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China funding MR’s campaign: Ranjan

Social Empowerment Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake today lodged a complaint with the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) against former president Mahinda Rajapaksa over the recent allegations revealed by the New York Times. The New York Times in an article published on Monday (25) exposed that at least $7.6 million was …

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Court orders former CM to compensate principal

The Supreme Court has ordered the former Chief Minister of the North Central Province, Peshala Jayaratne, to pay Rs 250,000 in compensation to a school principal who had filed a case over an unfair transfer. The government was also ordered to pay Rs 50,000 in compensation to the petitioner. The …

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Hearing of case against Prasanna and wife postponed

Further hearing of the case filed against the three persons including MP Prasanna Ranatunga and his wife, was ordered to be postponed until September 13th by the order of the Colombo High Court, today (28). The case was supposed to be heard in front of Colombo High Court Judge Champa …

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Chinese funds financed MR’s election campaign- NY Times

During the 2015 presidential election, large payments from the Chinese Port Construction Fund flowed directly to campaign aides and activities of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had agreed to Chinese terms at every turn and was seen as an important ally in China’s efforts to tilt influence away from India …

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Glorifying Hitler an insult to Buddhism – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that Adolf Hitler had shut down Buddhist organisations when he was the German leader and to glorify him was an insult to Buddhism. Addressing the 125th anniversary celebration of the Maha Manthinda Pirivena in Matara on Saturday, the Prime Minister in reference to a speech …

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Notice issued for Sarana

Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday issued notice on Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena for failing to appear in court when the case regarding a vehicle belonging to the Development Lotteries Board was taken up for hearing yesterday. Gunawardena was charged of importing a vehicle valued at Rs. 8.5 million, while …

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AG prevents Austin from releasing some parts of bond report

Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya has informed Austin Fernando, Secretary to President Maithripala Sirisena, that certain annexures of the report submitted by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the Treasury bond scams cannot be made available to the public as they might affect the ongoing investigations, according to sources.   The …

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