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Indian President rejects TN’s plea to release Rajiv’s killers

President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the Tamil Nadu government’s request to release the seven prisoners convicted for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991, The Hindu reported today. Mr. Kovind conveyed to the government that the “Centre does not concur with its view” to …

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Muslims set an example for humanity during Ramadan – PM

During the month of Ramadan the Muslims strive to lead a life of a cooperation and set an example for humanity, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. In his message to mark the Eid-ul-Fitr Ramadan Festival, the Prime Minister said the period of fasting functions as a means of reassessment for …

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Gnanasara Thero’s lawyers file appeal

Attorneys representing Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero have submitted an appeal to the Homagama Magistrate’s Court, to be forwarded to the High Court, requesting that the Thero be acquitted and released. The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation was sentenced to 6 months of rigorous imprisonment for …

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Showers expected to enhance slightly

The Department of Meteorology says that the showery condition in the South-Western part of the island is expected to slightly enhance. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy falls about 50mm can be expected at some …

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President orders not to relocate the two elephants at Sinharaja

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed relevant officials to allow the last two rare elephants to continue to remain at the Sinharaja forest reserve. The President has instructed the Secretary to the Environment Ministry and the Director General of the Wildlife Conservation Department in this regard, the President’s Media Division said. …

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Accomplice of Wele Suda arrested with drugs and firearms

An accomplice of drug kingpin ‘Wele Suda’ has been arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) along with a haul of heroin worth around Rs 25 million and firearms, the Police Spokesman said. He said that the suspect was arrested last night with 2kg of heroin during a raid carried …

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