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CID to record statement from MR over Keith’s abduction

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), probing the abduction and assault on Keith Noyahr, the Associate Editor, The Nation in May 2008 is expected to record a statement from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa soon.   A senior police officer told The island that investigators had decided to clarify some issues with the former President following a …

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Mangala Samaraweera appointed UNP Vice Chairman

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the United National Party (UNP). He has been appointed to the position with effect from April 26, 2018. In terms of Article 7.1(1) of the Party Constitution, he will also function as a member …

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Some more sections of Bond Commission report expected

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says that only a few sections of the Bond Commission report have been received and that he will table all the reports in the Parliament when he receives the remaining sections which have been requested. The Speaker informed this to the Parliament, a short while ago. The …

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Presidential Commission on SriLankan and Mihin commences evidence recording

The Presidential Commission appointed to investigate financial irregularities which had taken place at SriLankan airlines, SriLankan Catering (Pvt.) Limited and Mihin Lanka Airlines, commenced recording of evidence today. Commission’s Secretary, Ariyadasa Corey said a company registrar and an official were summoned before the commission to record statements this morning. He …

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Bogollagama’s wife and daughter granted bail

Eastern Province Governor Rohitha Bogollagama’s wife and daughter were granted bail by the Colombo Chief magistrate. Earlier today (04), they surrendered before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, in connection with a complaint lodged with the police station accusing them of verbally abusing, threatening and attempting to assault a woman at …

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Lasantha’s case to be called on June 12

Former Crimes Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Mount Lavinia Police, Sub Inspector Tissa Siri Sugathapala’s attorney’s seek out court’s permission to name him as a witness in the Lasantha Wickrematunga case on the basis that he did not have the mens rea or the mental element to commit a crime by …

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