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STC Chairman sacked due to public outcry

President Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday, removed Anuruddha Polgampola from the post of State Timber Corporation Chairman due to protest, within days of making the appointment. Polgampola, who was elected to Parliament, on the JVP ticket, in April 2004, switched his allegiance to President Mahinda Rajapaksa after being asked by the JVP …

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Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena further remanded

The owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena have been further remanded until May 14 by the Colomb0 Fort Magistrate’s Court. Meanwhile the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of W.M. Mendis & Company Limited to provide detailed reports of the financial transactions made with Perpetual Treasuries …

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Duminda’s appeal argued before SC

An appeal filed in the Supreme Court by former UPFA MP Duminda Silva was argued before the Supreme Court, yesterday. A High Court Trial-at-Bar convicted Duminda Silva and four others of unlawful assembly and aiding and abetting in the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, at Kolonnawa in 2012. The High Court …

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President opens second session of Parliament

The Second Session of the Eighth Parliament was opened by President Maithripala Sirisena, a short while ago. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the President arrived at the parliament for the ceremony. The President was receiveid at the main steps of the Parliament building by the Speaker and …

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Cabinet meeting postponed

The Cabinet meeting which was scheduled to be held today (08) has been postponed until tomorrow (09) due to the ceremonial opening of the second session of the 8th Parliament. Accordingly, the Cabinet meeting will take place at 10 am tomorrow at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. This will be …

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