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No UNP MP will support the no-confidence motion

National Youth Front Chairman, parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardene says that the no-confidence motion that is to be brought against the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by the joint opposition will not receive any support from any United National Party (UNP) member of parliament. He said the no-confidence motion against the PM is …

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Court orders arrested of Wimal and Jayantha

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today ordered the arrest MPs Wimal Weerawansa and Jayantha Samaraweera and to produce the before the court immediately. Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara issued the order due to their failure to appear before the court for a case. Cinnamon Garden Police filed a case against …

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MP Sanath Nishantha and brother remanded until May 25

UPFA Parliamentarian Sanath Nishantha Perera and his brother former Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Jagath Samantha Perera have been ordered remanded until May 25 by the Chilaw High Court. The Puttalam District MP and his brother are charged over the assault of the Arachchikattuwa Divisional Secretary and the case is being …

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42-year-old killed in shooting at Armour Street

One person has been killed while his wife suffered injuries following a shooting incident at Armour Street in Colombo, a short while ago. The Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the victim, a 42-year-old male, and his wife were in a car when gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire …

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New laws to tame NGOs

The government was planning to bring in new laws to make Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) pliable and muzzle any organisation which refused to fall in line, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights (CHR), Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon said yesterday.   Tennakoon said Minister Mano Ganesan had presented a Cabinet …

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Rainy weather gradually fades from tomorrow

revailing rainy weather was expected to gradually fade away from tomorrow (20), the Met Department said.   Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in most parts of the island, including Batticaloa, Ampara, Moanaragala and Hambantota districts, today except Northern province after 2.00 p.m.   The Met Department said …

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Muslim ministers to have special meeting with PM

The Muslim Ministers of the government will have a special meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today to discuss action taken regarding communal violence in the Kandy District, a Minister said yesterday. Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader Minister Rauff Hakeem said  that he, along with the others, would meet …

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Putin wins a gain

Valdimir Putin secured fourth term as Russian leader with at least 73.9 percent of vote, exit polls say  a bigger win than in 2012, foreign media said

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India won “Nidhas” Trophy

India win by four wickets against Bangladesh at the final match of Nidhas Trophy . India won the toss and elected to field against Bangladesh. Bangladesh scored 166/8 in 20 overs. India reached the target in 20 overs and scored 168 for six wickets.

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