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Arrested news website editor, remanded (Update)

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Editor of the Ravana Lanka News website – Mr. G.P. Nissanka, who was arrested by the CID last night, has been remanded.

Fort Magistrate – Thilina Gamage today (March 06) ordered to remand him until March 20.

The CID informed requested the Magistrate to remand Mr. Nissanka as further investigations against the suspect are underway.

The Magistrate issued the order while informing the CID to brief the court of the investigation’s progress.


(Previous News on 6th March 2024 at 11:28am)

CID arrests a web editor!

A group of officers from the Criminal Investigation Department’s Computer Crime Division has arrested Mr. G.P. Nissanka, the editor of Ravana Lanka News website.

He was arrested at around 10.45pm last night (March 05) at his home in Pallebedda, Godakawela.

According to the CID officers who had arrested him, an article critical of the Army Commander had posed a threat to national security, leading to Mr. Nissanka’s arrest.

They had informed Mr. Nissanka’s father and his teenage son that Mr. Nissanka would be produced before courts today.

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Sri Lanka Mirror wishes everyone a happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year!

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The 2024 Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned at 09.05 pm last night (April 13).

‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ extends heartfelt New Year greetings to all our readers. May this upcoming year be filled with boundless happiness, prosperity, and success for each and everyone of you.

–  Sri Lanka Mirror team

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Derailed train causes delays on coastal line

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A train has derailed at the Kalutara South railway station on Saturday morning (13).

Trains operating on the Coastal Line are thus experiencing delays, Sri Lanka Railways said.

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Kristalina Georgieva to head IMF for a 2nd term

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The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on October 1, 2024.

The appointment comes ahead of the start of the fund’s spring meetings in Washington next week.

Georgieva, who has been in the role since the autumn of 2019, was the sole candidate for the position. However, it was only after European leaders signalled that they would endorse her last month that her candidacy was assured.

In a statement, the coordinators of the Executive Board, Mr. Afonso S. Bevilaqua and Mr. Abdullah F. BinZarah has said, “Looking ahead, the Board welcomes Ms. Georgieva’s ongoing emphasis on issues of macroeconomic and financial stability, while also ensuring that the Fund continues to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of its entire membership. It recognizes her focus on strengthening the Fund’s support to its members through effective policy advice, capacity development and financing. The Board looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Managing Director.”

“I am deeply grateful for the trust and support of the Fund’s Executive Board, representing our 190 members, and honored to continue to lead the IMF as Managing Director for a second five-year term,” Ms. Georgieva has said.

The Bulgarian national has served as Managing Director since October 1, 2019. The Managing Director is the chief of the IMF’s operating staff and Chair of the Executive Board. The Managing Director is assisted by four Deputy Managing Directors in overseeing the Fund’s operations, which serve its membership through about 3,100 staff.

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