February 24, 2020
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    The State of Emergency imposed in the country has been extended by another month from today (May 22) considering the situation of the country. A Gazette Extraordinary with this regard, signed by President Maithripala Sirisena, was issued earlier today.

    It has been confirmed that Zahran Hashim, the alleged ringleader behind the Easter Day bomb attacks, has been killed in the attack at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo. This has been determined when comparing DNA samples of Zahran with samples of his daughter and his wife, stated the Government Analyst’s Department. It has been revealed that Zahran Hashim had been one of the two suicide bombers who attacked the Shangri-La Hotel on Easter Sunday (April 21).

    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday Madrasas would be placed under the purview of the Education Ministry. Following a meeting held yesterday at his office, the Prime Minister said the Education Ministry together with the Muslim Religious Affairs Ministry would regulate some of their activities. He said he discussed the matter with ministers representing the Muslim community and that they agreed to it.

    The Ministry of Defense has granted Kurunegala police permission to detain a translator at the parliament who was arrested over involvement with the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ). Accordingly, the suspect will be detained for a period of 90 days for purpose of interrogation, stated Police Media Spokesperson.

    Several web sites that came under a cyber attack earlier today have been restored, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team (SLCERT) said. SLCERT said eleven websites with .lk or .com domains including the website of the Kuwaiti Embassy in Sri Lanka and had been subjected to a Cyber attack.

    Nearly 10 websites containing the domain names .com and .lk have come under a cyber attack, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) said. The Embassy of Kuwait in Sri Lanka has also fallen victim to this cyber attacks, according to the SLCERT. Cyber Security Engineer of SLCERT Ravindu Meegasmulla added that measures have been taken to curtail the situation. Preliminary investigations have uncovered that the databases of the websites in question have been subject to changes owing to the attack, Mr Meegasmulla further commented.

    State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene said some through media and social media are attempting to slander him by giving a twisted interpretation on the presence of a heavy security arrangement during his recent visit to conflict-hit Minuwangoda area to examine the security situation.

    Police Headquarters has decided to restructure the Wellampitiya police based on the interim report by the Special Investigation Unit of the Police Headquarters pertaining to an investigation being carried out on Wellampitiya police station. Police Headquarters is investigating whether the nine workers of the copper factory at Wellampitiya were released on bail due to an error made by the Wellampitiya police. Under the proposed restructure programme, a number of officials serving at the police station will receive transfers.

    Legal action will be sought against persons who disperse rumours or false statements that may cause panic and incite violence among the public, says the Department of Government Information. The department stated this issuing a communiqué on the rules and the general public must pay attention to in view of the prevailing situation in the country.

    Sri Lanka Army will launch a mega project to reforest Wilpattu Forest Reserve to mark the 10th anniversary of the war victory against the Tamil Tiger terrorists group.The mega reforestation project, organized jointly by the Sri Lanka Army and the 'Manusath Derana' TV channel on account of the completion of a decade after Humanitarian Operations against LTTE terrorism will get underway on the Victory Day (May 18) at Marichchakaddi in Wilpattu under the Army's 'Thuruliya Wenuwen Api' project.

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