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AG ordered to examine Ranjan’s statement

The Supreme Court has ordered the Attorney General to examine the recent statement made by Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake and inform whether he can be charged for contempt of court. The two cases filed by Ven. Magalkande Sudantha Thera and retired Air Force officer Sunil Perera accusing Ramanayake of contempt …

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UNP MPs sign confidence motion on PM

All UNP MPs have signed a motion expressing confidence in Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, party sources said today. They said they had signed the document when they met at the parliamentary complex this morning under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. Sources said the UNP MPs had vowed to defeat …

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Namal Rajapaksa denied entry to US from Moscow

MP Namal Rajapaksa said he was denied entry to the US from Russia. Namal, son of the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, was in Moscow as an independent observer of the Russian Presidential Election and attended a couple of official meetings. Speaking to The Indian Express, his office said the US …

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Prez asks IGP to conduct probe

President Maithripala Sirisena had instructed IGP Pujith Jayasundara to conduct an impartial investigation into the unrest in Digana, Kandy, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.   A large contingent of police and STF was unable to bring the tense situation in the area under control and the army has been …

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UN mourns death of Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka

The death occurred on Friday night of Ms. Una McCauley, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka.   The UN in Sri Lanka yesterday announced with deep sadness the sudden passing away of Ms. McCauley, 54, who was on medical leave, undergoing treatment.   As the …

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