Shots fired at judge in Vidya murder case; cop injured

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An unidentified gunman has opened fire at the vehicle of Jaffna High Court Judge M. Illanchelian in Nallur, Jaffna. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Two held with illegal firearms in Maha Oya

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Police officers arrested two suspects for the possession of two locally-manufactured firearms without permits in the Bogamuyaya area in Maha Oya. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Call of nominations for three PCs expected on Oct. 2

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The Elections Commission says that the calling of nominations for the North Central, Sabaragamuwa and Eastern provincial councils is expected to be announced on October 02. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sagala orders probe into attempted arrest of Rayan Jayalath

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Minister Sagala Ratnayake says that he has instructed the IGP to investigate the procedures followed by police when attempting to arrest the Convener of the Medical Faculty Students Action Committee, Rayan Jayalath. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan national held for not possessing valid documents

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A Sri Lankan national was today arrested at Erwadi in the Ramanathapuram district for allegedly entering India without valid documents, police said today. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Resolving garbage and dengue issues will take time - Isura

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Chief Minister of the Western Province Isura Devapriya says that it would take at least the next three years to resolve the country s garbage and dengue problems. MORE.. Read the Full Article

17 injured following grenade attack during clash

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At least seventeen individuals were injured and hospitalized due to a clash involving two groups in the Wetiya Junction area in Angunakolapelessa. MORE.. Read the Full Article

New Army Chief of Staff appointed

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Major General K. A. D. Amal Karunasekara has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA). MORE.. Read the Full Article

UN assures continued support to Sri Lanka

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UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman said that the United Nations would continue to extend fullest support to Sri Lanka s development process and reconciliation. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Navy arrests 8 Indian fishermen

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Eight Indian fishermen have been arrested along with a fishing trawler for poaching in Sri Lankan seas north of Point Pedro. MORE.. Read the Full Article

New bill aims to widen tax net, cut indirect taxes - Mangala

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Sri Lanka´s new tax bill, demanded by the IMF as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, will seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and cut indirect taxes, top finance ministry officials said on Friday. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Section of Colombo Swimming Club bulldozed without prior notice?

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The Road Development Authority (RDA) today demolished a section of land at the Colombo Swimming Club including the pool area with the use of bulldozers and labourers, however those in charge of the club say they were taken by surprise by the sudden turn of events. MORE.. Read the Full Article

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigns

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has quit, reportedly in protest at a shake-up of the communications team. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Agricultural sector to be given priority if country is to develop - President

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President Maithripala Sirisena stated that the country will only move forward if they prioritise their agricultural sector. MORE... Read the Full Article

Customs officers transferred over Rs 3.2b cocaine haul

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Three Customs officers attached to the container yard in Orugodawatta have been transferred over the stock of cocaine recently recovered from the Ratmalana Economic Centre, the media unit of Sri Lanka Customs said. MORE... Read the Full Article

PUCSL approves CEB s 20 year electricity generation plan

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Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has granted approval to the alternate Least Cost Long Term Generation Expansion Plan (LCLTGEP) 2018- 2037 of the Ceylon Electricity Board, with the view of ensuring energy security and continuous supply of electricity in Sri Lanka. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Canals in Colombo to be cleaned up

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Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka, stated that a program focusing on the cleaning of canals will commence tomorrow (22). MORE... Read the Full Article

Irregularities in Rs.120 million worth medical supplies probed

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The Presidential Commission for Inquiry has commenced an investigation on allegations of financial irregularities that occurred within the medical supplies division. MORE... Read the Full Article

Senior DIG Jayasinghe suspended from duties

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The National Police Commission has approved the suspension of Senior DIG, Lalith Jayasinghe. MORE.. Read the Full Article

UN chief commends establishing Office of Missing Persons

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The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has commended the Government of Sri Lanka for establishing the Office of Missing Persons (OMP), terming it as a significant milestone for all Sri Lankans still searching for the truth about their missing loved ones. MORE.. Read the Full Article

UK report expresses concern over intercommunal tension in Sri Lanka

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The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office s annual human rights report recognises and welcomes improvements in the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, while also emphasising the need for further progress. MORE.. Read the Full Article

CID raids illegal spare parts importer in Pothuhara

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The Criminal Investigations Department has raided store in Pothuhara, which was allegedly importing vehicle spare parts to the country illegally. MORE.. Read the Full Article

President signs gazette notification on missing persons act

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President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the gazette notification on the Missing Persons Act (No 16. 2016), which will entail the establishment of the investigative office and administrative practices pertaining to the matter. MORE... Read the Full Article

Joint Opp. makes decision on JNP s departure

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The Joint Opposition Party will have representatives of the party at the Constitutional Assembly, despite the members of the Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (JNP) leaving the assembly. MORE... Read the Full Article

Animals deserve more rights than what they have today - Otara

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Speaking at a press conference held yesterday (20) by the Alliance for the Protection of Community Dogs, Otara Gunewardene stated that the sudden increase in the cruelty to animals has been due a minority of the population complaining about the problem regarding stray animals. MORE... Read the Full Article