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Aloysius, Palisena file revision application in CA

Arjun Aloysius, the owner of Perpetual Treasuries Pvt Limited (PTL) and Kasun Palisena, Chief Executive Officer of PTL yesterday filed revision applications in the Court of Appeal asking for bail.   The Magistrate of Colombo remanded them on the basis of the findings of the Presidential Commission on the bond …

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Investigations on security personnel involved in Kandy incident

Investigations are underway to probe whether there are involvements of the security forces with the recent incidents that took place in Kandy, according to government. A group of investigative teams have already commenced the investigations in the relevant area, cabinet co-spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said. Meanwhile, President Maithripala Sirisena on March …

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President to attend Pakistan Republic Day as Chief Guest

President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for Islamabad on Thursday (March 22) to attend the Pakistan Republic Day celebrations on March 23 as chief guest on an invitation extended by Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain. This is the first time a Sri Lankan leader received such an invitation to be the chief …

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Newly elected local bodies get their baptism

The tenure of over 8000 local councillors elected on February 10 to 340 local government bodies had commenced yesterday and the date of the inaugural meeting was also decided by the Chairmen of the relevant bodies, Secretary to the Ministry of Local Government, Kamal Pathmasiri said.   The Chairmanship of …

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UNP Ministers vow to defeat no-confidence motion against the PM

The United National Party ministers today rallied behind their party leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and vowed to defeat the no-confidence motion to be tabled by the joint opposition against the PM in parliament. Deputy Minister Ajith P Perera said that the no-confidence motion that has been brought by …

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MP Prasanna Ranaweera remanded over assualt

UPFA MP Prasanna Ranaweera has been remanded until March 22 by the Mahara Magistrate, in connection with a case filed over an assault incident. Kiribathgoda Police had launched an investigation into a complaint filed alleging that the MP had assaulted an individual following a verbal dispute during a function. Ranaweera …

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Eight out of 24 riot suspects released on bail

Eight of the twenty four (24) suspects held in remand for their alleged involvement in violent activities in Teldeniya area early March were released on bail by the Teldeniya Magistrate M. N. Farukdeen yesterday (19). Teldeniya police objected to bail for 16 others on the grounds that investigations into charges …

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