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Ranatunga files court case for Rs.1000 million compensation

Minister of Petroleum Resources Development, Arjuna Ranatunga has filed a court case against two trade union leaders of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) for defaming him. He has requested for a compensation sum of Rs.500 million from each trade union leader. The case was filed against Prasanna Kalutarage and …

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No action will defame image of soldiers

Minister Gayantha Karunatileke stated that in order to protect the dignity of war heroes, those who had done wrong should be punished by the law. He added that if they weren’t, it would defame the image of soldiers within the country. The statements were brought out during a media briefing …

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President directs IGP to strengthen security of judges

In the wake of the shooting attack aimed at High Court Judge M. Illanchelian in Nallur, President Maithripala Sirisena has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to initiate a special program to strengthen the security of judges. He also directed the IGP and other security sections to carry out …

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Loans for ‘white elephant projects’ being paid back – Daya

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage says the loans obtained by the previous regime for its ‘white elephant projects’ and the attached interest are being paid back considerably. He made the remark during an inspection of Oluvil fisheries harbour along with ports minister Mahinda Samarasinghe at the weekend. Noting that Oluvil …

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UNP confident of meeting JO challenge

The UNP says there is absolutely no threat to government stability in spite of various speculative reports and statements attributed to Joint Opposition spokesmen.   Top UNP spokesperson and State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene, yesterday assured that the ruling UNP-SLFP coalition remained strong and confident of facing political challenges.   …

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President assures permanent solution to garbage crisis

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the government will provide a viable solution to the country’s waste management problem. He stated that while no previous government had succeeded in providing a solution to the issue, a viable solution will be given by the incumbent so that no other government will have …

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Prime Minister marks 40 years of political life

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, marks 40 years of uninterrupted political life this year having entered the parliament in 1977. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe entered parliament as a young parliamentarian winning the Biyagama electorate repenting the United National Party at the general election on 21 July 1977. He was appointed Deputy Minister …

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