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Outgoing UN human rights chief commends Sri Lanka

Outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has commended Sri Lanka for cooperating with the UN system, following a period of fraught ties with the UNHRC over the country’s rights record. Hussein was speaking at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council in …

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Postal strikers refuse to compromise

Convener of the Postal Trade Union Front Chinthaka Bandara yesterday said that their trade unions would continue until the government granted their demands.   Bandara made the announcement after the PTUF talks with the Presidential Secretariat officials failed yesterday noon.   “Government’s ploy was to buy time instead of meeting …

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8,500 disabled families in Galle to be assisted

The Galle district is having around 8,500 disabled families, said executive director of Sahanoda Foundation Kumara Deshapriya at a meeting at the Ministry of Social Welfare and Primary Industries at the ministry auditorium which he attended at the invitation of minister Daya Gamage. Previously, at a plant distribution organized by …

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Veteran artist Ivo Dennis passed away

Veteran singer and musician who carried forward Sunil Shantha’s legacy in  Sinhala folk music Ivo Dennis passed away at the age of 86 years at his residence in Seeduwa, our news sources said. Funeral to be take place on Wednesday

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Rainy spells for several districts

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of rain will occur in Hambanthota district. According to the Meteorological Department, showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Batticaloa and Ampara district after …

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Underworld figure ‘Solta’ arrested

Asitha Premathilake alias ‘Solta’,  who was allegedly involved in several shooting incidents ,has been arrested along with a pistol, by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD),  the Police Spokesperson said . The arrest has been made at Borella. He is the main suspect of the shooting incidents in Malabe and Athurugiriya …

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Assassins given Rs 3 mn contract to kill Kiriwehera monk

Three million rupees had been promised to the assassins and planners of the attempted murder of the chief incumbent of the Kiriwehera Rajamaha Viharaya Ven. Kobawaka Damminda Thera, IGP Pujith Jayasundara told local news paper .   The main suspect Asela Lakshman Bandara, who had previously worked as the kapurala …

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PM returns

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has returned to the country at 1.45 am today (18), following his 8-day visit to Doha. He has landed on the country via the QR-668 aircraft belonging to Qatar Airways. The PM and his team of delegates had left for Doha on the 10th of June.

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