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Investigations into parliamentarians holding dual citizenship

A comprehensive investigation is now underway into parliamentarians holding dual citizenship, Minister of Internal Affairs S B Nawinne says. Minister Nawinne revealed this at a media conference in Colombo yesterday after the Supreme Court extended the Stay Order it issued earlier on the Court of Appeal ruling on the eligibility …

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Cabinet reshuffle on the cards?

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe decided on Friday night that the much-talked-of Cabinet reshuffle will take place upon the latter’s return from China. The meeting came just ahead of the Premier travelling to the airport to board a Singapore-bound flight en route to Beijing. President Sirisena also …

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PM arrives to Beijing

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe accompanied by Professor Maithree Wickremesinghe arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport, China on 13th evening . They left for China to participate in the “One Belt – One Road” Summit. Leaders from about 30 countries are scheduled to participate in the high level round …

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Modi concludes visit

Indian PM Modi left Sri Lanka last evening after a series of events in Colombo, Kandy and Dick Oya. PM Modi arrived in Colombo on Thursday evening for 24 hour visit accompanied by a high level delegation.

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PM to leave for China tomorrow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Maithree Wickremesinghe will be leaving for China tomorrow (13) to attend the One Belt, One Road summit in Beijing. Leaders of 30 countries will be taking part in the high-level round table discussions that will be conducted at the summit. The forum will pay special …

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UNP appoints 3 committees to focus on future

The UNP working committee decided to appoint three committees to look into the party’s future. These committees will be headed by Mangala Samaraweera, Ajith P Perera and Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. Mr. Samaraweera will head the committee on communications while Ajith P Perera will be in charge of the committee on …

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President pardons over 600 prisoners on the occasion of Vesak

President Maithripala Sirisena has pardoned 661 prisoners serving time around the country for minor offences on the occasion of the Vesak. The Department of Prisons said 597 prisoners who have been convicted for minor offences under the Penal Code have been granted Presidential pardon and released while the remaining 64 …

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