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Legal action against seven groups for breaching election laws

Legal action will be taken against seven parties who engaged in parades after handing over nominations, announced the Police Headquarters. While briefing media after a discussion held with the Election Commission, Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara today (22) said that steps will be taken to file cases against those …

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Petition filed against SLPP Maharagama nomination rejection

Seven candidates of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) have filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court against the rejection of the party’s nomination list for the Maharagama Urban Council. The Chairman of the Elections Commission, its members, the Maharagama Returning Officer and the secretaries of the JVP, UNP …

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Youth arrested for impersonating candidate at O/L exam

An individual has been arrested by police while sitting for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination with a forged identity card and impersonating a student at a school in Piliyandala, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. He was arrested during the Geography paper of the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination which was …

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November national inflation eases to 8.4-pct

Sri Lanka’s national consumer price inflation in November fell for the first time in six months to 8.4 percent from a year earlier, down from a more than two-year high of 8.8 percent the previous month, the Department of Census and Statistics said. Consumer prices rose 1.3 percent in November, …

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UN urges US to withdraw

UN General Assembly decisively backed resolution effectively calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, foreign media said.

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