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New public school system that isn’t segregated along lines of language or religion – PM

Over the next two years, the Government will introduce a new public primary and secondary education system that is not segregated along lines of language or religion, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.


Papal envoy visits bombed Kochchikade Shrine

A special envoy of Pope Francis, Fernando Cardinal Filio is in the country and visited the bombed-out St Anthony’s Cathedral in Kochchikade today.


State of Emergency extended by one month

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a Gazette Extraordinary extending the State of Emergency in Sri Lanka for one more month from today (22).


Pres Polls: Pro-Govt civil society activists to back whoever committed to democratic goals

Civil society activists who were instrumental in bringing the Yahapalana Government into power in 2015 told RepublicNext yesterday that they would throw their weight behind any party or presidential candidate that would, in good faith, help realise the democratic ideals they had always espoused.


Violence in the name of religion must be opposed – Sri Lankan envoy

Sri Lankan Ambassador to the Netherlands A.M.J Sadiq is stressing the importance of collective efforts to oppose the use of religion to justify violence and extremism.


Weligama UC Chairman’s UNP membership suspended

The United National Party (UNP) suspended the membership of Weligama Urban Council Chairman Rehan Jayawickreme, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.


State workers to receive salary increment of Rs 2500 from 1 June

The Government has decided to increase the monthly salary of all government employees by Rs. 2500 effective from 1 June onwards.


Police charge 22 under ICCPR For Minuwangoda racial riots

Police are charging 22 persons under the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights Act for the racial riots which swept through Minuwangoda


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