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Friday July 30th, 2021
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One patient from Kandakadu rehabilitation centre moved to IDH

One patient from the Medical Facility created at the Kandakadu Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment centre for COVID 19 pat...

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Civil appellate court rejects SJB appeal challenging UNP, orders to pay court expenses

Sri Lanka’s Western Province Civil Appellate High Court rejected an appeal submitted by the opposition Samagi Jana Bal...

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Government wants two-thirds majority in Parliament to fight extremism – G L Peiris

The Chairman of Sri Lanka’s governing Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Prof G.L. Peiris is saying that the governmen...

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Kurunegala royal court demolition: Karu, other public figures call for arrest

Nearly a week since the controversial demolition of a purported 13th century archaeological site in Kurunegala, an arres...

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India’s economic recovery will benefit Sri Lanka – Dr Jaishankar

India’s Covid numbers have come down sharply and with vaccination in sight, India’s economic recovery will be “ful...

Sri Lanka has asked India for Covid 19 vaccines - Indian FM

Sri Lanka has conveyed its interest in accessing COVID-19 vaccines from India, Delhi’s top envoy External Affairs Mini...

Sri Lanka moves to repeal expropriation law, assets not yet returned

Sri Lanka has moved a law to repeal a 2011 expropriation law which had delivered a massive blow to the country's investm...

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Sri Lanka's spy chief off the hook, others face charges over Easter attacks

Sri Lanka has initiated criminal investigations against nine officers over lapses leading to the Easter Sunday attacks, ...

Our Police Correspondent

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Sri Lanka to charge police for 'lapses' over Easter attacks

Sri Lankan authorities Thursday ordered the first criminal charges against security personnel for "lapses" before the Ea...

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Sri Lanka, India targeted as IS shifts strategy away from Middle East: Report

The Islamic State (IS) which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday attack is targeting Indian Ocean countries suc...

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Constitutional crisis blessing in disguise for UNP - Wijepala

The constitutional crisis between October and December last year was a blessing in disguise for the United National Part...

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Emergency to be extended for the last time

President Maithripala Sirisena will extend the State of Emergency for a further 30 days on Saturday, for the last time s...

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Re-appointment of Ministers

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PSC hearings will be closed to media when sensitive matters are discussed

The media will be not allowed in to cover hearings of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday...

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Sri Lanka police gets order against hospital director over sterilization scare

The Criminal Investigations Department has secured judicial orders forcing the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital director to ...

Our Police Correspondent

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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo unable to visit Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT - U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is unable to visit Sri Lanka as previously announced, the Americ...

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Gota allowed to remain overseas till 24 July; medical report in secure vault

The Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar hearing the controversial D. A. Rajapaksa Memorial case today granted former Secre...

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Sri Lanka President to ban chain saw imports

Sri Lanka is to ban the import of chain saws to halt the illegal felling of trees, under a proposal submitted to cabinet...

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Sri Lanka top monk demands boycott of Muslim shops, doctor should be stoned

A top Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka has accused minority Muslims of destroying the island’s majority Sinhalese commu...

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Government deadlock ends as Sirisena backs down

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken a step back in his stand-off with the Cabinet over the Parliamentary Select Com...

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Sri Lanka top cop on the mat over sterilization scare

The senior-most police officer in the North-Western province is under investigation for attempting to cause racial hatre...

Our Police Correspondent

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No attempts to discourage solar power - Ravi

Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development Ravi Karunanayake said that no decision has been taken to discourage ...

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We have done more for the forces than anyone in 20 years - Mangala

The current administration has done more for the country's armed forces than those looking to ride into power on the bac...

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D. A. Rajapaksa Memorial case: AC rejects Gota's revision & writ applications

The Court of Appeal today rejected the revision and writ applications filed by former Secretary to the Defence Ministry ...

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Chandrika gets top award

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge will receive this year’s Common Ground Award given by the United K...

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SLPP opposes referendum idea

The Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna has dealt a body blow to President Maithripala Sirisena’s reported plans to conduct a...

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