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Monthly national security meeting – President

President Maithripala Sirisena will summon a monthly meeting to review national security while obtaining the ideas and suggestions of all the parties.

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“Upon a Sleepless Isle” – A delightful journey

Fans of Andrew Fidel Fernando will be surprised, and those who are new to his writings, delighted.


Sandya says Gnanasara Thero’s release puts family in danger; requests security

President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to pardon and release Ven. Galagodatte Gnanasara Thero from prison has endangered the lives of the family of disappeared journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, his wife Sandya Eknaligoda said.


Thajudeen case: High Court issues summons to former SDIG Senanayake

Colombo High Court Judge Adithya Patabendige today (24) issued summons to former Senior DIG Anura Senanayake for his alleged involvement in concealing evidence in the murder of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen.


Negombo man sets fire to building owned by mother-in-law

A man has set fire to a five-storey building owned by his mother-in-law in Kochchikade, Negombo, last night (23) causing massive damages to the property.


Kavinda steps down from PSC

United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardena has stepped down from the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday bombings, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament today.


Women victimised at times of crisis – activists

A collective of women's rights activists said yesterday (23) that women, being a vulnerable part of society, are victimised at a time of political and social crisis.


MPs want media to cover Easter attack committee proceedings

Members of Parliament are asking Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to allow Media to cover the proceedings of the Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attacks.


Gnanasara Thero’s mother thanks Sirisena

Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero and his mother met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday and thanked him for pardoning the controversial Thero.


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AG directs acting IGP to take action against three senior DIGs

Attorney General (AG) Dappula de Livera has directed acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chandana Wickramaratne in writing to take disciplinary action through the National Police Commission against the Western Province Senior DIG, the STF Commandant and National Intelligence Chief for the alleged dereliction of duties.


Myanmar apprehends Sri Lankan with possible links to Easter attacks

A 39-year-old Sri Lankan national suspected to be linked to the terror group that carried out the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka was arrested in Yangon by Myanmar police yesterday for an alleged visa violation.


Rains expected across the island today

Showers or heavy showers are expected in most parts of the island today (24), the Department of Meteorology said.


Gnanasara Thero’s release sends the wrong message – TNA

Condemning President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to pardon Ven. Gnanasara Thero of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today (23), the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said the President's act sends a "very wrong message" to the country at a time when anti-Muslim bigotry should be kept in check.


No-confidence motions mere theatrics – Hector & Kavinda

Two United National Party (UNP) back-benchers today criticised the no-confidence motions to be presented against both Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and the UNF-led government by Opposition lawmakers.


CID investigating alleged sterilizing report

The Criminal Investigation Department is investigating a news report that a particular doctor had sterilized thousands of women against their will.


Sirisena releases Gnanasara Thero from Prison

The Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero is free after being released by President Maithripala Sirisena using his powers to pardon prisoners.


Will be first to move against Bathiudeen if he’s found guilty – Navin

If investigations revealed that Minister Rishad Bathiudeen had any connection with the suspected terrorists who carried out the Easter attacks as alleged, he would be the first person to move against him, Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake told Parliament today (23).


No-Confidence against Bathiudeen on 18 -19 June

Parliament will debate the No Confidence Motion (NCM) against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen on 18 and 19 June, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said today (23)


‘News story on halting Sri Lanka – Pakistan trade fake’

The Sri Lankan High Commission in Pakistan is refuting a Pakistani newspaper report that said Pakistan’s trade with Sri Lanka has come to a halt.


Police Constable killed in shootout during a raid in Akuressa

A Police Constable attached to the Akuressa police station is dead after he was hit in a shootout with alleged criminals in Akuressa yesterday (22).


Gnanasara Thero’s release may be delayed

The Bodu Bala Sena says the release of their General Secretary Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero from prison may be delayed.


A ceremony held to commemorate fallen soldiers

A ceremony to remember war veterans was held yesterday (22) in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena at The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo.