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Arjun Aloysius and Palisena further remanded

The Attorney General’s Department today informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court that 5 SIM cards and 3 mobile phones have been found within the prison ward of Arjun Aloysius. The court was told that one of the mobile phones was found under the mattress used by Mr Aloysius. The mobile …

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Suspects arrested over leopard killing released on bail

All ten suspects arrested in connection with the brutal killing of a leopard in Ambalakulam have been granted bail by the Kilinochchi Magistrate’s Court. Seven suspects were previously arrested in connection with the incident while another three suspects had surrendered to the court on June 29. An angry mob of …

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AG filed action on UPF- PM

The Attorney General had already filed legal action to recover the additional revenue of Rs 140 million earned by Perpetual Treasuries by selling bonds to University Provident Fund (UPF), Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday. Mr Wickremesinghe said this in response to a query by JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa …

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SL retains Tier 2 ranking in US TIP report

Sri Lanka retained its Tier 2 ranking in the US State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report for the second consecutive year. The 2018 Report which was released on 28 June 2018 can be accessed online at https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday through a media release.   It …

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Govt. has no intention of delaying PC polls – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament yesterday that the government had intention of delaying provincial council elections unnecessarily. The Prime Minister said so in answer to a query raised by Joint Opposition MP Dullas Alahapperuma. Alahapperuma said: “Despite a court order the government adopted some technical measures to delay the …

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Two arrested

Illicit drugs and alcohol worth Rs 10 million discovered from a container at the Orugodawatta container yeard. Two persons arrested, Customs spokesman said.

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