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Saturday October 23rd, 2021

Sri Lanka police warn of extortion racket targeting Easter bombings "suspects"

“This is being carried out by criminals or and certain prison inmates"

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Sri Lanka president gazettes new detention centre for suspects held under PTA

The Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit premises in Kirulapone, Colombo 05, will be used as the new detention centre

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FBI confirmed Maulavi Naufar masterminded Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Minister

It takes a long time complete international investigations, the minister said defending the delay.

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Parents of Sri Lanka's ex-Tiger combatants should be allowed to grieve: retd army officer

"It was our misled children, our misled brothers and sisters that were born in this country."

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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.

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

Sri Lanka Air Force celebrations to be joined by IAF aerobatics teams

Fixed wing and helicopter aerobatics squadrons, multi-role combat aircraft, maritime reconnaissance aircraft backed up ...

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Sri Lanka Easter attacks commission recommends criminal proceedings against President Sirisena

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on the 2019 Easter bombings has recommended that criminal proceedings be in...

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Committee to study PCoI report panned by Church and Opposition

The President’s Committee will implement only what President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants from the Easter Sunday inquiry r...

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Yet another committee appointed to study the report of the Easter Sunday attacks PCoI

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed yet another committee to examine the report of the Presidential Commission of...

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Hisbullah and one other remanded for alleged role in Easter Bomb attacks

Lawyer Hijaz Hisbullah has been remanded until March 3 by the Colombo Magistrate today, taking him out of detention in t...

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Lawyer Hijaz Hisbullah may be produced in Court tomorrow

The Attorney General has ordered the Police Department to produce detained lawyer Hijaz Omar Hizbullah before a Magistra...

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AKD demands govt publicise Easter bombings commission report

Sri Lanka must publicise the findings of a presidential commission of inquiry that probed the 2019 Easter bombings, Nati...

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Easter bombings: Cardinal prepared to go to int'l court if Sri Lanka fails to deliver justice

If Sri Lanka fails to bring the perpetrators and masterminds of the 2019 Easter bombings to justice, international judic...

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Sumanthiran says Minister Weerasekara is responsible if he is harmed

TNA veteran and lawyer M A Sumanthiran says he is under threat and should not have had his Commando guards removed

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sumanthiran’s STF guard withdrawn

“No reason to withdraw security has been given to me,” the TNA MP told reporters

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Core elements of a Sri Lanka state; public goods, national defence, justice: Arthashastra

Sri Lanka needs the state to provide public goods, including national defence, law and order and justice; to control mar...

Rohan Samarajiva

9 min read


Sri Lanka President vows to punish Bondscammers and Easter attack planners

In his Independence Day address President Rajapaksa said he has advised the Attorney General’s Department to swiftly a...

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Pillayan released due to CA decision – Lawyer

The release of Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan and others from the case ends the possibility of justice for the family of ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Three Sri Lankans charged by US for deaths of 5 Americans in Easter blasts

The United States has charged three Sri Lankans being held in Sri Lanka with aiding a terrorist group in the attacks on ...

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Public Security Minister lays out accusations against detained lawyer Hisbullah

Lawyer Hijaz Hisbullah had spoken with the Easter Sunday attackers on three occasions by phone, Minister of Public Secur...

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Sri Lanka army chief promoted to four star General

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had promoted army chief Shavendra Silva to a four star general effective from D...

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Sri Lanka President, Ajit Doval discuss security, infrastructure

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Indian security advisor Ajit Doval has had talks over security and infrastruc...

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Internal issues in his administration did not cause Easter attacks - Sirisena

Former President Maithripala Sirisena is rejecting the notion that tensions within the Yahapalanaya administration led t...

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Sarath Weerasekara likely new Cabinet Minister for Public Security

Sri Lanka’s President is expanding his Cabinet of Ministers by creating two new portfolios that of Public Security and...

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CID questions MP Eran over statements made about Easter attacks

Opposition Member of Parliament, former Minister Eran Wickremeratne is claiming that he was summoned to the Criminal Inv...

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