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Warning sign boards removed following social media protests
Posted: October 19, 2018, 4:28 am

The sign boards which were displayed in the premises of the Koggala Martin Wickremesinghe Museum and Children Park by the Community Police Unit in Habaraduwa restricting tourists with swim-wear, were removed by the police following objections by the people on social media, police said.

Some elements trying to belittle probe: Presidential Advisors
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:22 am

Two Presidential advisors yesterday charged that there was an attempt by certain politicians and officials to belittle the investigations into the alleged attempt to assassinate President Maithjripala Sirisena and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and thereby thwart the successful conclusion of the probe.

Six brand new PT-6 aircraft purchased from China joins SLAF fleet
Posted: October 19, 2018, 1:44 am

Six brand new PT-6 aircraft purchased from the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) for primary training of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has joined the SLAF fleet.

Shirani Bandaranayake’s removal was lawful: MR
Posted: October 18, 2018, 11:23 pm

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said the removal of former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake took place in a lawful manner during their rule as per the Constitutional provisions, and added however the removal of Mohan Peiris as Chief Justice by this government was unlawful.



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Review: ‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.’ Melds a Rapper’s Music and Activism
Posted: September 27, 2018, 11:00 am

From a childhood in Sri Lanka to an appearance in the Super Bowl halftime show, a new documentary explores M.I.A.’s eventful life and career.

Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence
Posted: July 18, 2018, 9:51 pm

Critics say the company has not done enough to block false posts that have led to attacks in countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India.

Sri Lankan Lawmakers Target Reporters in Times Investigation
Posted: July 3, 2018, 12:33 pm

Two Sri Lankan reporters who provided logistical help for an article about the Chinese takeover of a port were vilified in a televised news conference.

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port
Posted: June 25, 2018, 7:20 pm

A Times investigation into Sri Lanka’s handover of its Hambantota Port starkly illustrates how China turned an ally’s struggles to its strategic advantage.



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