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SLMC holds ex-JMO accountable: AG

The Attorney General yesterday informed the Colombo High Court that Colombo’s former Chief JMO Ananda Samarasekera was found accountable in the investigations carried out by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) into the misplacing of Wasim Thajudeen’s body parts. The State Counsel said the prosecution was awaiting the investigation report …

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A new Constitution will be presented

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that there was no change in the decision taken by the government to introduce a new constitution.   Addressing a government function in Mannar, the Prime Minister said that only the people could change that decision. “We will honour the mandate given by the …

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Piyasena allowed to become respondent in Geetha’s case

The Supreme Court today decided to allow former Minister Piyasena Gamage to become a respondent in the case filed with regard to Geetha Kumarasinghe being disqualified from holding a seat in parliament. The approval was granted by the three-member judge bench chaired by Chief Justice Priyasad Dep, after considering a …

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Another supplementary estimate tabled in Parliament

A supplementary estimate was tabled in Parliament on Friday for fund allocations including purchasing of vehicles and renovating official residences of ministries. A statement stated that “Supplementary Allocations are being provided in terms of Clause 6 (1) of the Appropriation Act, as required. These are provided strictly for the purposes …

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Sarana pleads guilty

Former Chairman of the Development Lotteries Board Sarana Gunawardena yesterday pleaded guilty to the charge of non-declaration of assets, filed against him by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption in the Magistrate’s Court of Colombo.   The complainant said that he had failed to declare his assets, …

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Govt will go ahead with new constitution

Co-cabinet Spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne says that a new constitution is being formulated to be implemented and not to keep looking at it. He stated that the incumbent government has a mandate given by 6.2 million people and that the government is acting according to that mandate. The Health Minister …

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