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Ready to testify at Bond Commission whenever necessary-PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is ready to testify before the Presidential Commission inquiring into the Central Bank bond scam whenever necessary. In a statement issued by his office today, the Premier said since it was mentioned about the Prime Minister during the hearings at the Presidential Commission, he …

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Petition against MP Kumara Welgama to be heard on Nov 29

The Colombo High Court has deiced to hear the petition against Kalutara District parliamentarian Kumara Welgama on the 29th of November. The petition requests to annul the permission provided to the Bribery Commission to revise the charge sheet against MP Welgama. The relevant permission to the Bribery Commission was granted …

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CBK among newly appointed SLFP Organisers

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has been appointed as the new SLFP Organiser for the Attanagalla electorate, sources revealed to Ada Derana. Meanwhile UPFA National List MP Malith Jayathilake has been appointed as the SLFP Bandaragama Organiser. According to political sources, President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the leader …

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SC summons Ranjan

The Supreme Court yesterday noticed UNP parliamentarian and Deputy Minister, Ranjan Ramanayake to be present in Court on October 25, pertaining to an application for contempt of court filed by the Ven. Magal Kanda Sudantha Thera and Sunil Perera, a retired Army officer, complaining that Ramanayake made public statements demeaning …

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MC, UC and PS amendment Bills signed by Speaker

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya signed the Municipal Council (Amendment) Bill, Urban Council (Amendment) Bill and the Pradeshiya Sabha (Amendment) Bill earlier today (12). It has been reported that the Speaker of parliament placed his signature on the amendment Bills, at 10.00am at the speaker’s chambers. The local government amendment …

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Lahiru Weerasekara and Tempitiye Sugathananda Thero further remanded

Convener of the Inter-University Student’s Federation (IUSF) Lahiru Weerasekara and Convener of the Inter-University Bhikku Federation (IUBF) Ven. Tempitiye Sugathananda Thero, who were arrested for breaching court orders were further remanded until October 26 by the Fort Magistrate today(12). Lahiru Weerasekara, was arrested by police,on June 23,while leaving a press …

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Commission asks for files marked AM, RK

Member of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the alleged bond scams Justice Prasanna Jayawardena yesterday asked Jeewantha Jayatillake, Counsel appearing for Steve Samuel Personal Assistant to Chairman of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd Arjuna Aloysius, to hand over the files containing documents marked AM and RK pertaining to the text messages …

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2017 voters list to be authenticated today

The Department of Elections stated the voters name list for 2017 is scheduled to be authenticated today (12). It has been reported that all necessary preparatory activities for the authentication process are being conducted at Divisional Secretariats. Deputy Elections Commissioner M.M.Mohommed stated that all amendments and additions to the voters …

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