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Election monitor tells government to dissolve all PC

The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE), an election monitor in Sri Lanka has requested the President and the Prime Minister to dissolve all Provincial Councils before the 2nd of next month and immediately hold discussions with the Chief Ministers and Governors of the Provincial Councils to reach an …

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Upcoming polls under a mixed electoral and PR system

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the upcoming Local Government, Provincial Council and parliamentary elections will be held under a mixed electoral and proportional representation system. Eerier today it was reported that President Maithripala Sirisena had declared that the upcoming Provincial Council polls will be held under the Electoral system …

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PC polls to be held under Electorate system – President

President Maithripala Sirisena has declared that the upcoming Provincial Council Polls will be held under the Electorate system and that the same system will be introduced for the General Election as well. The Presidet’s Media Division reports that the President informed several Provincial Council members and SLFP parliamentarians of the …

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Aloysius’ dishonesty revealed

CEO of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Kasun Palisena informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry that Arjun Aloysius lied at the parliamentary COPE committee hearings regarding his involvement in PTL transactions. Kasun Palisena made these remarks during proceedings today (15), placing Arjun Aloysius under further scrutiny. The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) …

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Govt to give increased importance to women’s welfare – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe stated that the government will take steps to create an administrative position for the management of women’s welfare in all Divisional Secretariats. The Prime Minister made these statements while addressing an event held to hand over appointments for government registrars and to acknowledge the services of …

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Submissions on Palpita-Weeratunga case to be made on September 20

The Colombo High Court has informed the Attorney General’s Department to make submissions on September 20, for the bail application on Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita. The attorneys representing the former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former TRC Director General Anusha Palpita filed a petition against the verdict delivered against …

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Yoshitha arrives at FCID

Son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Yoshitha Rajapaksa arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) earlier today (14). It has been reported that Yoshitha Rajapaksa was summoned to give a statement on an ongoing investigation in connection with the purchase of a land and house on Mihindu Mawatha in …

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WPC’s Chief Govt Whip and House Leader changed

The Chief Government Whip of the Western Provincial Council Gunasiri Jayalath and the Leader of the House Sunil Jayamini have been removed from their respective posts. The Acting Chairman of the Provincial Accounts committee Meryl Perera has also been removed from that position. Meanwhile provincial council member Chandana Jayakody has …

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Yahapalanaya Two Years

The Good Governance Government completed two years in office on September 4th this year. The Parliamentary Election held on August 17, 2015, almost ten months ahead of the term of the People Alliance Government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa as President, defeated rank and file those opposed to the Good Governance …

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