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Govt. to discuss with Opposition on polls

Elections to the dissolved Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council and two more, whose terms are to expire early next week, cannot be held prior to the Local Government Polls, since the tenure of local bodies had ended first , the government said yesterday.   Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne told the weekly Cabinet …

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PM ready to discuss Provincial Councils Amendment Act

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament today that the Provincial Councils Amendment Act is passed according to the powers vested in the parliament and that he is prepared for more discussions on it. Also the municipal councils and urban Councils Act and the Pradeshiya Sabha act were presented in parliament …

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MC,UC and PS Amendment Bills submitted to parliament

Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Mustapha submitted Municipal, Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabha Amendment Bills to parliament, during parliamentary proceedings today (26). Discussions are currently being held on the proposed amendments made by the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government.

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PC elections will be held in January

Minister of Skills Development and Vocational Training Chandima Weerakkody stated that Provincial Council Elections will definitely be held in January 2018. Speaking to the media at a gathering in Galle, Chandima Weerakkody stated that he too desires to aid efforts to conduct transparent, speedy elections according to the electoral and …

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Sabaragamuwa PC’s term ends tonight

The term of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council ends at midnight today (26). Accordingly, all powers of Chief Minister of the Province Maheepala Herath will be transferred to Governor of the Province Marshal Perera, PC.   Although the term of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council comes to an end, there will be …

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Probe on import of 30 luxury vehicles

The import of 30 luxury cars in violation of procedures to be followed by the Import and Export Control Department has come under a probe by the Development Strategies and International Trade Ministry.Ministry Secretary Chandani Wijewardena  that pending the inquiry told weekend paper the Controller General of the Import and …

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Prelate calls for referendum on new constitution

A referendum should be held on the new constitution proposed by the government, Venerable Anunayake of Asgiriya Anamaduwe Sri Dhammadassi thera told the Highways and Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella.   Ven. Sri Dhammadassi Thera said so after receiving a copy of the interim report submitted by the Steering Committee …

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Former regime AIRBUS deals to be probed

The government is investigating as to why the previous government ordered A350 Airbuses for SriLankan Airlines in 2013 when the country did not need such long distant air buses, Finance State Minister Eran Wickramaratne said. He said the government is investigating as to who entered into these agreements and if …

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