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Sri Lanka army releases 133 acres of land in North

Sri Lanka Army has released another land area of 133.34 more acres in Keppapilavu in the Mullaittivu Maritimepattu Divisional Secretariat, together with newly-built or completely renovated 28 houses and all buildings. Major General Dushyantha Rajaguru, Commander, Security Forces – Mullaittivu (SF-MLT) symbolically handed over relevant certificates of land clearance to …

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President appoints another State Minister

UPFA MP Piyasena Gamage was sworn in as State Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development before President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday morning.   Gamage recently succeeded Galle District MP Geetha Kumarasinghe after the Supreme Court ruled the latter couldn’t continue as an MP as she had been a dual …

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Sagala promises to wipe out drug menace soon

Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake recently said it would not be long before the drug menace was wiped out from the country.   Ratnayake said this year the STF and the Drugs and Organised Crime Division of the Police had been able to take into custody …

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PAFFREL asks EC to prevent Samudi officers backing their kith and kin

People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) requested Elections Commission to take immediate measures to stop the undue interference by Samurdhi field officers to promote candidates at the February 10 Local Government election. PAFFREL Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said that even though the government had passed legislation barring field …

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All election campaign activities to end by February 7

A special discussion between officials of the Election Commission and secretaries of political parties will be held today at the Presidential Secretariat on the forthcoming local government polls. The discussions will mainly focus on the election campaigns and adhering to election laws, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said. Speaking at a …

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End LG polls propaganda by Feb 7-EC

All propaganda activities related to the upcoming Local Government election should come to an end by the midnight of February 7, the Election Commission said today. The election for the Local Government bodies to be held on February 10 next year.

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Borrowings will be paid back by 2025 – Daya

Sri Lanka’s borrowings will be paid back in full by 2025, says minister Daya Gamage. He was speaking to the media after attending a function at Seenigama Devale in Hikkaduwa. The minister also said that financial allocations for development would be raised further next year. He urged voters against voting …

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