Malaysian AG drops charges against 12 accused of supporting LTTE
The Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) in Malaysia has decided to drop all charges against 12 people who were accused of supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
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Two killed, 43 injured in bus accident
A 50-year-old woman and her 11-year-old son were killed while 43 other passengers injured in an accident when two passenger buses collided head on near the Nalanda College in Matale this morning, police said.
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Body of the missing police constable found from Pannala
The body suspected to be of a police constable who was reported to be missing from Kadawatha area has been found from a block of wood in Bulugahawatte area in Werahera, Pannala this morning, police said.
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In keeping with domestic priorities and policies
Govt. to work with UN and its agencies
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, who officially informed the Parliament of Government’s decision to withdraw from co-sponsored UN resolution 30/1, said that the government would continue to work with the UN and its agencies, including the regular human rights mandates/bodies and mechanisms as required in keeping with domestic priorities and policies.
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Debt ceiling increase could leave country into greater debt trap: Mangala
The UNP yesterday defended their decision not to support the amendment to increase expenditure stipulated in the vote on account and to increase debt ceiling saying the country would have gone into a deep economic crisis if it was approved in Parliament.
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Fourteen-day isolation ends
Chinese workers re-start work in SL
Work in Chinese funded projects in Sri Lanka has begun to return to normal as workers who were subjected to 14-day isolation amidst fears of the novel coronavirus, have returned back to work this week, the Daily Mirror learns.
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Parliament committee proposes to ban burqa immediately
The Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security has proposed to immediately ban attire such as the burqa and suspend registration of political parties on ethnic and religious basis.
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Withdrawal of VoA will not lead to financial crisis: Govt
Government’s withdrawal of the proposed amendment to the Vote on Account (VoA) to raise additional funds, would not lead to any financial crisis in the country, Higher Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said today.
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E03 re-opened for traffic
The Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) which was closed for several hours re-opened for vehicular movement a short while ago, police said.
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Avant Garde Case: Amended charge sheet dismissed
The Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar today dismissed the amended indictments on the Avant Garde illegal arms transportation case filed by the Attorney General (AG) on the basis that it was illegal to file a charge sheet against the released defendants from the case.
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Peliyagoda - Ja-Ela stretch on E03 re-opened
The stretch from Peliyagoda to Ja-Ela on the Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) has been re-opened, Police said. The Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) was closed this afternoon due to smoke emitting from a garbage dumping site at Seeduwa.
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Srilankan Airlines scam
President and PM call for stern action against all responsible
Both President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had directed the relevant authorities to take stern action against all who are responsible for the Srilankan Airlines scam including former CEO Kapila Chandrasena, State Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage told Parliament today.
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Katunayake Expressway closed until further notice due to smoke
The Colombo- Katunayake Expressway (E-03) has been closed until further notice due to a smoke emitting from a garbage dumping site at Seeduwa, Police said.
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Amendment to VoA seeking an increase in expenditure withdrawn
The Government has withdrawn the proposed amendment to the Vote on Account (VoA) seeking to increase expenditure and an increase in the debt ceiling.
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CA orders not to arrest Gihan Pilapitiya without a warrant by Magistrate
The Court of Appeal today issued order that interdicted High Court Judge Gihan Pilapitya shall not be arrested without an order of a Competent Court.
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Establishing separate Urban Council for Sainthamaruthu: Gazette Notice suspended
The Gazette notification to establish a separate Urban Council for Sainthamaruthu has become invalid following the Cabinet decision not to proceed with the Gazette right now, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardena said.
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Two die of coronavirus in Iran, first fatalities in Middle East
Two elderly people have died in Iran after testing positive for the new coronavirus, according to health officials.
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Hanau shooting: Eight dead after two attacks in Germany
Eight people are dead following two shootings at shisha bars in the western German city of Hanau, BBC reported.
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Swan continues to haunt the elephant camp?
A fresh hurdle emerged yesterday in the adoption of the swan symbol by the newly-formed ‘Samagi Jana Balawegaya’ to contest the next general elections, Daily Mirror learns.
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