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PAFFREL records complaints against unsuitable candidates

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) says that many election-related complaints have been lodged thus far in the run-up to the Local Government elections. Complaints have been lodged against unsuitable candidates included in the nomination lists submitted by several parties, said Executive Director of PAFFREL Rohana Hettiarachchi. Meanwhile, …

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Grace period to register for private medical institutions

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne yesterday extended the grace period given to all private sector health institutions to register with the Health Ministry’s Private Sector Regulatory Unit (PHRU).   Dr. Senaratne, participating in discussions at the Health Ministry, on a report submitted by KPMG International, a world leader in audit, …

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Sriyani Wijewickrama sworn in as State Minister

UPFA MP Sriyani Wijewickrama, who recently defected from the Joint Opposition to the SLFP, was sworn in as the State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government by President Maithripala Sirisena. She was sworn in at the Presidential Secretariat today (15) while Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer …

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Case against Namal and five others fixed for trial on Feb 16

Colombo High Court Judge, Sampath Abeykoon, yesterday fixed for trial on January 16, 2018, a case against UPFA Parliamentarian, Namal Rajapaksa and five other accused persons.   They are accused of allegedly misappropriating Rs. 30 million, in a deal the Gowers Corporate Private Limited owned by Rajapaksa did with another …

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PM to tackle CoL with ‘relief pack’

At a meeting presided by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe early this week, it was decided to introduce ‘subsidy shops’ with the participation of the private sector to provide relief to the consumers during the festive season and make available a pack of eight commodities including rice, dhal, sugar, sprats, onions …

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Rains expected

Heavy rains could expect during next six hours in Westernm Sabaragamuwa, provinces and Galle and Matara district, Met Department said.

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