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PM appoints committee to expedite action on corruption

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a three-member committee of ministers to examine ways of expediting cases on corruption and fraud, the PM’s Office said. The committee is comprised of Minister of Health Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Prisons Reforms and Rehabilitation D.M. Swaminathan and State Minister of Prison Reforms …

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SF Law and Order Minister in two weeks: Rajitha

Cabinet Spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had accepted the Ministry of Law and Order only for two weeks, and that Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka would be given the portfolio afterwards. He revealed this during a meeting held at the Health Ministry yesterday. The …

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Mahendran has left Singapore

Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran is not in Singapore investigations carried out by the CID has revealed.   When employees of a courier service went to his address to deliver summons issued by a Sri Lankan court Mahendran was not there.   Since a Singaporean citizen Mahendran no longer …

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Court re-summons Prez, PM case

The Colombo High Court today re-summoned President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister RanilWickremesinghe to appear in court on July 24 to give evidence in a case filed against TissaAttanayake on charges of forgery.

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Polls Chief assures women female quota won’t be pruned

Head of the Elections Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya, has promised that the 25% quota for women in local councils will not be changed. He gave this assurance when he met a group of female local council candidates on Friday.   Rita de Silva, who successfully contested the recent election on the …

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PM will hold Law and Order only for a week

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will hold the Minister of Law and Order only for a week, informed sources said yesterday. Prime Minister was appointed as the Minister of Law and Order previously held by Minister Sagala Ratnayake at the Cabinet reshuffle last afternoon. Sources said a new Law and Order …

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Cabinet reshuffle of SLFP ministers within two weeks – Gayantha

President Maithripala Sirisena has informed that the Cabinet reshuffle of ministers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will take place within two weeks, Minister Gayantha Karunatilaka says. Speaking to media following the cabinet reshuffle of the United national Party (UNP) ministers yesterday, Minister …

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Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the new Cabinet Minister of Law and Order, during the Cabinet reshuffle currently underway at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. A total of ten portfolios have changed including six Cabinet portfolios, three State Minister portfolios and one Deputy Minister portfolio. Sagala …

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Udayanga bank account balance US$ 1.7 million

Police headquarters has issued a public appeal to Sri Lanka’s former ambassador in Ukraine Udayanga Weeratunga to face judicial-police inquiry without trying to clear himself through Facebook posts.   Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera, in a statement issued yesterday assured Weeratunga, now on the run, the police wouldn’t thwart his …

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