Visa Suspended For Tourists From Myanmar

The government has decided to suspend issuing visas for tourists from Myanmar following fears that Rohingya Muslims may attempt to enter Sri Lanka to seek refuge. Minister of Internal Affairs S. B. Navinna told The Sunday Leaderthat the decision to suspend issuing visas to Myanmar nationals was taken as a result of the crisis in that country. He said that Rohingya Muslims may visit Sri Lanka as tourists and ...

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Blue police uniforms soon for Sri Lanka Police : IGP

Khaki police uniforms worn by police personnel will soon be replaced by blue uniforms, IGP Pujith Jayasundara said yesterday. Speaking at an event in Ella, Jayasundara said most police departments in the world had blue uniforms. “We thought the department needed a change so we decided to change our uniforms to a dark blue. We will implement this soon,” he said. Jayasundara said he hoped the change would pus ...

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Meethotamulla garbage dump may explode: Japanese researchers

Visiting Japanese research experts yesterday warned of a methane gas explosion caused under pressure from within the Meethotamulla garbage mountain at any moment and result in more lives being lost. A member of the Japanese Scientific Research Team which arrived in the country on Thursday made their first field inspection tour of the garbage dump last morning and urged authorities to evacuate the residents ...

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Mahinda to field Omar Kamil to Colombo – UNP likely to ask for it?

Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa will field former mayor and special municipal commissioner Omar Kamil as his candidate for the Colombo municipal council at the upcoming local government elections, according to reports reaching Lanka News Web. Discussions have taken place to field him under Mahinda’s Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (flower bud symbol), but president Maithripala Sirisena has agreed that he should ...

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JOINT OPPOSITION TO FIELD A COMMON CANDIDATE

The Joint Opposition says that it will field a common candidate for the Presidential election in 2020. MP Prasanna Ranatunga stated this to the media after visiting NFF leader MP Wimal Weerawansa who is currently in remand prison. Meanwhile, a group of members of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna led by its leader MP Dinesh Gunawardana also visited MP Weerawansa at Welikada prison today. After a visit to Weerawansa, ...

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Peacock Mansion Famed ASP Liyanage Appointed As Ambassador To Qatar

Politician turned businessman, A.S.P. Liyanage  has been appointed as the ambassador to Qatar, by President Maithripala Sirisena. He has been appointed as the ambassador since December 31 Sri Lanka Labour Party leader and millionaire entrepreneur A.S.P. Liyanage was sommened by Commission to investigate on Bribery or Corruption(BC) in connection with his offer to hand over Rs.730 million worth Peacock Mansi ...

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A POLICE CONSTABLE ASSAULTED AND MURDERED

A police constable was murdered in Kuliyapitiya , koshena area this morning. It was revealed that the 53 year old constable was murdered after attacking with a club. It was further revealed that a family dispute had led to the tragic incident and the main suspect was arrested by the police. ...

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Fireworks In Cabinet: Mahinda Asks Hakeem To Decide On His Future With The Govt

It is reported that President Mahinda Rajapaksa lashed out at Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauf Hakeem at the recent Cabinet meeting demanding that he and his party decides whether they would wish to remain within the government. The President’s wrath has been incurred by what is widely speculated to be a document that was given by some SLMC members to UN Human Rights Council chief Navi Pillay du ...

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