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Police beef up operations during election period

Sri Lanka’s Inspector General of Police has instructed all island wide police stations to beef up security operations within the next three months covering the local government election period Police Media Spokesman, Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara said. The IGP has given instructions to seize illegal firearms, set up instant …

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D.S. secured independence for an undivided Sri Lanka

Mahatma Gandhi secured independence for a divided India, but the Rt. Hon. D.S. Senanayake brought everybody together and gained independence for an undivided Sri Lanka, notes minister Daya Gamage. He was addressing UNP rallies at Nugelanda, Rajagalatenna, Gonagolla for the upcoming local government polls. Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa divided all in …

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80 percent of voters ignorant of new electoral system

The People’s Action for Free and Fair Election says that more than 80 per cent of the country’s eligible voters lack proper understanding of the new electoral system.   Executive Director of PAFFREL, Rohana Hettiarachchi told The Island that lacuna had been noticed during several workshops his outfit had conducted …

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Speaker summons meeting of political party leaders

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has decided to summon a meeting of leaders of political parties represented in Parliament on Jan. 09.   The meeting has been summoned to discuss the issues pertaining to the sittings during the new year and several other matters, according to sources.   Some party leaders were …

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Special investigation into Sapugaskanda incident

Minister of Law & Order and Southern Development  Sagala Ratnayaka has ordered Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to probe into the recent incident at Sapugaskanda Police station and to submit an immediate report. JVP Western Province Councilor Asoka Ranwala was arrested last night (04) over charges of allegedly threatening Sapusgaskanda Crimes …

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CB to begin forensic audit soon

Central Bank Governor Indrajith Coomaraswamy informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today that action had been taken to conduct a forensic audit as recommended by the Presidential Commission that probed the bond scam. The Prime Minister had a meeting to discuss the implementation of recommendations by the Commission. A statement from …

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SL to bring laws to publicly destroy seized drugs

Sri Lanka’s Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake says measures will be taken to formulate legal provisions necessary to publicly destroy the consignments of narcotics seized during raids. Commenting on the government’s measures to curtail illegal drug trafficking in the country, the Minister said during the period …

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Court issues open warrant to arrest Jaliya

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court has issued an open warrant for the arrest of former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya. Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne also issued notice on the defendant’s four bailsmen, including his wife who signed for the bail, to appear before the court on February …

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