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NPC refused to arrive at a final decision on the 20th Amendment

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The Northern Provincial Council has refused to arrive at a final decision on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka. They will therefore be taking future amendments into consideration before making their decision. This was discussed during the ...

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Reading makes a human knowledgeable and disciplined – President.

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President Maithripala Sirisena says reading makes a human being knowledgeable and disciplined. The President was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the program ‘Kalana Mithuru – Poth Sumithuru’, implemented to increase the interest for reading among students. The ceremony was ...

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Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment

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Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Palpita have each been sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court. They were found guilty in Sil Redi distribution case and were charged in a ...

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Lankan firm files case in Singapore against Shangri-La shipping unit

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A Sri Lankan firm, SAR Maritime Agencies Ltd., has filed a case in the Singapore High Court against PCL Shipping Ltd., part of the leisure giant ShangriLa Group. The legal action follows SAR Maritime Agencies alleging that PCL hadn’t paid ...

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Religious rights of all communities will be protected at any cost

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Religious rights of all communities will be protected at any cost,” Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratna said. He was addressing the gathering at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Base Hospital and Ayurve­dic Research Centre at Nin­tavur in Ampara ...

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New mixed electoral system for all elections – Mustapha

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Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mustapha said that he will table a cabinet memorandum at the cabinet meeting proposing to apply the new mixed electoral system introduced for the local government bodies, to Provincial Council and parliamentary elections. ...

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Journey of consensual government is a clear victory for the people- President

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President Maithripala Sirisena says whatever said to the contrary, the journey of the consensual government during the past two and a half years is a clear victory for the people. The launching ceremony of the Vision 2025 ‘A Rich Country’ ...

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Transform next three years into an era of development

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The groundwork is now being laid to transform next three years into an era of development,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. The Prime Minister was addressing a meeting held at the Kaduwela said investors would set up industrial zones in Horana, ...

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SAITM rejected Prof Fonseka’s allegation

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The South Asian Institute of Technology & Medicine (SAITM) management yesterday refuted claims allegedly made by Sri Lanka Medical Council former Chairman Prof. Carlo Fonseka that the SAITM had earned a Rs.1,265 million profit. The management issuing a media communiqué ...

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Sarath Fonseka should removed from his portfolio

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National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said that Minister and Field Marshal, Sarath Fonseka should be removed from his portfolio for making a traitorous statement on former army commander Jagath Jayasuriya just as former minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe was removed for ...

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