Concerns raised over manner in which LTTE suspects are arrested

Concerns raised over manner in which LTTE suspects are arrested

🕔17:10, 30.Apr 2016

Concerns have been raised over the manner in which some LTTE suspects have been arrested by the security forces. The National Peace Council said that the discovery of a cache of weapons used by the LTTE in the north last month

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Media Minister and his secretary summoned over statement

Media Minister and his secretary summoned over statement

🕔16:59, 30.Apr 2016

Media Minister Gayantha Karunatillake and his secretary, Nimal Bopage have been summoned to give an explanation over a statement made this week regarding the joint opposition. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he has summoned the Media Minister and his Secretary

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Three people found shot dead in a vehicle in Thirippane

Three people found shot dead in a vehicle in Thirippane

🕔16:30, 30.Apr 2016

Three people were found shot dead in a vehicle in Thirippane, in Anuradhapura, the police media unit said.

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Ranil asserts no room for terrorism to raise its head again

Ranil asserts no room for terrorism to raise its head again

🕔16:27, 30.Apr 2016

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today asserted that there was no room for terrorism to raise its head again in Sri Lanka. The Prime Minister said that the Government has taken measures to ensure democracy is protected in the country and

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US and Sri Lanka pledge to deepen engagement following TIFA talks

US and Sri Lanka pledge to deepen engagement following TIFA talks

🕔16:18, 30.Apr 2016

The United States and Sri Lanka have pledged to deepen engagement following the 12th U.S.-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework (TIFA) Council meeting held in Washington, D.C this week, the US Embassy in Colombo said today. A joint statement said that

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Lanka discusses missing persons issue with envoys in The Hague

Lanka discusses missing persons issue with envoys in The Hague

🕔12:49, 30.Apr 2016

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, A M J Sadiq hosted a meeting of ambassadors from Asia in The Hague to highlight the work of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) and to discuss the issue of missing and

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Sri Lanka agrees in principle to points system

Sri Lanka agrees in principle to points system

🕔09:36, 30.Apr 2016

The Pakistan Cricket Board has joined Sri Lanka Cricket in agreeing in principle to a proposal from the England & Wales Cricket Board to implement a points system for their tours of England later this summer. The PCB have given

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Anti-Trump protests break out in California

Anti-Trump protests break out in California

🕔09:21, 30.Apr 2016

Protests erupted in California for the second day in a row on Friday against U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is moving closer to winning the Republican nomination after a string of victories this week. The billionaire businessman was forced

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Helicopter crashes off Norway coast

Helicopter crashes off Norway coast

🕔09:19, 30.Apr 2016

A helicopter ferrying passengers from a Norwegian oil platform crashed in the North Sea on Friday, apparently killing all 13 people on board, rescue officials said. The 11 passengers and two crew on the flight from the Gullfaks B oil

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Muslim leader in India under fire

Muslim leader in India under fire

🕔09:16, 30.Apr 2016

The leader of the only South Asian Muslim community known to practise female genital mutilation (FGM) came under criticism on Friday by campaigers who accused him of urging followers to continue the centuries-old custom. Little is known about FGM in

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Ranjan says meeting with Rajinikanth not political

Ranjan says meeting with Rajinikanth not political

🕔23:56, 29.Apr 2016

Actor and politician Ranjan Ramanayake insisted that his meeting with Indian superstar Rajinikanth today was not political. Superstar Rajinikanth’s name being dragged to politics is an unending affair in Tamil Nadu. As Tamil Nadu is getting ready for the big assembly

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Protest demands new probe on journalist’s killing

Protest demands new probe on journalist’s killing

🕔23:50, 29.Apr 2016

Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists protested on Friday to demand Sri Lanka’s new government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country’s civil war, the

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Court bars joint opposition from holding rally at Shalika grounds

Court bars joint opposition from holding rally at Shalika grounds

🕔23:42, 29.Apr 2016

The Colombo Additional Magistrate today issued an interim order preventing the joint opposition from holding its May Day rally at Shalika grounds in Narahempita. The Magistrate issued the order following a complaint filed by the police raising concerns the rally

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Government tells ex LTTE cadres, time to move forward

Government tells ex LTTE cadres, time to move forward

🕔15:53, 29.Apr 2016

The Government today told a group of former LTTE cadres that the time has come to move forward following the end of the war. A group of rehabilitated former LTTE members visited Colombo today concluding their annual educational tour. The

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Udayanga meets Mahinda, insists he will not return to Sri Lanka

Udayanga meets Mahinda, insists he will not return to Sri Lanka

🕔15:19, 29.Apr 2016

Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, who is wanted in Sri Lanka over allegations he sold arms to rebels in Ukraine, has met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Thailand. Weeratunga said in a statement today that he met Rajapaksa

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WIPO commends Sri Lanka for concrete deliverables under IP Action Plan

WIPO commends Sri Lanka for concrete deliverables under IP Action Plan

🕔15:03, 29.Apr 2016

The Director General of the Geneva based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Dr Francis Gurry, commended Sri Lanka for its achievements and concrete deliverables under the 10 Point GoSL-WIPO Intellectual Property Action Plan, which could serve as a good model

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Four cops interdicted for threatening Dambulla restaurant staff

Four cops interdicted for threatening Dambulla restaurant staff

🕔14:55, 29.Apr 2016

Four policemen have been interdicted for threatening staff at a restaurant in Dambulla, the police said. The police said that the four policemen had allegedly threatened staff at the restaurant when they went to purchase liquor. One policeman is reported to have threatened the

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Pakistani national arrested with heroin in his possession

Pakistani national arrested with heroin in his possession

🕔14:42, 29.Apr 2016

A Pakistani national was arrested in Colombo with heroin in his possession, the police said. The police said that the Pakistani youth, aged 21, had 7 pellets with heroin in his possession at the time of the arrest. The suspect

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Williamson confirmed as Kiwi Test captain

Williamson confirmed as Kiwi Test captain

🕔08:41, 29.Apr 2016

Kane Williamson has officially been confirmed as New Zealand’s captain in all three formats, and later this year is set to become the 29th man to lead the country in Test cricket. Williamson was in charge at the World Twenty20

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Syria air strikes kills doctors and children

Syria air strikes kills doctors and children

🕔08:36, 29.Apr 2016

Air strikes destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of Aleppo, including children and doctors, in an attack that a U.S. official said appeared to be solely the work of the Syrian government. The city of

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