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Police launch Investigation against Hambantota protesters

Police have deployed several special police teams to investigate on the people involved in the protest in Hambantota on Friday in violation of a court order, Police spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said. Police Media Spokesperson said the investigations are being carried out under the supervision of the DIG in charge …

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2018 Appropriation Bill to be presented today

State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne on Monday will present the Appropriation Bill outlining allocations to be made for each ministry for year 2018 to parliament for its First Reading, the Finance Ministry said. According to the Appropriation Bill presented by the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera …

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Police commission to probe assault on protester

The National Police Commission (NPC) has launched an investigation into an alleged assault on a protester by an Assistant Superintendent of Police during the Joint Opposition’s protest march in Hambantota on Friday. A spokesman for the NPC said that it has instructed the Police Chief to submit a report on …

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EC to train 15,000 senior presiding officers

The Elections Commission has taken steps to train 15,000 Senior Presiding Officers and Assistant Election Commissioners in view of the upcoming local government elections. However, EC sources said there was the possibility to delay elections to local authorities by delaying the enactment of needed legislation to hold elections and that …

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26 arrested as JO protesters clash with police

Around twenty-six persons have been arrested for unruly behavior following a tense situation during the protest opposite the Indian Consulate in Hambantota. Meanwhile it has also been reported that at least three police officers were injured as a result of the clash, which broke out after police attempted to disperse …

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PM presents National Action Plan on HR to Cabinet

A National Action Plan on Human Rights had been presented to the Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Lands and Parliamentary Reforms Minister Gayantha Karunathillake said on Wednesday.   Addressing a news conference at the Information Department, he explained that the Action Plan had been prepared …

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Delimitation Committee appointed for PC Elections

A five-member have been appointed to the Delimitation Committee for Provincial Council Elections. K. Thavalingam  has been appointed as the Chairman of the committee comprising of four other members. The committee was appointed based on the Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) Act, which was recently passed in Parliament. Mr Thavalingam is …

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