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No accusation in Bond report

In a special statement , Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says action to be taken on UNP members accused in Bond report based on recommendations of committee headed by Minister Tilak Marapana.

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Warrant issued for Malaka Silva’s arrest

The Colombo Additional Magistrate today issued an arrest warrant against Malaka Silva, the son of former minister Mervyn Silva. The warrant was issued for his arrest due to Malaka Silva failing to appear before the court for the hearing of the case filed against over the assault on two foreign …

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Special HC to probe complex financial crimes awaits AG’s nod

The Bill to establish Special High Courts to administer speedy justice in bribery and corruption and complex financial crime cases, awaited the Attorney Generals approval, prior to being presented to Parliament , the government said yesterday.   The proposed amendment to the Judicature Act No. 2 of 1978 , presented …

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Petition on CMC nomination list rejection dismissed

The Supreme Court  dismissed a petition filed by the National People’s Party challenging the rejection of its nomination list for the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC). The National People’s Party (Jathika Mahajana Pakshaya) filed a petition before the Supreme Court on Jan. 1 seeking a court order preventing Local Government elections …

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UNP appoints committee to study Bond Commission report

The United National Party (UNP) has appointed a three-member committee to study the report of the Bond Commission and submit its findings to the Working Committee, UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim said. Bond Commission handed over its final report to President Maithripala Sirisena on December 30, 2017. The Commission report …

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Postal facility for MPs and PC members doubled

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal for the improvement of postal facilities provided for Members of Parliament and Provincial Councils. Co-cabinet spokesman Gayantha Karunathilake said that the postal facility has not been increased since 2007 while postal charges have been increased in several occasions. Hence it was decided …

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Parliament receives Bond Commission and PRECIFAC reports

The reports of the Bond Commission and the Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe into serious acts of fraud and corruption have been handed over to the Speaker’s Office, a short while ago. The Speaker’s Office said that 26 copies (English) of the Bond Commission report and a summarized report …

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