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MP Namal Rajapaksa and several suspects have been remanded until October 16.

MP Namal Rajapaksa and several suspects have been remanded until October 16. DV Chanaka, Prasanna Ranaweera, PC members Upali Kodikara, Sampath Atukorala and Ajith Prasanna have also been remanded.


Catalonia independence declaration signed and suspended

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain, following the disputed referendum. However, they say the move will not be implemented for several weeks to allow talks with the government in Madrid. The document calls for Catalonia to be recognised as an "independent and sovereign state". The move was immediately dismissed by the Spanish central government in Madrid.

The JVP Leader highlights the failure the Local Government Elections Amendment Act met with in 2012

The leader of the JVP Anura Kumara Dissanayake says that the new local government elections system introduced in the year 2012 was unsuccessful, due to the arbitrary interference of Basil Rajapakse. Commenting on the statement voiced by the Chief Prelate of the Malwatta chapter with regard to constitutional reforms, he stated that the custom adopted by certain individuals is to sling allegations at those who do not agree with their views.

MP Namal Rajapakse’s secretary released upon bail.

Colombo High Court Judge Piyasena Ranasinghe ruled that the case HC 129/17 filed against MP Namal Rajapakse with regard to the laundering of funds amounting to 30 million  rupees, earned through   Gowers Corporate Services Pvt Limited,  be taken up in court on the 16th and the 20th of February next year. The judge also ruled that the 4th respondent by the name of Batapola Arachchige Ornela  Iresh de Silva be released on a cash bail of 500 thousand rupees  and upon a surety  of 5 million  rupees. She was also ordered to appear before the FCID on the last Sunday of every month between 9 am and 12 noon. She has been prohibited from leaving the country and her passport was confiscated by the court. The judge ordered the controller of emigration and immigration to be notified of the ruling. This case was filed against five individuals including Namal Rajapakse and Nithiya Senani Samaranayake. The respondent was evading court while being overseas. Upon a request made by the Sri Lanka police, an order was issued by Interpol to arrest her. Thereby she was apprehended at the Bandaranayake International airport when she arrived in the country this morning.

80 percent of the water leak of the Uma Oya multipurpose project has been brought under control.

Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Mahaweli Development Anura Dissanayake says, that relief for those adversely affected by the Uma Oya multi-purpose project, will be granted soon. A special office will be established for this purpose. 70 to 80 percent of the water leak  has been rectified by now. He further stated that the Uma Oya project is an investment of 510 million US dollars. It is intended to add a capacity of 120 mega watts of electricity to the national grid. Through the Uma Oya and Kirindi-Oya residents in the Wellawaya, Moneragala and Hambanthota areas will benefit from clean drinking water and the water requirements for agriculture in these areas will be met. The tunnel has been completed to a distance of 15 kilo meters.  Another 4 kilo meters need to be completed.

North Korean hackers steal US-South Korea war plans

Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea. They also include reports to the allies' senior commanders. The South Korean defence ministry has so far refused to comment about the allegation. Some 235 gigabytes of military documents have been stolen and 80 percent of them have yet to be identified.

California fires: Deadly wildfires sweep through wine country

Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people. Mass evacuations have taken place and at least 1,500 properties have been destroyed.


Minister P. Harrison reiterates that power should be devolved through an undivided country.

Minister P. Harrison reiterates that power should be devolved through an undivided country. Minister made these remarks at a function held in Nochchiyagama. Addressing the gathering he further said the country has gone through three decades of war in the past.


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