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Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

Legal action against failing to report for election duties

The Elections Commission says that legal action will be taken against state officials failing to report for election duties as scheduled and regarding state institutions which fail to provide officials. Issuing a statement today, the commission said that it has received information that certain state officials and employees, who are …

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Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia gets five-year jail term

Bangladesh’s ex-premier and opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia was on Thursday sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case. Zia, 72, was sentenced by the Special Court-5 in Dhaka in connection with embezzlement of 21 million takas ($252,000) in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust. In …

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British Prime Minister appoints trade envoy for Sri Lanka

British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Ranil Jayawardena, MP, as her trade envoy for Sri Lanka. Jayawardena’s role as trade envoy will be to support and enhance the development of Britain’s trade and investment with Sri Lanka.   The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy will be visiting Sri Lanka from …

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Prime Minister to submit draft Audi Bill to cabinet next week

The Attorney General has approved the draft of National Audit Bill and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will submit the draft bill to the cabinet on the 14th. On February 2nd, the Attorney General has informed the Prime Minister’s Office that the draft bill was in accordance with the Constitution. …

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Financial discipline was totally ruined during the past regime

The Auditor General H. S. Gamini Wijesinghe says that since the former Secretary to the Ministry of Finance during the past decade has violated the financial regulations, the country became trapped in a severe debt crisis. At a press briefing held today at the Government Information Department in Colombo, Wijesinghe …

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