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Muslim Ministers who quit in protest return to fold

Four Minsiters representing the Muslim community who quit their portfolios in the aftermath of the post-Easter communal violence have returned to the fold.


Easter attackers did not have direct connection with ISIS – Director CID

Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekara said that the investigations have revealed that the Easter attackers did not have a direct connection with the ISIS but only inspired.


Govt has fulfilled all obligations since Easter attacks – President

Rebuffing critics, President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (22 July) said the Government has fulfilled all its obligations since the Easter Sunday bombings.


State of Emergency extended by one more month

Despite assurances to the contrary, the State of Emergency has been extended by one more month.


PM promises new laws to prevent terrorism

The Government will propose new laws to facilitate cooperation between different state agencies in preventing terrorism, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.


Police probing intimidation of Muslims in Katuwapitiya

Police have begun investigations into an incident where pig carcases were hung in front of Muslim-owned shops at the Deen Junction near Katuwapitiya in Negombo yesterday (21).


Discrediting Intelligence Reports encourages terrorism-PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is saying that attempting to discredit a part of the report produced by the intelligence agencies about the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday is encouraging ISIS terrorism.


Pohottuwa candidate will bring discipline and security to nation – Former President

The Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) will present a presidential candidate who can build a disciplined nation and ensure security to all communities, Former President and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said.


Pujith and Hemasiri released on bail

The Colombo Chief Magistrate today released Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando on surety bail of Rs. 500,000 each.


Human Rights Commission issues guidelines to Acting IGP on arbitrary arrests

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) yesterday recommended a series of guidelines to Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chandana Wickramaratne in order to avoid what it called arbitrary and illegal arrests.


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