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PSC hearings will be closed to media when sensitive matters are discussed

The media will be not allowed in to cover hearings of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday attacks when sensitive matters are discussed, Parliamentary sources say.

UK Security experts in Sri Lanka this week

A delegation of Protective Security Experts from the UK, including experts from London’s Metropolitan Police Service, is in Sri Lanka this week, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris said.

Five Easter terror suspects brought back from Dubai

Five suspects arrested in Dubai for allegedly being involved in the Easter Sunday attacks were brought back to Sri Lanka today (14), Police Media Spokesman Ruwan Gunesekara said.

Islamic country envoys acknowledge need for common law

Envoys of 17 Islamic countries have told Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that they acknowledge the need for a universal law common to all communities, the Government’s official news portal reported.

“Whole government” approach to fighting terror

Sri Lanka will take a “whole of government” approach to fighting global terror, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Petitions challenge Emergency

Two Fundamental Rights petitions challenging some aspects of the Emergency Regulations promulgated by President Maithripala Sirisena after the Easter Sunday attacks were filed before the Supreme Court today.

Crisis worsens as Sirisena clashes with Parliament

Sri Lanka is lurching towards another crisis as tensions between Parliament and the Executive reaching new heights over the decision to open the proceedings of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday suicide bombings to the Media.

Intelligence Chief forced to quit

Chief of National Intelligence Retired DIG Sisira Mendis has resigned citing "health reasons," official sources said.

Supreme Court to examine IGP Pujith’s petition

The Supreme Court will on June 24 hear the Fundamental Rights petition filed by Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera against him being sent on Compulsory Leave.

MR is against Rishad because he won’t support SLPP

Rishad Bathiudeen is being branded a terrorist by the opposition because he has stopped supporting the Podujana Peramuna, says Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

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