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Govt. to set up ‘Reconciliation Channel’ in North

The government has decided to set up a new television channel for the predominantly Tamil-speaking community in the North and the East with the aim of fostering reconciliation. Technical equipment needed for the setting up of ‘Reconciliation Channel’ have already been ordered, co-cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said at the weekly …

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Bribery Commission launches new website and hotline

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) today launched a new website and hotline for the public to submit complaints pertaining to bribery, corruption and non-declaration of assets. Online complaints can now be made via the website www.ciaboc.gov.lk while the new hotline 1954 has also been introduced …

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Deputy Minister Nimal Lanza resigns

UPFA Gampaha District MP Nimal Lanza has resigned from his portfolio as the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs. He has handed over his letter of resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena. He  decided to leave my post as the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs with effect from today. “I have notified …

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Complaint of snatching nomination list

Police have received a complaint that a gang led by a former UPFA Horana Pradeshiya Sabha member grabbed the UPFA nominations list from the house of an SLFP group leader at Pokunuwita on Sunday (17) night.   According to the complaint, former UPFA PS member Priyantha Jayalath, together with a …

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PM welcomes EC decision

The UNP has welcomed the Election Commission’s decision to hold local government elections on Feb. 10.   A media statement issued by Prime Minister’s Office said:   “The United National Party in the national government is fixing the mistakes of the past regime to build a stronger economy, because without …

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Lalith Weeratunge at SIU

Former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunge reported to the Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) this morning to give a statement in connection with a misappropriation of state funds when purchasing vehicles for the Presidential Secretariat, Police said.

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President Sirisena holds discussions with Malaysian PM

The official meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the visiting Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak was held at the Presidential Secretariat, today (18). The Prime Minister of Malaysia, who was accorded a special Guard of Honour and a 21-gun salute, was …

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Local Government election on February 10

The Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya today announced that the Local Government elections will be held on February 10, 2018. Addressing a press briefing in Colombo, he said that February 08, 10, 12 and 17 were the dates that were extensively discussed and that finally the commission unanimously …

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Acceptance of nominations for 248 LG institutions commences

The acceptance of nominations for 248 Local Government institutions, under the second stage will commence on December 18. Nominations will be accepted from 8.30 am until 4.30 pm and the acceptance of nomination will conclude on December 21, the Election Commission announced. The acceptance of nominations for 93 local government …

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EU welcomes Sri Lanka acceding to Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty

The European Union today welcomed Sri Lanka becoming the 163rd State Party to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention after depositing the instrument of accession to the treaty on the 13th December. Issuing a statement, the Spokesperson for the European Union External Action said in acceding to the Convention, Sri Lanka …

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