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FCID arrests MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) today on charges of misappropriating government funds amounting to Rs.39 million in 2014 to buy Carrom and Checker-board

Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President

The report of the Experts Committee appointed to look into the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) has highlighted the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.
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Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President

The report of the Experts Committee appointed to look into the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) has highlighted the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

ICC suspends Dananjaya after bowling action found to be illegal

Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from international cricket with immediate effect after an independent assessment has found his bowling action to be illegal, the International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced.  
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ICC suspends Dananjaya after bowling action found to be illegal

Sri Lanka’s off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from international cricket with immediate effect after an independent assessment has found his bowling action to be illegal, the International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced.  

Prez making bogus claims about 19A : JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today the President’s claim that  19th  Amendment to the Constitution was brought in haste was baseless and said it was discussed for months prior to its approval in Parliament.
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Prez making bogus claims about 19A : JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today the President’s claim that  19th  Amendment to the Constitution was brought in haste was baseless and said it was discussed for months prior to its approval in Parliament.

PM, ministers not removed; only functions suspended: GL

The Court of Appeal's restraining order had only stopped the prime minister and the ministers from functioning in their offices and had not declared them unlawful, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) chairman G. L. Peiris said today.
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PM, ministers not removed; only functions suspended: GL

The Court of Appeal's restraining order had only stopped the prime minister and the ministers from functioning in their offices and had not declared them unlawful, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) chairman G. L. Peiris said today.

Railways launches SMS alerts to prevent elephant collisions

The Department of Railways today introduced an SMS hotline 070-4445454 to inform about locations of elephant herds on railway lines countrywide with the help of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.
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Railways launches SMS alerts to prevent elephant collisions

The Department of Railways today introduced an SMS hotline 070-4445454 to inform about locations of elephant herds on railway lines countrywide with the help of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace, justice and strong institutions

Dec 10, Colombo: The Government of Norway entered into a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka's flagship portfolio on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 16: Peace, Justic
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Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace, justice and strong institutions

Dec 10, Colombo: The Government of Norway entered into a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka's flagship portfolio on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions project for the period December 2018 to December 2020.

Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President

Dec 10, Colombo: The report of the Presidential Commission on Sri Lanka - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLFTA) has highlighted that the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.
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Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President

Dec 10, Colombo: The report of the Presidential Commission on Sri Lanka - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLFTA) has highlighted that the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.

ICC suspends Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya after his bowling action of found to be illegal

Dec 10, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka's off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and has suspended him from bowling in international cricket with imme
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ICC suspends Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya after his bowling action of found to be illegal

Dec 10, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka's off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and has suspended him from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

SL woman tortured and forced into prostitution in Bahrain

A 36-year-old Sri Lankan housemaid in Bahrain has claimed that she was tortured and forced into prostitution for almost two years, the Gulf Daily News reported on Monday. The victim says she survived only on bread and was made to sleep with up to 20 men ever
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SL woman tortured and forced into prostitution in Bahrain

A 36-year-old Sri Lankan housemaid in Bahrain has claimed that she was tortured and forced into prostitution for almost two years, the Gulf Daily News reported on Monday. The victim says she survived only on bread and was made to sleep with up to 20 men every day.

Ex-Malaysian PM Razak arrested, freed on bail

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by the country’s anti-graft agency over alleged “tampering” of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit report, Channel News Asia reported a short while ago.
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Ex-Malaysian PM Razak arrested, freed on bail

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested by the country’s anti-graft agency over alleged “tampering” of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) audit report, Channel News Asia reported a short while ago.

Ranil won’t be PM even confidence motion passed: PHU

United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe would not be appointed as the Prime Minster even if the confidence motion would be passed in Parliament, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said today.
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Ranil won’t be PM even confidence motion passed: PHU

United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe would not be appointed as the Prime Minster even if the confidence motion would be passed in Parliament, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said today.

Museum in Los Angeles to present exhibition on Sri Lanka

The first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by a US museum-The Jewelled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka-would be presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Art Daily reported on Monday.
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Museum in Los Angeles to present exhibition on Sri Lanka

The first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by a US museum-The Jewelled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka-would be presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Art Daily reported on Monday.

