London attack- ISIS claims follower was behind rampage

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UK Police investigating the deadliest London terror attack in 12 years have named the perpetrator as a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood. MORE... Read the Full Article

Resolution adopted on SL at UNHRC without a vote

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The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Thursday without a vote adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka to which proposes to give two more years beyond 2017 to fulfill its commitments for reconciliation and transnational justice. MORE... Read the Full Article

Gotabaya responds to AFP’s death squad article

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Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued a letter via his attorney to the Agence France-Presse (AFP) an international news agency headquartered in Paris, complaining over the false and distorted publication carried out under the heading 'Ex-leader's Brother Led Death Squad in Sri Lanka'. MORE.. Read the Full Article

President calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin

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President Maithripala Sirisena met Russian President Vladimir Putin a short while ago on Thursday at the Kremlin Palace. MORE... Read the Full Article

JO needs to form a new govt, without Ranil as PM - Vasu

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The Joint Opposition (JO) would extend its support if those who are against the policies of the Prime Minister intend to bring a new person for the position, MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara says. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka strongly condemns terrorist attack on UK Parliament

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Sri Lanka has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on UK Parliament yesterday, resulting in death and injury. MORE... Read the Full Article

Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations

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Some 20,000 people are being evacuated after a series of explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine described by officials as sabotage. The base in Balakliya, near Kharkiv, is around 100km (60 miles) from fighting against Russian-backed separatists. MORE... Read the Full Article

Energy Secretary Dr Batagoda surrenders to court

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Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Energy Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda today surrendered to the Colombo Magistrate's Court through an attorney, after an arrest warrant was issued on him for failing to appear before the court. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Cannabis seized from a secret bunker , ex-PS member arrested

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A haul of cannabis concealed inside a secret bunker at a residence of a former Pradeshiya Sabha member was discovered in Embilipitiya. MORE... Read the Full Article

Army Roshan handed over to the army

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The suspected underworld figure, Roshan Pradeep, who was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has been handed over to the army. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Rajinikanth to unveil scheme in Jaffna

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Indian actor Rajinikanth will hand over to Tamils, the keys to 150 homes built for them by Gnanam Foundation on April 9 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, The Hindu reported. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka urged to develop comprehensive and time bound implementation strategy

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The United Kingdom urged the Sri Lankan Government to provide determined leadership required to deliver on the commitments made in resolution 30'01 and to develop a comprehensive and time bound implementation strategy. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Amaraweera leaves to the US

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Minister of Fisheries and Agricultural Development, Mahinda Amaraweera has left to the America where he will be signing an agreement for a scientific evaluation of the waters at the Bay of Bengal. MORE... Read the Full Article

Kalutara shooting- ‘Bunti’ remanded until 28 March

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The alleged underworld figure, who was taken into custody over the shooting incident in Kalutara on 27 February, has been remanded until 28 March. MORE... Read the Full Article

16 Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

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Sixteen Indian poachers who engaged in illegal fishing practices in the Sri Lankan waters were arrested at two separate locations yesterday (22), Sri Lanka Navy said. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Wimal continues hunger strike for 2nd day

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Former Housing Minister, Wimal Weerawansa who is currently in prison on allegations of misusing state vehicles, is continuing the hunger strike he commenced for the second day urging for his release. MORE... Read the Full Article

US encourages SL to make public strategy to implement Resolution 30′1

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The United States has appreciated the Government of Sri Lanka's cooperation with the UN and relevant special procedure mandate holders in terms of the human rights situation, William J. Mozdzierz, the US representative said at the on-going session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) at Geneva. MORE... Read the Full Article

Wimal will be submitting a second appeal for bail - Samaraweera

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National Freedom Front (NFF) MP Jayantha Samaraweera stated a bail revision application would be filed on behalf of MP Wimal Weerawansa. MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan woman held at KIA for drug smuggling

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The officials of the Air Intelligence and Customs at Kempegowda International Airport arrested a 39-year-old Sri Lankan woman, who was smuggling contraband drugs to Colombo, last week. MORE... Read the Full Article

Deadly ‘terrorist’ attack outside British Parliament

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A woman was killed and a police officer stabbed near the British Houses of Parliament in London during a wild attack Wednesday that's being treated as a terrorist incident, according to reports. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka will co-sponsor UN resolution for timeline extension - Harsha

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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Harsha de Silva says that Sri Lanka will be co-sponsoring a Resolution with the United States and the other main co-sponsors, for a two-year extension of the timeline for fulfilment of commitments made in UNHRC Resolution 30'1. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Zeid highlights need for international participation in judicial mechanism

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While welcoming Sri Lanka's 'promising progress' in constitutional reforms, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein today urged the government to set up mechanisms to implement the resolution adopted at the UNHRC in 2015. Read the Full Article

Lasantha’s murder- Sujeewa admits having a suspicion about SF

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State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe says that he had a suspicion about Sarath Fonseka as well with regard to the murder of journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga during the previous government. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Sri Lankan nabbed for alleged sexual and physical assault

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In the space of 24 hours, a Sri Lankan national allegedly assaulted two women sexually and physically at Bandar Baru Uda in Malaysia. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Mahesh Senanayake appointed Army Chief of Staff

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Major General Mahesh Senanayake has been appointed as the chief of staff of the Sri Lankan Army. MORE... Read the Full Article