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Changes for UNP soon

.The United National Party (UNP) is to undergo changes with party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe expected to make an announcement on changes soon. Informed sources said some of the members in the party’s parliamentary group had requested him to name a successor. Mr Wickremesinghe had then told them that priority should …

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Nearly half of LG bodies hung – TISL

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says at least 160 of the 340 local government bodies are hung.   The TISL has issued the following statement. TISL wishes to bring to the attention of the public and the authorities concerned the provisions for hung results, as contained in section 66C of the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance. In such circumstances, elected …

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Mahendran fails to report at CID yet

Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran had not reported to the CID so far even though he was ordered to appear before the CID on or before February 15 by the Court to record statements into the Magisterial Inquiry conducted over the Bond Auction held on February 27, 2015, sources …

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Sagala to resign?

Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake says in Facebook status he is ready to resign from ministerial portfolio for UNP’s benefit, our news sources said.

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PC polls in September?

The Election Commission hopes that the Provincial Council election can be held in September this year, head of the Election Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya says.   Addressing the media yesterday Deshapriya said: “However, the system under which the election can be held might depend on the verdict of a case currently …

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Retired DIG remanded

The CID yesterday arrested retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Prasanna Nanayakkara for having allegedly concealed evidence as regards the investigations into the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga.   During the time of the killing of Wickrematunga, DIG Nanayakkara was in charge of the Mount Lavinia Police …

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New LG members to assume duties on March 6

The 8,325 newly-elected members for the 340 local government bodies countrywide would assume duties in their respective local bodies on March 6. According to the Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry, the gazette notification in this regard will be handed over to the Government Printer tomorrow (15). Meanwhile the Elections …

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