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21 lands currently owned by Rajapaksa family – Anura

Leader of the JVP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka said  that there are 21 lands scattered across the island that are owned by Yoshitha, Namal and Shiranthi Rajapaksa at a media briefing held at Ratnapura. He further stated that he has conclusive proof of the prices which the lands were purchased at …

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Samurdhi Amendment Circular cancelled

The Cabinet Sub-Committee has decided to cancel the Samurdhi Amendment Circular, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. In the wake of protests from Samurdhi beneficiaries who staged countless protests and objections from politicians including members of the government, President Maithripala Sirisena last week assured that the government will not cut off or …

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Rohitha Rajapaksa grilled at FCID

Rohitha Rajapaksa, the youngest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) . He was reportedly summoned to record a statement regarding the satellite, “The SupremeSAT-1” which was launched in 2012. Meanwhile, Rohitha’s mother Shiranthi Rajapaksa was summoned for questioning by the Criminal Investigations …

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Shiranthi Rajapaksa summoned for questioning

Former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa arrived at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) a short while ago. She was summoned to provide a statement over the murder of rugger player Wasim Thajudeen. Shiranthi Rajapaksa is accordingly due to be questioned on the alleged use of a defender vehicle belonging by the …

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‘Bihidora’ to inform public about primary industries

A supplement titled ‘Bihidora’ was launched today (15) to inform the public about the tasks and activities of the primary industries ministry. Minister Daya Gamage was the chief guest on the occasion, at the auditorium of Lake House, where its general manager Abhaya Amaradasa received the first copy. The supplement …

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CID, FCID to question family members of former President this week

Three family members of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa have been summoned for questioning at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) this week. Former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been summoned to the CID on Tuesday (15) while her son Yoshitha Rajapaksa is called to …

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expedite investigations into allegations

The government has reportedly decided to expedite investigations into allegations faced by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family. This decision follows complaints lodged with the government by backbench UNPers who pointed out that the investigations against the former president and his family members were proceeding at an extremely slow …

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Local , Provincial Elections to be held on same day

The government wants to hold  Local Polls and Provincial Council Elections together, Health Minister Rajtha Senaratne said on Friday.   He said that the delay in holding local polls had nothing to do with the government being scared of elections but due to issues that had cropped up in the …

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Parliamentarians to be educated in Tamil

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya stated that the instruction of parliamentarians to have a proficiency in Tamil has become a contemporary necessity. He further stated that this initiative will strengthen the unity amongst the people of Sri Lanka and enhance the economic and social progress of the nation. The Speaker …

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