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A difference between UNP leaders & Rajapaksas

Minister Daya Gamage points out that every UNP leader from the Rt. Hon. D.S. Senanayake to Ranil Wickremesinghe disregarded political differences and helped every community to stand on their feet. However, what had taken place during the last regime was people were bribed, divided and provoked racially to obtain votes …

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Speaker to hold inquire

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is expected to hold an inquiry into the brawl between government and the joint opposition parliamentarians on January 10, Parliament sources said yesterday. They said the Speaker had decided to hold an inquiry because some MPs have accused him of being responsible for the brawl while some …

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Cabinet decides to withdraw Gazettes on liquor

The Cabinet of Ministers have decided to withdraw the recent Gazette notifications issued on extending business hours of liquor shops and allowing females to buy or sell liquor. Minister Mahinda Samarasingha sated that the unanimous decision was reached during the Cabinet meeting held today (16). The president had ordered the …

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Navy apprehends 16 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 16 Indian fishermen along with 4 fishing trawlers for engaging in illegal fishing activities in Sri Lankan territorial waters yesterday (15). They were apprehended in the seas northwest of the Delft Island and northeast of the Kachchativu Island by Fast Gun Boats and Fast Attack Craft …

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State Minister Sriyani injured in road mishap

Provincial Councils and Local Government State Minister Sriyani Wijewickrema was admitted to the Peradeniya hospital yesterday, following a road accident, where she sustained injuries, at Gonawala in Kadugannawa.   Her vehicle veered off the road and crashed into a tree around 3.00 am.   The minister and her driver who …

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GMOA warns of abrupt work stoppage after Jan.22

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today warned that it would resort to an island-wide work stoppage without prior notice after January 22, if the authorities fail to fulfill its demands within this week. Addressing a press briefing, GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said the decision was unanimously taken at …

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BC to appoint legal experts to study PCoI report

The Bribery Commission (BC) is to appoint legal experts to study the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) report on the Central Bank bond sales to determine action over the findings of the report pertaining to the Bribery Act, a commission official said. On a directive of President Maithripala Sirisena, the …

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