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By Uditha Jayasinghe, Chathuri Dissanyake and Ashwin Hemmathagama Security forces were on high alert yesterday with multiple search operations taking ..

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Changes in security forces within 24 hours: MS

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00 Views - 152

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that he would speedily restructure the intelligence structure of the Sri Lankan security forces, with ch

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March inflation hits 2.9%

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Headline inflation as measured by the year-on-year change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI, 2013=100) increased to 2.9% in March 2019 from 2

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Stock index posts worst fall in over 7 years after Easter attacks

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Reuters: The stock index dived 3.63% on Tuesday, its worst plunge in more than seven years, due to retail panic selling in its first trading day after

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Sri Lanka Tourism assures world country open for business

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Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) yesterday said the country was open for business, and a

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Govt. must disclose security measures: MR

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Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday accused the Government of undermining the security establishment by harassing intelligence agenci

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CSE observes one-minute silence

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The Colombo Stock Exchange yesterday observed a minute’s silence after the Regular Trading session commenced following the Open Auction on the Autom

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34 deceased tourists identified

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The number of foreign nationals identified as killed in the Easter Sunday attacks rose to 34 yesterday, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday, with 14 s

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Attacks possible retaliation for Christchurch: Ruwan

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By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Updating Parliament on the Easter Sunday attacks, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene yeste

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Muslims in Queensland condemn terror attacks in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00 Views - 18

The Council of Imams Queensland (CIQ) and the Islamic Council of Queensland (ICQ), on behalf of all Muslims in Queensland, in a statement condemned th

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Jamiatul Ulama of South Africa condemns terror attacks in SL

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The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa in a statement has expressed shock and condemnation of the mass murder of Christian congregants at churches and guests

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Botswana Muslim Association condemns horrific bombings

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The Botswana Muslim Association issued the following statement yesterday on the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka: “The Botswana Muslim Association

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Stay safe during inter-monsoonal rains with DEWN early warning app

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Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, has been working for several years with the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri La

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Young Russian students form ‘We are with you’ with candles at SL Embassy in Moscow in solidarity

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00 Views - 24

On 21 April, a group of young Russians gathered in front of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Moscow to pay tribute to those killed in several explosions th

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NSC condemns Easter Sunday terror attacks

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National Shoora Council (NSC), the umbrella body of 18 Muslim organisations of national reach and many influential individuals, in a statement vehemen

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Shocked Hindus strongly condemn Sri Lanka massacre on Easter Sunday

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Hindus have strongly condemned the massacre on Easter Sunday in various Sri Lanka churches and other places, killing worshippers and others; and expre

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SLPP calls on Govt. to resign

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By Nuwan Senarathna Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday called on the Government to resign over its intelligence lapses that the party insist

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UNICEF says 45 children killed in SL blasts

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00 Views - 13

UNICEF yesterday said it is deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible violence directed against families, including children, gathered in churches a

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Southern Expressway extension from Matara to Hambantota to open for public in August

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00 Views - 42

The extension of Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambantota is scheduled to be vested with public by next August, a Road Development Authority offi

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Diplomatic discourse on Sri Lanka’s way forward

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Easter mayhem and grand failure of leadership

Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Never in the history of Sri Lanka has there been such a masterly engineered and flawlessly executed terror attack on soft targets to bring down a cala


Countries can recover post-disaster; strong policymakers a must

Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Sri Lanka was devastated on Sunday when suicide bombers went on rampage. Whilst the actual impact will be seen in the near future, what is sad for Sri


Will power cuts solve electricity crisis?

Tuesday, 23 April 2019
The country faced electricity power cuts, reminding citizens of early 1990s, which resulted in private power producers supplying electrical power with


Easter attack: Going beyond condemnation

Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Yesterday was Easter Sunday; 227 persons [at the time of writing] have been killed, and many times more injured. The primary targets were churches and


Easter Sunday nightmare

Tuesday, 23 April 2019
This is the most important day of the year for Christians – the Peaceful Easter Sunday or Easter Day was shattered by deadly explosions in several C


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