Criminal probe against IGP, fmr. Defence Secy- AG
The Attorney General (AG) has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to launch a comprehensive probe against top security officials including former Defence Secretary, IGP, State Intelligence Chief, Commanding Officer of the Special Task Force and the Senior DIG of the Western Province, informed sources said.
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Signboards only in national languages - instructs PM
In the wake of reports about Arabic signboards in some areas of the eastern province, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed that they should be written only in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages.
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Never influenced Army Chief: Bathiudeen
Minister Rishad Bathiudeen today said he had never influenced the army commander and that he only inquired about a person who was taken by an unidentified group.
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Govt. will establish new public school system: PM
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that the Government will establish a new public school system that is not based on language or religion within the next two years.
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Niroshan rejects Navin’s claims
Refuting claims made by Minister Navin Dissanayake, State Minister Niroshan Perera said he had expressed his views on the no-confidence motion against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen with responsibility and that there was no change in his stance on the NCM.
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Dhammika Perera contesting Prez polls
MR sarcastically says ‘hari shoke’
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today in a sarcastic manner said ‘very good’ upon being asked for his comments on reports of business Mogul Dhammika Perera preparing to contest the upcoming presidential poll.
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Indonesia to limit social media to prevent fake news
Indonesia would partially block social media to prevent the spread of fake news after violence broke out in Jakarta following the announcement of official election results, Reuters reported today.
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Nigeria shuts missions in Sri Lanka, Czech, Serbia
The Federal Government of Nigeria has closed it’s foreign missions in Sri Lanka, Czech and Serbia and downsized the mission in Ukraine due to insufficient funds, The Nation Nigeria reported on Tuesday.
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State of emergency extended by one month
President Maithripala Sirisena today issued an extraordinary gazette extending the State of Emergency by one month.
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It’s unfair to blame Bathiudeen: Naveen
While saying that it was unfair to find fault with someone like Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, who has not been found guilty, Plantation Minister Navin Dissanayake said yesterday Minister Bathiudeen turned emotional when he spoke at the Cabinet meeting about the false allegations levelled against him.
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Public officials to get Rs. 2,500 from July 1
The Finance Ministry today issued a circular to pay a Rs.2,500 monthly interim allowance to all public officials with effect from July 1.
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Showery condition to enhance
Showery condition was expected to enhance to some extent over most parts of the island, particularly in South-Western areas, the Department of Meteorology said today.
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UNP suspends membership of Weligama UC Chairman
The party membership of the Weligama Urban Council Chairman, Rehan Jayawickreme, has been suspended by the United National Party (UNP) for violating the UNP disciplinary code, UNP General Secretary and Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.
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Minuwangoda unrest: 32 suspects released on bail
Thirty two suspects who were arrested over violent incidents reported in the Minuwangoda area were released on bail by the Minuwangoda Magistrate’s Court today.
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Immunity to foreign servicemen in SL alarming: Namal
While calling on the government to provide details of the planned status of forces agreement with the US, opposition parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said that ‘immunity being provided to foreign servicemen on Sri Lankan soil is just one of the alarm bells and point to much larger issues.”
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NCM against Bathiudeen should be listed first: GL
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) yesterday insisted that the no-confidence motion (NCM) against Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen should be listed first over a similar motion handed over by the JVP against the government.
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