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BC receives 506 complaints in first quarter of 2017

The Bribery Commission (BC) received more than 506 complaints during the first quarter of 2017 and has forwarded them for investigations, it revealed in its annual performance report presented in Parliament. The report states that 121 complaints were received in January; 96 in February and 289 in March and that …

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Gazette notification on LG elections issued – Government Printer

It has been announced that the Gazette notification (2043/56) constituting the number of members to all local government bodies was issued a short while ago. Government Printer Gangani Kalpani stated earlier today that the notification will be published within the course of the day or tomorrow. The notification also contains …

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Gazette notification on LG polls to be circulated

The gazette notification on the upcoming Local Government elections will be circulated tonight (11), or early next morning. Government Printer Gangani Kalpani stated that the gazette notification numbered 2043/57 which contains detailed regulations for the upcoming elections is currently being printed. The gazette notification will state the dates that the …

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Separate Committee to probe conduct of officials during fuel crisis

A separate Committee would be appointed to inquire into alleged sabotage by some officials, causing the recent fuel shortages, the government said yesterday.   Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said the Committee that was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena earlier this week, was for the purpose of restoring …

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Opposition members arrive at parliament on bicycles

It is said that approximately 20 members of the Joint Opposition including MP Namal Rajapaksa arrived at the parliamentary complex today , on bicycles to signify the impact the petrol shortage had on the general public. The group of opposition members arrived for the reading of the 2018 Budget that …

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