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Anoma’s request to women

Deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage urges women to understand and use their inherent ability to make proper plans for a productive future. She made the call at a women’s day function at Lanka IOC office in Colombo today. According to her, most women do not make proper use of their …

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Bill for Protection against Enforced Disappearances passed

Later in the day, the Joint Opposition opposed to adding amendments to the Bill for Protection against Enforced Disappearances on the grounds that they had not been provided with aforementioned amendments. NFF Leader Wimal Weerawansa said the MPs had not been given copies of the amendments. MEP leader Dinesh Gunawardena …

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More powers for Police, Tri-Forces

Following the imposition of the State of Emergency, the Police and Tri-forces had been empowered to arrest anyone who creates violence or communal disharmony with the arrested being either sentenced to 20 years imprisonment or sentenced to life imprisonment, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. Based on the intelligence reports, …

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Faiszer presents delimitation report to parliament

Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha presented the provincial council delimitation report to Parliament yesterday.   Presenting the report, at the outset of the sittings, the minister referred it to the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Internal Administration and Public Management.   The report will be debated at a …

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US calls for quick action against perpetrators, end to Emergency

The US Embassy in Colombo has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to act quickly against perpetrators of sectarian violence, protect religious minorities and their places of worship, and swiftly conclude the State of Emergency. President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday decided to declare a week-long state of Emergency to …

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Govt to declare State of Emergency for 10 days

A decision was reached during the Cabinet Meeting held today to declare a State of Emergency in the country for a period of 10 days, Minister S.B. Dissanayake said. The relevant Gazette notification will be issued shortly, he said while speaking to reporters following a special Cabinet discussion held at …

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IGP dispatches CID team to Digana

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara dispatched a team of officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to the Digana area in the Teldeniya police division to carry out investigations this morning, the Police Spokesman said. President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday ordered the police to conduct an immediate impartial …

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Lankan passport ranked 94

The Sri Lankan passport is ranked 94 th in the 2018 Henley and Partners Passport Index. Sri Lankans can visit 42 destinations without visas including Singapore, Indonesia and Bahamas.   The 2018 Henley and Partners Passport Index places the Japanese and Sinaporean passports in the number one position. Germany is …

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Report on UNP restructuring to be handed over to PM today

The report of the committee appointed to come up with recommendations to restructure the United National Party (UNP) is to be handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today, party sources said. A member of this committee told Daily Mirror that the report is ready and will be handed over …

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