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AG says President Sirisena’s term is 6 years

Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya yesterday contended that incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena can continue his term of office as President for 6 years. The Attorney General appearing with Additional Solicitor General Murdu Fernando and Deputy Solicitor General Nerin Pulle submitted that the incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena has sought the opinion of …

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Wimal served indictments over Rs 75 million in earnings

Indictments were served today on National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa over the alleged unlawful earnings of money and assets estimated to be worth around Rs 75 million when he was serving as a minister in the former government. The Colombo High Court served the indictments when the case …

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U.R. De Silva re-elected President of Bar

Attorney-at-Law U.R. De Silva has been unanimously re-elected the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) for 2018-2019. President’s Counsel Udaya Rohan De Silva was first elected as the President of the Bar Association on Mar 15, 2017. Educated at Ananda College, Colombo, Mr. De Silva was called …

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Election monitor demands action against Uva CM

Election monitor Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has urged the Secretary to the Ministry of Education to take action against the Chief Minister of Uva Province Chamara Sampath Dassanayake, who has summoned a principal from a Tamil medium school in Badulla to his official residence and forced her …

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Sri Lanka removes ban on women buying alcohol

Sri Lanka has removed a ban imposed on women from buying alcohol and working at establishments that produce or sell alcohol. The lifting of the ban will allow females over 18 years to purchase alcohol legally and work at places of production and marketing of liquor without prior approval from …

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Rs. 1,136 m worth development in 2017

All development work planned in Ampara district in 2017 were completed at a cost of Rs. 1,136 million, said district secretary Thusitha P. Wanigasinghe. He was speaking at the district coordinating committee meeting at the district secretariat. Chairman of the committee minister Daya Gamage, deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage and …

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CJ appoints five-judge bench to decide on President’s term

On reference made by President Maithripala Sirisena, Chief Justice  Priyasath Dep appointed a five-judge bench to decide whether the President’s  term is five or six years. President Maithripala Sirisena sought the Supreme Court’s opinion if he could be the president for six years. The request was made while contradicting the …

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PM to make a special statement in parliament

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will make a special statement in parliament on Wednesday. Accordingly, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has called a special session of parliament today at 10:30 a.m. At the party leaders meeting held yesterday the Presidential Commission report on the Central Bank bond issue and the debate on the …

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