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SLPP Pradeshiya Sabha member arrested over Thambuttegama armed robbery attempt

A member of the Rajanganaya Pradeshiya Sabha has been arrested in connection with the attempted armed robbery of Rs. 22.3 million in cash near a private bank in Thambuththegama yesterday (September 26), police said.

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Sri Lanka already started ‘low level’ talks with India, China on debt restructuring – President

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe says that discussion on restructuring Sri Lanka’s bilateral debt has already commenced with India and China at a lower level and that he is visiting Japan to discuss their role in the process.

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Sri Lankan President holds bilateral talks with Japanese foreign minister, Singaporean Prime Minister

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe held bilateral talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong a short while ago, the President’s Media Division (PMD) says.

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Russia President Vladimir Putin grants Russian citizenship to U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, nine years after he exposed the scale of secret surveillance operations by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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Sri Lankan Police Officer foils Bank heist in Thambuttegama

Two suspects who were fleeing after stealing Rs. 20 Million from a private bank in Tambuttegama were arrested by a Sri Lankan Police officer.

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Energy Minister threatens to take legal action against PUCSL Chairman’s claims on crude oil quality

Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera says that Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will take legal action regarding the allegations made by Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), Janaka Ratnayake regarding the quality of imported crude oil.

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British Pound hits record low against the dollar after tax cut plans

The British pound has fallen to a record low on Monday against the dollar and other currencies as markets react to the UK government’s biggest tax cuts in 50 years.

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Supreme Court decides not to proceed with Fundamental Rights petitions against Sri Lankan President

The Supreme Court today (September 26) decided not to proceed with legal action against President Ranil Wickremesinghe in respect of several Fundamental Rights petitions filed over Easter Sunday attacks as he is the incumbent President.

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Sri Lanka President leaves for official visit to Japan and Philippines

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe left the country early this morning (September 26) on an official visit to Japan and the Philippines.

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India exceptional in helping neighbourhood including Sri Lanka

While claiming that the international community must rise above the narrow national agenda, India said that, for its part, is taking exceptional measures at exceptional times to help its neighbours including Sri Lanka.

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Recent report shows 32 Sri Lankans migrate every hour; sign of country’s rapid decline – Karu

Claiming that a recent report indicated that at least 32 Sri Lankan citizens go abroad every hour, Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society Karu Jayasuriya said it was a sign of a country’s rapid decline.

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Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister urges international community to support Sri Lanka’s political, social and economic reforms

Sri Lanka’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ali Sabry said that confronted with overlapping challenges, developing countries and their economies are at extreme risk with Governments facing debt-default and financial collapse due to a lack of access to adequate capital, while people face rising poverty, unemployment, hunger and education disruption.

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Sri Lankan President to leave for Japan today (October 25)

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to leave for Japan tonight (September 25) for a three-day official visit.

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Aeroflot to resume flights to Sri Lanka beginning October 9

Aeroflot plans to resume flights from Moscow to Colombo, Sri Lanka, beginning on October 9, the Russian flagship carrier said in a statement.

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Police fire tear gas at protesters in Colombo

The police have fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse a group of protesters at the Dean’s Road, Maradana this evening (September 24).

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BASL to take legal action against President’s Order declaring High Security Zones

Expressing its views regarding the order issued by the President Ranil Wickremesinghe declaring High Security Zones in Colombo district, the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) announced that it would take appropriate legal action to safeguard the people’s Fundamental Rights.

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