to tarnish the image of Ceylon Tea brand which has attracted many countries in the world for a long time.

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More space for tuks & motorcycles under traffic lane law – Police

Steps will be taken to allocate more space to three-wheelers and motorcycles which now have been restricted to the bus priority lane, says SSP Indika Hapugoda, the Director of the Traffic Control and Road Safety Division.

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CID sergeant tipped off Harin’s father about Easter attack a day earlier

A CID officer involved in a number of investigations into Islamic extremism had made a six-minute phone call to Nihal Fernando, MP Harin Fernando’s father on April 20, 2019 and probably warned the latter of the impending suicide bomb attacks, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the Easter Sunday attacks was informed on Wednesday.

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Sri Lanka to Withdraw from UNHRC

While concurring with the position that Sri Lanka should pull out from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena informing the UNHRC of the withdrawal from the co-sponsorship of Resolution 30/1 was the initial step in the process.

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Port City will generate over 83,000 jobs – Prime Minister

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the Colombo Port City Project will become the main source of income for the country and the project will generate more than 83,000 employment opportunities.

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