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Col. G.W. Rajapakse was my role model – Defence Secretary

Mentioning the names of all military leaders from Ananda College who led the Sri Lankan war against terrorists at the forefront to see an end in 2009, starting from the current President, Defence Secretary Gen. Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) said, they all were students of Late Brevet Col. G.W. Rajapakse, who was an exemplary character in school.


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Govt. to seek regional support to extinguish fire of MT New Diamond

While taking necessary measures to extinguish fire on MT New Diamond and getting ready to manage a possible oil spill, the government is to seek support from regional countries if necessary.


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Arch child soldier recruiter Adele Balasingham still living in UK, a challenge UK faces - Lord Naseby

All Party British Sri Lanka Parliamentary Group President Lord Michael Naseby said United Kingdom faced a challenge as Adele Balasingham, who was the arch recruiter and trainer of the now defunct LTTE’s child soldiers, was still residing comfortably in the UK.


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Acting IGP orders immediate probe into Karuna’s statement over killing army soldiers

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is to launch a full investigation into former Deputy Minister Vinyagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman’s statement over him killing soldiers when he was with the now defunct LTTE during the war.


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Navy has expedited PCR testing for sailors in Welisara Naval Base – Navy Chief

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Chief Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva said PCR testing for naval personnel in the Welisara Naval Base has been expedited and the base has been completely locked down to prevent spread of coronavirus further.


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Lotus Tower lights up to pay tribute to Sri Lankan frontiers battling against COVID-19

The Colombo Lotus Tower was lit up in stunting red at 06.45 this evening (April 11), to pay tribute to all Sri Lankans who are leading the fight against COVID -19 outbreak.


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Sri Lanka's statement to Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Sri Lanka takes note of the report of Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief following his visit to Sri Lanka from 15 to 26 August 2019, which has been presented to this Council today (A/HRC/43/48/Add.2). The advanced unedited report of the Special Rapporteur (SR) was shared with Sri Lanka, for comments, on 3 February 2020, with a deadline of 28 February 2020, i.e. last Friday, leading to an Interactive Dialogue thereon today - Monday.