Sri Lanka President ready to accept the top court verdict with respect

Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says he will accept the Supreme Court's verdict with respect and take future political decisions accordingly in the best interest of the country.
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Sri Lanka President ready to accept the top court verdict with respect

Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says he will accept the Supreme Court's verdict with respect and take future political decisions accordingly in the best interest of the country.

Sri Lanka tea estate workers continue strike for the seventh day

Dec 10, Colombo: The strike launched by tea estate workers demanding the plantation companies to increase their basic daily wage up to Rs. 1000 continued for the seventh day today throughout the estate sector.
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Sri Lanka tea estate workers continue strike for the seventh day

Dec 10, Colombo: The strike launched by tea estate workers demanding the plantation companies to increase their basic daily wage up to Rs. 1000 continued for the seventh day today throughout the estate sector.

FR petition filed in Supreme Court challenging Speaker's decision to convene parliament

Dec 10, Colombo: A Fundamental Rights petition filed before Supreme Court challenging Speaker Karu Jayasuirya's decision to convene parliament while the court has issued an injunction.
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FR petition filed in Supreme Court challenging Speaker's decision to convene parliament

Dec 10, Colombo: A Fundamental Rights petition filed before Supreme Court challenging Speaker Karu Jayasuirya's decision to convene parliament while the court has issued an injunction.

Two arrested with cache of firearms and ammunition

Dec 09, Colombo: The police have seized a cache of weapons and a large stock of ammunition hidden in a house in Beruwela on Sunday and arrested two people with regard to the weapons.
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Two arrested with cache of firearms and ammunition

Dec 09, Colombo: The police have seized a cache of weapons and a large stock of ammunition hidden in a house in Beruwela on Sunday and arrested two people with regard to the weapons.

All payments to ministers and their staff suspended following court order

Dec 09, Colombo: According to the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeal, all payments to ministers and their staff were temporarily suspended, a senior government official has told the Sunday Times.
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All payments to ministers and their staff suspended following court order

Dec 09, Colombo: According to the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeal, all payments to ministers and their staff were temporarily suspended, a senior government official has told the Sunday Times.

Five ministry secretaries to be summoned before parliamentary committees for questioning

Dec 09, Colombo: A motion to summon five Secretaries to Ministries before parliamentary committees for questioning has been handed over to the Speaker of House, Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
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Five ministry secretaries to be summoned before parliamentary committees for questioning

Dec 09, Colombo: A motion to summon five Secretaries to Ministries before parliamentary committees for questioning has been handed over to the Speaker of House, Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka said.

Man arrested with fire arms, ammunition in Beruwela

A 40-year-old man had been arrested with nine fire arms including a MP5K weapon used for VIP protection and a stock ammunition in Beruwala, the Police said.
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Man arrested with fire arms, ammunition in Beruwela

A 40-year-old man had been arrested with nine fire arms including a MP5K weapon used for VIP protection and a stock ammunition in Beruwala, the Police said.

Three killed, five injured in two accidents involving same car

Three persons were killed and another five persons were injured in two accidents involving the same car at Mount Lavinia on the Colombo-Galle Main road early this morning, Police said.
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Three killed, five injured in two accidents involving same car

Three persons were killed and another five persons were injured in two accidents involving the same car at Mount Lavinia on the Colombo-Galle Main road early this morning, Police said.

CID-GA team leaves for HK to recover deleted recordings from Namal’s phone

A three-member team of the CID and Government Analyst Department had left for Hong Kong to recover voice recordings, deleted from the Operations Director of the Anti-Corruption Force Namal Kumara’s mobile phone.
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CID-GA team leaves for HK to recover deleted recordings from Namal’s phone

A three-member team of the CID and Government Analyst Department had left for Hong Kong to recover voice recordings, deleted from the Operations Director of the Anti-Corruption Force Namal Kumara’s mobile phone.

JVP says need to defeat the conspiracy first, abolishment of executive presidency is the only solution

Dec 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says the current parliament has no legitimacy to govern the country since any party that gets the majority 113 in Parliament would do so by bribing.
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JVP says need to defeat the conspiracy first, abolishment of executive presidency is the only solution

Dec 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says the current parliament has no legitimacy to govern the country since any party that gets the majority 113 in Parliament would do so by bribing.

