Category: Local News

Court permits detention of PNB officers arrested over drug trafficking

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has granted permission to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to detain and interrogate 12 officers attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB), who were arrested on drug trafficking charges.

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12 more Police Narcotics Bureau officers arrested

Twelve more officers including an Inspector of Police, a Sub Inspector attached to the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) were arrested by the CID for selling a consignment of drugs to a drug dealer, police sources said.

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SJB will claim 115 seats at the General Election – Sujeewa

Former State Minister Sujeewa Senanainghe says his faction will claim 115 seats at the upcoming General Election.

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President orders election candidates not to use his photographs

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered not to use his photographs and portraits for the election campaign activities of candidates contesting the upcoming parliamentary polls.

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If elected – Sajith promises a Rs. 20,000 handout to all

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) prime ministerial candidate Sajith Preamdasa pledged to distribute a Rs.20,000 handout to all Sri Lankans if elected to office on August 5, 2020.

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Sybil Wettasinghe passes away

Veteran author and illustrator of children’s books Sybil Wettasinghe, fondly known as ‘Sybil Nanda’ in Sri Lanka, has passed away at the age of 93.

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SLPP will debate MCC after returning to power

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Anuradhapura District candidate, Shehan Semasinghe said after the new Parliament meets, an adjournment debate will be held regarding the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement and steps will be taken to reveal all the information.

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President instructs to expedite e-Land Registration to prevent unlawful activities

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the relevant officials to expedite the system of electronic registration of lands in order to eradicate frauds in land registration to speed up the process of land registration.

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Why is Karuna’s comment considered lightly – Kiriella

Former Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella has questioned the basis on which Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa termed the statement by Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan also known as Karuna Amman, pertaining to the killing of 2,000 to 3,000 soldiers in Elephant Pas, was made lightly.

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EU reopens external borders to 15 countries, excluding Sri Lanka

The decision of the European Union (EU) to reopen its external borders on the 1st of July, initially to a list of 15 countries does not include Sri Lanka, says the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

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Deliver justice to ETI and The Finance depositors – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed the officials of the Central Bank to deliver justice to the depositors of the ETI Finance and The Finance Company PLC after seeking legal advice regarding those insolvent companies immediately.

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Economy is in shambles: Champika

Sri Lanka’s economy is slated to suffer a major breakdown soon as a result of wrong economic policies, former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka alleged yesterday.

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No pact to give portfolios to SLFP candidates – Minister Ranatunga

Industrial Exports and Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said yesterday that there is no agreement to give any ministerial portfolio to the SLFP candidates once the SLPP wins the forthcoming General election.

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48% of the NPP candidates are graduates – Bimal

The National People’s Power says none of its candidates have any corruption charges or incidents of abuse of power against them.

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President and Prime Minister attend the Special Screening of “The News Paper”

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa attended the special screening of the movie “The News  Paper”.

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Chairman of the Kalutara Urban Council arrested for violating quarantine regulations

The Chairman of the Kalutara Urban Council (UNP) M. Ameer Nazeer arrested for forcibly entering a playground, unlawful assembly & for violating quarantine regulations on June 23.

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