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Bond Commission report to President tomorrow

The report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Bond Issuance is scheduled to be handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena tomorrow (8). The Commission was appointed by him to begin an inquiry into the issuance of Bonds that took place during the time period February 1, 2015 …

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Senior DIG C.D. Wickramaratne in charge of election activities

Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police C.D. Wickramaratne has been appointed as the Senior DIG in charge of elections activities, ahead of the forthcoming Local Government polls. The appointment has been made by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara, with the approval of the National Police Commission. Wickramaratne, who …

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Stay Order issued on FCID over Gotabhaya trial extended

The Stay Order issued by the Court of Appeal on the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) preventing any action against former Secretary of Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa over the misappropriation of public funds was extended till December 15. The Court of Appeal issued a stay order on the Financial Crimes Investigation …

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State institutions owe Rs. 67 b to CPC

It was revealed in Parliament yesterday (05) that a total of Rs. 67.8 billion has to be paid by state institutions to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC). Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Management, Anoma Gamage, made this revelation while taking part in yesterday’s committee stage debate on the expenditure heads …

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Udayanga’s petition against FCID to be taken up on 29

The Supreme Court today named a three-judge bench to hear the fundamental rights petition filed on behalf of the former ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga against the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID). Supreme Court Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Sisira de Abrew and Nalin Perera were named to the three-judge bench to …

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Nominations called for 248 local bodies

Announcing the nominations for 248 local government bodies, the National Election Commission (NEC) yesterday said that it was hopeful of holding the long awaited LG polls on or before Feb. 17 next year.   Addressing the media in Colombo, NEC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said that the election date should be …

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Court grants Tissa Attanayake permission to travel overseas

The  court today granted former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake permission to travel overseas later this month. The Colombo High Court today postponed the hearing of the case against Tissa Attanayake until 26th February 2018. The court had previously ordered the President and the Prime Minister to appear before the …

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Local government elections before February 17 – Election Chief

The elections for all the local government bodies will be held before 17 February, the Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said . Addressing a media briefing today, the election Chief said the nominations for the 93 local government bodies that were scheduled earlier, will be accepted from December …

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