Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe claims life under threat by President

Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe today alleged that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had telephoned him early morning and threatened him over his allegations yesterday that the Port City would transform into a Chinese colony.

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Mahindananda responds to Wijeyadasa’s claims

Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage today revealed that the President spoke to Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe after the MP raised certain concerns pertaining to the proposed Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill.

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Prince Philip’s car becomes Sri Lankan royal artefact

An almost 90-year-old car that once belonged to Britain’s late Prince Philip is now the centrepiece of a seaside museum in Sri Lanka.

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STF opens fire at Cab defying orders at checkpoint in Point Pedro

Two persons have sustained injuries after the Police Special Task Force (STF) officers opened fire at a Cab that defied the orders to stop at a checkpoint in Point Pedro in Jaffna.

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18,000 tonnes of toxic fertiliser released to farmers

Making a revelation that over 18,000 tonnes of fertiliser currently being used by farmers contain carcinogens that could damage kidneys, the All Ceylon Peasant Farmers’ Federation (ACPFF) demanded an immediate investigation to identify those responsible for approving the use of fertiliser that contains extremely toxic substances.

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Sri Lankan women wrongfully detained in Saudi Arabia due to abusive kafala system – AI

At least 41 Sri Lankan women, the majority of whom are migrant domestic workers, have spent months on end arbitrarily detained at a deportation center in Saudi Arabia, awaiting repatriation to their home country, Amnesty International revealed today.

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Sri Lanka rupee depreciates to lowest value in history

The Sri Lankan Rupee has further depreciated against the US Dollar, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) confirms.

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Ranil Wickremesinghe to enter Parliament through UNP’s only national list slot: Party Head

Former  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to enter Parliament through UNP’s solitary national list slot, Party Chairman Vajira Abeywardana said.

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14 killed due to road accidents yesterday

14 persons have died in road accidents in Sri Lanka during the past 24 hours.

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Husma Dena Thuru National Tree Planting Programme: Over 107,000 saplings planted in four months

Over 107,000 saplings have been planted with the introduction of the Husma Dena Thuru National Tree Planting Programme in the last four months, said Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera.

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Australia, Sri Lanka to strengthen drone surveillance to curb people smuggling

Australia has gifted Sri Lankan police five drones to monitor people smuggling between the two countries.

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Asela Sampath remanded until April 19

National Organizer of the Restaurant Owners’ Association Asela Sampath has been remanded until the 19th of April.

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Sri Lanka President begins work in New Year by planting sapling

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa marked the auspicious time to assume work in the New Year by planting a sapling this morning.

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Will ensure Ranjan is served justice – Sajith

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says he is committed to ensuring justice is served to former Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake who is imprisoned on charges of contempt of Court.

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Extraordinary gazette issued banning 11 extremist Islamic groups in Sri Lanka

An extraordinary gazette notification has been issued banning 11 extremist organisations in Sri Lanka, including the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda.

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Trade union leader Asela Sampath arrested

The Chairman of the All Island Canteen Owners’ Association, Asela Sampath was arrested for allegedly threatening officials attached to the Consumer Affairs Authority.

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