PSC’s term extended by one month
Parliament today granted one month extension to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) appointed to probe Easter Sunday Attack to complete its final report.
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Presidential poll on Nov. 16
Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said today the presidential election would be conducted on November 16, 2019.
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GMOA strike: Countrywide healthcare services crippled
Healthcare services in hospitals countrywide came to a virtual standstill today due to the 24-hour strike launched by the GMOA.
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Former MP Mithrapala passes away
Former Kegalle District UPFA MP H. R. Mithrapala passed away at the age of 73 today. He passed away at the Karawanella Hospital.
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Lotus Road closed due to protest
The Lotus Road from Lotus Roundabout towards Ceramic Junction was closed due to a protest march carried out by a group of employees of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), police said.
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Court orders to bury Kingsbury bomber’s remains at Borella Cemetery
Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake issued an order directing the Thimbirigasyaya Divisional Secretary to bury the remains of suicide bomber Mohammed Mubarak, who blew himself up at the Kingsbury Hotel, at the Borella Cemetery.
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Interim order issued on disabled soldiers
Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake today issued an interim order preventing the protesting disabled soldiers from entering the Lotus Road and the vicinity of the President’s Office and the Prime Minister’s Office.
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Heavy traffic in Town Hall
Traffic congestion is reported from around the Colombo Town Hall area due to a protest march carried out by the non-academic staff of the universities, police said.
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Explosives found buried in Palamunai
A T-56 weapon, a magazine, 30 ammunition, seven detonators and four gelignite sticks were found buried in Akkaraipattu, Palamunai, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.
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Restructuring SriLankan: Ministers told to submit views on Eran’s proposals
At yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have asked the ministers to submit their views on the recommendations made by State Minister of Finance, Eran Wickramaratne on restructuring SriLankan Airlines on the basis of a public-private partnership.
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Allegation of fraud on Lotus Tower
JVP wants TRC before COPE
JVP MP Vijitha Herath said yesterday that the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) should be summoned before the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) to probe the allegation made by President Maithripala Sirisena on the misuse of Rs. 2 billion from the Lotus Tower project.
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Cabinet approves Bill to deal with ISIS terror
The Cabinet is reported to have endorsed a new Anti-terrorism Bill to deal with the latest threat of terrorism in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks by terror groups linked to ISIS.
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J R will be happy, the day executive presidency is abolished: Karu
Late President J. R. Jayewardene will be happy on the day when the executive presidency is abolished, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said yesterday.
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I’m ready to introduce new constitution: PM tells TNA
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the parliamentary group of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday that he was ready to introduce a new constitution within a year based on the consensus reached at the Constitutional Assembly (CA).
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Selecting UNP candidate - Campaign to show crisis in UNP: Akila
United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today certain groups had launched an organised campaign to show there was a crisis within the UNP and its allies with regard to the selection of the presidential candidate.
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SLRC rank increased as two stations quit from rating list
Relating to the remarks made by Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) Chairman Inoka Sathyangani during a news briefing that Rupavahini’s rank was increased to 6 from 8th place, Kalum Palitha Mahirathna said it was not because of any progress of SLRC but two stations quitted from the rating list.
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Elpitiya PS elections - FR seeks SC to cancel EC decision
Heshan Nayanajith and two other petitioners who are voters and residents within the limits of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha today filed a fundamental rights petition seeking the Supreme Court to cancel the decision of the Election Commission to hold elections.
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