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NPP questions AG Dept appointment, raises concerns over recent arrests

The JVP-led National People's Power raised concerns yesterday over a recent AG Department appointment as well as high profile arrests of Opposition MPs.

Sirisena explains Royal Park pardon amid protest

President Maithripala Sirisena's explanation for pardoning Shramantha Jude Jayamaha left more qeustions than answers as criticism mounted over the move.

Fines increased for penal code violations

The Cabinet yesterday (28) approved to increase the fines imposed for violating the penal code.

Traffic lane laws in effect from today

Traffic lane laws will be strictly enforced from today (10) onwards, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunesekara said.

Fiction writer arrested for allegedly insulting Buddhism

A Sri Lankan author and poet has been arrested for allegedly insulting Buddhism in a short story recently published on the author's personal Facebook profile.