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All parties on board with new constitution – Kiriella

All parties represented in the parliament have expressed their consent towards the creation of a new constitution, Minister of Highways and Higher Education, Lakshman Kiriella said. He confirmed that the Tamil National Alliance had also approved the relevant proposals and expressed their approval to draft the new constitution. The Minister stated …

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Donate Poson celebration money to affected people – Daya

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage requests the public not to make unnecessary expenditures on the upcoming Poson festival and contribute such money towards the welfare of those affected by the inclement weather. He made the call at a media briefing at his primary industries ministry today (29). The minister also …

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Sri Lanka seeks UN assistance

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has activated the Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry, to coordinate rescue and relief measures related to the flood situation in several parts of Sri Lanka. In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the Ministry of Disaster Management, has made an …

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Parliament adjourned due to prevailing weather condition

It is said that p arty leaders have decided to suspend Parliament proceedings at 2.00pm today, considering the prevailing disaster situation owing to inclement weather. Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala informed the parliament of the decision as proceedings commenced following the special party leaders’ meeting held today (26).  

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Brig. remanded over Rathupaswela killings

Brigadier Anura Deshapriya Gunawardene was arrested yesterday for allegedly ordering troops in 2013 to open fire on a group of people protesting against the contamination of their wells at Rathupaswela. The infantryman was produced before Gampaha Chief Magistrate D.A. Ruwanpathirana and remanded til May 31.   In March 2017, three …

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Gnanasara Thero to be arrested

Sri Lanka Police said that the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero will be arrested for allegedly obstructing and threatening police officers and for making hate speech. Presently several police teams have been deployed to arrest the Buddhist monk while based on …

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Aluthgamage granted bail

Colombo High Court indicted MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage for failing to disclose purchasing of a Rs 27 million  house in Borella and granted bail, our news sources said.

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Contempt of court case against Gnanasara Thera re-fixed

The Court of Appeal, yesterday, re-fixed the date of inquiry, against the Venerable Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera, who was summoned for contempt of court, for having disturbed the proceedings of the Magistrate’s Court of Homagama during the proceedings of the inquiry against Army Officers, suspected of having abducted Pradeep Ekneligoda.   …

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Almanac case against Basil postponed

Presidents’ Counsel Jayantha Weerasinghe, yesterday told the High Court of Colombo, that he had to make a special request in respect of accused Basil Rajapaksa. He requested a later date for the inquiry.   The Court fixed the next date of inquiry for June 15.   Basil Rajapaksa and the …

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