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NCPC approves 20A

The North Central Provincial Council (NCPC) today approved the 20th Amendment to the Constitution with 15 members voting for and 13 against it.Under the proposed amendment, elections to all Provincial Councils would be held in one day.

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Court rejects appeal to recall warrant issued against Udayanga

The  court rejected an appeal to recall an open arrest warrant issued through the International Police (Interpol) against former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga who is absconding. When the case against the fugitive ex-diplomat was taken before the Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today, the Magistrate rejected a request from his …

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Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa to be released from Ministerial Portfolio

The working committee of the United National Party has made a collective decision to take steps to release Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa from his ministerial portfolio. Party General Secretary Kabir Hashim stated that this decision was arrived at following the Minister of Justice not complying with the demands made …

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President lashes out at corrupt govt officers

resident Maithripala Sirisena, addressing a meeting of recipients of title-deeds of lands, lashed out at officers allegedly involved in malpractices as regards land distribution under development projects such as Victoria and Kotmale.   The President handed over title deeds to the recipients of lands under the Victoria and Kotmale reservoir …

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Police have power to arrest Namal- Court

Colombo Additional Magistrate Chandana Kalansuriya yesterday observed that Police have the power to arrest Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa over a cognisable offence, for allegedly threatening and reprimanding an official attached to the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) on August 15. Filing a facts report in Court, the FCID sought an …

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Appointment of new Navy Commander

Eastern Naval Commander Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has been appointed as the new Commander of Sri Lanka Navy. He will accordingly be taking over the reigns from his predecessor Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, who formally assumed his duties as Navy Commander on July 11, 2015. His tenure is scheduled to …

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Prepare for election before year end’ – President

North Central Province Chief Minister Peshala Jayaratne told local newspaer  on Thursday that President Maithripala Sirisena had requested them to be ready for an election before the year end.   The CM made the announcement after meeting the President at the Presidential secretariat Wednesday (16).   Jayaratne also said since …

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21 lands currently owned by Rajapaksa family – Anura

Leader of the JVP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka said  that there are 21 lands scattered across the island that are owned by Yoshitha, Namal and Shiranthi Rajapaksa at a media briefing held at Ratnapura. He further stated that he has conclusive proof of the prices which the lands were purchased at …

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Samurdhi Amendment Circular cancelled

The Cabinet Sub-Committee has decided to cancel the Samurdhi Amendment Circular, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. In the wake of protests from Samurdhi beneficiaries who staged countless protests and objections from politicians including members of the government, President Maithripala Sirisena last week assured that the government will not cut off or …

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