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Mahendran says he did not take oath of office as CB Governor

Arjuna Mahendran yesterday told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating the Treasury bond scams that he had not taken the oath of public servants when he assumed duties as the Governor of the Central Bank.   Giving evidence before the commission, Mahendran said that he had not been aware of …

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Get ready for two back-to-back polls

Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has called on his party members to get ready for two back-to -back elections and to get rid of victor mentality as it would deprive them of their possible win in forthcoming elections. Addressing a meeting of UNP grassroots activists at Kahatagasdigiliya on Saturday, …

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Term of North-Central PC ends

The official term of the North Central Provincial Council will come to an end at midnight from 1st October . Accordingly, control of the North Central Provincial Council will come under Governor P.B Dissanayake. The sixth term of office of the North Central Provincial Council will end  today. The last …

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New Acts will not cause injustice to any one – Faiszer

The recently passed Parliamentary Elections Amendment  Act and Provincial Councils Amendment Act  will not be disadvantageous to any community and it will encourage clean, intelligent and upright persons,  who are answerable to the electorate to enter politics,  says Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faiszer Musthapha.   He said so at a recent …

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Former CJ filed petition against PC Elections Bill

Former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva today filed a petition challenging the legality of the Provincial Council Elections Amendment Bill, which was recently passed in Parliament. Former CJ had filed the petition with the Supreme Court, requesting the court to determine that the bill was unlawful. The Provincial Council Elections …

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Govt. to discuss with Opposition on polls

Elections to the dissolved Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council and two more, whose terms are to expire early next week, cannot be held prior to the Local Government Polls, since the tenure of local bodies had ended first , the government said yesterday.   Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told the weekly Cabinet …

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PM ready to discuss Provincial Councils Amendment Act

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament today that the Provincial Councils Amendment Act is passed according to the powers vested in the parliament and that he is prepared for more discussions on it. Also the municipal councils and urban Councils Act and the Pradeshiya Sabha act were presented in parliament …

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