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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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This government will not imprison any military commander

Leader of the House, Minister Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament today that government has no plans to prosecute or imprison any military commander. Responding to a question raised under a standing order regarding the allegations against former Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya, Minister Kiriella said the statements voiced by Minister of Regional …

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Govt to submit amendments to 20A, AG informs Court

The Attorney-General has informed the Supreme Court that the Government has decided to submit to Parliament a few amendments to the draft 20th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka. Several petitions challenging the draft 20th Amendment were taken up for consideration by the three-person panel of judges led by …

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