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Cabinet reshuffle on Monday

The United National Party (UNP), the key ally of the government, has finally consented to the proposed Cabinet reshuffle to scheduled for Monday. Initially, the UNP had opposed any changes to the portfolios assigned to its members. However, the party leadership had given the green light for a change in …

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Yoshitha seeks permission from HC to go overseas

The Colombo High Court will be considering Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s request to go overseas on the 23 of May. When former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha Rajapaksa was released on bail after being arrested on charges of money laundering, the High Court of Colombo suspended his overseas travels. However, Yoshitha made …

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A minister’s vehicle costs Rs. 7.5 m only – Daya

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage says a sum of only Rs. 7.5 million has to be spent per vehicle when importing official vehicles for government ministers. Society has been given a wrong perception that Rs. 45 m has to be spent per vehicle, but taxes amounting to Rs. 37.5 m …

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Mahindananda to be arrested?

United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage claims that the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) will shortly arrest him on orders of the Prime Minister, on fabricated charges. He noted that the accusation was connected to the controversial carom board case. He said arresting members of the Joint Opposition …

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Land ownership deeds for 10,000 Mahaweli families

Yet another step of the national programme to grant land ownership deeds for 100,000 Mahaweli families took place with the participation of president Maithripala Sirisena at Vilayaya Maha Vidyalaya at Aralaganwila in Polonnaruwa on May 15. On the occasion, 10,000 families of Mahaweli systems B and C received deeds for …

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Contempt case against Galagodaatte thera fixed for support

The Court of Appeal yesterday fixed for support on May 24, 2017, a complaint of contempt of court filed against the Venerable Galagodaaatte Gnanasara Thera. The complainant is the Magistrate of Homagama, who has said that the Thera intentionally disturbed the proceedings of his court when an inquiry in respect …

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