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PAFFREL proposes retirement age for politicians

Strongly condemning the conduct of several elderly politicians, Executive Director of PAFFREL Rohana Hettiarachchi yesterday said there should be a retirement age for politicians. Hettiarachchi, without naming names, said that as there was a retirement age for all employees in both public and private sectors the same rule should apply …

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UNP, SLFP ministers to meet with PM to discuss constitutional reforms

A discussion will be held today between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the United National Party ministers on the proposed constitutional reforms, Lands and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka has said. Addressing a media briefing at Sirikotha yesterday, Minister Karunathilaka said government ministers of both SLFP and UNP will …

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Five ASP’s transferred

Five Assistant Superintendent of Police officers have been transferred based on the demand for their services. The reallocation of posts occurred with the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police to the National Police Commission Board. The transfers are as follows : –    ASP  A.R.G. De Silva has been transferred …

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PM looks into a sustainable program to remove solid waste

Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is looking into implementing a sustainable program to remove solid waste from the capital city of Colombo. The Premier said he personally looked into ways and means for systematically managing solid waste in Colombo after he received information on the problem in the last …

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Trial against Basil on November 13

The Colombo High Court on Thursday fixed for trial on Nov. 13, an indictment against the former Minister of Divineguma Development Basil Rajapaksa and the Director General of Divineguma Kithsiri Ranawaka. They have been accused of printing five million almanacs between Nov. 23, 2014 and Dec. 4, 2014 in the …

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Real difference through women’s participation – Anoma

A real difference can be achieved if women make a proper participation in politics, says deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage. She was addressing a seminar at the BMICH in Colombo yesterday (15) organized by the Sri Lanka Women Parliamentarians Forum. Minister Duminda Dissanayake, deputy minister Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle, MP Thusitha …

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