Suspects arrested over businessman’s murder remanded

Suspects arrested over businessman’s murder remanded

🕔11:49, 29.Sep 2016

Nine suspects arrested over Bambalapitiya businessman Mohammed Sakeem Sulaiman’s murder were today further remanded till October 13. Sulaiman was abducted recently for ransom and was later found dead in Mawanella. The abductors had demanded Rs. 20 million from the family

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US to fund promoting labour rights in Sri Lanka

US to fund promoting labour rights in Sri Lanka

🕔08:14, 29.Sep 2016

The US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is to fund promoting labour rights in Sri Lanka. DRL announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support the policy objective of

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Chanuka Ratwatte further remanded in fraud case

Chanuka Ratwatte further remanded in fraud case

🕔17:31, 28.Sep 2016

Chanuka Ratwatte, the son of former Minister Anuruddha Ratwatte, was further remanded today till September 30 over alleged financial fraud. Ratwatte was arrested by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) on September 14. (Colombo Gazette)

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Army ready to do what it must to protect the public

Army ready to do what it must to protect the public

🕔17:17, 28.Sep 2016

The Army says it is prepared to do what it must in order to protect the unity of the country and national interests. Army Commander Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva said that the army is also committed to protect the

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President emphasises on importance of right to information

President emphasises on importance of right to information

🕔17:03, 28.Sep 2016

President Maithripala Sirisena today emphasised on the importance of right to information to ensure transparency in the work being carried out by the Government. President Maithripala Sirisena said that the public will feel empowered only if the right to access

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UPFA MP Jayantha Samaraweera arrested by FCID

UPFA MP Jayantha Samaraweera arrested by FCID

🕔16:20, 28.Sep 2016

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Jayantha Samaraweera was arrested by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) today. Samaraweera was arrested after being asked to appear this morning to make a statement. He was asked to appear to make

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UN says its stand on Sri Lanka loud and clear

UN says its stand on Sri Lanka loud and clear

🕔12:06, 28.Sep 2016

The United Nations (UN) says its stand on Sri Lanka is clear and this has been articulated in several press statements issued by the UN office. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said that while anyone is free

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Yoshitha allowed to travel overseas for medical treatment

Yoshitha allowed to travel overseas for medical treatment

🕔11:56, 28.Sep 2016

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been given court approval to travel overseas for medical treatment. The Colombo High Court granted the approval base on a request put forward by Rajapaksa’s lawyers. The court ordered that the passport

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Mahinda’s chief security officer granted bail

Mahinda’s chief security officer granted bail

🕔11:49, 28.Sep 2016

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s chief security officer, Major Nevil Wanniarachchi, was granted bail today in the case filed against him over his failure to reveal his assets.

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Attempt to smuggle sea cucumber to Sri Lanka busted

Attempt to smuggle sea cucumber to Sri Lanka busted

🕔08:53, 28.Sep 2016

About 200 kg of sea cucumber, an endangered coral reef species, which was meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka was seized at Mandapam near Rameswaram in India and two youths were arrested in this connection, the Press Trust of India reported.

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Man who attempted to steal coconuts shot dead

Man who attempted to steal coconuts shot dead

🕔08:31, 28.Sep 2016

A man who attempted to steal coconuts from a coconut estate in Gampaha was shot dead by the security guard of the estate. The police said that the 46 year old man had attempted to steal the coconuts from the

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ECTA agreement to be signed despite opposition

ECTA agreement to be signed despite opposition

🕔19:12, 27.Sep 2016

The Government today announced that the ECTA agreement with India will be signed soon. The announcement was made by Minister for Development strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrema at a joint press conference with visiting Indian Union Minister of State for Commerce

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Sri Lanka wants ‘Panama Papers’ discussed at CFMM meeting

Sri Lanka wants ‘Panama Papers’ discussed at CFMM meeting

🕔17:53, 27.Sep 2016

Sri Lanka has sought a discussion on the controversial ‘Panama Papers’ at the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) next week. Finance Ministers will gather for the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting on 6 October 2016, at the headquarters of the International Monetary

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Wigneswaran draws flak over damaging comments

Wigneswaran draws flak over damaging comments

🕔17:35, 27.Sep 2016

Northern Province C V Wigneswaran has been accused of making comments which could instigate ethnic tensions. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said that Wigneswaran’s statement that Sinhalese should not be allowed to be settled in the North cannot be accepted. “We

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Biswal to hold talks with Navy Commander at State Department

Biswal to hold talks with Navy Commander at State Department

🕔14:46, 27.Sep 2016

US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal is to have talks with the Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra (Ravi) Wijegunaratne today. The meeting is to take place at the Department of State in Washington, the State Department said. The

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Indian fishermen accuse Lankan Navy of attacking them

Indian fishermen accuse Lankan Navy of attacking them

🕔13:43, 27.Sep 2016

More than 2,000 fishermen from Rameswaram were forced to return today without a catch after Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly snapped the fishing nets of 30 mechanised boats near Katchatheevu, India Live Today reported. The fishermen had put out to sea

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Ramith Rambukwella’s driving licence suspended

Ramith Rambukwella’s driving licence suspended

🕔13:18, 27.Sep 2016

The driving licence of former Minister Keheliya Rambukwella’s son Ramith Rambukwella’s was suspended by the Traffic Court today. Rambukwella was arrested recently over an accident which took place at Independence Avenue in Colombo while he was under the influence of alcohol.

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Former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage granted bail

Former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage granted bail

🕔10:49, 27.Sep 2016

Former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage was granted bail today by the Colombo Magistrate. Aluthgamage was arrested this month under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

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Remains of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge exhumed

Remains of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge exhumed

🕔09:54, 27.Sep 2016

The remains of slain newspaper editor Lasantha Wickrematunge were exhumed today to conduct a fresh investigation over his murder, seven years after he was killed. His remains were exhumed at the Borella burial grounds in the presence of a Magistrate and under tight

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Two policemen killed in accident in Katana

Two policemen killed in accident in Katana

🕔06:51, 27.Sep 2016

Two policemen were killed in an accident in Katana, the police media unit said. The motorcycle the two policemen were riding collided with a parked container truck killing them both.

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