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Wednesday September 22nd, 2021
Defence

Sri Lanka p'ment will not debate controversial defence university bill this week

"I believe MPs and the public should be given more time to express their views [on the bill],” the minister said.

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Sri Lanka, India, Maldives train to combat maritime crime, rescue in Indian Ocean

Virtual table top exercise (TTX) to improve joint operations and co-operation

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Ex Sri Lanka soldier compares search for Easter attack mastermind to hunt for Adolf Eichmann

Retired Major Ajith Prasanna told reporters Wednesday that Israel took about 18 years to capture Eichmann in Argentina.

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Sri Lanka's Catholic church wants action against former president, PM over Easter bombings

The church has requested legal action against both Sirisena and Wickremesinghe for their failure to prevent the attack.

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Head of Sri Lanka Catholic church alleges attempt to pin Easter attack on ISIS

“Why was that? We don’t know if it was an attempt to prevent the discovery of who was actually behind the attack."

Sri Lanka Attorney General claims "grand conspiracy" behind Easter attack: report

The identities of those involved in the grand conspiracy must come by way of evidence, the AG said.

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Public Security Minister calls CID report on Sri Lanka AG's "last-minute" statement

De Livera is expected to retire at the end of this month.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka President meets China Defence Minister

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Bathiudeen bros to be detained for 90 days: police

Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaj are to be detained for 90 days for further questioning, police s...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka ruling party wants action against entire former cabinet

Government MPs have requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take legal action against the entire Yahapalana cabinet ov...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka former minister and brother arrested over alleged links to Easter Sunday bombers

Former Sri Lankan minister Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaj were taken into custody in the early hours of today f...

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Those responsible for Sri Lanka's Easter bombings now misdirecting public: PM

Parties responsible for Sri Lanka’s 2019 Easter bombings are making false claims aimed at influencing and diverting at...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Political posturing impeded transparent Easter bombings probe: Cardinal

Political posturing and a cynical need to safeguard alliances has impeded a transparent inquiry into Sri Lanka’s 2019 ...

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Sri Lanka opposition MP alleges damning omission in Easter bombings probe

An intelligence officer who had been arrested in connection with Sri Lanka’s 2019 Easter Sunday bombings was transferr...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Cardinal does 180, claims he never said Easter bombings were politically motivated

In an apparent 180 on an explosive statement he made yesterday, the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic church said today tha...

Himal Kotelawala

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Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Masterminds already known; no desire to conceal findings, says minister

With opposition pressure mounting to find the brains behind the 2019 Easter bombings, Sri Lanka reiterated today that Ma...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka to give police protection for churches on Easter bombing anniversary

Sri Lanka's police and military will give protection to 1,944 churches around the country on the second anniversary of a...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Young Journalists renew appeal to safeguard poet Ahnaf Jazeem

The Young Journalists Association (YJA) is renewing its appeal to the authorities to intervene in the case of young Poet...

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Sirisena defends himself over allegations of negligence in the Easter Attacks

Former President Maithripala Sirisena says that he is not a barbarian to ignore intelligence about an imminent attack su...

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Sajith wants stability in the security apparatus

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa is proposing that the government involve a selected foreign investigative team...

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Easter Attacks: Protests demanding justice to continue as Catholic Bishops are unhappy with PCoI rep...

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Bishops are united in expressing their dissatisfaction over the investigations into the Eas...

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Easter Attacks: Church calls off protests but will the victims get justice?

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church has called off its month-long protest campaign to demand justice for the victims of ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Easter attacks: Govt. cannot arrest Sirisena for terror strike as it will lose majority

Opposition Parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardena says he does not see the current government implementing the recommendati...

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Easter attacks: SF says the government has failed the Catholic community

“The government promised to bring those responsible for the Easter Attacks before the law, but has failed to do so,”...

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PCoI should've investigated allegations that Zaharan was on state payroll: JVP

The Rajapaksas “sold” the 2019 Easter bombings to secure election victories and the Presidential Commission of Inqui...

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