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PM speaks out against death penalty

Breaking his silence on President Maithripala Sirisena's controversial decision to resume the death penalty, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday (30 June) said he could not support ending the moratorium on capital punishment.

Tabs for A/L students from next term – PM

Distribution of tablet computers for GCE A/L students will be implemented from the next school term, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

South African President in Sri Lanka

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa made a brief visit to Sri Lanka today (27), while he was en route to G20 summit.

Nasheed wants world to visit SL

Expressing solidarity with the country's South Asian neighbour, Maldives Speaker and Former President Mohamed Nasheed today said the world should visit Sri Lanka.

Japan to help Sri Lanka combat global terrorism

A bilateral defence agreement between Sri Lanka and Japan was among matters taken up at discussions held between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Japan’s State Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe yesterday.

No room for ISIS terrorists in Sri Lanka – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the Government is taking every possible action to combat terrorism in Sri Lanka, and not let the terrorists destroy the country.

PM vows to eradicate ISIS from SL

On a visit to the Zion church blast site in Batticaloa today, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe vowed to eradicate ISIS from Sri Lanka.

Political & media opportunists plotting religious clash before Vesak – PM

Politically motivated groups are attempting to sabotage the upcoming Vesak celebrations by creating a conflict between religious groups, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

Country lost a billion dollars due to Easter attacks

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesighe is saying that even though he was not properly informed about the situation regarding the Easter Sunday attacks he accepts collective responsibility for the tragedy.

PM concedes info received beforehand, but he and Ministers not briefed

In a surprising turn of events, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe conceded on national television that State authorities had received information prior to today's devastating attacks that killed over 200 people and injured more than 400 in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the country's history.

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