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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Politics

UNP lawyers attempting to count Ranil's preferential votes, claims SJB

UNP lawyers are attempting to count preferential votes received by party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe based on an unlawfu...

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Sri Lanka polls: Modi congratulates MR on widely anticipated landslide

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called and congratulated his Sri Lanka counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa for the ruli...

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Sri Lanka Podujana Party leads in results declared

Sri Lanka Podujana Party of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is leading with over 70 polling divisions out of 196 declared i...

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Former COPE chair Sunil Handunneththi loses seat in Matara

Former COPE chair and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna MP Sunil Handunneththi lost his parliamentary seat, election results for...

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Sri Lanka must grant amnesty to detained ex-LTTE cadres and move on from war: Champika

Sri Lanka must consider granting amnesty to ex-LTTE cadres that are still detained while former LTTE bigwigs continue to...

Ranjan gets temporary relief from Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal has given temporary relief to imprisoned Opposition Member of Parliament Ranjan Ramanayake ordering ...

JO trying to win over minorities by making them feel unsafe - Marikkar

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday accused sections of the main Opposition of harassing minorities to make them f...

Nisali De Silva

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Professional advisory board on national security raises questions on constitutional principles - Exp...

A senior constitutional expert has expressed concern over President Maithripala Sirisena’s appointment of a profession...

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President off to UK; Ruwan appointed acting Defence Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena took flight to London this afternoon on a private visit, and State Minister Ruwan Wijewar...

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AG to file revision application against Pujith's & Hemasiri's bail

Attorney General Dappula De Livera will file a revision application before the High Court against the Colombo Chief Magi...

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Pujith and Hemasiri released on bail

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today released Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Mini...

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UNP presidential candidate will hold internationally accepted degree - Hesha

The presidential candidate of the United National Party (UNP) will be an educated person who can be trusted to run the c...

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JO criticism of SL-US agreements just like its stance on 1990 ambulance - UNP

The United National Party today challenged Opposition criticism of the controvesrial Sri Lanka-US agreements, charging t...

Nisali De Silva

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Man consumes acid after throwing it at woman and two children

A woman and two children were victims of an acid attack yesterday (7 July) afternoon in the Godapola area in Kegalle. Th...

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BBS wants Sinhala government guided by Monks

The Sinhala Right-Wing Bodu Bala Sena held a public rally in Kandy on Sunday, July 7, calling for a Sinhala government t...

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Sri Lanka narcotics offenses up in 2018, other grave crimes down

Sri Lanka's reported narcotics offenses were up in 2018, but many other grave crimes continued a downward trend seen in ...

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Muslims in fear as BBS gathers for rally in Kandy

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Sri Lanka president vetoes military deal with the US

Maithripala Sirisena said he was opposed to the draft Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) that the two countries are negot...

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Doc held for 'sterilising' women in Sri Lanka was framed: probe

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Friday - A Muslim doctor falsely accused of secretly sterilising Buddhist women in Sri Lanka ...

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Sri Lanka orders fresh arrests over Avant Garde floating armoury

Sri Lanka’s attorney general Friday ordered the arrest of eight people, including the secretary to the independen...

Our Police Correspondent

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Two Sri Lanka legislators bring bill to block President Maithripala's death warrants

Two legislators in Sri Lanka will be presenting a private members' bill to parliament to abolish the death penalty.

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BASL President writes to Sirisena to calm storm in the Bar

The Bar Association is asking for time with President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the appointment processes for the ...

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No US military bases allowed in SL - Ruwan

Condemning statements made by Opposition parties and other quarters on the proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), S...

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Sri Lanka will not sign deals allowing US to build a military base: Wijewardene

Sri Lanka will not sign an agreement which will allow the United States to build a miliar base in Sri Lanka, State Minis...

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Website launched to combat cyberbullying

A new website called "Hithawathi" or "Confidante" to combat cyberbullying was launched at the Information and Communicat...

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SLFP and SLPP should put forward a joint candidate for President - Amaraweera

MP Mahinda Amaraweera is warning that if the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna put forward two...

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