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Separate Committee to probe conduct of officials during fuel crisis

A separate Committee would be appointed to inquire into alleged sabotage by some officials, causing the recent fuel shortages, the government said yesterday.   Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said the Committee that was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena earlier this week, was for the purpose of restoring …

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Opposition members arrive at parliament on bicycles

It is said that approximately 20 members of the Joint Opposition including MP Namal Rajapaksa arrived at the parliamentary complex today , on bicycles to signify the impact the petrol shortage had on the general public. The group of opposition members arrived for the reading of the 2018 Budget that …

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Cabinet nod to set up special High Court

Cabinet of Ministers has approved the proposal to establish a special High Court to expedite cases pertaining to crimes involving public property, money laundering, funding of terrorism, misuse of state resources and organized crime. The statement issued on Cabinet decisions reached yesterday (7) states that expediting the hearing of cases …

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Cannot blame LIOC for the shortage: PM

While saying that the current petrol crisis will be probed as to who caused it, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today he could not agree with the criticism heaped on the Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) for the crisis. The Prime Minister was referring to a statement made by Chief …

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Govt presents yet another supplementary estimate for Rs 11,206 mn

Just two days ahead of the presentation of the next budget, the government yesterday submitted another supplementary estimate seeking parliamentary approval for expenses related to contingent liabilities to the tune of Rs 11,206 million during the month of September this year. According to the estimate Rs. 6,340 million is recurrent …

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Ministry coordinator for Anuradhapura

Kasthuri Anuradhanayake has been appointed Anuradhapura district coordinator of the Primary Industries Ministry. He received his appointment letter from minister Daya Gamage yesterday at the ministry. Anuradhanayake, a lawyer, is also former opposition leader of the north central provincial council.

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