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MP Mahinda Rajapaksa miscalculates the increase in debt

Sri Lanka, April 21 -- On 12 January 2019, The Island newspaper quoted the following statement made by MP Mahinda Rajapaksa: "In the past four years, the UNP-led government has borrowed the equivale... Read More


Explosion at Dehiwala

Sri Lanka, April 21 -- Another explosion was reported a short while ago near the zoo in Dehiwala, police said. Two people were killed in the explosion. Published by HT Digital Content Services with p... Read More


Another explosion at Dematogoda

Sri Lanka, April 21 -- Another explosion was reported close to a housing complex at Dematogoda a short while ago, police said. Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Daily Mirr... Read More


Social media temporarily blocked

Sri Lanka, April 21 -- The government has decided to temporarily block social media sites including Facebook and Instagram. Presidential Secretariat said in a statement that the decision to block soc... Read More


Trump condemns terror attacks, offers help

Sri Lanka, April 21 -- President of the United States of America, Donald Trump condemned the terror attacks in Sri Lanka in a tweet a short while ago and offered assistance to Sri Lanka in its time of... Read More


Pope Francis condemns SL terror attacks

Sri Lanka, April 21 -- Pope Francis has condemned the terror attacks in Sri Lanka during his Easter Sunday address in Rome, offering condolences to the victims, CNN reported. "I learned with great sa... Read More


Special Operation Centre at police headquarters

Sri Lanka, April 21 -- A Special Operation Centre has been established at the police headquarters from today (21) to facilitate the people, Police said. People can contact the centre on: 011-3024873... Read More


Dalada Maligawa closed

Sri Lanka, April 21 -- The Sri Dalada Maligawa is closed until further notice due to the prevailing situation, Administrative Secretary of the Sri Dalada Maligawa said. He said the normal rituals wou... Read More


Three police personnel killed: Two suspects arrested

Sri Lanka, April 21 -- Three police personnel on duty were killed during a search operation at Dematagoda this afternoon, police sources said. It was reported that there has been crossfire between a ... Read More


Death toll rises to 207, 450 injured

Sri Lanka, April 21 -- The death toll for the Easter Sunday terror attacks has risen to 207 with 450 reported to have been injured, police said. Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said 66 bodies were ... Read More