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Monthly Archives: July 2018

CID to investigate NYT allegations

Based on the complaint made by Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will commence and investigation in the New York Times article’s allegations. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made this statement at the Parliament, today (04).

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Leave cancelled

Leave of all police officers in the Jaffna police division has been cancelled for two weeks from today. According to the police, this decision was taken to expedite the apprehension of the ‘Ava gang’, who are responsible for the recent crimes in Jaffna. Leave cancellation of the police officers has …

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England and Sweden qualified for quarter finals

England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties after Eric Dier scored the decisive spot kick to send them through to a World Cup quarter-final against Sweden. England had previously lost all three World Cup shootouts and three of four in the European Championship but prevailed on Tuesday when Mateus Uribe and …

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UNP summons Vijayakala to Colombo to face media

The stand of State Minister of Child Affairs, Vijayakala Maheswaran, who said that the LTTE had to be revived if the Tamils in the North and East were to live without fear, was not that of the UNP, Minister Harin Fernando said yesterday, addressing the media.   The Minister said …

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President Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Sri Lanka

United States President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives hopes to advance U.S. values for a stable, rules-based regional order in South Asia. Testifying before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations at confirmation hearing, nominee for Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Alaina Teplitz said …

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Teachers and principals are sick

Several trade unions representing school teachers, principals and administration officers have decided to continue with their planned trade union action today against the appointments given in the field of educational services to alleged victims of political revenge. A number of trade unions including the Sri Lanka Education Administration Service Officers’ …

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PM asks President to temporarily remove Vijayakala

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has requested President Maithripala Sirisena to temporarily remove State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran from her ministerial portfolio until inquiries are completed. An investigation is being carried out regarding certain controversial comments made by the State Minister regarding the now defunct LTTE, during an event in Jaffna yesterday …

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