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PAFFREL urges EC to take legal action on LG polls violations

he People’s Action for Free & Fair Elections (PAFFREL) yesterday urged the Election Commission (EC) to take legal action on reported election law violations during the last Local Government (LG) Elections. PAFFREL Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi in a letter sent to the Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya had …

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UNP begins restructuring party

The United National Party, led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has begun its restructuring process. The working committee of the UNP and the parliamentary group met at Temple Trees on Saturday under the leadership of the Prime Minister for two special rounds of talks for the complete reorganization of the …

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UNP Working Committee decides not to change party leadership

The majority in the UNP Parliamentary Group and Working Committee have decided that there is no need for a change in party leadership at this moment, says Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. Meanwhile an advisory committee comprising eleven ministers and three MPs have been appointed to provide recommendations to make changes …

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Ex Sathosa chairman remanded till 9th April

Former chairman of Sathosa, K.Nalin Ruwanjeeva Fernando was arrested today by the FCID at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to flee the country, Police said. He was arrested on charges of misappropriating government funds amounting to Rs.39 million in 2014 to buy Carrom and Checker-boards. He will be …

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No-confidence motion to be brought against 16 SLFP MPs

A group of UNP Parliamentarians have decided to bring a no-confidence motion (NCM) against the SLFP Ministers and MPs who voted in favour of the NCM against the Prime Minister. UNP Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahman stated that the no-confidence motion will be handed over to the Speaker of Parliament tomorrow (6). …

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Cabinet reshuffle is likely soon- President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that a new Cabinet of Ministers will be appointed in a few days. The President says he invites any Parliamentarian to strengthen the Government. Following a meeting with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday, the President said that a committee will also be appointed from …

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No-confidence motion reflects vibrant democracy in SL: EU

The vote on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reflects the vibrant democracy in Sri Lanka and the government should seize the opportunity to further strengthen the team that wants to undertake reforms, a delegation of the European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) said today. The six-member …

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Ranil urges UNP to prepare for elections

Leader of the UNP and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, having  defeated the No Confidence Motion (NCM) brought against him by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, yesterday urged party members to prepare for national elections.   Hosting a breakfast reception  at ” Sirikotha”, Wickremesinghe thanked the UNP Ministers and parliamentarians who …

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