Category: Local News

Cop dies after shooting himself

An Inspector of Police attached to the Mirihana Police had died after shooting himself this morning, Police Spokesman said.

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Arrests should be made in strict compliance of law, President tells acting IGP

Arrests result in serious deprivation of citizens’ liberties and have other significant implications such as the loss of reputation and their standing in society, and, therefore, a person should be arrested only when absolutely necessary and upon a decision taken with utmost care and in strict compliance of the law, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has told Acting Inspector General of Police Senior DIG C. D. Wickramaratne.

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Thai Pongal Day Messages

I am extremely happy to join with the Sri Lankan Tamil brethren to celebrate the Thai Pongal festival that is being observed with festivities by all the Tamils across the world.

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We too want to be economically strong – President tells China

Sri Lanka is a small country. Fortunately or not, it is geographically placed in a most strategic location. As a result, the country has to face many political challenges…

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Ranjan Ramanayake arrested

UNP Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake was arrested by Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) at his at his residence in Madiwala.

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CCD ordered to arrest & produce Ranjan in Court

The Attorney General has instructed the Colombo Crimes Division to obtain an arrest warrant for MP Ranjan Ramanayake and produce him before Court over interfering in judicial proceedings.

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Rajitha arrives at CID

Former Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to give a statement this morning.

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Ranjan’s UNP membership temporarily suspended

Gampaha District Parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake’s United National Party membership has been temporarily suspended, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.

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Young woman killed, mother critical in shooting at Warakapola

A 22-year-old woman was killed and her mother was injured when they were shot at by a gunman at Dorawaka in Warakapola this morning, police said.

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Ensure that benefits of tax concessions reach consumers

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given specific instructions to the Consumer Affairs Authority(CAA) and the Inland Revenue Department to ensure that the benefits of tax concessions granted by the government reach the consumers, a press release issued by the Presidential Media Division said yesterday.

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Over 50,000 graduates to be employed before March

Minister of Education and Sports & Youth Affairs, Dullas Alahapperuma said that more than 50,000 internal and external graduates will be given job opportunities before 01 March, 2020.

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Wigneswaran – Rajinikanth discuss issues concerning Tamils in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Northern Province former Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran met actor Rajinikanth at his Poes Garden residence on Saturday.

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Flight makes emergency landing at the BIA

An aircraft made an emergency landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport early this morning as a result of two passengers passing away mid-flight.

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Chinese, Russian FMs arrive tonight

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov and the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will arrive in Colombo today on official visits.

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Anura has no right to speak about law and order – Kanchana

Tea Industry State Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said Janatha Vimukti Peramuna (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka has no right to speak about the law and order because he has been involved in naming the opposition members for arrests at Temple Trees along with Ministers Rajitha Seneratne and Patali Champika Ranawaka during the previous regime.

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Government in far bigger crisis than UNP, says Mujibur

UNP MP Mujibur Rahman, yesterday (12), said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government was in a far bigger crisis than the UNP though the media remained focused on the Opposition.

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