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State hotel sales to go ahead next month: Finance Minister

Sri Lanka’s is expecting to sell the owning company of Colombo Hilton and another partially completed building where a Hyatt is expected to be housed within the next month, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.   “We’re hoping, especially the Hilton and the Hyatt, will be privatized within the next month, …

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Hearing of Avant Garde Chairman postponed to 25th July

Hearing of the bribery case against the Chairman of Avant Garde, Nissanka Yapa Senadhipathi and former Coordinating Secretary of the Ministry of Defense, Major General Palitha Fernando has been postponed to 25th July, as ordered by the Colombo High Court. When the case was called before the Colombo High Court …

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PCol wants AG to find out why BOI failed to monitor Mihin Lanka

Justice Gamini Rohan Amarasekera of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on irregularities at SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering and Mihin Lanka, yesterday, instructed the Attorney General’s Department officials to find out whether the Investment Monitoring Unit of the BoI hadn’t monitored continuous violations of BoI agreement by Mihin Lanka due …

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Three arrested

A suspect was arrested in connection with the assassination of SLPP Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Councillor K. Ranjan de Silva, our news sources. He was arrested while travelling in a three-wheeler by the Police Special Task Force (STF) last evening (31). He was identified as Lamahewage Nihal Dissanayake alias “Beba” residing …

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Handunnetti reappointed to head COPE

JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti was yesterday appointed the Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) unanimously. MP Lasantha Alagiyawanna was appointed the head of the Public Accounts Committee and TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran to the head of the Finance Committee. The recent prorogation of Parliament led to the …

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Maj. Gen. Amal Karunasekara remanded till May 30

The court further remanded the former Chief of Staff of Army, retired Major General Amal Karunasekara, who was arrested last month in suspicion of the abduction, and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in May 2008. Mount Lavinia Additional Magistrate, Lochana Abeywickrama remanded the former chief of the Army Intelligence till …

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