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Archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Tot (L), the Apostolic Nuncio for Sri Lanka, visits St. Anthony’s Church with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, in Colombo yesterday. The church is being repaired following the Easter Sunday attacks that killed a toral of 258 people and wounded nearly 500 at St. Anthony’s as well as two other churches and three luxury hotels in SriLanka.STR / AFP

Another NTJ mole in parliament to be arrested soon


Police have received information about another National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) member who works in the Parliament Complex. He would be arrested shortly, sources said.

Information about the suspect has been revealed by Mohamed Naushad Jalaldeen, a senior NTJ member, who was arrested recently. Jalaldeen was working as a senior indexing officer at Parliament.

Police are questioning Jalaldeen on a 90-day detention order.

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Gnanasara thera to be released

President Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday, signed documents granting a presidential pardon to Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven Galagodatte Gnanasara Thero, according to sources.

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Bathiudeen says he called Army Commander to inquire about his brother

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Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen yesterday (22) said that he called the Army Commander to ask whether his brother had been arrested after the Easter Sunday terror attacks.Speaking in Parliament Bathiudeen rejected all allegations o...

Gayanthika likely to be awarded Asian Championship bronze medal

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Middle distance runner Gayanthika Abeyratne who finished fourth in the women’s 800 metres final at the Asian Athletics Championship is likely to be awarded the bronze medal after Indian runner Gomathi Marimuthu tested positive for a banne...

Gulf tensions help focus on SL as possible ‘logistics hub’

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Right now, seeing Sri Lanka as a notable arena of escalating big power rivalries in South Asia could have some substance to it. But current tensions in the Gulf help highlight the latter region as constituting the immediate flashpoint for a regional wa...

    CSE and SEC initiate effort to restore confidence among foreign investors

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    The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), in a bold step to reassure foreign investors, recently organized an Invest Sri Lanka Forum targeting portfolio and direct investors in Singapore. The forum ...

     
     
     
     
     
     
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