LTTE suspect nabbed in Jaffna

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Sri Lanka Police today arrested a person suspected to be connected to the LTTE terrorist organisation in Jaffna. MORE.. Read the Full Article

UPDATE: Virgin passenger arrested amid hijack fear

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A drunken passenger sparked fears of a hijack after trying to break into the cockpit of a Virgin passenger plane. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Marvan appointed new Coach

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Former Cricketer Marvan Atapattu has been appointed as the National Team Head Coach and Ruwan Kalpage as the Interim Assistant Coach with immediate effect, the Sri Lanka Cricket announced. Read the Full Article

Rajiv’s killers not to be released for now: SC

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In a significant development, the Supreme Court on Friday deferred the verdict in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and referred the case to a larger Constitution Bench.
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A Gobi associate arrested

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A man, suspected to have been a close associate of the slain LTTE leader Ponniah Selvanayagam Kajeeban alias Gobi, was arrested by the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) in Jaffna, police said.
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England post too good to turn down, says Paul Farbrace

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England's new assistant coach Paul Farbrace admitted on Thursday that it was impossible turn down the job even though he will have mixed feelings when he faces former employers Sri Lanka next month
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UN names Sri Lanka among 21 countries with rape in conflict

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Sri Lanka has been named among 21 countries where rape and other sexual violence has been committed in current and recent conflicts, according to a new U.N. report. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Red notice on Nediyavan: Norway still evaluating the request

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Norwegian Foreign Ministry said that it was still evaluating how to respond to the approach by the Sri Lankan government with regard to the red notice that make it necessary for Norway's government to arrest Perinpanayagam Sivaparan or Nediyavan...
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Marvan for top job – Jayasuriya non committal

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Chief Selector of the national cricket team Sanath Jayasuriya today hinted that they may already have a replacement for the vacant head coaching position, saying that he and others involved in the recruitment process hope to discuss the vacancy with batting coach Marvan Atapattu, ahead of the tour of Ireland and England next month
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Video: Marvan for top job – Jayasuriya non committal

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Chief Selector of the national cricket team Sanath Jayasuriya today hinted that they may already have a replacement for the vacant head coaching position, saying that he and others involved in the recruitment process hope to discuss the vacancy with batting coach Marvan Atapattu, ahead of the tour of Ireland and England next month Read the Full Article

Committee to probe Indian kidney racket

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Following the shocking exposure of a medical racket involving some Indians and a Sri Lankan doctor to trade live kidneys for transplantation in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry today appointed a one woman committee to look into the highly unethical and illegal human organ deal and report back in a month
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Strategic Development Project bill passed in Parliament; Rathana Thero votes against

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The controversial gazette tabled under the Strategic Development Project Act was passed in Parliament today with a majority of 71 votes. A total of 113 members voted in favour while only 42, including UPFA MP, voted against the bill. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Controversial gazette notifications passed

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One of the three controversial gazette notifications that the opposition claims will legalize casinos was passed in Parliament a short while ago with a majority of 71 votes.
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SF seeks UN assistance for regime change

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If the government and its leadership continue to be corrupt and keep oppressing the people, the opposition will have to seek the assistance of the United Nations (UN) to change the leadership, Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka said today
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SL briefs diplomats on action taken against terrorist funding

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External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris today briefed the Colombo based diplomatic community regarding the action taken by the Sri Lankan government against groups and individuals involved in terrorist funding and other activity connected with plans to revive terrorism
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Speaker expresses disappointment over Hambantota incident

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Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today expressed regret over the incident where a group of UNP MPs were obstructed in Tissamaharama, Hambantota the electorate of which he is the SLFP chief organizer. MORE... Read the Full Article

No casino; only a hotel: Govt.

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Draft Strategic Development Project Bill doesn't allow any casinos and the project was only a hotel project, the Government Information Department said today
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Zoo staff want jumbo dance back

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Employees of Dehiwela Zoological Garden today staged a protest near the Zoological Garden urging the administration to restart elephant performances which were halted due to the bad health condition of the elephants
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230 promoted as Chief Inspectors

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Two hundred and eighteen (218) male Police Inspectors and 12 women Police Inspectors were promoted as Chief Police Inspectors by the Inspector General of Police with effect from March 17
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Mahela, Sanga make up with Nishantha

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Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara have shaken hands with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga and have resolved their differences at a brief but amicable meeting last evening at SLC head office, sources said
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Father throws children into Nilwala River

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Police have commenced a search operation to nab a father who has allegedly thrown his two children into the Nilwala River. The girl aged four and boy aged two were rescued by the security forces after being thrown into the water from the Mahanama bridge in Matara. MORE... Read the Full Article

Man throws his two little children into Nilvala River

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A four-year-old girl and her two-year-old brother, who were thrown into the Nilvala River by their father this morning, were rescued by the army personnel on duty at a nearby security post, police said.
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Special unit to handle religious matters

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa said a special Police unit would be established within the Religious Affairs Ministry to inquire complains on religious matters, the government information department said
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Prepared to hold elections if opposition demands - President

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I am in no hurry to hold a Presidential election however if the opposition demands I am prepared to hold a General or a Presidential election next year, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. President said this in a reply to a query on unconfirmed reports of a Presidential election being held next year. MORE... Read the Full Article

Special police unit to deal with complaints on religious activities - President

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A special police unit to be established under the Religious Affairs Ministry to deal with complaints related to religious activities, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today. Speaking to heads of media institutions today he added that he will not let any person or organization take the law into their own hands. MORE... Read the Full Article