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MP Prasanna Ranaweera grilled at FCID

UPFA Gampaha District MP Prasanna Ranaweera arrived at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) this morning to record a statement with regard to a complaint against him. He has been accused of selling a government-owned property of 80 perches located in Kiribathgoda, during his tenure as the Chairman of the …

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Int’l tribunals are not necessary – Fonseka

Former Army Commander, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka stated that international tribunals would not be necessary for the punishment of wrongful Army officers. He said that the existing judiciary system within the country would be sufficient to deal punishments to the soldiers accused of wrongful deeds.

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Local govt polls in early January

The long-awaited local government elections would be announced in October and held at the end of January, the Election Commission sources said yesterday. Although the Local Government Elections Amendment Act was now effective as the Municipal Councils Ordinance and the Urban Council Ordinance had not been amended, the local government …

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Ex-senior DIG re-remanded over Vidya case

Former senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe, remanded on charges of allowing a suspect arrested in connection with Vidya’s rape and killing to escape from police custody, was re-remanded till September 11 by the Kayts Acting Magistrate . The DIG is alleged to have allowed the main suspect Swiss Kumar to escape …

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Sarana arrested

Former Deputy Minister and Development Lotteries Board Chairman Sarana Gunawardena arrested by CCD for misuse of state vehicles. our news sources said.

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President vows to protect war heroes

President Maithripala Sirisena  vowed not to let any foreign entity to try island nation’s war heroes who fought against terrorism. “I will not allow anyone in the world to touch General Jagath Jayasuriya or any other Sri Lankan war hero,” the President said today addressing the Sri Lanka Freedom Party …

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I am ready to give evidence against Gen. Jayasuriya: SF

Minister and Field Marshal, Sarath Fonseka said today he had information on the crimes committed by former army commander Jagath Jayasuriya, the then Vanni commander and that he was ready to give evidence if proper legal action was instituted against him. “I received complaints that Mr. Jayasuriya was engaged in …

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Namal’s Gowers case hearing on Sept. 18

A case filed against Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and five others for their alleged involvement in laundering money amounting to Rs.30 million through Gowers Corporate Services (Pvt) Limited was yesterday fixed for September 18 by the Colombo High Court. Three accused Namal Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former President …

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