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Foreign Minister to visit India

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Assignments Thilak Marapana will visit New Delhi from 8-10 September 2017, a Foreign Affairs Ministry statement said. This will be his first overseas visit after assuming office as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Minister Marapana will meet his Indian counterpart, Minister of External Affairs Sushma …

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71st UNP anniversary celebration postponed

UNP party leaders arrived at a collective decision to temporarily postpone the 71st Anniversary celebration of the United National Party which was scheduled to be held on September 10. Deputy Minister of Power and Energy Ajith Perera stated that the decision was taken due to the prevailing adverse weather conditions …

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Anusha and Lalith admitted to Prison Hospital

Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the TRC Anusha Palpita who were found guilty over the ‘Sil Cloth’ case were admitted to the prison hospital today (8) morning. Sources confirm that they were admitted at 11.00am and are receiving treatment.

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President to launch programme ending child labour

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to inaugurate his concept “Let’s Protect Children”, as a national programme in Kandy today.   A Presidential spokesperson said that the objectives of the programme, which would commence at the Provincial Sports Complex in Digana, included an end to child labour in Sri Lanka , …

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Parliamentary meal prices up

Parliament has revised the prices of meals and tea offered to Parliamentarians and the staff from yesterday following a decision made at the House Committee chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Accordingly, the price of Parliamentarians’ breakfast meal has been raised from Rs 60 to Rs. 100 and the price of …

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Term extended

The term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry at BMICH extended by two months with effect from 3rd of September, our news sources said.

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Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita found guilty

Colombo High Court finds former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Palpita guilty in the “Sil Cloth” case. Weeratunga and Palpita each sentenced to three years of Rigorous Imprisonment by Colombo High Court. Weeratunga and Palpita fined Rs 2 million each and ordered …

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Nihal Fernando announces withdrawal from representing PTL

Nihal Fernando, PC, has announced that he will be withdrawing himself from appearing for Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) after Kasun Palisena’s evidence is concluded. Attorney-at-law Nihal Fernando, PC, is the counsel representing the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd., Kasun Palisena in the ongoing Central Bank treasury bond …

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UNP dedicated to fulfill aspirations of supporters – PM

The United National Party is dedicated to fulfill the aspirations of its supporters during the next two years, Leader of the Party, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. He made these remarks at the Party Headquarters Sirikotha this morning, after participating at the religious observances held to mark the 71st anniversary …

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FCID concludes investigations on Karuna

The Financial Crimes Investigation Department (FCID) of the Police has concluded the investigations on former deputy minister of the previous Sri Lankan government Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman over financial irregularities. Muralitharan is accused of misusing a bullet proof vehicle of the Presidential Secretariat worth 90 million rupees during his …

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