Airport officials gave green light to store paddy at Mattala Airport - Daya Gamage

Primary Industries and Social Empowerment Minister Daya Gamage informed the Presidential Commission that the Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) had decided to store paddy at Mattala Airport after the airport officials had given them permission to execute this decision in 2015.

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Sajith, Ranil in Laggala

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Upcoming election would be ’Mother of all elections’: Patali Champika

Megalopolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the November 16 Presidential Election will be a mother of all future elections to be held in the country.

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Five men to challenge police detention in Malaysia over alleged LTTE links

Lawyers representing five men, including two lawmakers, will be filing habeas corpus applications to challenge their detention under Malaysia’s security laws for alleged links to a banned Sri Lankan militant group, the Straits Times reported.

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BIA employee nabbed with 40 gold biscuits

An employee attached to an airport duty-free shop at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake, was arrested with 40 gold biscuits worth over Rs 32 million today.

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Syrian family arrived at BIA on forged passport - deported

A Syrian family who tried to enter Sri Lanka using fraudulent documents has been arrested at the BIA and deported, Immigration and Emigration Department officials said.

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Elections Law violation cases exceed 1,000: EC

A total of 1,034 complaints of election law violations and violence had been reported between October 8 to 19, the Elections Commission said today.

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Dutch Foreign Minister commends Sri Lanka’s ability to uphold free and fair election

Sri Lanka’s ability to uphold free and fair election amidst various challenges has been commended by a number of democratic countries in the world, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Block said yesterday.

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Police officer among 2 arrested with Kerala cannabis in Mannar

Two suspects including a police officer were arrested with 164.3kg of Kerala cannabis during a search conducted at a roadblock at Ilupawadawei, Mannar, the Navy said.

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I’m not responsible for someone publishing my previous statements: Army Commander

Army Commander Shavendra Silva said yesterday he could not take responsibility for one of his previous statements being used in a newspaper advertisement in connection with the forthcoming presidential election.

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SLFP to sign MoU with Gota today

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa today, the SLPP said.

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My policy is to give prominence to Buddhism and protect unitary status: Sajith

New Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa said yesterday his policy was to give prominence to Buddhism and to protect the unitary status of the country.

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GMOA hands over its proposals to Gotabaya

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) yesterday handed over its set of twenty proposals to SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Opposition Leader’s official residence in Wijerama.

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Election violations

11 including 2 PS members, 1 former PS member arrested: Police

Police arrested eleven suspects including two Pradeshiya Sabha members and a former PS member so far with regards to the received complaints and election law violations, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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851 election law violation cases reported so far: EC

The Elections Commission has received a total of 851 complaints from October 8 to 17 regarding the election law violations and violent activities, the Commission said.

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62 killed in mosque bombing in eastern Afghanistan

A blast in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan killed 62 people Friday, according to Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for Nangahar’s provincial governor. Khogyani said the blast struck worshipers gathered for Friday prayers and left 36 wounded.

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LPBOA decides to support Gota

Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) President Gemunu Wijeratne today said the majority of members in his association had decided to support the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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Isura removed from party posts

Former Chief Minister of the Western Provincial Council Isura Devapriya has been removed from the SLFP Central Committee and Maharagama Chief Organiser post, sources said.

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Do not park vehicles without anyone inside: Police

Police request public not to leave their vehicles parked alone on roadsides due to any technical failures or any other reason without keeping a person in the vehicle because if not, they should inform it to the police emergency, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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Bond indictment under spotlight

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

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Maga Neguma on the road to nowhere!

Road Planing and Development Company, which at one time existed under the Road Development Authority (RDA), was terminated to establish the institutes Maga Neguma Emulsion Private Company, Maga Neguma...

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Cartoon of the day

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Elpitiya victory a trendsetter for us - Prasanna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna(SLPP) MP for the Gampaha district Prasanna Ranatunga, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the presidential ele...

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We should have an out of the box approach to solve issues

Following are the questions asked from New Democratic Front’s (NDF) Presidential aspirant Sajith Premadasa and the answers given by him to the inte...

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‘It’s better to donate a liver than a kidney’ -Prof. Rela

Liver diseases among people in Sri Lanka are prevalent due to many reasons including alcoholism. But the infrastructure needs to be improved to conduc...

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Ranil’s presence is extremely vital for the way forward of UNP

Daily Mirror sat with former Minister and the General Secretary of the UNP, Tissa Attanayaka to discuss the current political situation and the New De...

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Lorry with 200 broilers topples

More than 200 poultry fowls have been killed when a lorry transporting them along the Minneriya - Hingurakgoda Main Road veered off the road and toppled near the Kothalawala Junction last morning (29)...

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Son dumps mother’s body into forest

The Watawala Police in Hatton has launched an investigation into the incident in which a man had thrown the corpse of his mother (81) into a forest claiming he could not bear funeral expenses....

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He had his wife’s underskirt in his bag

A visit to Colombo to meet a politician by a group of villagers from Moragollagama was thrown into chaos when their leader found out the hard way that he did not possess the proper attire to meet with...

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Should the retiring Presidents be awarded with residential houses and multi-million value vehicles?