Category: Local News

Suspect of alleged President assassination plot handed over to CID

A 21-year-old man arrested over an alleged plot to assassinate President Gotabaya Rajapaksa or his family has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for onward investigations.

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Sri Lankans in UK protest against Conservative manifesto’s two-state reference

A group of Sri Lankans living in the United Kingdom has carried out a protest against the reference made to Sri Lanka in the Conservative Party’s manifesto, which was launched in the run-up to the General Elections.

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UNP condemns UK’s manifesto on two-state solution

UNP today criticized the manifesto of UK’s Conservative Party which had called for a two-state solution for the national issue in Sri Lanka and urged the party to scrap it.

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UNP MPs meet today for final discussion

United National Party’s parliamentary group is scheduled to meet at ‘Sirikotha’, the party headquarters to discuss the future course of action of the party this evening.

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Country moving towards dictatorship – JVP

The JVP-led National People’s Power Movement yesterday warned that it would lead a mass mobilisation campaign if the government did not put an immediate end to what the movement alleged as running the country through coercive means.

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Sri Lanka rejects Swiss request to fly staffer for treatment

Sri Lanka’s foreign minister says the government has rejected a request from the Swiss Embassy to allow one of its employees to be flown out for medical treatment after a group allegedly abducted and threatened her to disclose embassy information.

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Swiss Court rules the LTTE is not a criminal organization

The Swiss Federal Court has ruled that the Tamil Tigers are not a criminal organisation and has acquitted 12 people of charges filed by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

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UK’s Conservative Party clarifies its stance on Sri Lanka

Clarifying the UK’s Conservative Party’s stance with regard to its reference to Sri Lanka in its election manifesto, senior party officials said the reference is applicable only to the Middle East but not to Cyprus or Sri Lanka.

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Bond scam forensic report will be taken by next COPE Committee

Former COPE Chairman, MP Sunil Handunnetti has instructed that the Central Bank bond scam forensic audit reports be kept at the COPE Secretariat as a confidential report until the next COPE Committee is established.

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Swiss government won’t let police question alleged victim

Switzerland has reiterated that its Colombo mission’s employee abducted on Nov 25 couldn’t be questioned on health grounds.

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MP Ranjit Soysa passes away

UPFA Ratnapura district MP Ranjit Soysa has passed away at the age of 57.

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Piyankara Jayaratne released from bribery case

Colombo High Court has released the former Civil Aviation Minister Piyankara Jayaratne from all charges in the case over SriLankan Catering Limited.

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Pujith & Hemasiri further remanded

Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara have been further remanded till December 17th by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage today.

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Policy framework to create simple, transparent and efficient tax system

The Ministry of Finance stated that the government’s new measures to re-engineer Sri Lanka’s tax Policy framework were with a view to creating a simple, transparent and efficient tax system that will promote self-compliance and easy tax administration.

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Allegations of white van abductions: CID informs court probe underway

Special Investigative Division of the CID yesterday informed Colombo Chief Magistrate, Lanka Jayaratne that it was investigating the allegations made by Anthony Douglas Fernando and Athula Sanjeewa Madanayake at a press conference organized by former Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratne on November 10.

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President promises to bring those responsible to book

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stressed the importance of finding out those responsible for the collapse of the security apparatus that led to the Easter Sunday attacks in April.

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