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Special investigation into Sapugaskanda incident

Minister of Law & Order and Southern Development  Sagala Ratnayaka has ordered Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) to probe into the recent incident at Sapugaskanda Police station and to submit an immediate report. JVP Western Province Councilor Asoka Ranwala was arrested last night (04) over charges of allegedly threatening Sapusgaskanda Crimes …

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CB to begin forensic audit soon

Central Bank Governor Indrajith Coomaraswamy informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today that action had been taken to conduct a forensic audit as recommended by the Presidential Commission that probed the bond scam. The Prime Minister had a meeting to discuss the implementation of recommendations by the Commission. A statement from …

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SL to bring laws to publicly destroy seized drugs

Sri Lanka’s Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake says measures will be taken to formulate legal provisions necessary to publicly destroy the consignments of narcotics seized during raids. Commenting on the government’s measures to curtail illegal drug trafficking in the country, the Minister said during the period …

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Court issues open warrant to arrest Jaliya

The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court has issued an open warrant for the arrest of former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya. Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne also issued notice on the defendant’s four bailsmen, including his wife who signed for the bail, to appear before the court on February …

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PM thanks Bond Commission for 10 months of exceptional service

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issued a communiqué thanking the Presidential Commission of Inquiry for the Bond Issuance of the Central Bank for 10 months of exceptional service and the provision of unbiased recommendations. He further stated that both the recommendations of the Bond Commission and the report of the COPE …

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Four persons arrested for pasting election posters

Police arrested four persons for pasting election posters at the Power House Junction, Sapugaskanda, yesterday, around 5 am. They also took into custody a three wheeler, in which the suspects had been travelling and 170 posters.   About 100 persons have been arrested so far for violating election laws since …

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LG election win is important for the government: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the UNP candidates contesting for the February 10 local government election that this poll is of importance for the government if it is to return to power in the year 2020. The Prime Minister had come up with these sentiments while addressing the candidates at …

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