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We have nothing to hide – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today stated that mistakes can happen, but the government will continue forward with good governance as it has nothing to hide. The Premier was speaking to reporters outside the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, probing the Central Bank treasury bond scam, after appearing before the commission this …

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LG elections before January 31

“The 2018 local government elections will be held before January 31. The notice calling nominations would be made on November 27 and received them in December,” Power and Renewable Energy Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera said. Addressing a meeting held at the G.M. Restaurant in Yatiyana, Agalawatta in support of …

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PM promises compensation

The Law and Order Ministry yesterday said that security measures currently in place at Gintota in the Galle District would be continued though the situation was back to normal.   IGP Pujith Jayasundera yesterday told The Island that among the 19 persons remanded till Nov 30 in connection with a …

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Committee appointed to prevent recurrences of communal clashes

A special discussion was held in Galle today between people in the Gintota area, security divisions, both Buddhist and Muslim religious leaders and people’s representatives. The meeting was presided by Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena. The occurrence of minor damages to properties at several places due to the clashes …

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WPC 2018 Budget to be presented on November 21

The Financial Statement for the year 2018 of the Western Provincial Council will be presented to the Council by Chief Minister and the Minister of Finance, Planning and Local Government, Isura Devapriya, on November 21 at 10.00 a.m. in the council chamber.   This is the fourth Financial Statement of …

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SC fixes for support Gamini Senarath’s FR application

The Supreme Court yesterday fixed for support on November 24, the fundamental rights violation petition filed by Gamini Senarath, the Chief of Staff of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Piyadasa Kudabalaga, Director of Insurance Corporation and Neil D. Hapuhinnega, the Commissioner General of Samurdhi, complaining of unlawful arrest by the Financial Crimes …

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SL committed to non-discrimination based on sexual orientation

Sri Lanka said it remains committed to law reform and guaranteeing non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity despite the socio-political and cultural challenges that remain with respect to reforming laws. Responding to the questions and concerns raised at the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sri Lanka in …

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