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Two men arrested for attempting to extort Rs.3.5mn

Two suspects were arrested for allegedly attempting to extort Rs. 3.5 million as a ransom from a victim in Homagama yesterday, police said. The arrested suspects were identified as 27-year-old Susith Sepala Kaluarachchi alias 'Rala', a resident of Kad

Two suspects arrested with 2 kg of heroin, 12 kg cannabis

June 15, Colombo: The Police Narcotics Bureau has arrested two suspects with 2 kilograms of heroin and a firearm in Seeduwa during a raid conducted at the Rubberwatte Junction in Seeduwa.
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Two suspects arrested with 2 kg of heroin, 12 kg cannabis

June 15, Colombo: The Police Narcotics Bureau has arrested two suspects with 2 kilograms of heroin and a firearm in Seeduwa during a raid conducted at the Rubberwatte Junction in Seeduwa.

Sri Lanka releases 18 Indian fishermen

June 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has released 18 Indian fishermen who were in detention after they were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for illegally crossing International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
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Sri Lanka releases 18 Indian fishermen

June 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court has released 18 Indian fishermen who were in detention after they were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for illegally crossing International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

Former Eastern Province Governor Hizbullah appears at TID over a video

June 15, Colombo: Former Eastern Province Governor MLAM Hizbullah has arrived at the Terrorist Investigations Division to provide a statement.
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Former Eastern Province Governor Hizbullah appears at TID over a video

June 15, Colombo: Former Eastern Province Governor MLAM Hizbullah has arrived at the Terrorist Investigations Division to provide a statement.

Sri Lanka President calls on Asian nations to unite in the battle against terrorism

June 15, Dushanbe: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on Asian countries to unite in the battle against terrorism while protecting and preserving the integrity and the independence of the democratic and sovereign nations.
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Sri Lanka President calls on Asian nations to unite in the battle against terrorism

June 15, Dushanbe: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena called on Asian countries to unite in the battle against terrorism while protecting and preserving the integrity and the independence of the democratic and sovereign nations.

Prime Minister has no conflict with anyone, PM office responds to media report

June 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has no conflict with the President or anyone and the Prime Minister exercising the constitutional powers vested him without violating the Constitution is no cause for a conflict or a dispute, the Prime Mi
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Prime Minister has no conflict with anyone, PM office responds to media report

June 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has no conflict with the President or anyone and the Prime Minister exercising the constitutional powers vested him without violating the Constitution is no cause for a conflict or a dispute, the Prime Minister's Media Office said today.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister requests people to rebuild humanity through the path of Dhamma

June 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka needs to reflect more than ever before on the profound truth preached by Buddha and commit to work in partnership to rebuild humanity through the path of Dhamma.
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister requests people to rebuild humanity through the path of Dhamma

June 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka needs to reflect more than ever before on the profound truth preached by Buddha and commit to work in partnership to rebuild humanity through the path of Dhamma.

Public Administration Minister attends ISSE-2019 in Moscow

June 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Public Administration, Disaster Management and Rural Economic Affairs Ranjith Madduma Bandara has attended the XII Integrated Safety and Security Exhibition (ISSE-2019) in Moscow on 5-8 June 2019.
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Public Administration Minister attends ISSE-2019 in Moscow

June 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Public Administration, Disaster Management and Rural Economic Affairs Ranjith Madduma Bandara has attended the XII Integrated Safety and Security Exhibition (ISSE-2019) in Moscow on 5-8 June 2019.

Former Maldivian President calls on people of all countries to visit Sri Lanka

June 14, Colombo: Former Maldivian President and incumbent Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has called on the people of all countries in the world to visit Sri Lanka and assist the island nation.
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Former Maldivian President calls on people of all countries to visit Sri Lanka

June 14, Colombo: Former Maldivian President and incumbent Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has called on the people of all countries in the world to visit Sri Lanka and assist the island nation.

Two suspects in the case of abduction of 11 youths released on bail

June 14, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to two suspects, who were in remand custody since their arrest in connection with the abduction of 11 youths.
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Two suspects in the case of abduction of 11 youths released on bail

June 14, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to two suspects, who were in remand custody since their arrest in connection with the abduction of 11 youths.

Sri Lanka, Tajikistan Presidents to work together to ensure regional security and combat drug trafficking

June 14, Dushanbe: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Tajikistan to attend the 5th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, met with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on Frida
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Sri Lanka, Tajikistan Presidents to work together to ensure regional security and combat drug trafficking

June 14, Dushanbe: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Tajikistan to attend the 5th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, met with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on Friday in Dushanbe for bilateral discussions.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister assured of Singapore's support for counter terrorism program

June 14, Colombo: Singapore expressed its appreciation to Sri Lanka for its assistance in combating global terrorism and assured to support the island nation's counter terrorism efforts.
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Sri Lanka Prime Minister assured of Singapore's support for counter terrorism program

June 14, Colombo: Singapore expressed its appreciation to Sri Lanka for its assistance in combating global terrorism and assured to support the island nation's counter terrorism efforts.

