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Main suspect in Sunshine Sudda’s murder killed

COLOMBO (News 1st): Lunuwilage Lasantha alias ‘Tinker Lasantha’, the main suspect in the murder of Sunshine Sudda, was killed by Police fire on Friday morning (Nov. 26). The suspect was arrested by Officers of the Kalutara District Anti-Corruption Unit, while he was hiding at a house in the Kalutara area, Sri Lanka …

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Navy deploys Lagoon Craft for passenger transport in Kinniya

Navy deploys Lagoon Craft for passenger transport in Kinniya COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Navy made arrangements to provide safe passenger transport service at the Kurinchankerny bridge commencing from 25th November 2021. The residents in the area will be able to use this mode of transportation until the construction of …

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Locally produced security devices for Parliament security

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Centre for Defence Research and Development under the Ministry of Defence handed over locally produced security equipment in Parliament on Thursday (25) to ensure the security of the Parliament complex. Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne handed over the equipment to Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, Speaker of Parliament. …

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‘Our LP Gas Cylinders are SAFE’, assures Laugfs Gas GM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Laugfs Gas PLC had dismissed reports claiming that gas cylinders are exploding due to the change of composition in LP Gas Cylinders. Kulamithra Bandara, the General Manager (Engineering) of Laugfs Gas PLC said such reports have no truth whatsoever, as the composition is maintained at its stipulated …

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CBSL to maintain policy rates at current levels

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has decided to maintain the Standing Deposit Facility Rate (SDFR) and the Standing Lending Facility Rate (SLFR) at their current levels of 5.00% and 6.00% respectively. Issuing a press release, the CBSL states that the board …

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FRs against controversial LNG deal fixed for 29th Nov

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Fundamental Rights applications filed with the Supreme Court against the transfer of shares of the Yugadhanavi Power Plant will be taken up for consideration in the presence of a five-judge bench led by the Chief Justice, on the 29th of November. In September 2020, New Fortress …

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The legal quagmire over the Muthurajawela marshlands

The Muthurajawela Wetland is a key wetland that has been a topic of discussion for many years owing to its environmental importance and also due to the environmental destruction taking place in the area. The wetland has been under threat due to racketeers’ activities as well. The newest controversy surrounding …

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Tamil Diaspora, Taliban and the Muslim politics

Although the demonstration against the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and the disruption of its meeting in Canadian city of Toronto by the supporters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on last Saturday might be seen as a new development by many, it was not something to be surprised. …

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Why choose the worst way to reach school?

The ferry tragedy in the Kuringankerni Lagoon on Tuesday underscores the fact that some journeys to school in Sri Lanka aren’t safe to say the least. As many as six people died in that incident and several others were hospitalised. And what’s hilarious is the government quickly choosing to palm …

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Murugeysen Tiruchelvam, the ITAK’s Chief Political Strategist

In the ‘Political Pulse’ column of 10 November titled ‘Tiruchelvam QC and Sabry PC: A tale of two resignations,’ I had written to some extent about former Local Government Minister Murugeysen Tiruchelvam known as M. Tiru or Tiru. Interestingly much of the feedback I received displayed great interest and curiosity about …

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