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President signs gazette proclaiming next parliamentary session

President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the gazette notification proclaiming the next parliamentary session. Accordingly, parliament is summoned on May 08, at 2:15 pm, the extraordinary gazette notification issued on Monday said. The President by virtue of the powers vested in him by Article 70 of the Constitution prorogued Parliament with …

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IP Rangajeewa and Prisons Commissioner re-remanded

Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa and Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who were arrested over the Welikada Prison clashes in 2012, have been further remanded until May 8 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. IP Rangajeewa of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) …

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Two suspects in Lasantha murder case denied bail

The  court  further remanded the two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Sunday Leader Chief Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge until 1st of May. Former senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and former Mount Lavinia Police Crimes OIC, SI Tissa Sugathapala who were arrested over the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge were …

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UNP politburo meeting today

The UNP politburo will meet today at Temple Trees to discuss the methodology to be followed when electing the main officer bearers and the names of those to be selected to these posts, a politburo member said. It was reported that there was a suggestion during the previous meeting that …

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Developing natural gas; contract to be signed

The government has received several proposals to develop natural gas found in the block M2 of the Mannar basin and a contract would probably be signed at the end of this year, said D. T. K. Preeni Withanage, Director Benefits at the Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat.   Studies conducted so …

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