Probe advised of ex-defense secretary over Sri Lankan blasts

Sri Lanka’s attorney general advised the acting police chief on Monday to launch a criminal investigation of the former defense secretary over “major lapses” that contributed to security failures ahead of Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.

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Seasoned politician as UNP Presidential Candidate

Minister of Power and Energy Ravi Karunanayake says an individual who has not even won his electoral seat will not become the UNP Presidential Candidate.

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Rathana Thero urges President not to proceed with SOFA

Parliamentarian Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero urges President Maithripala Sirisena not to allow the government to proceed with the proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States.

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Concerns over tensions after Easter Sunday attacks: UNHR Chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today said that she was concerned that the terrorist attacks two months ago in Sri Lanka have fuelled increasing tensions.

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NPC to entertain online complaints against Police

The National Police Commission (NPC) has decided to entertain public complaints against the Police through the internet too.

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Doctors launch token strike in Kalutara

The government doctors in Kalutara district have resorted to 24-hour token strike from 12.00 p.m. this afternoon (24) alleging that Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne was importing substandard medicine used by pregnant mothers and children, the Government Medical Officers Association stated.

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Supreme Court decides to consider IGP’s FR petition in July

The Fundamental Rights Petition filed by former IGP Pujith Jayasundera against the President’s decision to send him on compulsory leave has been re-fixed for support on July 31 by the Supreme Court today.

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1990 Suwaseriya ambulance completes islandwide rollout

The Emergency Ambulance Service Suwaseriya was launched in the Eastern Province in a special ceremony on Sunday in Ampara, a release from the Indian High Commission said.

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JVP accuses government of trying to sell another piece of family silver

The government is planning to privatise a state bank, JVP MP, Bimal Rathnayake says.

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Facebook says it’s taking new steps to stop hate speech in Sri Lanka and Myanmar

As Facebook deals with global criticism for its platform’s role in promoting violence, the company says it’s taking new steps to slow the spread of hate.

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Sri Lanka President seeks to roll back his political reforms

Sri Lanka’s President Sunday called for sweeping reforms to the country’s constitution that he introduced in 2015 to be rolled back, saying they are responsible for political instability.

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Indrani Wijebandara passes away

Popular yester-year songstress Indrani Wijebandara (Senaratne) passed away today afternoon at the National Hospital in Colombo at the age of 83, family sources said.

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Easter Sunday terror attacks: All suspects have been arrested: PM

All the suspects responsible for the Easter Sunday bomb attacks have been arrested by the security forces, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

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Country needs brave leadership that loves people: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that what Sri Lanka needed in the future is a brave leadership that loved its people.

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No six pack but Malinga still a big-game hunter: Jayawardene

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene praised Lasith Malinga for his ability to step up in big games after the paceman inspired his country’s shock World Cup win over England.

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State of Emergency extended by a month

An Extraordinary Gazette notification has been issued extending the State of Emergency in Sri Lanka by another month with effect from today (June 22).

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