Removing Dr. Shafi’s probe from CID: Acting IGP says ’not possible’ to NPC
The Acting IGP has written to the National Police Commission (NPC) yesterday saying it is not possible to remove the CID from investigating Dr. Mohammed Shafi’s case and hand it over to the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU).
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Aftermath of April 21 attacks - UN expert lauds SL efforts to ensure rule of law
The visiting UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly has appreciated the fact that Sri Lanka was able to recover and ensure the rule of law in the aftermath of the April 21 tragedy, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.
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Govt. has not signed SOFA: PM tells BASAL
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a delegation from the Sri Lanka Bar Association that the government had not signed the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States.
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Batticaloa Campus - Sectoral Committee calls for forensic audit
Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Education under the parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committee on Education and Human Resources Development, Ashu Marasinghe yesterday called for a forensic audit on the Batticaloa Campus.
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Ranjan’s remarks - Reveal decision taken at disciplinary inquiry: Ven. Omalpe
Leading Buddhist monk Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera yesterday urged the government to reveal the decision taken after the disciplinary inquiry conducted on State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake over his controversial remarks on the Buddhist clergy.
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SL politics should cater to aspirations of youth - PM
Sri Lanka’s politics should change in order to cater to the aspirations of youth, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.
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Soldier killed, five others including Major injured in accident
One soldier was killed and five others including a Major were injured when their cab vehicle crashed into a tree after hitting a three-wheeler on the A-20 Road at Rambewa in Anuradhapura last evening, police said.
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Inclement weather easing slightly
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today the inclement weather in the country had improved to some extent though risks still prevailed.
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Defender jeep connected to VIP security personnel attack found
The Defender jeep (CAD-8850) connected to VIP security personnel attack on a van at Kalagedihena, was found from Elhena Road Maharagama today, police said.
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Return waste material to country of origin: CEA tells importer
The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has ordered the Hayleys Free Zone Ltd. also known as Advantis, which had imported several containers of industrial waste to be exported to the country of origin with immediate effect.
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Nine SSPs promoted as DIGs
Nine Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) with the approval of the National Police Commission.
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NPC Secretary remanded till August 2
Former Additional Secretary of Defence and National Police Commission Secretary D.M. Saman Dissanayake, who was arrested by the CID yesterday over the Avant Garde armoury case, was remanded till August 2 by Gangodawila Acting Magistrate Thissa Wijeratne today.
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Tree falls killing three in Sooriyawewa
A mother, her daughter and another girl died after a tree had fallen onto a three- wheeler parked near a school in Sooriyawewa this afternoon, Police said.
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French investors interested in H’tota Port: Envoy tells MR
French Ambassador Eric Lavertu, who called on Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said French investors were showing a keen interest in investing in the Hambantota port and the plantation sector.
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Elephant calf case: AG files indictments against Thilina Gamage
The Attorney General today filed indictments at Colombo High Court against former Magistrate Thilina Gamage and three others over illegally keeping an elephant calf.
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Traffic congestion in Town Hall
Traffic congestion was reported in the Town Hall area due to a protest march carried out by the Rajarata University students.
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Allegations against Dr. Safi
None of the complainants had come for tests at Castle, De Zoysa: DGSH
Though the Kurunegala Magistrate Court has advised over 1,000 women who had lodged complaints against the controversial Gynecologist of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, Dr. Siyabdeen Safi for alleged unlawful sterilization to have tests at De Zoyza and Castle Street women hospitals, not a single complainant had come forward for the tests up to yesterday, Director General - Health Services (DGHS) Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.
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