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JVP to present National Audit Bill as a private member’s bill


JVP MP Sunil Handunetti said that the JVP has decided to present the long overdue National Audit Bill (NAB) to Parliament as a private member’s bill. “The National Audit Bill is a pre election pledge of the Government that was even ...

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Government could reduce the gap in deficit – PM


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the Government could reduce the gap in deficit because of the farsighted policies aimed at vibrant economy launched by the Unity Government of Good Governance of President Maithripala Sirisena. “Between 2005 and 2014, the country’s ...

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Wigneswaran visited the LTTE detainees in Pallekele prison


The Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council C.V. Wigneswaran visited the LTTE detainees in Pallekele prison and stressed on the need to expedite the Court cases pertaining to them. President Maithripala Sirisena had also sent a letter to the Attorney ...

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Five corruption cases against Johnston Fernando; objection fixed for Nov.10


The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court fixed for November 10 to deliver its order in respect of an objection raised by former Minister Johnston Fernando regarding five corruption cases. The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption alleged that the ...

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Water bills of Samudhi recipients will not be increased


Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage Minister Rauff Hakeem said that Water bills of Samudhi recipients will not be increased and adding The revision of tariff for the first 15 units will be minimum. He was addressing a press conference at ...

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Two suspects remanded for produc­ing fake currency notes of 450,000


Two suspects were ordered to be remanded by Walasmulla Acting Magis­trate S.M.Karunasiri till September 19 for produc­ing fake currency notes worth Rs. 450,000. Police seized a machine used to print the notes along with the suspects. They were produced before ...

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Joint opposition members met PM Wickramasinghe


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday held talks with a group of Joint Opposition members on the subject of Local Government elections and proposed electoral reforms. Unconfirmed sources said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa too had participated in the discussions held at ...

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SLFP would support its candidate at a future Presidential election


UPFA General Secretary and Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Mahinda Amaraweera said that SLFP is very hopeful that they would support its candidate at a future Presidential election. Addressing the weekly SLFP media briefing he challenged any other majority party ...

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Inland revenue bill passed with a majority of 65


The new Inland revenue bill  passed with a majority of 65 votes in Parliament yesterday and it has incorporated over 100 Amendments. The new Bill replaces the Inland Revenue Act No 10 of 2006. Following a division called by the Opposition, ...

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PM invited 250 SAARC investors to start start business in the industrial zones


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday detailed development plans and the economic framework his Government has for Sri Lanka to woo 250 SAARC investors, as well as calling for more trade and investment cooperation between the South Asian bloc’s member states. ...

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