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CID to obtain statements from Aloysius, Palisena

Colombo Fort Magistrate granted permission to Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to obtain statements from Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) beneficiary owner Arjun Aloysius and its Chief Executive Officer Kasun Palisena who are currently under remand custody. The Court issued a written order to the Prisons Superintendent asking him to allow the …

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UNP accepts people’s decision, promises to do better

United National Party (UNP) accepting the defeat at the local government elections say the party will commit to fulfill people’s expectations and come back stronger. Issuing a statement UNP General Secretary Minister Kabir Hashim said the party will deeply think about the people’s warning and commit themselves to perform their …

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Newly elected LG bodies to be convened on March 02

The Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government says the newly-elected local government bodies will be convened on March 02nd. Subject minister Faizer Mustafa will issue the relevant gazette notification in due course, the state radio reported. According to the Ministry secretary Kamal Padmasiri, convening the new LG bodies, originally …

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Leaders agree to continue the unity government till 2020

The majority party of the Sri Lanka’s government, United National Party, has agreed to continue the coalintion government formed with the Sri Lanka Freedom party under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena until 2020 when the President’s term expires. This decision taken by the majority party is to be informed …

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UNP wins Haputale PS

The UNP won the Haputale Pradeshiya Sabha garnering 9,746 votes and 7 seats. The SLPP has secured 8,375 votes along with 6 seats. The UPFA which secured 8,164 votes has also won 6 seats.

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Police arrest four persons over election law violations

A candidate contesting the Local Government election was arrested at Thanamalvila while he was distributing leaflets in a car, Police said.   The car and 143 leaflets were taken into police custody.   The suspect was identified as a resident of Parakramapura, Kuda Oya.   Meanwhile, a 54-year-old person was …

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Elections Commission explains reason for results delay

The Elections Commission has issued a special statement with regard to the delay in releasing the results of the 2018 Local Government Election. The release states that Returning Officers have received the results, via fax and telephone, following the conclusion of counting at each polling centers and wards. However, as …

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No election-related complaints so far

People’s Action For Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) observed that voting all around the country is generally peaceful and added that no major incidents have been reported so far. Meanwhile a number of minor incidents with regard to election- law violations were reported yesterday (10). Few instances with regard to …

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