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President to be “invited” to testify before Easter attack probe

The Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter attacks has not yet taken a “firm decision whether to ask the President to testify but he will be invited,” a member of the committee told RepublicNext.

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

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.

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.

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.

Those who insult the Maha Sangha will be rejected – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena said that those who insult the Maha Sangha will be rejected and disgusted with it.

Ranjan continues his critique of clergy

Actor-politician Ranjan Ramanayake has walked back on his earlier statement on Facebook that half of the Buddhist Monks in this country are HIV positive. This morning the post was edited to say that only ten Monks are HIV positive. Ramanayake’s change of mind was perhaps because retired director of National STD/AIDS Control Programme Dr Nimal […]

I am committed to a political solution to the National issue – Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the country is close to reaching a political solution to the National issue that caused the 30-year war.

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