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The Police Headquarters states, the five suspects - including Mohammed Milhan - arrested in Dubai in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks have been brought down to the country.

The Police Headquarters states, the five suspects arrested in Dubai in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks have been brought down to the country.
A strong figure of the terrorist outfit, Mohammed Milhan is amongst them. Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara says, the five suspects have been handed over to the CID for further investigations.

The Buduputh Suraksha Insurance scheme launched by the Ministry of Buddha Sasana to cover the Maha Sangha will be operational from the 26th of this month.

The Buduputh Suraksha Insurance scheme launched by the Ministry of Buddha Sasana will be operational from the 26th of this month.
The inauguration ceremony will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, at Temple trees.

Speaking to the SLBC, Minister of Buddha Sasana: Gamini Jayawickrema Perera said, except for Theras who are government servants and Theras who are attached to Pirivenas that provide an insurance scheme under the Ministry of Education, all other Theras will be covered by this new scheme.

Additional trains operational from today, for the convenience of pilgrims converging towards Anuradhapura in view of Poson Full Moon Poya Day

The Department of Railways states, for the convenience of pilgrims converging towards Anuradhapura in view of Poson Full Moon Poya Day, twenty six additional trains will be operational from today.

These additional trains, which will begin commuting from Colombo Fort and Maho Junction will be operational until Tuesday.

Thereby, the first train left for Anuradhapura from the Colombo Fort Railway Station, this afternoon.
Trains bound for Anuradhapura from Colombo Fort will also leave tomorrow at 3.30 am, 8.30 am, 12.45 pm and 6.10pm. On Poson Full Moon Poya Day which is this coming Sunday, trains will leave Colombo Fort bound for Anuradhapura at 3.30 am, 9.00 am and 6.10 pm.
The Department of Railways further states, passengers can travel in trains operating between Anuradhapura and Mihintale free-of-charge, from tomorrow. The first train will leave the Anuradhapura Railway Station bound for Mihintale, at 6.00 am tomorrow morning. This toll free service will be available until Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport states, a special joint transport plan will be in operation from today until Tuesday morning.
The CTB have deployed 600 additional buses, and these buses will be operational covering the zones of Colombo, Kandy, Gampaha and the North Western Province. Private bus owners have also agreed to run their buses, right upto Mihintale.

The US Military states, unexploded device spotted on tanker

The US Military has released a video which allegedly shows Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from a tanker attacked in the Gulf of Oman.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for the attacks yesterday, which involved the Front Altair owned by a Norwegian shipping company and Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous.
However, he didn't present clear evidence to support the accusation.

The US Central Command said in a statement, the video shows a Revolutionary Guard patrol boat approach the Kokuka Courageous, and remove the mine, nine hours after the attacks. The device is believed to be a limpet mine which can be detonated remotely.

The Pakistan Cricket Board states, international cricket will return to Pakistan later this year, when the country hosts matches of the Asian Test Championship

Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board: Ehsan Mani says, international cricket will return to Pakistan later this year, when the country will be hosting matches for the Asian Test Championship, against Sri Lanka in September, and against Bangladesh in January or February next year.

Speaking to the media at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium, Mani said, the ICC Test Championship is spanned over two years and will end in 2021.

He revealed, the Sri Lankan team will play a bilateral series in Pakistan in December this year, which will feature three One Day Internationals and a similar number of T20 matches.

Strawberry cultivations successful in the Welimada area.

The cultivation of strawberries is being reported successful in the Welimada area.

Harvesting is taking place these days.

Strawberries are mostly grown in the Idalgashinna, Ohiya, Ragan Gala, Boragas and Welimada areas.

The cultivators say, they are benefitting from a good price offered by the market, and the produce is being aimed at supermarkets and tourists visiting the country.
A kilo of strawberries is being sold between 300 and 500 rupees, these days.

President leaves for Tajikistan.

The 05th 'Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia' will begin tomorrow in Tajikistan with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. The President is scheduled to deliver a special lecture on the final day of the conference on Saturday. 27 countries including Sri Lanka are members of the summit. Presidential Media Director Dharma Sri Bandara Ekanayake said that the President left for Tajikistan this morning to attend the summit.

