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Arrest warrant issued for Arjuna Mahendran

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today issued an arrest warrant on former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Arjuna Mahendran. Meanwhile the owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena were ordered to be further remanded until march 29 by the court. When the case …

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Delimitation report in for sabotage?

Several MPs have objected to the division of provincial councilors elected under the first-past-the-post system and the proportional representation system in the new Provincial Council Election (Amendment) Act that would be debated when the delimitation report was taken up in parliament, Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Faiszer Musthapha …

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Emergency law will be lifted soon

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage says the government will lift the emergency law imposed in view of the disturbances in several areas. He was responding to questions raised by journalists during a workshop at his ministry today to build an inter relationship between industrialists and state universities. The minister also …

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HC rejects bail applications filed by Aloysius and Palisena

The Colombo High Court has rejected the bail application filed by the owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena, news sources said. The High Court today announced its decision whether to proceed with the revision applications filed by Perpetual Treasuries Limited owner Arjuna Aloysius and …

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List of LG members to be gazetted

The list of members elected to Local Government bodies at the recently concluded LG polls has been handed over to the Department of Government Printing to be gazette. However only a part of the list has been submitted for the print as Election Commission has not received the complete list …

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EU Ambassadors call for end to hate crimes

The recent attacks on communities are very worrying and its is important that the government and the security forces take urgent action against hate crimes and ensure that the perpetrators of such actions are swiftly brought to justice, the EU Ambassadors have said in a media statement. It is vital …

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Speaker warns of elements out to divide the nation

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (08) called on leaders of all religious faiths to raise their voice and condemn the actions by certain elements to divide the nation along communal lines.   Speaker told Parliament that some organized sections spread hatred and promoted violence to achieve their political objectives and some …

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