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No UNP MP will support the no-confidence motion

National Youth Front Chairman, parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardene says that the no-confidence motion that is to be brought against the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe by the joint opposition will not receive any support from any United National Party (UNP) member of parliament. He said the no-confidence motion against the PM is …

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Court orders arrested of Wimal and Jayantha

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today ordered the arrest MPs Wimal Weerawansa and Jayantha Samaraweera and to produce the before the court immediately. Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara issued the order due to their failure to appear before the court for a case. Cinnamon Garden Police filed a case against …

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MP Sanath Nishantha and brother remanded until May 25

UPFA Parliamentarian Sanath Nishantha Perera and his brother former Arachchikattuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Jagath Samantha Perera have been ordered remanded until May 25 by the Chilaw High Court. The Puttalam District MP and his brother are charged over the assault of the Arachchikattuwa Divisional Secretary and the case is being …

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Muslim ministers to have special meeting with PM

The Muslim Ministers of the government will have a special meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today to discuss action taken regarding communal violence in the Kandy District, a Minister said yesterday. Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader Minister Rauff Hakeem said  that he, along with the others, would meet …

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New UNP LG body members for Ampara take oaths

The 64 members elected to the local government bodies in Ampara district at the recent polls from the UNP took their oaths before minister Daya Gamage at the auditorium of Monty Guest in Ampara yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, minister Gamage urged the new LG members to give their strength …

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President signs Gazette notification to lift state of emergency

President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the island last night (17) and signed the Gazette notification to lift state of emergency with immediate effect, the President Media Division said. The gazette lifting the State of Emergency was signed last night upon the return of President Sirisena from Japan. The Gazette notification …

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Open warrant issued for Udayanga’s arrest

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today issued an open warrant for the arrest former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, who is absconding, to be executed through Interpol. The warrant calls for the arrest of the suspects and to produce him before the court, our news sources said Interpol …

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