Sri Lanka President admits Mahinda Rajapaksa bribing MPs to show majority

Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has openly admitted that his Prime Minister appointee Mahinda Rajapaksa has attempted to bribe parliamentarians to show majority in the House and said that the current crisis is a result of his failur
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Sri Lanka President admits Mahinda Rajapaksa bribing MPs to show majority

Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has openly admitted that his Prime Minister appointee Mahinda Rajapaksa has attempted to bribe parliamentarians to show majority in the House and said that the current crisis is a result of his failure to gather 113 MPs.

Disciplinary inquiry against teacher arrested for helping a student to cheat at GCE O/L examination

Dec 08, Colombo: The Education Ministry has launched a disciplinary inquiry in addition to the police inquiry against a teacher who was arrested for helping a candidate sitting for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination to cheat by texting him the answers.
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Disciplinary inquiry against teacher arrested for helping a student to cheat at GCE O/L examination

Dec 08, Colombo: The Education Ministry has launched a disciplinary inquiry in addition to the police inquiry against a teacher who was arrested for helping a candidate sitting for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination to cheat by texting him the answers.

UK closely follows developments in Sri Lanka's human rights

Dec 08, Colombo: The United Kingdom is closely following developments in promoting and protecting human rights in Sri Lanka and is aware of the concern felt by many about the potential impact on human rights defenders, UK Minister of State for Human Rights sa
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UK closely follows developments in Sri Lanka's human rights

Dec 08, Colombo: The United Kingdom is closely following developments in promoting and protecting human rights in Sri Lanka and is aware of the concern felt by many about the potential impact on human rights defenders, UK Minister of State for Human Rights said.

U.S. Navy aircraft career USS John C. Stennis establishes a logistics hub in Sri Lanka

Dec 08, Colombo: Taking advantage of a growing naval partnership with Sri Lanka, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) of the U.S. Pacific Fleet has established a logistics hub in Sri Lanka to receive support, supplies and services at sea, a U.S.
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U.S. Navy aircraft career USS John C. Stennis establishes a logistics hub in Sri Lanka

Dec 08, Colombo: Taking advantage of a growing naval partnership with Sri Lanka, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) of the U.S. Pacific Fleet has established a logistics hub in Sri Lanka to receive support, supplies and services at sea, a U.S. Navy news report said.

SLFP plans to join SLPP to continue its political journey

Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dr Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says that the SLFP has made necessary arrangements to continue its political journey by joining with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).
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SLFP plans to join SLPP to continue its political journey

Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dr Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says that the SLFP has made necessary arrangements to continue its political journey by joining with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

STAX Head of Research reaches the finals of the prestigious Bracken Bower Prize

Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premier Management Consulting firm, STAX has long been known to attract top talent from some of the world's most prestigious universities and corporates. Its Head of Research Piyumi Kapugeekiyana is a testament to this.
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STAX Head of Research reaches the finals of the prestigious Bracken Bower Prize

Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka's premier Management Consulting firm, STAX has long been known to attract top talent from some of the world's most prestigious universities and corporates. Its Head of Research Piyumi Kapugeekiyana is a testament to this.

Immunity not to President's actions: Kanag Iswaran PC

President’s Counsel K. Kanag Iswaran yesterday countering the arguments of the respondents and the intervernient petitioners underlined the fact that the immunity conferred on the Executive President was only on his person and not on his acts
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Immunity not to President's actions: Kanag Iswaran PC

President’s Counsel K. Kanag Iswaran yesterday countering the arguments of the respondents and the intervernient petitioners underlined the fact that the immunity conferred on the Executive President was only on his person and not on his acts or actions.

Three children walk into police station claiming starvation

Three children, who walked into the Pottuvil Police Station complaining of starvation and begging for food were given police protection.
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Three children walk into police station claiming starvation

Three children, who walked into the Pottuvil Police Station complaining of starvation and begging for food were given police protection.

MP Ranjan Ramanayake's Contempt of Court case postponed to February 26

Dec 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today ordered MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who has been accused of insulting the judiciary, to appear before the court again on the 26th of February 2019 over contempt of court charges.
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MP Ranjan Ramanayake's Contempt of Court case postponed to February 26

Dec 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today ordered MP Ranjan Ramanayake, who has been accused of insulting the judiciary, to appear before the court again on the 26th of February 2019 over contempt of court charges.

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