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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Politics

Rejected votes beat Sri Lanka’s ex-PM

Former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe suffered a huge humiliation when early results showed that the votes received...

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SJB claims it is now the country’s main Opposition Party

The Samagi Jana Balavegaya, (SJB) the breakaway party from the United National Party is now claiming that it has establi...

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The United National Party’s debacle - now in fifth place with less than three percent of the votes

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Ten Sri Lankans injured in Beirut blast: SL embassy

Ten Sri Lankans were injured in the devastating explosion that shook Beirut earlier this week, the Sri Lankan Embassy in...

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Foreign Ministry to open Regional Consular office in Kandy

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry will open a Consular Affairs office in Kandy tomorrow February 6, offering these services...

FMM calls Myanmar coup a deathblow to democracy

Sri Lanka’s Free Media Movement (FMM) is strongly condemning the military coup in Myanmar calling it an “outrageous ...

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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Is Sirisena facing another debacle over the Death Penalty?

President Maithripala Sirisena is likely facing another debacle over his insistence on bringing back the death penalty i...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Sri Lanka IGP, ex-defence chief remanded over Easter Sunday probe

Sri Lanka’s police chief Pujith Jayasundara and former secretary to the ministry of defence, Hemasiri Fernando we...

Our Police Correspondent

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Lonely Planet travel endorsement great strength: Sri Lanka Prime Minister

The continuing endorsement of Sri Lanka as the top travel destination for 2019 by Lonely Planet, a popular travel public...

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Ceylon Chamber wants more transparency on Sri Lanka’s defence, aid deals with U.S.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has expressed concern over defence and aid deals Sri Lanka is to sign with the United Sta...

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Human Rights Commission issues guidelines to Acting IGP on arbitrary arrests

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) yesterday recommended a series of guidelines to Acting Inspector Gener...

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Prisons Dept says it has no instructions to execute prisoners

As of Friday, 28 June, the Prisons Department had not received any documentation instructing its officers to carry out e...

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Govt wasn't first to sign ACSA, yet to sign SOFA - Hector

Certain parties are trying to disrupt the Government's development drive by creating an "American phobia" among the gene...

Nisali De Silva

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RTI request asks for details of those facing death penalty

Sri Lankans may get to know who is awaiting execution in the country’s prisons on Tuesday if the Right to Information ...

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Mangala wants Sajith to be UNP Presidential candidate

In a move that will further exacerbate the divisions inside the United National Party, Mangala Samaraweera had declared ...

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Sri Lanka police refute AG allegations over Easter Sunday probe

Sri Lanka’s police have refuted allegations of Attorney General Dappula de Livera that they failed to proceed aga...

Our Police Correspondent

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