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Arjun Aloysius and Palisena further remanded

The Attorney General’s Department today informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court that 5 SIM cards and 3 mobile phones have been found within the prison ward of Arjun Aloysius. The court was told that one of the mobile phones was found under the mattress used by Mr Aloysius. The mobile …

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AG filed action on UPF- PM

The Attorney General had already filed legal action to recover the additional revenue of Rs 140 million earned by Perpetual Treasuries by selling bonds to University Provident Fund (UPF), Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday. Mr Wickremesinghe said this in response to a query by JVP MP Nalinda Jayatissa …

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SL retains Tier 2 ranking in US TIP report

Sri Lanka retained its Tier 2 ranking in the US State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report for the second consecutive year. The 2018 Report which was released on 28 June 2018 can be accessed online at https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday through a media release.   It …

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Govt. has no intention of delaying PC polls – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament yesterday that the government had intention of delaying provincial council elections unnecessarily. The Prime Minister said so in answer to a query raised by Joint Opposition MP Dullas Alahapperuma. Alahapperuma said: “Despite a court order the government adopted some technical measures to delay the …

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CID to investigate NYT allegations

Based on the complaint made by Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will commence and investigation in the New York Times article’s allegations. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made this statement at the Parliament, today (04).

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UNP summons Vijayakala to Colombo to face media

The stand of State Minister of Child Affairs, Vijayakala Maheswaran, who said that the LTTE had to be revived if the Tamils in the North and East were to live without fear, was not that of the UNP, Minister Harin Fernando said yesterday, addressing the media.   The Minister said …

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