ADB loans Sri Lanka $50 million to provide credit to micro and small rural entrepreneurs

June 14, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Sri Lanka and the Regional Development Bank (RDB) today signed Loan and Guarantee Agreements to further assist Sri Lanka to provide affordable and accessible credit to rural micro, small, a
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ADB loans Sri Lanka $50 million to provide credit to micro and small rural entrepreneurs

June 14, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Sri Lanka and the Regional Development Bank (RDB) today signed Loan and Guarantee Agreements to further assist Sri Lanka to provide affordable and accessible credit to rural micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.

UNICEF removes 'Parent' from iconic logo in call for greater support for Sri Lankan parents

June 14, Colombo: Marking Father's Day (Sunday, 16th June), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has temporarily removed the image of the parent from its iconic 70 year old 'parent and child' logo...
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UNICEF removes 'Parent' from iconic logo in call for greater support for Sri Lankan parents

June 14, Colombo: Marking Father's Day (Sunday, 16th June), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has temporarily removed the image of the parent from its iconic 70 year old 'parent and child' logo...

27 complaints against Bathiudeen, Hizbullah and Salley

June 14, Colombo: Police Headquarters has received 27 complaints against former minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Former Governor of the Western Province Azath Salley and Former Governor of the Eastern Province MLAM Hizbullah.
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27 complaints against Bathiudeen, Hizbullah and Salley

June 14, Colombo: Police Headquarters has received 27 complaints against former minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Former Governor of the Western Province Azath Salley and Former Governor of the Eastern Province MLAM Hizbullah.

Sri Lanka banks receive over 1000 tourism sector loan relief requests

June 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's banks as at May 31, have received 1,055 applications for borrowing requests for moratoriums on outstanding loans and the loan requests in tourism sector is around Rs. 62 billion, according to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).
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Sri Lanka banks receive over 1000 tourism sector loan relief requests

June 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's banks as at May 31, have received 1,055 applications for borrowing requests for moratoriums on outstanding loans and the loan requests in tourism sector is around Rs. 62 billion, according to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

Maldivian state delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka today

June 14, Colombo: A high level Maldivian state delegation will arrive in Sri Lanka Friday for a three-day official visit on a request of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minister's office said.
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Maldivian state delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka today

June 14, Colombo: A high level Maldivian state delegation will arrive in Sri Lanka Friday for a three-day official visit on a request of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Prime Minister's office said.

St. Anthony's Shrine at Kochchikade celebrates annual feast nearly two months after bombing

June 13, Colombo: The historic Catholic church St. Anthony's Shrine at Kochchikade in Colombo celebrated the 185th annual feast on Thursday, nearly two months after the Easter Sunday suicide attack on the shrine.
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St. Anthony's Shrine at Kochchikade celebrates annual feast nearly two months after bombing

June 13, Colombo: The historic Catholic church St. Anthony's Shrine at Kochchikade in Colombo celebrated the 185th annual feast on Thursday, nearly two months after the Easter Sunday suicide attack on the shrine.

Sri Lanka will rise as a untied nation combatting extremism, Speaker assures

June 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Karu Jayasuriya meeting with Ambassadors of 17 Islamic countries has assured that the island nation will combat extremism and emerge as a untied nation.
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Sri Lanka will rise as a untied nation combatting extremism, Speaker assures

June 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker Karu Jayasuriya meeting with Ambassadors of 17 Islamic countries has assured that the island nation will combat extremism and emerge as a untied nation.

Spanish investor to build hotel resort at Yala, expresses confidence and support for Sri Lanka

June 13, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an Agreement with Putus Brother's Sustainable Developments (Private) Limited to build, construct and operate a 15 cabana Hotel Project in Palatupana, Yala.
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Spanish investor to build hotel resort at Yala, expresses confidence and support for Sri Lanka

June 13, Colombo: The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an Agreement with Putus Brother's Sustainable Developments (Private) Limited to build, construct and operate a 15 cabana Hotel Project in Palatupana, Yala.

PSC probing Easter Sunday attacks to convene today for the fourth time

June 13, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attacks and report to parliament will convene for the fourth time at 2 pm today at the Parliamentary complex.
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PSC probing Easter Sunday attacks to convene today for the fourth time

June 13, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attacks and report to parliament will convene for the fourth time at 2 pm today at the Parliamentary complex.

Sri Lanka President to leave for Tajikistan to attend CICA 2019

June 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to leave for Tajikistan capital Dushanbe Thursday to attend the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia.
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Sri Lanka President to leave for Tajikistan to attend CICA 2019

June 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to leave for Tajikistan capital Dushanbe Thursday to attend the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia.

