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Presidential Secretariat P.B. Abeykoon resigns

The Secretary to the President Mr P.B. Abeykoon has resigned due to personal reasons, our news sources said. He had tendered his letter of resignation to the President this evening (30). The Senior SLAS officer and former Public Administration Ministry Secretary was appointed as the Secretary to the then newly-elected …

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Anti Corruption Committee Sec ceases to function ?

The functions of the Anti-Corruption Committee Secretariat (ACCS), which determines the nature of the complaints of major corruption cases to be probed, will cease to exist from tomorrow (1) as no Cabinet nod had been received to date validating its existence, its sources said. The commission was established in 2015 …

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Namal and two others released on bail

The Colombo High Court has ordered the release of MP Namal Rajapaksa and two others who were remanded on charges of alleged money laundering. When the hearing of the relevant case took place today (28), Colombo High Court Judge Piyasena Ranasinghe ruled that the three defendants be released on personal …

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Former President’s driver re-remanded

Colombo Magistrate Chanima Wijebandara yesterday further remanded till July 11, Tissa Wimalaratne, the driver of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and another person named Lal Priyantha.   The Financial Crimes Investigation Division has complained that they were operating a quarry stone crusher on a land belonging to the Land Reform Commission. …

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Crishanthe De Silva promoted to four star General

President Maithripala Sirisena has promoted the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, to the rank of General to be effective from Tuesday (June 27). The President, in his capacity as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, has also appointed him as the new Chief of Defence Staff. …

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New laws to check multiple voting by the displaced

Displaced people found to have registered to vote in several electorates by submitting false information and documents risk being fined, sentenced to a prison term or both, under new laws now being drafted. Under the new laws, internally displaced people have been allowed to register to vote in the electorate …

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FCID tells Court it has sought AG’s advice

The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) yesterday told the Colombo Magistrate Jayaram Trotsky that they had sought the advice of the Attorney General in respect of the investigations against UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa and four others over having abused Rs. 15 million in public funds for the setting up of …

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I don’t blame university students -President

President Maithripala Sirisena says some politically indecent groups are trying to show the country that the government is acting to emasculate the free education by depriving the opportunities of the students of the medical faculties in government universities. “They are misleading the university students. I don’t blame any university student …

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