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Easter attackers were contract killers – Hakeem

an unexpected twist, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem claimed today that the Easter Sunday attackers were carrying out a contract for a third party and were not ordered to do so by the Islamic State (IS).


Alleged sterilisation of women: Dr. Shafi filing FR application

Lawyers for the Kurunegala doctor at the centre of the controversy regarding the alleged sterilisation of women patients will file a Fundamental Rights application on his behalf today.


Government instability due to 19th Amendment – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena is blaming the ineffectiveness of the current government on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution


Samurdhi not given with intention of getting votes-Thalatha

Minister of Justice and Prisons Reforms Thalatha Athukorala said that samurdhi is not given with the intention of getting votes in the upcoming elections.


Muslim Community suffered due to Easter attacks-Mahinda

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa says it is the Muslim community that suffered the most due to the terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday.


UNP to shift gears on 1 July, make Champika, others UNF organisers

With the upcoming presidential elections just months away, the United National Party (UNP) is set to lay the groundwork for its election campaign starting 1 July and, as a first step, organisers will be appointed to both the UNP and the United National Front (UNF), Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.


Cardinal Ranjith calls on Pope

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith met with Pope Francis in the Vatican yesterday (20), where he briefed the Pontiff on the situation in the country in the wake of the Easter attacks.


Funds for Batticaloa Campus illegal

A Parliamentary Committee has found that all the funds received for the construction of the controversial Batticoloa Campus are illegal.


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Gnanasara Thero to lead 10,000-strong Buddhist monk rally in Kandy

A rally inviting all Sinhalese to unite ("Sinhalayini, samagi veyan") will be held in Kandy on 7 July with the participation of 10,000 Buddhist monks, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero said yesterday


Land policy must favor the poor – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasizes that smugglers cannot be allowed to destroy the lands of the country.


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