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HC grants Yoshitha permission to go abroad

Colombo High Court Judge A. A. R. Heiyanthuduwa yesterday granted Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of former President, Mahinda Rajapaksa permission to travel overseas for two months from May 31, 2017.   Yoshitha has allegedly failed to disclose how he raised funds for launching the CSN TV channel.   The Kaduwela …

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Prime Minister asks all party leaders to reach consensus

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasizes the need of all party leaders agreement for the amendment of the election law on order to hold Local Government elections as soon as possible. He told parliament  that the task of government relating to the amendment of voting system has already been completed. The …

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More subjects for Ravi

Ravi Karunanayake who was sworn in as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs is to be assigned additional subjects and institutions which were previously not under the purview of this ministry. Institutions such as the Development Lotteries Board, the National Lotteries Board and the Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund that were …

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Ven. Gnanananda Thero and three others remanded

Convenor of the Sri Lanka Unemployed Graduates’ Association, Ven. Thenne Gnanananda Thero and three others have been remanded till May 29. Four were remanded by the Magistrate of Trincomalee, M. C. Hamza when they appeared before the Court today (23). They had been issued notices to appear before the Court …

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Nine portfolios change

The ministerial portfolios of nine Cabinet Ministers and a State Minister changed today, as the much awaited cabinet reshuffle took place. The ministers took oaths in their new portfolios at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (22) before President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. “This Cabinet reshuffle will provide …

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President promises probe into disappearances

President Maithripala Sirisena said on Saturday that he would order a probe into claims being made in the media that some of the schoolchildren who posed for a picture with him in Jaffna in 2015 had gone missing.   The President was addressing a public rally in Sampur.   The …

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United National Party MPs attend special meeting at Temple Trees

All MPs belonging to the United National Party (UNP) have been summoned to the ‘Temple Trees’ for a special discussion, sources say. The discussion was scheduled to commence at 9.00 pm yesterday and its outcome yet unknown. Meanwhile, reports revealed that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had …

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