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Parliament to convene a special session on Wednesday

Acting Secretary General of the Parliament, Neil Iddawela has informed that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has summoned a special Parliamentary sitting on Wednesday (10th Jan.) at 10.30 a.m. on the request of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Government Information Department announced. According to Mr. Iddawela, the Speaker, in pursuance of Standing Order …

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Mathews passes fitness Test

Former skipper Angelo Mathews has passed the fitness test following his injury last week and is the front-runner to be appointed skipper of the national ODI and T20 teams once again, news sources said SLC earlier announced that a new skipper for the ODI and T20 teams will be appointed …

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Port City legislation to Parliament by March

Sri Lanka’s Port City legislation would be brought before Parliament by March while construction on the first permanent buildings are also due to commence shortly, senior officials said.   These comments were made following a visit of the newly reclaimed land of the island by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and …

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President to open Rajagiriya flyover today

President Maithripala Sirisena will open the Rajagiriya flyover with the public on Monday, today, the President’s Media Division said. The flyover constructed at Welikada junction in Rajagiriya will provide a long term solutions for the heavy traffic congestion in the Rajagiriya area. Even though the construction works of the flyover …

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No election activities in religious places

Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that election propaganda activities in religious places are prohibited regardless of the faith. “Politics at religious places, be it Buddhist, Islam, Catholic, Christian, or Hindu, is not allowed,” the Election Chief said. The Election Commission Chairman made this comment while speaking at …

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Bond issue will be debated in parliament-PM

The Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that there will be a parliamentary debate regarding the bond issue commission report. He said that there will be possibility of having the facts reveled on the bond scam that occurred during the 2008- 2015 period. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe made these remarks while addressing …

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