Armed robbers make away with Rs. 30 million from businessman’s home

An armed group had robbed over Rs.30 million from a residence of a businessman in Akkarapanaha area in Katana.

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Two suspects arrested for throwing stones at Sajith’s meeting

Two suspects have been arrested over the incident of throwing stones during a meeting attended by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa in Ratmalana yesterday.

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Government to move minor amendments to 20 A at Committee Stage

The amendments the Government intends to move to the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution (20A) Bill at its Committee Stage will include increasing the period that must elapse before the President may use his powers to dissolve Parliament to two-and-a-half years, while in the draft 20A Bill, the President could dissolve Parliament after a year.

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20A: Supreme Court to continue considering petitions

The five-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya will continue considering the 39 petitions filed challenging the draft bill of the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution today.

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Cabinet approval to ban cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to implement the proposals tabled by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, on banning of cattle slaughter in the country with immediate effect, subjected to the implementation of relevant measures.

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Commandos seize 946kg of smuggled turmeric in Mannar

A stock of 946 kilos of smuggled turmeric had been seized by the troops of the Commando regiment and 54 Division during a raid at Kondachchi in Mannar today, the value of the stock exceeds Rs 3.7 million.

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President explores possibility of producing school uniforms locally

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa explores the possibility of assigning the larger percentage of supply of school and security forces uniform material to local industrialists.

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President’s utterances now circulars

Instead of circulars, these days, what President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says is becoming a circular, JVP Member Sunil Handunnetti said.

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Sujeewa Senasinghe announces quitting politics

Former non-cabinet minister of the yahapalana government Sujeewa Senasinghe announced yesterday that he would quit politics.

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21 petitions filed against 20th Amendment today

19 more petitions have been filed before the Supreme Court against the draft bill of the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Sri Lanka ranks second in survey on successful COVID-19 control, economic recovery

Sri Lanka, bested by China, came in second in terms of COVID-19 epidemic prevention measures, economic recovery and international cooperation out of 108 countries surveyed by the Yicai Research Institute, part of the country’s largest financial media group Yicai Media Group.

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Popular actor Tennyson Cooray passes away at 68

Popular actor and film director Tennyson Cooray has passed away at the age of 68 years while receiving treatment at the National Hospital, Colombo, earlier today (28).

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STF kept in the dark about foreign intelligence warning, threat posed by Zahran, NTJ, etc. – Ex-SDIG Latheef

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara or former Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS), Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena had not properly conveyed the reliable intelligence information about the possible terrorist attacks to the Special Task Force (STF)

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Airlines, hotels told to stick to guidelines

The COVID-19 control Task Force has issued a fresh reminder to airlines and hotels to strictly adhere to the guidelines when taking in guests, aimed at preventing a reoccurrence of last week’s incident in Matara, a topmost official said yesterday.

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People didn’t grant govt power for destruction – JVP

The JVP says the public did not grant the present government a two thirds majority at the Parliamentary Election to destroy the country.

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Sri Lanka returns containers of illegal waste to Britain

Sri Lanka has shipped back to Britain container-loads of waste that the government said was brought into the island in violation of international laws governing the shipping of hazardous material.

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