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Never used or acquired such material says army commander
In the wake of the senior UN official in charge of mine clearing operations carried out by NGOs alleging that unexploded cluster munitions had been found in the Vanni east recently, the GoSL has challenged the agency to furnish evidence to support the latest…Continue
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A judicial order was made last week directing the Attorney General to submit a report on whether Ceylinco Chairman Lalith Kotelawala and five other Golden Key (GK) directors had violated the conditions under which they were released on bail by the Supreme Court.
Colombo High Court Judge Sunil…Continue
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The remission given to prisoners for good behaviour would not be applicable to former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka since he was convicted by a military court, Prison Commissioner General P.W. Kodippili said yesterday.
The 30-month prison sentence imposed on Mr. Fonseka after the Army Court Martial found…Continue
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The Central Bank (CB) has warned commercial banks against speculation and threatened action against some after the rupee hit an all-time high of Rs. 133 per US dollar on Wednesday.
The rate, however, settled down to Rs 130 on Friday, dealers said. There were reports that CB officials had visited at least two banks to check their books…Continue
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The Sri Lanka Army today denied reports that security forces had used cluster bombs during the war and requested to provide any evidence so that an investigate can be launched, the Press Trust Of India reported. “I wish to reiterate that Sri Lanka Army, Navy or Air Force never used cluster bombs,” military spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan…Continue
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Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was admitted to Nawaloka Hospital after he threatened to stage a hunger strike if the prison authorities failed to follow court orders, Mrs Anoma Fonseka said.
Mrs. Fonseka charged that there was a delay in admitting him to the Hospital. Mrs. Fonsekasaid they were waiting at the Nawaloka…Continue
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General Sarath Fonseka yesterday filed an application for bail in the Supreme Court seeking release from prison, consequent to the three-year rigorous imprisonment term, imposed on him by the High Court Trial at Bar, which heard the ‘White Flag case’, expiring.
The General was convicted of having publicly said…Continue
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While denying allegations that he was behind the attack on the house of Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha Vice Chairman this morning, Minister Mervyn Silva today said he will not allow to transform Kelaniya into another Libya, his media secretary said.
Speaking to Daily Mirror online media Secretary Rehan Wijeratne said there was a…Continue
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In one of the biggest raids in recent history on heroin distribution,police arrested three women and two men at a luxurious distribution point in the 2000 Plaza housing complex, Dehiwala yesterday.
The Luxurious house is believed to be one of the main distribution points of drugs to the country and is believed to have been…Continue
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Army Chief Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya yesterday said that the deployment of troops in the Northern and Eastern Provinces was very much less than during the conflict.
"There is a substantial reduction of troops stationed in each district following peace time re-deployment," Lt. Gen. Jayasuriya said in an…Continue
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UN panel chairperson accused of being arrogant, racist for trying to bar him
The attempt by Chairperson of the UN Special Advisory Panel on Peace Keeping Operations Louise Frechette early this year to bar Sri Lanka’s deputy permanent representative Major General Shavendra Silva from the…Continue
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Hirunika Premachandra, the daughter of slain former MP Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra lodged a complaint at the Police headquarters late last night alleging that she had received credible information that a contract has been given to kill her.
“I have received credible information that a contract has been given to…Continue
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Colombo Additional Magistrate Ms. Praharsha Ranasinghe today said that Police could arrest the former Inter-University Convener and presently a lawyer, Udul Premaratne, if he had behaved provocatively during the protest at Wanathamulla, against the arrest of some suspects few days ago.
The magistrate made this observation…Continue
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The JVP yesterday accused the government of allowing India to intervene in the country’s internal affairs by permitting their MPs to visit every place in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.
JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath told a press conference that the government had not allowed JVP members to…Continue
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Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa said that Minister Mervyn Silva could be removed from the post of Kelaniya electoral organizer only by the leader of the party President Mahinda Rajapaksa and not by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party or the Central Committee.
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Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva today said that Kelaniya meant Mervyn Silva, and Mervyn Silva meant Kelaniya.
Addressing a function in Kelaniya, the minister said though he remained silent in the recent past he had resumed his activities in the Kelaniya area.
“During the past few days I was watching the goings on. I…Continue
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Cricketer Jehan Mubarak, who was in police custody following a fatal accident in Chilaw, was released on personal bail of one million rupees by the Chilaw District Court a short while ago.
The Court also ordered the suspect to pay Rs. 600,000 to the family members of the deceased and also Rs.400,000to the injured person, involved in…Continue
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"Deployment in SL, not on foreign soil,’’ Mahinda tells visiting Indian MPs
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday asserted that it would be unreasonable to expect his government to move troops out of the Northern Province in spite of the conclusion of the conflict in May three…Continue
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The government has ended its dilly-dallying over seeking further assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), just as the Sri Lanka rupee closed this week at more than Rs130 a US dollar, a near 20% depreciation since January.
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Mumbai idol’ back in Sri Lanka for treatment
Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who is back in the island for treatment for his back injury, is the only national player who has refused to sign the annual central player contract with Sri Lanka Cricket.
Back spasms sidelined Malinga, who is turning out…
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