The Chief Justice permits Attorney General to file indictments against ten accused in connection with the bond scam

The Chief Justice has given his approval to the Attorney General to file indictments at the special high court against ten accused in connection with the Central Bank bond scam. State Counselor and a coordinating officer of the attorney general Nishara Jayaratne said that indictments have been prepared with 23 charges against former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and ten others in connection with the bond scam. She said that Attorney General Dappula de Livera has requested the chief justice to appoint a permanent three judge bench of the high court to hear the case. She further said that the request has been made in writing to Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya by the Attorney General.

Solutions found for the professional problems of the SLTB employees.


Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board Upali Marasinghe said that it was decided to solve the employee's problem at the SLTB according to the circular on wages and promotions issued by the Ministry of Finance. Therefore, he said that the operations of the bus services will be normalized by this afternoon. The relevant discussion with the participation of Minister Arjuna Ranatunge, State Minister Ashok Abeysinghe, Transport Ministry officials, officials of the salaries commission and trade union representatives took place at the Prime Minister's Office.

Hong Kong extradition protests: Lam criticises 'organised riots'

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam criticised protests against a proposed bill that would allow extradition to China, calling them "organised riots".She said the clashes between protesters and police were "unacceptable for any civilised societies".Seventy-two people aged between 15 and 66 were injured in violence, including two men who were in critical condition.

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The President says that he will not allow downgrading the development of the country under guise of petty personal agendas of some elements

President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will not allow downgrading the development of the country under guise of petty personal agendas of some elements. The president expressed these ideas yesterday inaugurating the cascaded irrigation system renovation programme in Kurunegala.

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The Prime Minister has sought a report from the Attorney General with regard to bringing the Batticaloa Campus under the government's purview

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has sought a report from the Attorney General with regard to bringing the controversial Batticaloa Campus under the government's purview as set out in Section 70 (F) of the Universities Act.

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His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith says that the people who accepted the terrorism will never have a solace

His Eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith says that the people who accepted the terrorism will never have a solace. The His Eminence made these comments while addressing the gathering at the St. Anthony’s Shrine Kochchikade yesterday.

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The office of reparation says around 85 per cent of compensation has been provided to the affected people of Easter Sunday bomb attack

The office of reparation says around 85 per cent of compensation has been provided to the affected people of Easter Sunday bomb attack. A sum of 210 million rupees has been spent to provide compensation to the victims and the injured people of Easter Sunday bomb attack.

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India will meet New Zealand at Nottingham. The match will start at 3.15PM Sri Lankan time

Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs in another ICC world cup match played at Taunton, yesterday. Batting first Australia were bowled out for 307 in 49 overs. In Reply Pakistan managed to score only 266.

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National programme for renovation of rural irrigational tanks, the Ellanga system, will begin in Kurunegala today under the patronage of the President

Opening ceremony the national programme of the rural irrigational tanks renovation, the Ellanga system will begin at Panduwasnuwara in Kurunegala today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

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The Prime Minister says he will not betray the sovereignty of the country and the independence of the parliament

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says although, cabinet meetings are not convened, the cabinet will not be dysfunction.

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The Kochchikade St. Anthony Church which was damaged due to the Easter Sunday attack will be reopened today

The Kochchikade St. Anthony Church which was damaged due to the Easter Sunday attack will be reopened today at 5.00 P.M for the devotees after its reconstructions.

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Today marks World Day Against Child Labour

Today marks World Day Against Child Labour. The International Labour Organization launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global

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Explosions at several popular locations in Sri Lanka

Our correspondent reports, the injured in the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine at Kochchikade in Kotahena are being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital. The explosion had occurred during Holy Mass, this morning.

Meanwhile, casualties of the explosion at the Zion Church in Batticaloa are being admitted to the Batticaloa General Hospital, while those injured in the blast at the Katuwapitiya Church are being admitted to the Negombo General Hospital.

Explosions were also reported from the premises of the Kingsbury, Shangi-La and Cinnamon Grand hotels in Colombo. The injured are being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital.

Police Media Spokesman: SP Ruwan Gunasekera advises the public to refrain from flocking to the explosion sites.

Explosions at several popular locations in Sri Lanka, this morning

An explosion was reported a short while ago at St Anthony’s Shrine at Kochchikade in Kotahena. The explosion had occurred during Easter Sunday Mass, this morning. The injured are being admitted to the Colombo General Hospital.

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