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Monday May 17th, 2021
Security

Sajith wants stability in the security apparatus

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa is proposing that the government involve a selected foreign investigative team to work with local authoritie...

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Sumanthiran’s STF guard withdrawn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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North and East protest government actions to disallow memorials for war dead

Most schools, shops and businesses in many parts of the North and East remained closed today in protest against the authorities’ refusal to allow re...

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New mechanism to address public complaints against police: Def Secy

Sri Lanka’s defence establishment plans to launch a new mechanism to address public complaints and petitions against the police, Secretary to the Mi...

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COVID positive inmate from Kandakadu is on the loose after escaping from IDH - Police

Police are seeking public assistance to hunt down a COVID 19 positive inmate from the Kandakadu Rehabilitation camp who has escaped from the Infectiou...

Chanka Jayasinghe
Sri Lanka to call for international bids to buy four used helicopters for the SLAF

Sri Lanka will call for international bids to buy four used helicopters for the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) to train pilots for Peacekeeping Missions.

President appoints military-led task force to create a "disciplined, lawful society"

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a Task Force entrusted with creating “a virtuous, disciplined and lawful so...

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President wants drug kingpins operating behind prison walls curbed

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants to put a stop to criminal activities operated by underworld kingpins from within pris...

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Residents complain SLPP activists accompanied by police collecting personal data?

Questions are being raised over a door-to-door survey being conducted by Police in the City of Colombo and its suburbs o...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Curfew from 10 pm to 4 am islandwide from tomorrow, travel ban for Colombo and Gampaha rem...

Curfew hours are further relaxed from tomorrow but travel restrictions remain in place for the Colombo and Gampaha distr...

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Justice for Easter Sunday and Justice for Hejaaz: A Christian perspective

There must be justice for Easter Sunday, but there must also be justice for Hejaaz and others subjected to arbitrary arr...

Ruki Fernando

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Island-wide daytime curfews lifted from Tuesday - Presidential Secretariat

The island-wide curfew will be lifted at 4 am and reimposed at 10 pm from Tuesday,  May 26, the Presidential Secretaria...

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Eleventh anniversary of the end of the seperatist war today

The annual remembrance ceremony for the fallen servicemen in the Armed Forces, Police and Civil Security Department will...

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Navy refutes stories that it is withdrawing from public duties

The Sri Lanka Navy is debunking stories that it is to temporarily withdraw from COVID-19 prevention duties as well as ro...

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Former MPs question the deployment of the Army around Parliament

Two former Members of Parliament have written to the Secretary-General of Parliament questioning why the Armed Forces ha...

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Cabinet nod for new Act to grant immunity to Intelligence Officers

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to draft a Bill called the National Intelligence Act to protect the dut...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Zaharan's mosque to become a Harmony Centre

The Mosque in Kattankudy where National Towheed Jamaat (NTJ) leader Zaharan Cassim breathed fire to his followers is to ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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SriLankan alters flight routes to avoid Iran, Iraq airspace

National carrier SriLankan Airlines has altered its Colombo-London-Colombo flight route in view of raised tensions in th...

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Police Media Division re-established

The Police Media Division (SLPMD) has been re-established under a new police media spokesman, Police Headquarters said.

Nisali De Silva

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Eknaligoda disappearance trial to begin Feb 20

The trial of 10 Military Intelligence officers over the alleged enforced disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda...

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63 senior Army Officers promoted

The President upon the recommendation of Army Commander Shavendra Silva has promoted a total of 63 Army Officers to thei...

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Mahinda pledges to safeguard country

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is pledging that his government will ensure the threat to “our national sovereignty a...

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Intelligence plays vital role in monitoring LTTE remnants, extremist groups - Def Secy

Defence Secretary Kamal Gunaratne said intelligence agencies have a vital role to play in keeping tabs on the LTTE which...

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Switzerland helping pro-LTTE diaspora - Def Secy

Sri Lanka’s Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Maj. General (Rtd) Kamal Guneratne is accusing the Swiss authorities ...

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Colombo talking tough over Brigadier conviction

Sri Lanka is talking tough over the conviction of Brigadier Andige Priyanka Fernando by a UK court for making a threaten...

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FMM concerned about Police Media closure

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is expressing concern about the abrupt closure of the Police Media unit without the introd...

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