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Wanted Urgently ‘Alugosuwa’ – Hangman

In the vernacular, a hangman is referred to as 'thhokilidupavan' in Tamil or 'vadhaka', commonly known as ‘alugosuwa’, a word which is of Portuguese origin (algoz).

A Hangman's Noose
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Sri Lanka remains UK ‘Human Rights Priority Country’

Sri Lanka remains a priority country in the United Kingdom’s Annual Human Rights Report 2017. Sri Lanka is one of 30 ‘Human Rights Priority Countries’ (HRPCs); countries where the UK has serious human rights concerns and hopes to engage positively to develop human rights performance.

Sri Lanka remains UK ‘Human Rights Priority Country’
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Minister Mangala Express Regret Over His Comments

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera regretted over his inadvertent mention about Rotarians and Lion Clubs.

Minister Mangala Express Regret Over His Comments
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Colombo Chief Magistrate Ordered For Sinhala and English Translation of the speech made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, yesterday, ordered the State Translation Department to render into Sinhala and English the speech made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran regarding the resurgence of the LTTE at a public gathering held in Jaffna.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ordered For Sinhala and English Translation of the speech made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran
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Army Commander’s Term Of Office Extended By Another One Year

President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has extended the terms of office of Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army by one more year with effect from August 19, the Military Secretariat announced.

Army Commander’s Term Of Office Extended By Another One Year
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Amnesty International Lambaste Sri Lankan Presidents Threat On Capital Punishment

Amnesty International has shown stiff opposition to the statement made by the Sri Lankan President that, he would sign required orders to execute capital punishment for convicted drug traffickers, who carried out large-scale drug smuggling operations, while in detention.


 Dinushika Dissanayake -  South Asian Deputy Director, Amnesty International
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Fuel Prices Increased & a New Formula to be Adhered

Yesterday (10th July) , at the meeting with the President, a decision has been made to increase the fuel prices of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO), stated Minster Rajitha Senaratne.

Fuel Prices Increased & a New Formula to be Adhered
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Krishna - Colombo Municipal Councilor Shot Dead

Colombo Municipal Councilor Krishna alias Krishnapillai Kirubanandan (40) was shot dead yesterday morning at Sea Street, Colombo by a gunman who had arrived on a motorcycle, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Krishna -  Colombo Municipal Councilor Shot Dead
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In protest over May's Brexit plan: British foreign secretary quits

In protest over May's Brexit plan British foreign secretary quits Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday over Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to leave the European Union, the second resignation in a day leaving the British leader's Brexit plans all but in tatters.

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson waves as he leaves Downing Street in London. Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson waves as he leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, June 28, 2018
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U.S. Government Funds Renovation of Two Schools in Eastern Province

U.S. Government Funds Renovation of Two Schools in Eastern Province– As part of the U.S. government’s support for a reconciled and unified Sri Lanka, the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) renovated two schools in the Eastern Province.

U.S. Government Funds Renovation of Two Schools in Eastern Province
U.S. Government Funds Renovation of Two Schools in Eastern Province
U.S. Government Funds Renovation of Two Schools in Eastern Province
U.S. Government Funds Renovation of Two Schools in Eastern Province
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