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Vote on second reading of budget today

The vote on the second reading of the budget 2018 is scheduled to be taken up at 5 pm today (16) in parliament.   Mass Media and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera presented the budget proposals for the financial year 2018 last Thursday (09).   The proposals have since been debated …

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British MP says SL war casualty figure 7,000, not 40,000

Lord Naseby of UK Parliament recently revealed how he accessed confidential reports compiled by the London’s Defence Attache in Sri Lanka during the war and gathered that the number of people who were killed during the last phase of war was 7,000. Lord Naseby has told WION’s Mandy Clark how …

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Petition filed against LG delimitation Gazette

A petition has been filed with the Court of Appeal seeking to invalidate the Gazette notification issued on the Demarcation of wards of Local Authorities. It is said that  the petition has been submitted by six citizens with voting rights, who are residents of Colombo, Kandy, Hali-Ela, Matara and Embilipitiya. …

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Conspiracy behind fuel short-age

The UNP’s trade union arm, Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya (JSS), yesterday urged the government to order the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to probe the recent petrol shortage which it said was consequent to a conspiracy. Welcoming the government’s decision to appoint a committee on the request of the Petroleum Industries Minister …

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