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Probe into senior cops for trying to prevent arrest of ‘kapuwa’ who molested children

Probe into senior cops for trying to prevent arrest of ‘kapuwa’ who molested children

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India rejects claims on pressuring Sri Lanka to defer Chinese research ship’s visit

India today categorically rejected insinuation by China which claimed that Sri Lanka’s neighbour is pressuring the island nation over Chinese ballistic missile and satellite-tracking vessel Yuan Wang 5 planned visit to Hambantota. MORE..

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Ready to support all-party govt, Harsha says

Samagi Jana Balawegaya’s Member of Parliament, Dr. Harsha de Silva says that the opposition is ready to support an all-party government if the incumbent government agrees to proceed with the action plan presented by the opposition. MORE..

SC grants leave to hear 03 FR petitions against state of emergency

The Supreme Court today (Aug 12) granted leave to proceed with the hearing of three Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed seeking an order that the fundamental rights of the public are violated through the imposition of state of emergency by the President, pursuant to the Public Security Ordinance. MORE..

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U.S. strongly pressured Colombo over Chinese vessel’s planned visit: reports

The U.S. and Indian officials have strongly pressured the Sri Lankan government to revoke the planned visit of the Chinese satellite-tracking vessel Yuan Wang 5, which set sail from China to Sri Lanka’s strategic Hambantota Port. MORE..

STF rescues abducted 14-year-old girl

The officers of the Police Special Task Force (STF) have managed to rescue a girl who had been abducted in the Lunugala area. MORE..

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Kandy Esala festival draws to an end today

The Kandy Esala festival of the Temple of the Scared Tooth Relic in Kandy drew to an end today with the water-cutting ceremony held at the Mahaweli River in Getambe, early this morning (Aug 12). MORE..

80% school attendance not compulsory for A/L students this year

The requirement of 80% school attendance will not be taken into account for students sitting for the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination this December, the Education Ministry says. MORE..

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Fr. Jeewantha Peiris granted bail

Rev. Fr. Jeewantha Peiris, who appeared before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court through his attorneys this morning (Aug 12), has been granted bail. MORE..

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Fr. Jeewantha Peiris arrives at Fort Magistrate’s Court

Rev. Fr. Jeewantha Peiris, who was an active figure of the Aragalaya protest movement, arrived at the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court premises this morning. MORE..

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Kandy Esala festival draws to an end today (English)

Kandy Esala festival draws to an end today (English)

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India rejects claims on pressuring Sri Lanka to defer Chinese research ship's visit (English)

Chinese-built Pakistani warship makes port call in Colombo (English)

U.S. strongly pressured Colombo over Chinese vessel’s planned visit: reports

More sectors in Sri Lanka affected by forex crisis

Galle Face protest site completely cleared of tents and occupants

Police make request from court regarding activist Dhaniz Ali

Chinese ship near Sri Lanka prompts concerns from U.S.

Notorious criminal figure ‘Harak Kata’ arrested in Dubai

Harsha ready to support all-party govt

We’re ready to work without privileges – Dilan Perera

Technology

WhatsApp is going to stop letting everyone see when you’re online

WhatsApp is going to stop letting everyone see when you’re online

Thousands of users around the world report Google outage

Thousands of users around the world report Google outage

Thailand admits to using phone spyware, cites national security

Thailand admits to using phone spyware, cites national security

Streaming giant Netflix loses almost a million subscribers

Streaming giant Netflix loses almost a million subscribers

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Disney overtakes Netflix in race for subscribers

Disney overtakes Netflix in race for subscribers

Olivia Newton-John: Smash-hit musical “Grease” star and singer dies

Olivia Newton-John: Smash-hit musical “Grease” star and singer dies

Winners of ‘Derana Little Star’ Season 11 grand finale

Winners of ‘Derana Little Star’ Season 11 grand finale

Hit manga series ‘One Piece’ celebrates 25th birthday

Hit manga series ‘One Piece’ celebrates 25th birthday

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