13 PNB officers further remanded

The 13 Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) officers who were arrested for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking were further remanded until September 28 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

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Draft Bill of 20A tabled in Parliament

The draft bill of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution was tabled in Parliament by Justice Minister Ali Sabry a short while ago.

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Accomplice of “Kalu Thushara” nabbed with heroin

An accomplice of the imprisoned underworld figure who operates under the alias “Kalu Thushara” has been arrested in Gothatuwa area.

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‘Chinese only’ casino den in luxury Kollupitiya condominium raided

A highly confidential ‘Chinese only’ casino den carried out on the 28th floor of a luxury condominium apartment in Kollupitiya without any licence and even when gaming centres are still not been permitted to open owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, was raided by the Colombo City Excise officials last night.

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SJB MPs decide unanimously to oppose 20A

The Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) would oppose the 20th amendment to the constitution to be presented to Parliament, today, Chief Opposition Whip, MP Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday.

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20A to Parliament today with Government MPs’ backing

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday won unanimous backing for the 20th Amendment to the Constitution from both Cabinet as well as the Government Parliamentary Group, hours before the Bill is presented to the House today.

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UNP to rally the masses against 20A

The United National Party has decided to conduct a series of programmes to educate the masses on the disadvantages of the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution and the undemocratic acts of the present administration.

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India PM Modi to hold virtual summit with Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa

India-Sri Lanka summit-level meeting will take place on a virtual platform on September 26.

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Mandatory advisory classes for offenders

Traffic Police will not fine those violating the ‘Lane Law’, which was to commence today, instead the offenders will be directed to mandatory advisory classes.

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Hemasiri uttered falsehoods – Former President

Former President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday denied the statement made by former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando regarding him testifying at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the 2019 Easter Sunday Attacks which was reported by the media.

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Bodies of duo missing in Buwelikada collapsed building incident recovered

The bodies have been recovered of a couple who got trapped inside a building at Buwelikada in Kandy following a caving-in, says the Disaster Management Centre.

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‘Barrel Ranji’ arrested with mobile phones and heroin

Mohamed Farook alias “Barrel Ranji” has been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division in Grandpass today.

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Building collapses in Kandy: Infant killed, two rescued

A one-and-a-half-month-old infant was killed and two others were rescued after a five-storey building collapsed on to another building at Buwelikada in Kandy this morning.

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Driver’s licences change hands to save costs

Driver’s licences will be printed by the military from next year to help rein in the high costs of a private contractor.

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JVP to educate public on proposed Amendment

The JVP says it will conduct a series of conferences JVP on the disadvantages of the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

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No decision to withdraw from UNHRC – Information Director General

Director General of Government Information Nalaka Kaluwewa in a statement yesterday said that the government has not taken any decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

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