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Case against Namal and five others fixed for trial on Feb 16

Colombo High Court Judge, Sampath Abeykoon, yesterday fixed for trial on January 16, 2018, a case against UPFA Parliamentarian, Namal Rajapaksa and five other accused persons.   They are accused of allegedly misappropriating Rs. 30 million, in a deal the Gowers Corporate Private Limited owned by Rajapaksa did with another …

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Accepting nominations ends at noon

The acceptance of nominations for 93 local government bodies will come to an end at 12 noon today (14). Accepting nominations for those LG institutions commenced on December 11. The date for the election is most likely to be announced after nominations are handed in. Additional Elections Commissioner M.M. Mohammed …

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Restraining order on hearing of case against Basil extended

The Court of Appeal, yesterday, extended, till February 2, 2018, a restraining order issued earlier, suspending a trial against Basil Rajapaksa from being heard in Colombo High Court No. 6, before High Court Judge, Gihan Kulatunga. The petitioner, Basil Rajapaksa has filed a Writ of Mandamus in the Court of …

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Local polls date to be announced today

The date of elections to 93 local government bodies will be announced by the Elections Commission (EC) after ending the nomination period at noon today.   According to the EC, 557 political parties and independent groups had paid their deposits by noon yesterday.   Most political parties and independent groups …

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Daya is confident of UNP’s victory

Minister Daya Gamage is confident of achieving a big victory for the UNP at the upcoming election for local government institutions. He said so after the party placed deposits today to contest the LG bodies of Padiyatalawa, Dehiattakandiya, Alayadiwembu and Karativu in Ampara. He noted that the previous regime had …

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Acceptance of deposits ends

The time period for making deposits for 93 Local Government (LG) institutions for the upcoming LG polls terminated at noon today (13) ,the Election Commission announced. The acceptance of deposits with regard to the elections was made with effect from November 27. District Returning Officers called for nominations for elections …

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Malaysian Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka on December 17

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will pay a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka starting from 17 December, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said in a statement today. The Foreign Ministry Wisma Putra said in a “planned movement” the Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah …

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State Minister Palitha Range Bandara acquitted

he Colombo High Court today (12) acquitted Skills Development and Vocational Training State Minister Palitha Range Bandara from all charges levied against him . This was when the case was taken up for hearing before Colombo High Court A.A.R. Heiyanthuduwa today. The Colombo High Court ordered the release of the …

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