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Uplift living standards of up-country plantation community

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe  said the United National Party led unity government has been able to grant land rights and resolve housing problem of the people in the plantation sector during the past three years. The Prime Minister was speaking at a public rally held at the Dunbar grounds in …

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China to develop strategic partnership with Sri Lanka

The new Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan has vowed to promote a strategic partnership with Sri Lanka.   Cheng, who arrived in Colombo last week, was received at the Katunayake International Airport by Foreign Ministry officials, Deputy Ambassador Pang Chunxue, Embasy officials and well wishers.   The Ambassador …

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Parliament to be convened on Feb.08 to debate reports

Parliament will be convened on February 8 to debate on the reports of the Bond commission and the commission appointed to investigate serious acts of fraud, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe. He made this statement at a UNP rally held in Deniyaya today (27). Meanwhile, Leader of the JVP MP …

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No decision yet on running in 2019 – President

President Maithripala Sirisena told the media yesterday that he has not yet taken any decision on seeking another term at the Presidential Election slated for 2019. “I did not expect to become President. All others who have become Presidents before me have been prime ministers or opposition leaders. I am …

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Two more days allocated for postal voting in next month

The National Election Commission has allocated two additional days in the next month for postal voting for the local government polls, additional Elections Commissioner Saman Sri Ratnayake said. Accordingly, government employees who were unable to cast their postal vote this week will be given another opportunity on the 1st and …

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UNP Report on Bond issue to be handed over to PM

The Committee appointed to investigate whether any UNP Parliamentarians were implicated in the Central Bank Bond issue, is due to hand over its report to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during the course of next week. Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana chaired this Committee appointed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe while …

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260 election related complaints, 61 suspects arrested

The Police Headquarters states that 260 election related complaints have been reported from the 9th of December 2017 in the run up to the local government election on February 10th. During this period, 160 election law violations have been reported and most of the complaints lodged are on threatening individuals. …

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Trial against Basil fixed for June 14

The Colombo High Court yesterday fixed for June 4, 2018, the trial against Basil Rajapaksa, former Minister of Divineguma, Economic Development and Kithsiri Ranawake, the Director General of Divineguma. They have been indicted for having squandered Rs. 36.5 million from the Divineguma Fund, to distribute GI pipes in the run-up …

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