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Namal Rajapaksa and 7 others granted bail

UPFA Parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa, DV Chanaka, Provincial Councilor Sampath Atukorala and five others arrested and remanded in connection with the protest in Hambantota, have been granted bail. Meanwhile MP Prasanna Ranaweera, PC members Upali Kodikara, Major (retires) Ajith Prasanna and 29 other protesters have been further remanded October 30. The …

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E-Voting system to be introduced – EC

The Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya stated that initial steps have been taken to introduce an electronic voting system to Sri Lanka. He stated that the voting system will be introduced to mitigate the problems faced by individuals under special or extreme circumstances who are unable to physically appear before …

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Fewer rains expected

There will be fewer rains in the south-western part of the island from tomorrow, the Meteorology Department said today. The Duty Meteorologist said the highest rain fall of 102.3 mm during the past 24 hours ending 8.30 a.m. was recorded at Maussakele while Guruluwana in Ratnapure received a rainfall of …

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SF’s motive is to expose Mahinda

Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has said he has entered politics and holding a minsterial post for the sole purpose of exposing the wrongs committed by his archenemy, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.   Addressing a ceremony held at Thamibiligasmulla in Kiribathgoda to establish the UNP’s 13th branch in …

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Sluice gates of several reservoirs opened

Torrential rains continued to lash western slopes of Sri Lanka’s central hills overnight raising the water levels of several hydropower reservoirs and risk of landslides. One of the sluice gates of the Upper Kotmale reservoir has been opened last night due to continuous rain. Upper Kotmale reservoir engineers said the …

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Ready to testify at Bond Commission whenever necessary-PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is ready to testify before the Presidential Commission inquiring into the Central Bank bond scam whenever necessary. In a statement issued by his office today, the Premier said since it was mentioned about the Prime Minister during the hearings at the Presidential Commission, he …

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