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Ex Sathosa chairman remanded till 9th April

Former chairman of Sathosa, K.Nalin Ruwanjeeva Fernando was arrested today by the FCID at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to flee the country, Police said. He was arrested on charges of misappropriating government funds amounting to Rs.39 million in 2014 to buy Carrom and Checker-boards. He will be …

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South Korea’s ex-President sentenced to 24 years in jail

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24 years in prison by the Seoul Central District Court after she was found guilty of corruption, Al-Jazeera reported today. The former president was found guilty of several corruption charges, abuse of power and coercion in a verdict issued on Friday. …

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No-confidence motion to be brought against 16 SLFP MPs

A group of UNP Parliamentarians have decided to bring a no-confidence motion (NCM) against the SLFP Ministers and MPs who voted in favour of the NCM against the Prime Minister. UNP Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahman stated that the no-confidence motion will be handed over to the Speaker of Parliament tomorrow (6). …

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Cabinet reshuffle is likely soon- President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that a new Cabinet of Ministers will be appointed in a few days. The President says he invites any Parliamentarian to strengthen the Government. Following a meeting with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday, the President said that a committee will also be appointed from …

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No-confidence motion reflects vibrant democracy in SL: EU

The vote on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reflects the vibrant democracy in Sri Lanka and the government should seize the opportunity to further strengthen the team that wants to undertake reforms, a delegation of the European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) said today. The six-member …

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Spot fines introduced for 33 traffic offences

The government yesterday introduced fines for 33 specified traffic violations to minimise road accidents.   Transport and Civil Aviation Deputy Minister Ashoka Abeysinghe, commencing the debate on the Motor Traffic Act in parliament, yesterday said that time had come to change some existing laws in the Motor Traffic Act in …

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Ranil urges UNP to prepare for elections

Leader of the UNP and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, having  defeated the No Confidence Motion (NCM) brought against him by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, yesterday urged party members to prepare for national elections.   Hosting a breakfast reception  at ” Sirikotha”, Wickremesinghe thanked the UNP Ministers and parliamentarians who …

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