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The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera at a discussion in Gintota, Galle.
Gnanasara Thera said he visited Gintota following the violence between two communities and sought to mediate and bring the situation to a peaceful end.
He denied claims BBS was behind the violence

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be visiting Sri Mookambika temple at Kollur in Udupi district in India, Tuesday, The Hindu newspaper reported. According to sources in the temple, Wickremesinghe would arrive in a helicopter to the Areshiroor helipad near Kollur at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesday.…

November 20, 2017 - 07:34 / No Comment / Read More »

Prime Minister warns of stern action against extremists »


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday warned that stern action will be taken against extremists who attempt to create discord among the communities. The Prime Minister said that the relevant authorities are keeping a close watch on such extremist groups. He said this during a…

November 19, 2017 - 17:15 / No Comment / Read More »

Maldivians in Sri Lanka celebrate National Day of the Maldives »


On the Occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Maldives a Flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Embassy of Maldives in Sri Lanka today. The National Day of Maldives is marked to celebrate the victory of Muhammad Thakurufaanu over the Portuguese in…

November 19, 2017 - 16:48 / No Comment / Read More »

Man found dead with bullet wounds in Punchi Borella »


A man was found dead with bullet wounds in Borella this morning, the Police said. The Police said the victim was found dead in a three-wheeler in Punchi Borella. Investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)…

November 19, 2017 - 10:57 / No Comment / Read More »

Government to compensate affected families after clashes »

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The Government says it will compensate the affected families in Gintota in Galle. Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena said that the President and the Prime Minister have given instructions to assess the damage following the clashes and compensate the affected families. He also said that the situation…

November 19, 2017 - 07:54 / 3 Comments / Read More »

Navy arrests four Indian fishermen near Katchatheevu »


Four Indian fishermen from Rameswaram have been taken into custody of Sri Lankan Navy near Katchatheevu islands Saturday night, India Today reported. The fishermen ventured into the sea after a day long strike held in Rameswaram. They have been taken into custody under the charges of…

November 19, 2017 - 07:43 / No Comment / Read More »

BBS’s Gnanasara Thera plays peacemaker in Gintota »


By Indika Sri Aravinda The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), the Venerable Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera on Saturday attempted to play the role of peacemaker by calling for calm in Gintota, Galle. Gnanasara Thera said he visited Gintota following the violence between two communities and…

November 18, 2017 - 23:07 / 15 Comments / Read More »

UAE and Sri Lanka agree to resolve domestic worker issues »


Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), arrived in Sri Lanka, Saturday, as a part of his Asian Tour. Minister Nahyan was received by State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake at the…

November 18, 2017 - 22:46 / No Comment / Read More »

Parliament told over 40 MPs spoke to Arjun Aloysius »


Parliament was told today that over 40 MPs spoke to Arjun Aloysius, the owner of Perpetual Treasuries, who is being investigated over the alleged treasury bond scam. United National Party MP and Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera told Parliament that information has come to light that…

November 18, 2017 - 11:55 / 2 Comments / Read More »
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One of the men tortured in Sri Lanka said he was held for 21 days in a small dank room where he was raped 12…

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