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Military offers another amnesty period

Ministry of Defense has declared another general amnesty period for deserters of the Army. The Ministry at a media briefing held in Colombo Thursday said the amnesty period will be offered to Army absentees enabling them to receive legal discharge from the Army. The General Amnesty will be effective from …

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Police protection for Anika Wijesuriya

Special police security is reported to have been provided to Anika Wijesuriya and her relatives in the wake of death threats levelled against her allegedly by a close relative of former finance minister Ravi Rarunanayake. It was carried out on the directions of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on …

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SC indefinitely postpones decision on former CJ’s petition

The Supreme Court today indefinitely postponed the order on granting leave to proceed the fundamental rights petition relating to Provincial Council Election (Amendment) Act filed by the former chief Justice Sarath N. Silva. The fundamental rights petition was called Thursday before a three-member Panel of Judges comprising Chief Justice, Priyasath …

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Prime Minister criticizes media for publishing fabricated news

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the responsible media should not highlight false and fabricated news misleading the people of this country. He made this statement at an event held at the parliamentary complex today. The research report on the proposed new constitution draft prepared by three institutions including Sri …

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Colombo JMO granted bai

Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) Prof.Ananda Samarasekara surrendered to courts  over the alleged murder of former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen granted bail. The CID conducting investigations into the murder of former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen on October 2 sought a warrant for the arrest of Prof.Ananda Samarasekara over the …

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Mahinda to take action against Namal

UPFA General Secretary Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday said he would complain to the Attorney General and Chief Justice seeking an investigation into a statement made by MP Namal Rajapaksa and his lawyer Premanath C. Dolawatta. Amaraweera said MP Rajapaksa and his lawyer had told the …

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