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All corrupt politicians would be held accountable – PM

All corrupt politicians, past and present, would be held accountable for their actions, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a UNP Local Government Election rally in Gampaha, on Tuesday.   He said the difference between the current National Unity Government and previous Rajapaksa regime, was that the yahapalana had not hesitated to investigate …

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Speedy solutions for people’s problems in Ampara

Minister Daya Gamage says speedy solutions will be given to the problems faced by the people of Ampara district. He says that they have been ensured a 100 per cent power supply coverage, adding that Rs. 8,500 million will be needed to provide them with drinking water. The minister was …

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Enforced Disappearance Bill will be implemented soon

The Government will implement the Enforced Disappearance Bill soon, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said  at an election rally in Vavuniya. “The government has already got the Enforced Disappearance Bill approved and is now ready to implement it,” he said. “The Government is fully aware that justice has to be meted …

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Hashim insists no adverse findings against UNPers

General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Kabir Hashim said yesterday that in the Report of the Commission of Inquiry on the issuance of Treasury Bonds, there were no findings against any member of the United National Party including former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in regard to the issuance …

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India, Sri Lanka need to discuss fisheries issue: Envoy

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Chitranganee Wagiswara on Tuesday advised the governments of India and Sri Lanka discuss the fisheries issues. Wagiswara’s statement comes days after Colombo said the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Amendment) Bill would be detrimental to the traditional fishing rights of Indians. “Fisheries issue is something …

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PAFFREL records 706 violations

Election watchdog People’s Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL) says it has received 615 complaints of 706 electoral and general law violations by yesterday afternoon.   Of them 98 are related to incidents of violence and 115 incidents of other forms of violations of the law.   As per …

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