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Stay order for tomorrow protest

Police obtained two court orders preventing anti-SAITM protesters from marching into Colombo tomorrow, police sources said.  They obtained respective court orders from Colombo Fort and Gangodawila Magistrates courts, which issued stay orders barring Intern- University Students Federation (IUSF) of holding their planned for tomorrow.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives

Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in Sri Lanka , a short while ago, on an official two-day state visit on an invitation extended by President Maithripala Sirisena. He will be accorded a ceremonial welcome with guard of honor and twenty one gun salute at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo this …

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Hearing of Gotabhaya’s FR petition put off to May 31

The Supreme Court yesterday fixed for hearing on May 31, 2015, the fundamental rights violation petition filed by the former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who has claimed that the Financial Crimes Investigation Division is likely to subject him to an illegal arrest.   The petitioner had explained that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa …

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Speaker says nothing missing from Bond Commission report

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced yesterday that he had been informed by the Secretary to the President that Parliament had been given copies of the complete report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, which had investigated the bond scams.   Making an announcement, the Speaker said that Campaign for Free and …

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President instructs to release report of PRECIFAC online

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed to release the final report of Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) on line for the public. The President said he instructed to issue the report …

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Uva Chief Minister surrenders to police

Uva Province Chief Minister Chamara Sampath Dassanayake has surrendered to police in connection with incident where he allegedly forced a female school principal to kneel at his feet. Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the chief minister surrendered to the Badulla Police Station through a lawyer this morning (23). …

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