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FR petition filed against Ambagamuwa delimitation

A fundamental rights (FR) petition has been filed with the Supreme Court against the delimitation of the Ambagamuwa local government area in the Nuwara-Eliya District. The motion has been filed by a former member of the Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha today. The petitioner states that an injustice has been committed during …

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LG polls on or before Feb. 17

The Chairman of the Elections Commission says that the Local Government elections will be held on or before February 17, 2018. However, the election will not be held on a public holiday or a Sunday, he said. Chairman of the commission Mahinda Deshapriya made this observation during a press briefing …

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Local Government Polls on February 10- PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the Local Government Election would be held on the 10th of February, the first Saturday after Independence Day. However the Election Commission will decide the date, the Premier added. The Prime Minister made this statement during an observational tour of the proposed trade zone in …

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NFF Central Committee member joins SLFP

Former JVP MP and Central Committee member of the National Freedom Front (NFF) Jayantha Wijesekera has received appointment as the SLFP Trincomalee District organiser.   Wijesekera yesterday met President Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. Wijesekera has worked closely with the Joint Opposition (JO) until recently.

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Rs. 250 m of ‘Deyata Kirula’ money unaccounted for

A sum of Rs. 250 million obtained by those who were in power at the time, purportedly to build the main bus stand in the town to coincide with ‘Deyata Kirula’ exhibition in Ampara during the previous regime, is still unaccounted for, says minister Daya Gamage. He was speaking at …

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‘Ampara is developing due to Daya, Anoma’

Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says minister Daya Gamage’s enthusiasm and execution by deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage are bringing development back to Ampara district, and thanks both for their contributions. The Rt. Hon. D.S. Senanayake launched Galoya movement without getting into debt to start the development, which was taken forward …

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UN experts on arbitrary detention to visit SL

A three-member delegation from the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka from December 4 to 15 to assess the country’s situation regarding the deprivation of liberty, the office of the UN Human Rights High Commissioner said. In a statement, it said …

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PM to probe bond sales between 2008 and 2014

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday that the government would launch a special probe into bond sales related issues from 2008 to 2014 to the tune of Rs 5,147,751,210,000.   Making a special statement, the Prime Minister said bond sales had been made from 2008 to 2014 on private …

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