One person killed in a shooting in Lunugamwehera

A person has lost his life in a shooting incident that took place in Lunugamwehera, Punchi Appujadura area.

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Sri Lanka crisis an opportunity for more democratic, inclusive Government – Blinken

Sri Lanka is in a moment of challenge and crisis but has an opportunity to create a more democratic and inclusive government, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.

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Shots fired inside Mount Lavinia court complex

A shooting took place inside Mount Lavinia Number Two Magistrate’s Court today (August 4) afternoon.

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Rights group says Sri Lanka harassed, intimidated protesters

An international human rights group says Sri Lanka’s government is using emergency laws to harass and arbitrarily detain protesters who are seeking political reform and accountability amid the island country’s economic crisis.

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Sri Lanka to reduce Bus fares from midnight today (August 04)

The normal bus fare has been reduced by 11.14 percent with effect from midnight today (August 04), National Transport Commission (NTC) Director General Dr. Nilan Miranda said.

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Three Sri Lankans go missing at Commonwealth Games 2022

The Sri Lankan team has asked its athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games to turn in their passports after three members went missing.

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Para-athlete Palitha Bandara wins silver at Commonwealth Games 2022

Sri Lanka’s Palitha Bandara won Silver in the Men’s Discus Throw (F42-44 / 61-64 category) Para Athletics event at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, England on Thursday morning.

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Yupun Abeykoon wins 100 metres bronze at Commonwealth Games 2022

Sri Lankan sprinter Yupun Abeykoon won Bronze in the Men’s 100 metres at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, England on Wednesday, clocking a time of 10.14 seconds.

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Sri Lankan Protestors ordered to vacate Galle Face protest site

Sri Lanka Police on today (August 03) informed the protestors at Galle Face to remove all illegally set up tents and temporary shelters on Government & Urban Development Authority property before 5:00 PM on Friday (August 5).

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Joseph Stalin arrested

The General Secretary of Ceylon Teachers’ Union Joseph Stalin had been arrested by the Police.

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22nd Amendment and Budget Amendment Bill to be tabled in Sri Lanka Parliament next week

Decision was taken at the party leaders’ meeting held this afternoon in Parliament that the adjournment debate on the government’s policy statement presented by the President in Parliament today (August 03) will be held on the 9th, 10th and 12th of August.

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Supreme Court extends travel ban on Mahinda Rajapaksa and Basil Rajapaksa

The Supreme Court today (August 03) extended the travel ban imposed on former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa until August 11, as they were named as respondents in a case filed over the economic crisis.

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Won’t join an all-party government led by Ranil Wickremesinghe – NPP

The National People’s Power (NPP) says that there is no clear schedule or fulfilment of responsibilities for the all-party government proposed by President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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Sri Lanka to restart IMF bailout talks, president calls for unity Government

Sri Lanka will restart bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in August, its new president said on Wednesday, while calling on lawmakers to form an all-party government to resolve a crippling economic crisis.

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Sri Lanka President declares open Third session of Ninth Parliament

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived at the Parliamentary premises to ceremonially declare open the third session of the Ninth Parliament this morning (August 03).

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Man who sat on Sri Lankan President’s chair arrested

A person who illegally entered the Sri Lankan President’s House in Fort on July 09 and took photographs while sitting on the President’s chair was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) in Deraniyagala.

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