Drug kingpin ‘Kalu Thushara’ sentenced to death

Drug dealer H.M. Thushara, alias ‘Kalu Thushara’ who was found guilty of drug trafficking and possession of 25 grams of heroin was sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today.

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If Ranil does not quit leadership: Sajith faction threatens legal action

The Sajith Premadasa faction, in the UNP, says they will take legal action to expel Ranil Wickremesinghe from the Party, if he does not resign as the Party Leader.

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Ministers, MPs using BIA VIP lounge have to pay USD 1,000

Ministers and MPs would have to pay USD 1,000 if they wanted to use the VIP terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport, MP Dilan Perera said yesterday. He said that the relevant circular had already been issued and it was a common practice in other countries.

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Sri Lanka improves ranking in Human Development Index 2019

Sri Lanka has been ranked 71 out of 189 countries according to ‘the Human Development Index (HDI) 2019’ released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday.

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Travel ban on Swiss Embassy staffer extended December 12

The travel ban on the Swiss Embassy staffer who allegedly was involved in an abduction case has been extended until the 12th of December.

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TISL launches 2019 Global Corruption Barometer report

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) today launched the 2019 Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) report for Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka Navy – the first line of defence celebrates 69th anniversary

During the period of World War II, the British Emperor had clearly envisaged the strategic importance of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and the necessity of a navy to ensure the Sea Lines of Communication (SLOC) or key maritime passageways lying in the vicinity of this teardrop island.

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Milk powder prices reduced

Price of a 1 kg packet of imported milk powder reduced by Rs. 40 and a 400 g packet by Rs. 15 from today, Consumer Affairs Authority said.

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Protest against attack on journalist

Media personnel of the Kalutara District staged a protest opposite the Aluthgama police station yesterday against the failure on the part of the police to arrest the suspects who had attacked a provincial journalist and his wife on Friday for exposing an artificial toddy racket in the area.

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Swiss local staffer gives a statement to CID

The Swiss Embassy staffer who was allegedly involved in an abduction case has recorded a statement with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today (08).

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Maithripala to contest parliamentary polls from Polonnaruwa district

Former President Maithripala Sirisena will be contesting the forthcoming parliamentary election from the Polonnaruwa district, Minister of Technology and Innovation and SLFP Vice President, Thilanga Sumathipala, said.

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Colombo Port City opens

The Colombo Port City Project was opened for investors yesterday evening under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Foreign Ministry slams brandishing of LTTE flags outside British court

Sri Lanka yesterday slammed the brandishing of flags of a banned terrorist organisation in front of a British court in the case against Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, former Defence Attache at the High Commission in London.

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Sri Lankan crowned Mrs World 2019 after 35 years

Caroline Jurie from Sri Lanka has been crowned as Mrs. World 2020 at the World Pageant held in Las Vegas, United States.

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PCoI on Easter Sunday terror attacks: State Intelligence should be independent – Cardinal

The Indian High Commission had conveyed details about possible terror attacks to the relevant authorities before the series of bombings took place on Easter Sunday, Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith noted.

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Rishad: Gotabaya entitled to rule without Muslim ministers

Leader of the ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen MP, said yesterday that he had no complaints about there not being any Muslims in the Gotabaya Rajapaksa Cabinet, since the majority of Muslims did not vote for Gotabaya at the November 16, Presidential Election.

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