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Zaharan’s mosque to become a Harmony Centre

The Mosque in Kattankudy where National Towheed Jamaat (NTJ) leader Zaharan Cassim breathed fire to his followers is to become a Harmony Centre where people from different religions and communities can come together


State Intelligence Service should be blamed for Easter massacre – Parliamentary Committee

The Director of the State Intelligence Service, Nilantha Jayawardena, “bears the greatest responsibility” in the failure to prevent or mitigate the effects of the Easter Sunday attacks on Churches and Hotels, a Parliamentary investigation has found.


Sirisena to testify before PSC at Presidential Secretariat

President Maithripala Sirisena will testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks but the inquiry will be held at the Presidential Secretariat and not in Parliament, highly placed sources told RepublicNext today 2 Sept.


Archbishop Welby visits Katuwapitiya Church

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby yesterday 29 Aug visited St Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya where more than a hundred people were killed in the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.


FR Petitions filed by those aggrieved by Easter Bombing to be heard

The Supreme Court has fixed July 25 and 26 to hear 12 Fundamental Rights petitions filed by several hundred citizens aggrieved by the Easter Sunday bombings.


Ranil to testify before PSC

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday attacks and his appearance will be open to Media


Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero at the launch of Vidathrava - RepublicNext ©

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


Probe into Easter attacks successful-Police

“The investigations regarding 21 April attack are being successfully continued by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID),” said Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara.


Family of cop killed in Dematagoda blast gets compensation

The government is compensating the family of Police Sergeant Bhathiya Bandara Ratnayake who was killed by a suicide bomber in Dematagoda in the Easter Sunday violence.


Health Ministry-appointed experts to investigate Kurunegala surgeon

The Health Ministry will appoint an investigative body to look into allegations levelled against Dr. Siyabdeen Mohamed Safi of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.


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