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May Day on three different days

May Day in Sri Lanka will be celebrated on three different days this year with trade unions and political parties planning to celebrate it on May 1, May 6 and May 7. The UNP has already announced that it would hold its May Day rally on May 6 at Sugathadasa …

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UNP Politburo discusses election of new office bearers

The newly elected UNP Politburo discussed the election of new office bearers yesterday and put off deliberations for Monday.   Asked if a consensus had been reached on the names proposed to fill vacancies for key positions such as Chairman, General Secretary and National Organiser, a member of the Politburo …

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SLFP, UNP to sign a new MoU to work together

A Memorandum of Understanding between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) will be signed in the future regarding the progress of the government, SLFP General Secretary, Minister Duminda Dissanayake said. Minister Dissanayake said that ministers of both parties have agreed to hold discussions to …

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Mahindananda arrested

Former Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage arrested by FCID over on  Rs 53 million alleged financial fraud while importing carom board, our news sources said.

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PM’s New Year message

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year provides the ideal setting to deepen relationships with each other and share the rich cultural heritage, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in his New Year message. He said this New Year will be celebrated with the traditional customs to convey their importance …

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New Deputy Speaker to be elected on April 19

Parliament is scheduled to meet on April 19 and one of the first tasks on the agenda is to appoint a Deputy Speaker. The post of Deputy Speaker fell vacant with the resignation of Thilanga Sumathipala.   It is the responsibility of the SLFP to nominate one of its members …

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Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena further remanded

Perpetual Treasuries Limited owner Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena have been further remanded until 26 April by the Colombo Fort Magistrate. The suspects were today (12) produced before Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, who ordered that they be further remanded. The magistrate ordered the prisons officers to allow Palisena, who …

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