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Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill passed

The Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill has been passed in Parliament with amendments, a short while ago. The bill was passed with 120 voting in favour and 44 abstaining while no votes were cast against the bill. MPs representing the Joint Opposition were mong those who abstained from voting on …

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Former Navy Spokesman further remanded

Former Navy Spokesman Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake has been further remanded till September 06 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate. The former Spokesman was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on July 12, in connection with the case involving the abduction and enforced disappearance of 11 Tamil youths in 2008. Commodore …

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PC polls delayed till mid 2018

The Government affirmed its position to introduce a new electoral system to the Provincial Council Elections even by delaying it till the middle of the next year latest, it is learnt. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe chaired a late night meeting of the Government party leaders on …

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PM tells President to remove Wijeyadasa

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday communicated to President Maithripala Sirisena his party’s decision to expel Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe from his post, it is learnt. Mr. Rajapakshe drew criticism from his party over the allegation that he was deliberately delaying the institution of legal action against those accused of corruption …

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Basil Rajapaksa misused Rs. 7 billion from Samurdhi banks

Samurdhi Development officers today accused the former minister Basil Rajapaksa of misappropriating Rs. 7 billion from Samurdhi Banks during the two elections. They also said that the job security of 26,800 Samurdhi officers was lost because of the former minister’s setting up of the Divi Neguma Development Department. These statements …

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