HRCSL raises concerns over discrimination of Muslims in commercial activities

June 13, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised concerns over the discrimination of Muslims by local authorities in facilitating commercial activities.
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HRCSL raises concerns over discrimination of Muslims in commercial activities

June 13, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised concerns over the discrimination of Muslims by local authorities in facilitating commercial activities.

Special transport plan for devotees during Poson week

June 12, Colombo: A Special Transport Plan for the Poson Festival will be implemented under the supervision of the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Arjuna Ranatunga.
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Special transport plan for devotees during Poson week

June 12, Colombo: A Special Transport Plan for the Poson Festival will be implemented under the supervision of the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Arjuna Ranatunga.

India's NIA conducts raids in Tamil Nadu over suspected links with Sri Lanka church attackers

June 12, Colombo: India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday carried out searches at various places in Tamil Nadu following reports that some people are in touch with those involved in the Easter day church blasts in Sri Lanka, Press Trust of Indi
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India's NIA conducts raids in Tamil Nadu over suspected links with Sri Lanka church attackers

June 12, Colombo: India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday carried out searches at various places in Tamil Nadu following reports that some people are in touch with those involved in the Easter day church blasts in Sri Lanka, Press Trust of India reported.

Japan offers to support Sri Lanka to curb global terrorism

June 12, Colombo: Japan is ready to provide full support to Sri Lanka to face global terrorism, Japan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms. Toshiko Abe said today.
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Japan offers to support Sri Lanka to curb global terrorism

June 12, Colombo: Japan is ready to provide full support to Sri Lanka to face global terrorism, Japan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms. Toshiko Abe said today.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister leaves for Singapore on official visit

June 12, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left for Singapore for a three-day official visit today, Prime Minister's Office said.
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Sri Lanka Prime Minister leaves for Singapore on official visit

June 12, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left for Singapore for a three-day official visit today, Prime Minister's Office said.

Sri Lankan doctor in Australia found guilty of sex assault on patient

June 12, Colombo: A Sri Lankan doctor has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a vulnerable patient at a West Australian regional hospital, Australian Associated Press reported.
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Sri Lankan doctor in Australia found guilty of sex assault on patient

June 12, Colombo: A Sri Lankan doctor has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a vulnerable patient at a West Australian regional hospital, Australian Associated Press reported.

Sri Lanka to give effect to UN Security Council Resolutions to counter terrorism and violent extremism

June 12, Colombo: A delegation from the United Nations Security Council recently held discussions with the government on the measures taken to control terrorism in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21 and the results of those measures as wel
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Sri Lanka to give effect to UN Security Council Resolutions to counter terrorism and violent extremism

June 12, Colombo: A delegation from the United Nations Security Council recently held discussions with the government on the measures taken to control terrorism in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21 and the results of those measures as well as the future program.

Sri Lanka Telecom launches National Digital Roadmap to SMART Sri Lanka

June 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom Tuesday (11) marked a special milestone in the country's digital journey towards SMART Sri Lanka with the launch of the National Digital Roadmap at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, under the patronage of President Maithripala Siri
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Sri Lanka Telecom launches National Digital Roadmap to SMART Sri Lanka

June 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom Tuesday (11) marked a special milestone in the country's digital journey towards SMART Sri Lanka with the launch of the National Digital Roadmap at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

New program to increase the performance of SOEs as losses mount in 2018

June 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said a new program will be implemented to enhance the performance of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) as they continue to make losses.
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New program to increase the performance of SOEs as losses mount in 2018

June 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said a new program will be implemented to enhance the performance of the State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) as they continue to make losses.

Former IGP Illangakoon, Hizbullah to testify before PSC tomorrow

June 12, Colombo: The special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on the 21st of April and report to parliament is scheduled to convene again Thursday (13th).
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Former IGP Illangakoon, Hizbullah to testify before PSC tomorrow

June 12, Colombo: The special Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks on the 21st of April and report to parliament is scheduled to convene again Thursday (13th).

5th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 15 June

June 12, Colombo: United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2014, piloted by India declaring June 21 each year as the 'International Day of Yoga'.
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5th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 15 June

June 12, Colombo: United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2014, piloted by India declaring June 21 each year as the 'International Day of Yoga'.

President appoints new SLFP electoral and district organizers

June 11, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena as the chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed 16 new electoral and district organizers of the party.
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President appoints new SLFP electoral and district organizers

June 11, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena as the chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed 16 new electoral and district organizers of the party.

Sri Lanka Marxist party to launch agitation tomorrow demanding the government to resign

June 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is preparing to launch an agitation campaign tomorrow (12th) demanding the government that «made the country anarchic and sacrificed public security».
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Sri Lanka Marxist party to launch agitation tomorrow demanding the government to resign

June 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is preparing to launch an agitation campaign tomorrow (12th) demanding the government that «made the country anarchic and sacrificed public security».

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