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Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

Senior DIG C.D. Wickramaratne in charge of election activities

Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne has been appointed as the Senior DIG in charge of elections activities, ahead of the forthcoming Local Government polls. The appointment has been made by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara, with the approval of the National Police Commission. Wickramaratne, who …

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Stay Order issued on FCID over Gotabhaya trial extended

The Stay Order issued by the Court of Appeal on the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) preventing any action against former Secretary of Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa over the misappropriation of public funds was extended till December 15. The Court of Appeal issued a stay order on the Financial Crimes Investigation …

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Minister stops Sri Lanka cricket team leaving for India

Sri Lankan Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera stopped nine cricketers leaving for India on Tuesday to take part in a one-day series because he was unhappy with the team choice, sources said.   The nine players were on their way to Colombo airport late Monday for the overnight flight when they …

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Met Dept assures cyclone will not hit Sri Lanka

Dismissing rumours that a cyclone could hit Sri Lanka in the coming days, the Department of Meteorology yesterday assured that there were no signs of the low pressure area over the Southeast Bay of Bengal adjoining South Andaman sea with associated cyclonic conditions heading towards the country.   Met Department’s …

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State institutions owe Rs. 67 b to CPC

It was revealed in Parliament yesterday (05) that a total of Rs. 67.8 billion has to be paid by state institutions to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC). Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Management, Anoma Gamage, made this revelation while taking part in yesterday’s committee stage debate on the expenditure heads …

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Udayanga’s petition against FCID to be taken up on 29

The Supreme Court today named a three-judge bench to hear the fundamental rights petition filed on behalf of the former ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga against the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). Supreme Court Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew and Nalin Perera were named to the three-judge bench to …

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