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Georgia’s prime minister resigns after mass protests

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili resigned on Wednesday amid a disagreement with the leader of his ruling party, Bidzina Ivanishvili, who is the richest man in the ex-Soviet republic. “We’ve had some disagreements with the leader of the ruling party,” Kvirikashvili said in a televised statement. “I think this is …

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Gnanasara Thero sentenced to 6 months RI

The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation, Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, has been sentenced to 6 months of rigorous imprisonment, for threatening Sandya Ekneligoda. He was sentenced for 6 months each for both charges to be served at once. The sentence was delivered today by the …

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Court allows fresh SLC elections

The Appeal Court lifted the stay order issued preventing the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) election from being held and allowed the calling of nominations for fresh elections, today. Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha and the Secretary to the Ministry has informed the court that steps will be taken to hold fresh …

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PCol wants AG to find out why BOI failed to monitor Mihin Lanka

Justice Gamini Rohan Amarasekera of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on irregularities at SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering and Mihin Lanka, yesterday, instructed the Attorney General’s Department officials to find out whether the Investment Monitoring Unit of the BoI hadn’t monitored continuous violations of BoI agreement by Mihin Lanka due …

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National Environment Act to be amended

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for the proposal to amend Sri Lanka’s National Environment Act, in order to meet current and future environmental issues. The government today said that it has identified the necessity of amending National Environment Act to meet the current and future environmental issues such …

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Maldives ex-president jailed for 19 months

A court in the Maldives on Wednesday sentenced former strongman leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom to 19 months in prison for obstructing an investigation into an alleged plot to oust the current president. The Criminal Court ruled that Gayoom, 80, interfered with the probe into the attempt to topple President Abdulla …

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Special High Court to start hearing cases from July 4

Sri Lanka’s first permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar , set up to expedite the high profile corruption cases against former government, will start hearing cases related to money laundering, graft and financial crimes from July 4, the Cabinet spokesman said today. Last month, Parliament had passed the Judicature (Amendment) Act, brought …

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