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Rs. 250 m of ‘Deyata Kirula’ money unaccounted for

A sum of Rs. 250 million obtained by those who were in power at the time, purportedly to build the main bus stand in the town to coincide with ‘Deyata Kirula’ exhibition in Ampara during the previous regime, is still unaccounted for, says minister Daya Gamage. He was speaking at …

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‘Ampara is developing due to Daya, Anoma’

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says minister Daya Gamage’s enthusiasm and execution by deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage are bringing development back to Ampara district, and thanks both for their contributions. The Rt. Hon. D.S. Senanayake launched Galoya movement without getting into debt to start the development, which was taken forward …

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Police arrest five suspects over killing of tusker in Nikaweratiya

Police officials detained five suspects in nikaweratiya over the killing of a tusker known as ‘Dala Pattuwa’ earlier today (1). Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka has directed Acting IGP C.D. Wickremaratne to place the investigations into the killings of ‘Dala Puttuwa’ and other tuskers under the Criminal Investigations Department …

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Hotlines introduced to inform of power failures

The Ministry of Power and Energy has introduced dedicated hotlines to inform of electricity failures. The Ministry has requested all affected people to contact ministry personnel via the following hotlines. – Ministry of Power – 1901 – LECO – 1910 – CEB – 1987 Residents of Kalutara and Ratmalana have …

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UN experts on arbitrary detention to visit SL

A three-member delegation from the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka from December 4 to 15 to assess the country’s situation regarding the deprivation of liberty, the office of the UN Human Rights High Commissioner said. In a statement, it said …

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PM to probe bond sales between 2008 and 2014

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday that the government would launch a special probe into bond sales related issues from 2008 to 2014 to the tune of Rs 5,147,751,210,000.   Making a special statement, the Prime Minister said bond sales had been made from 2008 to 2014 on private …

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Wimal indicted in HC with 39 corruption charges

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption yesterday filed indictment against Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa in the Colombo High Court.   Weerawansa has been accused of failure to explain how he accumulated assets up to about Rs. 75 million   The assets include property and money, far in excess …

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