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Bond Commission requests President for term extension

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating into the issuance of Treasury bonds requested the President to extend their term period as the commission yesterday (17) completed recording evidence which commenced on January 27,2017. The request has been made as to continue the proceeding of the Commission, Secretary of the Commission, …

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Four new Pradeshiya Sabhas added to Nuwara Eliya

Four new Pradeshiya Sabhas have been added to Nuwara Eliya District with the recent Amendment in Local Authorities Elections Act 4. They are Norwood,Maskeliya,Agrapathana and Kotagala. A discussion has been held with Political Parties yesterday (17) in this regard, said Ministry of provincial councils and Local Government Secretary Kamal Padmasiri. …

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Delimitation Commission extends time period to receive feedback

Delimitation Commission has decided to receive feedback and proposals on the establishment of electorate divisions for members who will be appointed for Provincial Councils under administrative Districts. These electorate divisions will be established under Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) Act, No. 17 of 2017. Accordingly, these proposals are to be obtained …

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May Deepavali pave the way for harmony and healing: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the true meaning of Deepavali is found in overcoming lies with the truth, hatred with love, evil with goodness and defeat with victory. PM’s Deepavali Message: Jain and Hindu believers celebrate Deepavali with the sacred light of truth that wins over the darkness of …

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PCoI to get 3-month extension?

Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCOI) into the alleged irregularities that took place at the bond issue in February 2015 and March 2016 could be extended by a further three months after getting the permission of President, Maithripala Sirisena to do so. This was as it was thought that more time …

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Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua is scheduled to arrive in Colombo today, for the fifth  round of Political Consultations between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.   The fourth round of talks was held in Islamabad in August 2014.   “The Foreign Secretary will hold in-depth discussions on the entire gamut of …

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Namal Rajapaksa and 7 others granted bail

UPFA Parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa, DV Chanaka, Provincial Councilor Sampath Atukorala and five others arrested and remanded in connection with the protest in Hambantota, have been granted bail. Meanwhile MP Prasanna Ranaweera, PC members Upali Kodikara, Major (retires) Ajith Prasanna and 29 other protesters have been further remanded October 30. The …

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E-Voting system to be introduced – EC

The Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya stated that initial steps have been taken to introduce an electronic voting system to Sri Lanka. He stated that the voting system will be introduced to mitigate the problems faced by individuals under special or extreme circumstances who are unable to physically appear before …

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SF’s motive is to expose Mahinda

Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has said he has entered politics and holding a minsterial post for the sole purpose of exposing the wrongs committed by his archenemy, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.   Addressing a ceremony held at Thamibiligasmulla in Kiribathgoda to establish the UNP’s 13th branch in …

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