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Parliament to finally get valid lease

The Parliament complex had been in existence for the past 37 years without a ‘valid deed’ for the land, the House was told yesterday.   “Parliament building is existing without a proper deed for 37 years since its beginning,” Matara District UNP MP Buddhika Pathirana said.   The MP said …

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Gotabhaya’s revision petition gets postponed

The Appeal Court has postponed considering of the revision petition filed by former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, requesting that eight defendants including himself be acquitted from the Avant Garde case, until May 31. The petition was taken up today (25), before the President of the Court of Appeal Justice Preethi …

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Brian Shaddick’s wife gives evidence against Gammanpila

The wife of Australian businessman Brian Shaddick, the third witness in the alleged financial fraud case filed against the two accused, including Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila yesterday informed the Colombo High Court that she had never put her signature executing a Power of Attorney to Gammanpila, …

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PM’s decision on Provincial Council elections this week

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a decision this week on holding the Provincial Council polls, Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament yesterday (23). Speaker Jayasuriya said he continually held discussions regarding the holding of Provincial Council Elections. Pointing out that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe had taken time to negotiate …

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MP Sanath Nishantha and brother further remanded

UPFA Puttalam District MP Sanath Nishantha Perera and his brother former Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Jagath Samantha Perera have been further remanded until June 07. Due to the hospitalization of Chilaw High Court Judge Sanjeewa Morayas, the case was taken up before High Court Registrar Ajith Jayasundara today, our news …

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Astrologer Sumanadasa gives evidence in case against Basil

The case against former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and Tirukumar Nadesan where they are charged with misappropriation of state funds for the purchase of a 16 acre land in Mapitigama, Malwana, Dompe and building a palatial bungalow with a swimming pool and a running a farm was yesterday taken …

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PM instructs officials to prepare for emergency flood relief

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has advised the three armed forces to be on alert to provide necessary relief as possibility of major floods is looming with torrential downpours lashing across the island. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held a special discussion at Temple Trees Monday to take immediate action to provide …

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