Category: Local News

Extremists have invaded Parliament – Namal

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, yesterday (17), alleged that extremists not only have injected fear into the minds of people, but also invaded Parliament.

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Won’t allow import of foreign cigarettes: Rajitha

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said he would not allow the import of foreign cigarettes to Sri Lanka as long as he is the Minister of Health.

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Government determined to ensure good governance – PM

Our aim is to emulate the dignified royal tradition of the Lichchavi Kings, whereby people would meet peacefully, discuss issues peacefully and disperse peacefully, to ensure good governance and build a united and prosperous nation, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

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51 persons consuming liquor, hard drugs at hotel arrested on Poson day

51 suspects were arrested when the Police raided a party in the Belihuloya area in Balangoda yesterday.

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Sri Lanka President Maithripala meets Russia President Putin

A meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Russian President Vladimir Putin was held on Saturday (15).

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Willing to consider presidential candidacy if invited – Karu

Speaker of the Parliament Karu Jayasuriya says that he is willing to consider taking up presidential candidacy if he is invited by the United National Party (UNP).

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‘Poson symbolises initial footprint of Buddhism in Lanka’ – President

“Poson Poya which falls on today marks the introduction of Buddhism in Sri Lanka with the arrival of Arahath Mahinda 2,326 years ago. This day we celebrate in grandeur manner with much devotion and honour as it symbolises the initial foot print of Buddhism in this country together with a civilization founded on Buddhism for generations to come,” President Maithripala Sirisena states in his Poson Message.

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‘Buddhist philosophy revitalised Sri Lanka’ – Prime Minister

“Sri Lanka is a unique example in the history of the world, of a society that was revitalised by cultural, political and religious reforms that stemmed from the introduction of Buddhist philosophy,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe states in his Poson message.

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Two arrested with heroin, cannabis and ecstasy pills in Seeduwa

Police said that two suspects have been arrested along with various drugs including 2 kilograms of heroin and a firearm in Seeduwa.

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It’s time to change UNP leadership: Ajith P Perera

The United National Party (UNP) leadership should be changed before the next presidential election, Non-Cabinet Minister Ajith P. Perera said yesterday.

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UNICEF temporarily removes ‘Parent’ from iconic logo

Marking Father’s Day tomorrow, 16th June, the United Nations Children’s Fund has temporarily removed the image of the parent from its iconic 70 year old ‘parent and child’ logo

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Indian police accuse man of spreading Islamic State ideology

Indian police said they have arrested a Facebook friend of the suspected mastermind of the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka for spreading Islamic State group ideology on social media to recruit young people to participate in a terrorist attack in southern India.

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102 linked to Easter attacks in CID/TID’s custody

Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara today said that 102 suspects have been arrested by the police over the Easter Sunday attacks.

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Australia relaxes travel advisory on Sri Lanka

Australia has relaxed it’s travel advisory for Sri Lanka. The latest advisory urges Australians to ‘exercise a high degree of caution’.

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Five arrested in Dubai over Easter attacks brought to Sri Lanka

Five suspects including Mohamed Milhan, an ardent member of the terrorist group that carried out the carnage of Easter Sunday, have been arrested in Dubai and brought back to Sri Lanka by the CID this morning, Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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FBI assisted CID in analysing evidence: US official

A top US government official said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assisted the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka in the analysis of evidence and phone details in connection with the serial bombings on Easter Sunday.

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