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LG polls only after Jan- PM

The Local Government elections could only be held in January next year while the party leaders could decide on the Provincial Council polls later, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament today. The Prime Minister, who made a statement in the House said Local Government elections could only be held January …

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20th Amendment inconsistent with the Constitution

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya  informed the House that the Supreme Court had found several clauses of the proposed 20th amendment to the constitution to be inconsistent with the constitution and that a referendum will be required to legally establish the proposed Bill. Accordingly the Speaker informed the parliament that …

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Trial against Namal et al fixed for Oct 10

Colombo High Court Judge Piyasena Ranasinghe yesterday fixed for October 10, the next date of hearing of the trial against UPFA Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and four other accused persons and Goweri Corporate Private Limited, owned by Namal Rajapaksa.   They have been accused of laundering Rs. 30 million in a …

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President to address 72nd UN General Assembly today

The General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to commence Tuesday, 19th September at the UN Headquarters in New York, on the theme “Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet “. Sri Lankan President …

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