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Three months on are we still in the dark?

It is three months today since a group of suicidal extremists upended our society by killing Easter Sunday worshippers in three Churches and Brunching holidaymakers in three five star hotels in the capital.


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.


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.


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.


Nearly Rs. 265 million paid as compensation for Easter Sunday victims

The Office of Reparations (OR), established to compensate the Easter Sunday Attack victims says that a total of Rs.262, 812,500 has been paid at present for those who were deceased and injured due to the bomb blasts.


BBS wants Sinhala government guided by Monks

The Sinhala Right-Wing Bodu Bala Sena held a public rally in Kandy on Sunday, July 7, calling for a Sinhala government to be established in Sri Lanka which will be supported by the entire Buddhist Priesthood.


Hemasiri, Pujith placed in custody inside hospitals

Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has been placed under arrest by police acting on orders of the Attorney General in the National Hospital where he is warded.


Police and forces dealing with issues efficiently – Karu

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is saying that the Sri Lanka Police is facing grave new challenges and dealing with them efficiently and in a competent manner.


Ten more cases against Gotabaya in the US – AP report

Ten more people have filed lawsuits in the United States against Gotabaya Rajapaksa alleging that forces under his command tortured them in Sri Lanka between 2008 and 2015 when he was Secretary to the Ministry of Defense, the Associated Press reported today.


Muslim envoys urge Sirisena to safeguard Muslim community

Envoys from the Organization of Islam Countries (OIC) are urging President Maithripala Sirisena to ensure the safety of the Muslim community in the face of hate speeches uttered by senior politicians and the clergy.


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