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Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow?

A Cabinet reshuffle is likely to take place tomorrow (Feb. 21), which could see several key UNP ministerial portfolios change hands, according to reports. With the temporary resolving of the crisis in the government, the President has reportedly planned to carry out the Cabinet reshuffle. New ministers are expected to …

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Girambe Ananda Anunayaka Thero passes away

Venerable Girambe Ananda Thero, Anunayaka of the Ramanna Nikaya, has passed away at the age of 80. The Thero passed away while receiving treatment at the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital. Venerable Girambe Ananda Thero was the Chief Priest at the Anuradhapura Sarananda Maha Pirivena. A spokesman for the Ramanna Nikaya …

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Corruption case against Wimal Weerawansa postponed to May 16

The case filed by the Bribery Commission against former Minister and National Freedom Front leader Wimal Weerawansa will be taken up for hearing on the 16th of May. Colombo High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi postponed the case when it was taken up for hearing yesterday. Wimal Weerawansa has been accused …

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Transshipment operations at Colombo Port up by 20.4 percent

Transshipment operations at the Port of Colombo shows a tremendous increase between the months of January 2017 and January 2018. Accordingly against 362,451 transshipment TEU operations in January 2017, together with the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT), South Asia Gateway Terminal (SAGT) and the Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT), the Port …

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Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday for UNP-led government?

A Cabinet reshuffle is set to take place on Wednesday (21) as a fore-runner to a new government headed by the United National Party (UNP), it is learnt. The decision was taken after a meeting that took place on Sunday (18) between President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and …

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Drought amidst political crisis

Sri Lanka is being battered by a drought as well in addition to the political crisis it is in at the moment according to the data put out by the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and the weather forecasts of Department of Meteorology. The Department of Meteorology predicted dry weather over …

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PM says will step down only if lost by a no-confidence vote

Prime Minister and the leader of the United National Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe has told President Maithripala Sirisena that he will not resign from the Prime Minister post unless he lost in a no-confidence motion passed in parliament. This was stated during a special discussion held with the President at the …

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