Sri Lanka negotiating inmate transfer with the UAE

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The Sri Lankan Government is negotiating with the UAE for the transfer of expat prisoners to the island nation, a top envoy told Khaleej...

President told Bill against death penalty not legal

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he has been told that the Bill against the death penalty is not legal. Speaking at an event today, the President...

Defence Ministry insists no threat to locals or tourists

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The Defence Ministry today insisted that there is no threat to locals or tourists. A statement by the Ministry of Defence said that the government...

Gunman kills 20 in rampage at Walmart store in Texas

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A gunman armed with a rifle killed 20 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday and wounded more than two dozen...

EU offers to help Sri Lanka counter violent extremism

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The European Union (EU) has offered to help Sri Lanka counter violent extremism. During a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana in Thailand, EU...

HRW demands justice for ACF workers killed in Muttur

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Sri Lankan authorities have failed to bring to justice those responsible for the execution-style killing of 17 aid workers 13 years ago, Human Right Watch said today....

Sri Lanka conducts case involving tourists via video conferencing

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Sri Lanka conducted a case involving the sexual harassment of two tourists via video conferencing. The Attorney General’s Department had permitted the Kandy High Court...

Concerns raised over security for Kandy pageant

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Concerns were raised in Parliament today over the security for the annual Kandy Perahera (pageant). The Kandy Esala Perahera Festival will commence on the 05th...

Zahran Hashim’s brother-in-law arrested

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National Thowheed Jama’ath leader Zahran Hashim's brother-in-law Mohammadu Abdul Kader, has been arrested. The Police said that Zahran Hashim's wife's brother was arrested by the...

Four Muslim MPs who resigned as Ministers reappointed

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Four Muslim Parliamentarians who resigned from their Ministerial portfolios during the tense period following the Easter Sunday attacks, were reappointed to their posts today. Accordingly,...