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Bribery Commission to get powers to probe private sector

Amendments to the Bribery and Corruption Act will be brought in to bring the private sector under its scope, Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Director General Sarath Jayamanna, PC, said. Addressing a media workshop, the Director General noted that while numerous cases of bribery or corruption …

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Two drug dealers nabbed with over 50g of heroin

Two people were arrested in Gothatuwa today (01) for the possession of heroin by the officials of the Organized Crime Investigation Division. The inspection was based on a tip-off received by the officials, said the police and the suspects were caught during an inspection of a three-wheeler. The police had …

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UNP MPs set to meet for special talks

A special discussion among the MPs of the United National Party (UNP) is to be held today (01) at 4.00 pm at Temple Trees under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The future parliamentary activities of the party are expected to be discussed at this meeting. This will be …

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New State and Deputy Ministers to be sworn in tomorrow

The new State Ministers and Deputy Ministers will be sworn in at the Presidential Secretariat tomorrow morning (2). The swearing ceremony will commence at 10.30am tomorrow, the PMD said. All ministers and MPs of the government have been requested to be present for this. Eighteen new Cabinet Ministers were sworn …

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New Cabinet sworn in

The new Cabinet of Ministers was sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo today (1). This is the fourth Cabinet reshuffle of the National Government. Several ministerial portfolios have changed hands while some ministers have retained their previous portfolios. UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera, who …

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