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PM plans reshuffle in wake of local election drubbing

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Friday he planned to stay in office and reshuffle his cabinet in the wake of a stinging loss in local elections for both parties in the ruling coalition. Wickremesinghe’s center-right United National Party (UNP) and President Maithripala Sirisena’s center-left Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) …

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24-hour water cut in Colombo and Suburbs today

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) has announced a 24-hours water cut to several areas in Colombo. Accordingly, the water supply to Colombo 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 will be disrupted and water to Colombo 12 and 13 will be supplied under low …

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Warrant issued to arrest former SL ambassador to US

The Colombo Fort Magistrate today reissued a warrant to arrest former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States Jaliya Wickramasuriya for failing to appear before Court. Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne issued this order as the suspect failed to appear before the court when the case was taken up for …

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President does not have power to remove Prime Minister

The President at his discretion cannot remove the Prime Minister under any circumstances according to the 19th Amendment of the Constitution, Senior Lecturer of the Law Faculty of the University of Colombo Dr. Prathibha Mahanamahewa points out. He points out that the Prime Minister can be removed only by the …

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