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Gnanasara Thero to be arrested

Sri Lanka Police said that the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero will be arrested for allegedly obstructing and threatening police officers and for making hate speech. Presently several police teams have been deployed to arrest the Buddhist monk while based on …

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Aluthgamage granted bail

Colombo High Court indicted MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage for failing to disclose purchasing of a Rs 27 million  house in Borella and granted bail, our news sources said.

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Contempt of court case against Gnanasara Thera re-fixed

The Court of Appeal, yesterday, re-fixed the date of inquiry, against the Venerable Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera, who was summoned for contempt of court, for having disturbed the proceedings of the Magistrate’s Court of Homagama during the proceedings of the inquiry against Army Officers, suspected of having abducted Pradeep Ekneligoda.   …

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Almanac case against Basil postponed

Presidents’ Counsel Jayantha Weerasinghe, yesterday told the High Court of Colombo, that he had to make a special request in respect of accused Basil Rajapaksa. He requested a later date for the inquiry.   The Court fixed the next date of inquiry for June 15.   Basil Rajapaksa and the …

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HC grants Yoshitha permission to go abroad

Colombo High Court Judge A. A. R. Heiyanthuduwa yesterday granted Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa permission to travel overseas for two months from May 31, 2017.   Yoshitha has allegedly failed to disclose how he raised funds for launching the CSN TV channel.   The Kaduwela …

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Prime Minister asks all party leaders to reach consensus

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasizes the need of all party leaders agreement for the amendment of the election law on order to hold Local Government elections as soon as possible. He told parliament  that the task of government relating to the amendment of voting system has already been completed. The …

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More subjects for Ravi

Ravi Karunanayake who was sworn in as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs is to be assigned additional subjects and institutions which were previously not under the purview of this ministry. Institutions such as the Development Lotteries Board, the National Lotteries Board and the Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund that were …

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