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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Law and Order

Courts records safe after Supreme Court fire - Govt

The government is assuring the public that no court records have been damaged in yesterday’s fire at the Supreme Court...

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Anglican Bishops call for justice for Hijaaz and Shani on Human Rights day

The Anglican Church in Sri Lanka is drawing the attention of the authorities to the plight of two individuals who are in...

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Sri Lanka ranks as the country which killed the largest number of Elephants in the world - COPA

Sri Lanka has earned the dubious ranking as the country where the largest number of Elephants are killed because of the ...

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Activists call for “impartial” probe into Mahara Prison deaths

Human Rights activists are demanding a full and impartial investigation into the death of eleven prisoners at the Mahara...

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Sri Lanka police arrest govt official over alleged fake news on deforestation

Police found "various fake news" posts pertaining to deforestation, a statement said.

Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission writes to police chief on custodial deaths

The commission said the police is duty bound to ensure the security of suspects in its custody.

How a Prison inmate became infected with COVID 19 is still a mystery - officials

Officials are still trying to figure out how an inmate at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre for addicts was infected w...

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Sri Lanka COVID19: Welikada Prison hospital inmates test negative as officials scramble to trace inf...

Tests for COVID 19 on 170 inmates of the Welikada Prison hospital have returned negative, officials said today. The test...

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No truth to Aluthgamage's Cricket World Cup Match-fixing allegation - Police

The probe into whether the 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed so that Sri Lanka would lose launched by the Special I...

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Magistrate orders police probe into how in-camera evidence by children was reported by media

The Fort Magistrate has ordered an investigation as to how evidence given to him in-camera by two children last week mad...

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Pompeo and Dinesh talk about Millennium Challenge Compact deal - Ministry

US Secretary of State Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardena have discussed th...

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Weddings in Kandy are keeping the Hill Capital’s Hotels ticking

Sri Lanka's cultural capital Kandy’s COVID battered tourism industry is seeing business ticking over as the wedding se...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Prison officials warned not to assist convicted criminals inside the jails

Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Major General (Rtd) Kamal Guneratne has warned Prisons officials to refrain from ge...

2 min read

Crackdown in Prisons begins as raids are conducted for illegal phones in jails

The Prisons Department is carrying out the directive of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to eliminate corruption and prevent...

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Magistrate orders probe as to whether journalist's computer had been tampered with

Colombo’s Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday June 16 ordered the Government Analyst to examine a laptop belong...

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Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been found guilty of libel

High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has been found guilty of libel in the Philippines' in a case seen as a te...

2 min read

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Former President cancels gift distribution event in Polonnaruwa after Election officials object

Elections Commission officials are praising former President Maithripala Sirisena for calling off an event he was the ch...

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Vanni region Security Forces asked to excercise caution after boxes with Low Explosives found

Security Forces in the Vanni region have been warned to be wary of handling parcels left near their camps after one of t...

1 min read

Mangala steps away from Parliament, where will he go now?

In Sri Lankan political terms Mangala Samaraweera has done the unthinkable. After being a major player in the break- up ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Cabinet “disapproves” of the way Police handled Black Lives Matter demos in Colombo on Tuesday -...

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Cabinet of Ministers are joining a host of others in expressing their disapproval o...

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Police actions against peaceful protestors in Colombo condemned

There is a chorus of condemnation of the way Police yesterday broke up and arrested activists protesting against racial ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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UNP - President choosing to ignore the norms, Task Force is illegal

The United National Party is raising concerns over the appointment of the Presidential Task Force to build a “Secure C...

2 min read

Police arrest Frontline Socialist Party members protesting against the US

Police have arrested dozens of people who tried to stage a demonstration near the United States embassy in Colombo in sy...

1 min read

Minuwangoda – A wounded town tries to heal

Most residents of the town of Minuwangoda remember the night of May 13, 2019 vividly as that was when mobs rampaged thro...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Sri Lanka refutes UN assertion that it has “clamped down” on freedom of expression over COVID 19

Sri Lanka is raising concern over a press release issued by the United Nations which alleged that the government has cla...

3 min read

Dharga town teen assault: Cops interdicted because they failed to detain autistic kid

Police headquarters is confirming that the three police officers involved in the alleged assault of an autistic teen in ...

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