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Petition against LG delimitation Gazette withdrawn

The Court of Appeal today dissolved the stay order issued against the implementation of the Gazette notification on Local Government delimitation after the petition filed against it was withdrawn by the petitioners. A stay order had been issued preventing the implementation of the Gazette notification, when the petition seeking to …

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AG’s motion won’t be taken up today

Registrar of Court of Appeal Sarath Kumara Pinnaduwa says  that Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya’s motion filed in the Court of Appeal, requesting the cancellation of the recent stay order issued in respect of the local government polls gazette, wouldn’t be taken up today (Nov. 30). The AG has requested that …

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No action to be taken against Gotabhaya

The Court of Appeal issued a stay order on the Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) preventing any action against former Secretary of Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa over public properties following court proceedings today (29). Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa filed a writ petition in the Court of Appeal seeking an interim …

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Ampara bus stand newly-built

The main bus stand in Ampara town, neglected for around 40 years, has been newly built with a super market complex and other modern facilities. The new bus stand will be opened by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on 01 December. Paying attention to the plight of passengers and bus workers, …

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UNP confident in Kandy district

Kandy District United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Lucky Jayawardana is confident that the party will be 100 percent successful at the forthcoming local government elections.   Jayawardana told the media in Kandy on Monday (27) that even if the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) group left the coalition the UNP …

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PM warns UNP MPs against criticizing President

Prime Minister and the leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe has warned his party’s parliamentarians against criticizing President Maithripala Sirisena. He had given these instructions when he met the UNP parliamentary group at Parliamentary complex on Monday evening. According to local media reports, the Premier has asked …

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Deadline for accepting applications for postal votes

The Elections Commission says that the accepting of applications for postal votes for the 93 Local Government bodies will come to an end at 12 midnight on December 15. The commission said that this deadline will not be extended and that applications received after that date will be rejected. It …

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Local government polls in January as agreed – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the government expects to hold the Local government polls in January as agreed before and after that the postponed Provincial Council elections in March next year. The Prime Minister has made these comments when he attended the Committee meeting on Parliamentary Business (Party …

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PRECIFAC concludes reports on investigations

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) has completed the finalizing of all reports on investigations and are due to be signed within this week, a spokesman said. The Commission has concluded investigations …

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