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Second no-confidence motion moved against Musthapha

JVP yesterday submitted a no confidence motion against Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha for his failure to hold the local government election.   Another no faith motion signed by 13 Joint Opposition members was handed over to the Speaker on Thursday.   The no confidence motion tendered by …

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Supplementary Electoral Register for youth to cast votes

A Supplementary Electoral Register to enable new voters to cast their ballots at an election announced during the six month period commencing June 1, would be prepared shortly, the government said on Wednesday.   The Registration of Electors Act No. 44 of 1980, would be amended accordingly, by the Legal …

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JO moves no confidence motion against Minister Musthapha

Members of the Joint Opposition (JO) group in Parliament handed over a no confidence motion against Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Musthapha to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday.   The motion was signed by 12 JO members and accuses the Minister of deliberately delaying the LG elections.   …

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Basil’s request in almanac case fixed for Nov. 24

The Court of Appeal  reserved its order for November 24 to decide whether to issue an order staying proceedings into the controversial almanac case. The case is heard before Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga. The Court of Appeal bench comprises Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya (President) and Justice Shiran Gunaratne. Filing …

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President to visit South Korea next week

President Maithripala Sirisena would visit South Korea next week on a state visit in line with the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Seoul’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. According to the Korea Herald, President Sirisena would visit Korea on Tuesday on a three-day visit that …

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Supplementary Electoral Register to enable youth to vote

The Cabinet of Ministers have approved a proposal to make provisions for preparing a supplementary Electoral Register to enable youth to cast their votes at the election. Preparation of the Electoral register take approximately about 06 months from June 01st and new voters registered in that period will not be …

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Court order stays gazette notification

The Court of Appeal today issued a stay order preventing the implementation of the Gazette notification on the delimitation of local government bodies till December 4. A three member judges panel considered a petition filed by six voters. The election for LG bodies due on January 27 will accordingly be …

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SLFP praises PM for giving evidence

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday praised Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for his appearance at the Presidential Commission of inquiry probing the Central Bank bond scam on Monday. It said the PM had changed the political culture in the country.   Addressing the weekly SLFP media briefing at party headquarters …

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