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Bond Commission and PRECIFAC reports tabled in Parliament

The reports of the Bond Commission and the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate into serious acts of fraud and corruption have been presented in Parliament, a short while ago. A special party leaders’ meeting was held yesterday (22) at the parliamentary complex to decide on further action on the …

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Singapore PM arrives in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong arrived in Sri Lanka a short while ago, on a three-day official visit at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena. The Singaporean Premier will be received at the Presidential Secretariat in the morning of 23rd January with an official guard of honour and …

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Postal voting for Local Government elections to begin on Monday

Postal voting for the February 10 Local Government elections will begin today. Officials of the police stations, Divisional Secretariats, District Secretariats and election office could cast their postal votes on January 22, according to the Director General of Election Commission, R. L.A.M. Ratnayaka. Postal voting for employees at other government …

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Economy stablished,- PM

The government had given the green light for the Joint Venture formed by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and China Merchants Group to start up several projects in Hambantota, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday. The Prime Minister said this during an election rally in Nikaweratiya last morning. “The …

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Postal voting for Local Government elections to begin on Monday

Postal voting for the February 10 Local Government elections will begin on Monday, January 22. Officials of the police stations, Divisional Secretariats, District Secretariats and election office could cast their postal votes on January 22, according to the Director General of Election Commission, R. L.A.M. Ratnayaka. Postal voting for employees …

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Special high court will be set up in next two months

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a special high court will be set up to hear fraud cases and the functions of this court will commence within the next two months. The Premier made these remarks addressing a public rally in Homagama on Friday in support of the United National Party …

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No power to unseat elected candidates

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday  he could do nothing about unseating a field officers or any other candidate if he had been found to have illegally contested the Local Government election and was elected. Mr. Deshapriya said unseating of an elected candidate could only be done through a …

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