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Speaker to take action against Wimal

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday said necessary action would be taken against National Freedom Front leader and MP Wimal Weerawansa over a recent statement that people would throw bombs at parliament.   Expressing dismay at Weerawansa’s statement, the Speaker said it was a serious threat to the lives of MPs and …

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Seven remanded

Seven including Western Provincial Council member arrested following shoot out with STF in Divulapitiya remanded till November 7 by Minuwangoda Magistrate.

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UN urges SL to start investigating war crimes

A United Nations expert warned Monday that Sri Lanka must speed up its own long-stalled investigation into war crimes by  troops or risk action by the international community.   Pablo de Greiff, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion of justice and reparation, said Sri Lanka had been slow to …

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Bond Commission’s term extended by 6 more weeks

The official term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, appointed to investigation the issuance of treasury bonds, has been extended by 6 weeks for the submission of final reports. Lat week the commission had requested the President to extend its term as the recording evidence which commenced on January 27 …

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Tight security for Anika’s family

The CID yesterday said tight security had been provided to family members of Anika Wijesuriya, who had fled the country following death threats, after she gave evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry that her Monarch Residencies penthouse in Colombo 3 had been leased to former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake …

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EC to probe all parties on citizenship

the Elections Commission said it had decided to call for details regarding the citizenship status of office bearers of all other political parties in the country. The Commission met on October 19 to discuss the matter. Mr. Munsinghe is now in remand prison after being accused of money laundering he …

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