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Workers must be given leave to vote

The Elections Commission has received a large number of complaints from employees that their employers are not willing to grant them leave to cast their votes on February 10.   Chairman of the Commission Mahinda Deshapriya, issuing a press release, urged all private and public sector organizations to ensure that …

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SC orders not to hold election for Elpitiya PS

The Supreme Court today issued an interim injunction preventing elections being held for the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha, after considering a petition filed in connection with the upcoming Local Government polls. The petition was filed by the Democratic United National Front (DUNF) alleging an injustice. The Supreme Court issued the order …

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I will not lie to capture power-Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he has nothing to hide and has never lied to come to power or remain in office.   The Presidential Commission Report on Treasury Bonds issued in 2015 and 2016 had been given various politically motivated interpretations, but the truth would prevail , Wickremesinghe told …

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Daya Gamage challenges Mahinda

Minister Daya Gamage challenges ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa to declare what service he has rendered to the rural areas in his 10 year rule. Now, he is asking the people to elect him to develop the villages, minister Gamage noted at UNP election rallies at Mahaoya in Ampara yesterday. Rajapaksa thought …

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FR case rejected

The fundamental rights petition filed by residents of  Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha against its delimitation has been rejected by Supreme Court, our news sources said.

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Uplift living standards of up-country plantation community

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe  said the United National Party led unity government has been able to grant land rights and resolve housing problem of the people in the plantation sector during the past three years. The Prime Minister was speaking at a public rally held at the Dunbar grounds in …

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