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Three months on are we still in the dark?

It is three months today since a group of suicidal extremists upended our society by killing Easter Sunday worshippers in three Churches and Brunching holidaymakers in three five star hotels in the capital.

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Sri Lankan National Unity helped us overcome Easter bombings – Ranil

By Sri Lankans standing united, we have been able to bring normalcy back to the country says Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a statement to mark the three months since the Easter attacks


Former Magistrate indicted for possessing Elephant

The former Additional Magistrate for Colombo Thilina Gamage and four others have bee n indicted in the High Court of Colombo for illegally possessing an Elephant calf.


Hayleys asked to re-export containers with used goods

Hayleys Free Zone Limited (HFZL), a company which is operating a logistics and entrepot trading centre has been asked to re-export over 100 containers containing used mattresses and carpets, the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka said.


Bonavista coral reef at risk from possible oil spill

One of Sri Lanka's most pristine marine environments, the Bonavista Coral reef, is in danger of being hit by an oil spill, the General Manager of the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) Dr. Teney Pradeep Kumara told RepublicNext today July 19.


Bonds scam: indictments served, 7 accused granted bail

The Attorney General has asked the Permanent Trial-at-Bar hearing the Bonds Commission case to issue an arrest warrant against the former Governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran.


Sri Lanka Navy Reverse Osmosis Plants serving areas hit by CKDu

Reverse Osmosis Plants built and run by the Sri Lanka Navy are helping thousands of rural households hit by Chronic Kidney Disease.


‘Global Ceylon Tea Campaign’ will be launched in Russia – Navin

The 'Global Ceylon Tea Campaign', which was delayed for three years, will be launched in Russia in September this year, followed by 12 other countries, at a cost of USD 50 million, Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake said.


Riverine regions warned as waters rise

The Disaster Management Centre has urged the people living in low lying areas on both sides of the Kalu Ganga and its' tributaries in Ratnapura to be vigilant about floods.


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Shafi case; Journalists want Kurunegala Magistrate investigated

Sri Lanka Young Journalists Association (SLYJA) is seeking an investigation into the conduct of the Kurunegala Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam in the case of Senior House officer of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital Dr Segu Shihabdeen Mohamed Shafi.


India helping upgrade Northern Railway line

India is helping Sri Lanka upgrade the train tracks from Maho to Omanthai on the Northern Line, a project costing more than US$ 90 million.


Real-time data will be added to Google Transit soon – NTC

The National Transport Commission (NTC) says that it is ready to provide real-time facilities to the commuters in the coming days.


Sajith opposed the death penalty in the past – Bandula Lal Bandarigoda

UNP MP Bandula Lal Bandarigoda, who presented a Private Member’s Bill to the parliament proposing the abolition of the death penalty, said that UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa who seems to be in favour of the death penalty at present favoured the contrary few years ago.


Victor Ivan breathes fire on corrupt, unethical media

Chastising the mainstream media for its allegedly unethical conduct, veteran journalist Victor Ivan yesterday (17 July) warned that the country’s journalistic fraternity is in danger of facing public retaliation.


World Bank to increase assistance to Sri Lanka

Vice President of the World Bank for the South Asia Region Hartwig Schafer said that the World Bank will increase assistance to Sri Lanka under three of its new operations.


Mangala to take Derana, Hiru and Palitha Thero to court over false allegations

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today announced that he would be taking legal action against the news desks of two privately owned television channels, Derana and Hiru TV, and against Buddhist priest Thiniyawala Palitha Thero.


We are no more a country with a low income-PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Sri Lanka is no more a country with low income but a country considered as being a middle-income country.


Proposal to ban tuition during Daham Pasal times

A Private Members Bill is being presented to Parliament to ban private tuition classes being held on Poya days and Sundays until 3.pm.


Private Bill against death penalty proposes retroactive life imprisonment

The Private Member's Bill to be presented in Parliament by Galle District MP Bandula Lal Bandarigoda proposing the abolition of the death penalty seeks to amend any imposition of the death penalty by any other Act to mean imprisonment for life.


Dengue threat on the rise; nearly 30,000 cases reported

A total of 29,123 dengue cases and 58 dengue deaths have been reported across the country as of yesterday (17 July), the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said.


Bill to abolish Death Penalty “as early as possible”- Kiriella

The government will bring a Private Members’ Bill to abolish the death penalty before Parliament “as early as possible,” Leader of the House, Minister Lakshman Kiriella told RepublicNext yesterday July 17.


AG orders two senior officials arrested over Avant Garde case

Police have been instructed to immediately arrest two senior officials charged in the Avant Garde illegal floating Armoury case and produce them before a Magistrate.